Upper Valais restaurants

Top Choice Swiss in Saas Fee


This stylish bergrestaurant, next to the cable-car station of the same name at 2450m, is a real treat. Its unassuming exterior hides a striking 'mountain chic' interior with contemporary wooden furnishings, appealin…
Top Choice Swiss in Zermatt

Chez Vrony

Ride the Sunnegga Express funicular to 2288m, then ski down or summer-hike 15 minutes to Zermatt’s tastiest slope-side address in the Findeln hamlet. Delicious dried meats, homemade cheese and sausage come from Vron…
Top Choice Swiss in Leukerbad


Fondues, perfectly crisp wood-fired rösti and game dishes make this cosy address run by the Grichtling family since 1931 a Valaisian highlight. But the real treat is the house speciality – gargantuan meat steaks siz…
Top Choice Swiss in Zermatt

Bayard Metzgerei

Join the line for a street-grilled sausage (pork, veal or beef) and chunk of bread to down with a beer on the hop – or at a bar stool with the sparrows in the alley – of this first-class butcher’s shop.
Top Choice International in Zermatt


This hybrid eating-drinking riverside address, with deckchairs sprawled across its rooftop sun terrace, is a blessing. When fondue tires, head here for barbecue-sizzled burgers (not just beef, but crab and vegie bur…
Swiss in Saas Fee

La Gorge

Head to the Gorge to feast on incredible aerial views of glacial white water racing in the Fee Gorge far below; a second terrace offers views to the Allalin glacier. Two stone knight-in-shining-armour turrets comple…
Swiss in Zermatt


Just the kind of warm, rustic, snugly lit hut where you'll pray for the flakes to fall in winter. The Schäferstube is as traditional as they come, with low timber ceilings, huge cowbells and hunting trophies galore.…
Swiss in Bettmeralp & Riederalp


‘Cowshed’ is what its name means and that is exactly what this thoroughly modern address on the slopes at 2207m was until 1961. In summer look out for flyers advertising raclette evenings, Sunday brunches etc. Walk …
Pub Food in Zermatt

Brown Cow Pub

Dozens of dining joints line Bahnhofstrasse, including this busier-than-busy pub, one of several eating spots inside the legendary Hotel Post. The Brown Cow serves pub grub (hot dogs from Sfr9, burgers from Sfr16) a…
Swiss in Zermatt

Le Gitan – Zermatterstübli

Le Gitan stands out for its elegant chalet-style interior and extra-tasty cuisine. Plump for a feisty pork or veal sausage with onion sauce and rösti, or dip into a cheese fondue – with Champagne (yes!), or, if you'…