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Restaurant Chez Vrony tops the Trip Advisor rankings again

17/05/2021

Every year TripAdvisor selects the Travellers’ Choice winners for best restaurants. Following on from last year's success, the Zermatt restaurant Chez Vrony takes first place in Switzerland again.

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Florian Neubauer takes the Vernissage to a new level

08/04/2021

As managing director of the After Seven restaurant and, more recently, of the Vernissage at the Backstage Hotel, celebrity chef Florian Neubauer is launching a new concept, consisting of art, bar, cinema, clubbing and cuisine.

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The Omnia has received its 16th Gault Millau point

09/03/2021

Another point and Chef of the Month – that’s the good news from The Omnia. Chef Hauke Pohl creates inspiring, sophisticated cuisine that focuses on vegetables.

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In the new Restaurant Potato, the eponymous vegetable is the superstar

In the new Restaurant Potato, the eponymous vegetable is the superstar

25/02/2021

In the new fine dining Restaurant Potato on Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt, this vegetable is used in the majority of the dishes. There is also a focus on local sourcing, with most ingredients coming from within a maximum 50 km radius around Zermatt. At lunchtime, guests can select dishes from the à la carte menu while in the evening, they can choose between three, five or seven courses as part of a surprise menu. This is changed twice a week. Even in the current situation, you can try out the new restaurant’s creations, thanks to online ordering and their home delivery service.

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Zermatt receives two Michelin stars for 2021

19/02/2021

The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2021 makes it official - Zermatt remains the Swiss capital of gourmet cuisine. The Matterhorn village has two restaurants that are among the best in the country.

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The rex opens new restaurant and its own bakery (2)

The rex opens new restaurant and its own bakery

15/01/2021

Under the direction of Armand Aufdenblatten and Martina Eha, the rex hotel is introducing two new culinary concepts. The new Restaurant Bergreich is opening its own bakery next to it, where they will bake 100% organic bread. Their house speciality is sourdough bread and is available to order online now. Orders for fresh bread placed in the evening can be collected the next morning between 8:00 hrs and 12:00 hrs at the window of the “Backzeit” bakery.

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CERVO offers fondue gondola and mini Christmas market (1)

CERVO offers fondue gondola and mini Christmas market

27/11/2020

The CERVO Mountain Resort has put together some new and innovative winter packages. Fans of Swiss cheese, in a group of maximum four people, can enjoy a chat over some fondue in the old Stockhorn gondola. Anyone missing the atmosphere of a Christmas market this year should visit the Santa House. Private groups of up to ten people can rent the mini Christmas market and purchase handmade products, make s’mores over the fire or rummage through the picnic basket provided.

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New director and head chef at Riffelhaus

20/11/2020

Jürgen Marx and Alain Kuster, who have both made Zermatt their home, are taking over the running of the kitchen and the business in the 4-star Zermatt hotel, Riffelhaus 1853.

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New guest community at the CERVO Mountain Resort

19/11/2020

Democratic Mountain Community is the name of the new guest community at the CERVO Mountain Resort. Registered members benefit from priority reservations, a range of discounts and access to special events.

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Zermatt Restaurants are awarded 215 «Gault Millau» points

16/11/2020

«Gault Millau» has selected the 830 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2021. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 15 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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Plant-based cuisine in the Manud

Plant-based cuisine in the Manud

28/09/2020

The Manud café is a recent exciting addition to the Zermatt village centre, where friends meet for lunch, coffee and cake, a snack or evening drinks. This winter, there’s a fantastic new item on the menu – from 11 December 2020 to 11 April 2021, up-and-coming Zurich chef Noah Rechsteiner and his team will be introducing his “ANOAH” concept to the Manud, inviting guests to a plant-based dinner, available Tuesday to Saturday evenings. The young chef is well-known for taking his guests on a journey into the world of plant-based cuisine, but it’s not all about the ideology; the focus is on sharing hospitality and creative cuisine.

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Cervo Mountain Resort has a fresh new design

03/09/2020

Three restaurants, a new room category concept and a new spa are now available at the Cervo Mountain Resort. The focus remains the same: sustainability in everything.

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Le Mirabeau Hotel & Spa - David Georgi is the new chef de cuisine

28/08/2020

David Georgi joins Restaurant Veranda and Marie’s Deli, succeeding Alain Kuster.

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Hotel La Ginabelle will open new building

27/08/2020

On 24 September 2020, Hotel La Ginabelle will open its new building Altiana by La Ginabelle.

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Gee’s and Cuckoo now “Bar und Club Mamacita”

Gee’s and Cuckoo now “Bar und Club Mamacita”

26/08/2020

Hotel Mama Zermatt has taken over the former bar Gee’s and the former Cuckoo Club at Bahnhofstrasse 70 in Zermatt. The 2020 winter season will see the opening of Bar und Club Mamacita, which will be all about South American culture, including spicy food, incredible drinks and live music every evening. The bar will be open every day until 02:00 hrs and the club – playing electro jazz, electro swing, deep house and tribal house – until 04:00 hrs.

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Brasserie Uno launches food concept in 22 Summits

24/08/2020

“Bite” is the new pop-up kitchen in Zermatt’s 22 Summits Boutique Hotel, serving delicious nibbles and wines from December 2020. The concept is aimed at skiers looking for a sophisticated après-ski location. 

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Silvana Mountain Hotel to open with new restaurant and renovated rooms

06/08/2020

«Ski Chalet» is the new restaurant addition at the Silvana Mountain Hotel, which will open its doors on 27 November 2020. All the hotel rooms are currently being refurbished in an Alpine style as part of the renovation.

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The Chez Vrony restaurant takes first place on the podium

31/07/2020

Every year TripAdvisor selects the Travellers’ Choice winners for best restaurants. This year Zermatt restaurant Chez Vrony has been awarded first place in Switzerland. 

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Heinz Rufibach from Zermatterhof is Chef of the Year

29/06/2020

Every year, the Sonntagszeitung newspaper publishes a hotel guide ranking the best hotels in Switzerland in different categories. The best chef has also been nominated – and it’s a top chef from Zermatt.

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Chez Vrony acquires Restaurant Paradies

15/06/2020

The future of the 14 (Gault Millau) point Restaurant Paradies has been decided - Chez Vrony, located just a few metres away, will be taking it over. Ex-ski racer Elia Zurbriggen will be the new manager.

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Teilöffnung der Zermatter Betriebe

Restaurants open again

11/05/2020

From 11 May 2020, restaurants, bars, shops, museums and sports facilities in Switzerland are allowed to be open again. However, strict conditions with protection concepts apply. Cable cars, camping sites and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed.

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Indisch essen im Golden India

Restaurant opening – Golden India Zermatt

22/04/2020

The first Indian restaurant in Zermatt is set to open in December 2020 at Bahnhofplatz 2 – the Golden India. The Indian owners, the Singh family, studied in Switzerland and already run successful restaurants in Wengen and Grindelwald. Locals and visitors to the destination will soon be able to experience delicious, authentic Indian cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Philipp Fuchs, Geschäftsführer der Bäckerei Fuchs

Bäckerei Fuchs now offering bread delivery service

09/04/2020

Bäckerei Fuchs, run by owner Philipp Fuchs, is launching a new bread delivery service for guests in holiday apartments. Guests can order bread online to be delivered to their apartment the next day using the postal service. Both one-off orders and weekly subscriptions will be available. The “Bread Post” is a project set up by local bakeries and the Swiss postal service.

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Neuer Name «Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge»

Europa Trail Hut reopens under new name

06/04/2020

After minor renovations, the Europa Trail Hut is scheduled to re-open in the middle of June 2020 under the new name “Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge” and under the new management of Gela and André Lerjen, who run Othmar’s Ski Hut in winter. Initially only the renovated restaurant will be open, welcoming hikers on the Europa trail and the Monte Rosa Tour with Valais cuisine. The lodge remains closed while renovation and redesign work takes place.

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Moos-Hitta

Restaurant Moos opens after a five-year break

03/04/2020

Restaurant Moos, which has been closed for five years, is scheduled to re-open to guests in June 2020 under the new name of “Moos-Hitta”. Owners Sabina and Roger Perren will offer homemade soups and cakes and much more. Walkers, runners or bikers can find the “Moos-Hitta” just outside the village not far from the Zermatt hamlet of Winkelmatten.

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Zermatt receives four Michelin stars for 2020

25/02/2020

The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2020 makes it official - Zermatt remains the Swiss capital of gourmet cuisine. The Matterhorn village has four restaurants that are among the best in the country.

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CERVO redefines its philosophy

18/12/2019

As part of marking 10 years in business, the CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort is launching a new concept with its Project CERVO 2020. The expansion includes new restaurant concepts and the construction of a new chalet.

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Marmite Youngster 2020 young talent competition

13/12/2019

The young talent competition, Marmite Youngster 2020, took place in Zurich on 2 December 2019. Two Zermatt talents were among the award winners.

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Das Hotel Rex heisst neu «the rex»

The Hotel Rex is now called “the rex”

15/11/2019

During the off-peak season, the Hotel Rex changed its name to “the rex”. A new concept has also been launched, plus renovations have been carried out on the lobby, lounge bar and bedrooms. On 6 December 2019, “the rex” will present their new lounge bar. The design is based on their new concept – being an open house for both locals and visitors. “The rex” is partnering with ONA – a company that develops new gastronomy concepts – and will open a pop-up restaurant in the hotel, aimed at offering young chefs the opportunity to showcase their skill. There will also be glass walls in “the rex” offering fantastic views of the chefs as they prepare delicious meals on a fire pit right outside the restaurant.

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Two Zermatt restaurants in the top 10

23/10/2019

Every year, TripAdvisor gives the Travellers’ Choice Award in the Restaurants category. This year, two Zermatt restaurants are among the best in Switzerland: Chez Vrony and Cervo Puro.

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Zermatt Restaurants are awarded 242 Gault-Millau points

07/10/2019

Gault-Millau has selected the 870 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2020. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 17 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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Zermatt Brauerei opens tasting room (1)

Zermatt Brauerei opens tasting room

03/10/2019

This winter, the Zermatt Matterhorn Brauerei will open its new event and tasting room, where guests can try a wide variety of beers from around the world. These include speciality beers made in-house - the popular classics, ‘Matterhorn’ and ‘Monte Rosa’ as well as seasonal specialities. A range of beer-themed events will make the new tasting room a great place to socialise. Opening times are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 16:00 to 22:00 hrs.

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Neues Tapas-Restaurant im Hotel Sonne

New tapas restaurant in Hotel Sonne

26/09/2019

A new restaurant, ‘apas TAPAS’, will open its doors in Hotel Sonne on 30 November 2019. The menu will feature ‘Tapas around the world', including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Thai tapas. The restaurant will be ideal for anyone looking to try something new. It will seat approximately 40 people and will be open daily between 18:00 and 21:30 hrs until 26 April 2020.

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Das Parkhotel Beau Site baut um

Parkhotel Beau Site renovations

24/09/2019

In autumn 2019, the Parkhotel Beau Site will be extensively renovating and updating its reception area, lobby, bar and restaurants. From the end of November 2019, guests will be able to experience the new look and three new concepts: the highlight of the Grill Restaurant will be the delicious cuts of meat from the wood fire grill, and a selection of fish, seafood and vegetables will also be available; the Gornergratsaal will feature a renovated restaurant area with a buffet and show kitchen, serving breakfast in the morning and different buffets in the evening including meat, fish and vegetarian delicacies and the third concept will be a new ‘shop-in-shop’ vinothek with expertly chosen wines that you can taste or buy in store.

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Zer Mama Bistro to open

Zer Mama Bistro to open

17/09/2019

In December 2019 the "Zer Mama Bistro", which will welcome hungry and thirsty guests from 07:00 to 22:00, will open on the ground floor of the new Hotel Mama. The Zer Mama Bistro offers “glocal food”, in other words global specialities from local produce.  A generous brunch will be available in the morning, coffee and snacks will be on the menu throughout the day, and dinner will be served in the evening. The sun terrace is a pleasant after-ski locale, for après-ski without the hullabaloo.

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Stazione: new concept for 2020

Stazione: new concept for 2020

05/09/2019

Cervo Zermatt has been running the Stazione pop-up bakery at Zermatt railway station since June 2019. It sells bread, sandwiches and baked goods. Stazione is being altered in spring 2020 and will reopen for the coming summer season with a new concept.

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Five new gastronomic additions

27/06/2019

Zermatt – Matterhorn is, and always will be, a place of gastronomic wonders. As well as old favourites, guests this summer can enjoy five new restaurants.

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4.4_Elsies Bar erstrahlt in neuem Glanz

Elsie's Bar has a sparkling new look

01/05/2019

From 1 May 2019, JuMa Gastro will take over Elsie’s Bar. There will be some small aesthetic changes and a new menu. Elsie’s Bar will now be a wine and champagne bar with speciality fin-ger food such as oysters. The theme of the bar will remain the Belle Époque. It will re-open on 1 June.

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Neues zu den Cervo-Restaurants

Latest Cervo restaurant news

01/05/2019

The restaurant Ferdinand in the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort is now open in summer too, from Thursday to Saturday from mid-July to mid-August, in the garden next to the Cervo Puro terrace – known as Ferdinand Garden. The Ferdinand is also open for events. Four movie nights are planned on the Ferdinand Terrace in July and August. A new Raclette Evening is also being launched on Tuesdays at Cervo Puro from the end of June until mid July and from mid August until mid October – with only raclette on the menu!

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4.3_Neues Restaurant L'Atelier Grandsire

New restaurant: L'Atelier Grandsire

01/05/2019

The new L’Atelier Grandsire restaurant opened in December 2018. Guests have been enjoying lunchtime and evening meals in a cosy French atmosphere. The restaurant also offers home-made patisseries and a wine store on the lower-ground floor.  Janine Tschümperlin and Yannik Robert Jacques Grandsire are the people behind this new res-taurant. Grandsire previously worked as a patissier in Hotel Mirabeau and is originally from France. His partner is Swiss and they run the restaurant together. 

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Cervo launches pop-up bakery

Cervo launches pop-up bakery

01/05/2019

The Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort is opening a pop-up bakery in mid-June, near Zermatt railway station in the former Biner bakery store. Alongside fresh bread, it will also sell pastries and home-made sandwiches, plus a selection of Cervo souvenirs. Guests can also check in to the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort in the pop-up bakery. The store will be renovated in autumn and a new concept launched for the 2019/2020 winter season.

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4.1_Rekord 5 Michelin-Sterne

It's a record: 5 Michelin stars

01/05/2019

Zermatt has never had as many Michelin stars as it does in 2019; the Matterhorn village now has five stars, two more than last year. The Omnia and the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni have both been awarded one star. The After Seven retained its two stars and the Ristorante Capri still has one star.

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4.2_Bäckerei Fuchs übernimmt Biner

Fuchs bakery acquires Biner’s bakehouse

01/05/2019

As of 30 April 2019, Bäckerei Pius Fuchs AG will take over the production and some of the staff of Bäckerei Biner, which is closing as a new manager could not be found. However, customers won't need to go without their favourite Biner products, as the Fuchs range will be expanded to include some Bäckerei Biner specialities.  The acquisition benefits both parties; Bäckerei Biner couldn't find a new manager and Bäckerei Fuchs was looking for a larger bakehouse.

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Zermatt receives five Michelin stars for 2019

06/02/2019

The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2019 makes it official - Zermatt remains the Swiss capital of gourmet cuisine. The Matterhorn village retains its current three stars and adds two more.

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Stafelalp mountain restaurant re-opens

22/11/2018

The Stafelalp mountain restaurant above Zermatt, with views of the north face of the Matterhorn, will re-open on 22 December 2018. Following the fire in April this year, owner Sarah Schwarzenbach and her team are looking forward to a new beginning.

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Zermatt young chef takes second place

05/11/2018

Mirjam Schwarz, from the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, showcased her cooking skills at the national young chef competition – impressing the jury.

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Zermatt is opening a pop-up Stübli restaurant in Bern

25/10/2018

From 25 October to 12 January, Zermatt will have a pop-up Stübli restaurant in the federal capital, on the terrace of the Globus store in Bern. As part of the launch, there was a presentation on Wednesday of all the latest news and activities over the coming winter.

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Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 242 GaultMillau Points

08/10/2018

GaultMillau has selected the 850 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2019. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 17 Zermatt restaurants were among them, with the best awarded 17 points.

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A piece of Zermatt in the Bern Globus

28/09/2018

From 25 October to 12 January, there will be a Zermatt chalet in the Swiss capital, selling local meats and cheeses and bringing a touch of the Zermatt winter.

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‘Taste of Zermatt’ combines culinary events in Zermatt

21/08/2018

‘Taste of Zermatt’ is the new umbrella brand that brings together new and existing culinary events taking place in Zermatt. The brand was launched at the Kitchen Party that took place on Friday 17 August 2018.

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Chez Vrony and Findlerhof Cook for Swiss Air Lines

07/03/2018

From 7 March to 5 June 2018, a meal from the Zermatt Chez Vrony and Findlerhof restaurants will be served on Swiss flights. Each dish was selected as part of the 15th anniversary of the airline’s Swiss Taste of Switzerland.

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Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 255 GaultMillau Points

02/10/2017

GaultMillau has selected the 800 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2018. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 18 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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Chef Heinz Rufibach again at the Hotel Zermatterhof

19/05/2017

The Gault Millau chef de cuisine Heinz Rufibach is now in charge of the fine dining Restaurant Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni in the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Regular guests and locals have a very good culinary memory of Rufibach. The Bern native was already chef de cuisine in the Zermatterhof from 1996 to 2002.

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