GaultMillau 2023: sommelier of the year from Zermatt


It’s no secret that the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination is a culinary stronghold. And if further proof were required: the GaultMillau “Sommelier of the Year 2023” is from Zermatt. The After Seven in the Backstage Hotel and the Ristorante Capri in the Mont Cervin Palace have also been rated among the best restaurants in the canton, with the Stafelalp awarded points for the first time.

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The GaultMillau Guide 2023 showcases the 860 best restaurants in Switzerland – and  Zermatt is represented with 21 restaurants.

Sommelier of the Year

The “Sommelier of the Year”, awarded 16 points, is Peter Zimmermann from the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni in the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. With in-depth knowledge of Zermatt, the “Zermatterhof” and the best Valais vintners – you can rely on his wine recommendations. Guests who order Zimmermann’s “Wine Pairing” are promised a wonderful, surprising evening. The sommelier, who hails from Germany, is part of the “Zermatterhof” success story.

The best restaurants in the canton of Valais

Two restaurants in Zermatt can count themselves among the best in the canton: the After Seven in the Backstage Hotel, managed by Florian Neubauer and Patrik Simon, is recognised alongside the Ristorante Capri in the Mont Cervin Palace, managed by Salvatore Elefante and Giuseppe Parisi. Both restaurants scored an outstanding 17 points.

New in the guide

Another restaurant from Zermatt has made it into the GaultMillau Guide for the first time: the Stafelalp, under the management of Oliver Milson, can now boast 13 points.

In total, GaultMillau has awarded 298 points in Zermatt. 21 restaurants have met the threshold to display their GaultMillau points.

GaultMillau-Punkte Restaurant
17 best restaurants in canton After Seven, Backstage Hotel
Florian Neubauer, Patrik Simon
17 best restaurants in canton Ristorante Capri, Mont Cervin Palace
Salvatore Elefante, Giuseppe Parisi
16 Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni, Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
15 The Omnia
15 Diner’s Club, Backstage Hotel
14 Madre Nostra, Cervo Mountain Resort
14 Chez Heini
14 Chez Vrony
14 China Garden
14 Findlerhof
14 Grill Le Cervin, Mont Cervin Palace
14 Saveurs, Chalet Hotel Schönegg
14 Riffelhaus 1853
14 Brasserie Uno
14 Zum See bei Max und Greti
13 La Muña / Kitchen, Schweizerhof Zermatt
13 Lusi Brasserie & Lounge, Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
13 Myoko
13 Sonnmatten
13 @paradise
13 NEW! Maisons Matthiol, Stafelalp