Lower Valais restaurants

Top Choice Swiss in Crans-Montana


Laze on chaises longues at 2112m and congratulate yourself on snagging a spot at one of Swiss Alps' hippest mountain hang-outs – a restyled 1960s cable-car station. Walk (about 1km) or order a 4WD in summer; or ski …
Top Choice Swiss in Sion

La Cave de Tous Vents

Flickering candles illuminate the brick vaults of this medieval wine bar where couples dine in cosy nooks. Just as gooey is the fondue, including varieties with saffron or chanterelles. Late September to October, it…
Top Choice Swiss in Sierre

Château de Villa

All turreted towers and centuries-old beams, Sierre’s showpiece château rolls out a royal banquet of a raclette – taste five different types of raclette cheese (Sfr35) from the Valais, washed down with perfectly mat…
Top Choice Medieval in Martigny

À la Part des Anges

There aren't many places you can tuck into a 'medieval menu' in an 800-year-old medieval castle. À la Part des Anges is proving popular inside Château de la Bâtiaz. There's a roaring fire, local beers and wines, plu…
Top Choice Swiss in Verbier

Le Namasté

Its name means ‘Welcome’ in Hindi and it's always packed. Jean-Louis – a metal sculptor who creates fantastical beasts from old tools – and his wife Annick are the creative energy behind this cosy mountain cabin at …
Top Choice Swiss in Sion

Le Cube Varone

This old winegrower’s hut on the Bisse de Clavau footpath (7.5km, 2½ hours) pairs each dish on the tempting menu with an appropriate wine. The vineyard vista is heady, punchy and out of this world.
Top Choice Swiss in Sion

Au Cheval Blanc

A local institution known for its great food and convivial vibe, this traditional bistro with leafy pavement terrace on Rue du Grand-Pont uses the best local produce. The icing on the cake is its Val d’Hérens beef p…
Crêpes in Martigny

Crêperie Le Rustique

Locals love the Rustic, handily placed between the train station and town, and known for its wholly affordable dining at any time of day. Kick off with one of 30-odd types of savoury pancakes, ranging from Mexican, …
Swiss in Verbier

Chez Dany

On a sunny plateau at 1720m, high above Verbier village between Les Ruinettes and Médran, this buzzy chalet is a celebrity favourite for juicy steaks on the slopes. The terrace affords sweeping views to the Massif d…
Swiss in Sion

La Grande Maison

Up in the hills 6.5km from Sion is this old house with atmospheric, wood-beamed rooms (double Sfr134 to Sfr160) and a top-notch restaurant to feast on autumnal game and fruits of the local forest – a rare and real t…