Restaurants

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 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…
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…
Swiss in Sion

Au Vieux Mazot

Don’t even consider stepping foot in Evolène in Val d’Hérens, 24km south of Sion by road, without sampling the famed local beef at this legendary spot, also known as Chez Raymonde. Meat lovers melt over the Val d’Hé…
Swiss in Sion

La Sitterie

An 800m walk north from the old town, chef Jacques Bovier works with seasonal local products to create a dining experience that thrills every time (ever had Chasselas grape sorbet?). Lime green and slate grey domina…
Bistro in Sion

Brasserie du Grand-Pont

On sunny days every table is snagged by noon at this buzzing bistro with art-slung walls and bubbly staff. The ‘please everyone’ menu takes taste buds around the globe. Note the fabulous Titanic of an old building w…
Swiss in Sion

L’Enclos de Valère

Midway up the steep cobbled lane to Sion’s château twinset is this cottagey restaurant with a garden bristling with vines and fruit trees (spot the kiwis). Game (goat, chamois, venison) dominates autumn’s ardoise (b…
Swiss in Sion

Buffet de la Gare de St Léonard

This tiny restaurant in St Léonard has cooked up great-value dining courtesy of the same family since 1918 and is well worth the effort to get to. Trains link Sion and St Léonard (Sfr3.60, three minutes, hourly).
Swiss in Sion

Restaurant Damien Germanier

At Chez Damien Germanier, dedicated gourmets can plump for the Valaisian chef's surprise menu or treat taste buds to a magnificent 10-course symphony of tastes and experiences with his feast of a '5 Senses' menu. Di…