In addition to having the best ski conditions in Switzerland, Zermatt also has some of the finest restaurants. Because Zermatt ski resort is known throughout the world one of the best locations for skiing in Switzerland, and in fact, throughout Europe, it follows that the dining choices in Zermatt would also be some of the finest in Europe. Whether they are located in one of the many Zermatt hotels or along the quaint, village streets, the restaurants of Zermatt are sure to please the most selective palate. After a long day of skiing the Matterhorn and enjoying the sights and attractions that this lovely Swiss Alps resort has to offer, bring your appetite and sit down to an exquisite meal in one of the many Zermatt restaurants.
Because Switzerland has several different cultural influences, you can find several different types of cuisine in Zermatt. Most dining options include traditional Swiss cuisine but many also offer Mediterranean and French dishes. Zermatt also has several excellent Italian restaurants in addition to a Japanese restaurant, a Mexican restaurant and a Chinese restaurant. There is even a restaurant that offers North African cuisine. The fondue restaurants are a favorite of tourists and locals. If you work up a huge appetite on the ski slopes, you can choose from one of the fantastic steakhouse grills that are located throughout Zermatt. There is something for everyone to enjoy when dining in Zermatt.
Before choosing a restaurant, you may want to call ahead for advance seating and reservations as the most popular restaurants fill up very quickly each evening. Many of the restaurants have terraces for dining in addition to air conditioned and heated dining rooms. If you are traveling with children, you may want to inquire at your hotel for a list of children friendly Zermatt restaurants. While some restaurants allow cigar smoking or have separate smoking rooms, you will want to inquire before being seated if this is an important element of your dining experience. Many of the hotels featured on Zermatt Accommodation have world-class restaurants located in the hotel for the convenience of guests. See our featured hotels for more information about Zermatt dining.