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Elsie's Bar

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Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
41 27 967 24 31
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place for a drink

Partner and I dropped in for a drink sans enfants and were offered two stools at the bar. The friendly manager recommended a local white wine. Buzzy upmarket place. I'd expect the food to be good, will reserve and eat next time in Zermatt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Partner and I dropped in for a drink sans enfants and were offered two stools at the bar. The friendly manager recommended a local white wine. Buzzy upmarket place. I'd expect the food to be good, will reserve and eat next time in Zermatt.

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Gravesend
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Absolutely brilliant,this tiny restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.would recommend booking as there are only 5 tables upstairs .Food was superb ,snails and oysters a must,quite expensive but worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Stayed in a chalet next door and popped in to see what this bar was like. It was really nice and the staff were friendly. The little outside area was cosy too.

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Chester - England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We came to this restaurant on the recommendation that it was a pretty high end place. They weren't wrong! as other reviews have stated this is a pretty small place with an upstairs/downstairs kind of vibe. Downstairs is busy with a small bar and tables to seat maybe 20-ish people.. It seems very much the Après side of the place... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A tiny cosy restaurant in the the centre of the most stylish village of Zermatt . We the old homy look and the warm colors it makes you feel like you are sitting in the restaurant eating the same food people were eating here 100 years ago . The service is perfect and so geniun . The food is fabulous... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We always visit Elsie's when we are in zermatt, and it just gets better and better! It looks so tiny from the outside, but like a tardis inside!!! We had a lovely table upstairs, the menu is perfect, not too big, but enough different dishes for everyone, I have eaten all over the world and still maintain that Elsie's smoked... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Really quaint and cosy - only five tables! The food and service were both excellent. This would make a very intimate, romantic location for two people to eat in style. The bar below the restaurant is similarly tiny and cosy. A great little place and the hosts were very friendly.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

What a lovely place. We came in on the off chance of getting a table and were squeezed in! Staff were all amazingly friendly and very professional. The food was exceptional. If you are a connoisseur of good food this is the place to come. If you want cheap and common food then think again. We had between; us steak... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

fantastic atmosphere, excellent food and great wine selection. Service exceptional. It is the quintessential gemütlich!

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Zermatt, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A very small cosy place with a small table outside - smokers will appreciate- about 20 seats on the ground floor and about the same number of seats upstairs. This is a bar with a long history and it gets very busy. Philippe the host is a very charming French Man and will make you experience a pleasure. Very good... More 

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  • Address: Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: 41 27 967 24 31

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