Back on 25 September, we were able to watch the Gault Millau points award ceremony and bask in the success of Zermatt’s haute cuisine. This year, three new restaurants in Zermatt have received the coveted Gault Millau chef’s hat, considered one of the highest awards in the world of gastronomy.
3 new Gault Millau restaurants in Zermatt
One of the lucky newcomers to the list is Le Restaurant - Hotel Mont Cervin Palace with 14 points. Seafood lovers are at home here. On the “banc d'écailler” (fish counter), Dutch Executive Chef René Kockelkoren presents a spectacle of the world's oceans on ice.
Also on the list of newly awarded restaurants is Potato (13 points), the fine dining restaurant that focuses on local ingredients within a 50-kilometre radius. Chef Alexandre Libert conjures up a modern interpretation of the French or regional menu for his guests, while they can watch the hustle and bustle of Bahnhofstrasse from three floors above.
In third and last place among the newly recognised restaurants is 1818 Eat & Drink, also with 13 points. The man with the long name, Julio Cesar Escalante Giraldo, is in charge of the cooker and the 300-degree Josper charcoal oven here. Guests from all over the world enjoy international and Mediterranean cuisine here in a wooden chalet interior with a modern twist, created by designer Heinz Julen.
This brings the total of Gault Millau restaurants in the Matterhorn village to a huge 23. Also worthy of mention are the two restaurants that have climbed a little further up the Gault Millau ladder: Brasserie Uno (15 points) with its daily changing 6-course surprise menu, and The Omnia (16 points), which has now recorded its second major success after Christian Eckert was named Hotelier of the Year.
The recognised Zermatt restaurants now boast a combined total of 325 Gault Millau points – a sensational result! Visit our Gault Millau restaurants here.
Michelin Guide awards Bazaar with a Bib Gourmand
Just one week later, more accolades of world-class gastronomy were awarded at the Michelin Guide Ceremony. Unfortunately, there were no newcomers here, but all the Michelin restaurants in Zermatt were able to retain their stars. The four restaurants After Seven, the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni, the Ristorante Capri - Mont Cervin Palace and the Brasserie Uno each have one star – the latter also achieving the green Michelin star for a sustainable kitchen concept.
In other big news, the Bazaar by CERVO Mountain Resort received a Bib Gourmand Award. This award represents great cuisine at affordable prices. The restaurant in an exquisite location spoils its guests with vegetarian dishes from the Orient.
Click here for the Michelin restaurants in Zermatt.
The Gault Millau points, Michelin stars and the Bib Gourmand Award are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the chefs, sommeliers and all the staff in these restaurants. Congratulations to all involved: we are proud to have such a variety of talented chefs, restaurateurs and staff in our destination!