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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just perfect

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Candycan1983
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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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 via mobile

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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60 reviews 60 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like to surround yourself with interesting people in fascinating places that's Ellsies., Residents, Presidents, Rock Stars Contessa's, Fund Managers and guy's who have the tee shirt go, to Ski bum's who figured what life's about and guides all can mix it up over fabulous wine with wonderful hosts Phillipe and Valerie. Visiting Zermatt for over 30 years Elsies... More 

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Breuil-Cervinia, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you want to have a good evening , cosy stay with friends with a Coupe de Champagne and some oysters or other delicacy .The Elsie Bar is a perfect place .

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Thec first Floor has a bar and there was some music. You can meet locals and people from all over the world. Great people watching. I did not try the food. The bar staff was helpful and welcoming

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Geneva, Switzerland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

When in Zermatt, Elsie's Bar is, what the French call, an "incontournable" - the English language has a shorter word for it: it's a "must". While Elsie herself has long (since the 1990s) departed for the Elysian Fields (where I hope she has as good a time as she had in Zermatt), she laid the foundation and set the standards... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • 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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