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Elsie's Bar

Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
41 27 967 24 31
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Ranked #31 of 172 restaurants in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Most recent review
- Mar 20, 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Bregenz, Austria
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We went there for dinner with friends. The place itself is small and cosy and fulfills the expectations settingwise. However, all of us were a bit disappointed by the limited selection of the menu. If you like tartar, oysters and lobsters then you are fine, if not the choice becomes quite small....

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Gurgaon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Small cozy pub located in front of the church and on Zermatt main street is lovely. The girls running this pub are smiling and nice. Good evening time to spend here.

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barcelona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

You can drink or eat here, but whatever you choose to do here, it will be worth the visit. We always eat here and love the "tartar" they prepare. Also the rest of the food is great. So, don't miss it.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Me, my partner and a group of family and friends all ate at Elsie's bar on two occasions while on our visit to Zermatt. The staff were all very friendly and attentive and did a great job of making us feel extremely welcome (especially the owner Phillippe). On top of all this, the food tasted excellent and was very well... More

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Dubai
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Got told by everyone to go here. Yes it's a nice cosy bar with friendly staff but there are plenty others in the area. It was totally packed when we were there and it is a very small place so not overly comfortable if you have to stand up. Pop in and see for yourself but it is not somewhere... More

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

I can't imagine a more cosy or friendly place. It's pretty small but everyone seems to be welcome and the staff will do what they can to squeeze you in. They have a great range of local wines. Always good to go with the recommendations. Food looks great too.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The bar is located in a small room in the city centre. At night, it´s full of locals and tourists who enjoy some drinks and have a great laugh! Although I missed the former owner, I have to say it was a great night out! thanx!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Really cute bar, the staff were really friendly and chatted about the history of the bar. Didn't have the oysters but they looked great.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a wonderful meal here. The menu is quite small, but with carefully chosen specialities. We ate oysters and spaghetti with black and white truffles, freshly delivered from Italy. Delicious. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and couldn't do more to please. The bar is very quaint and a great place to stop off after a day on... More

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