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Restaurant Chez Heini

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French, Barbecue, Diner
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Wiestystrasse 45, Zermatt, Switzerland
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Abba and Lamb!

A combination of fantastic food (as long as you like lamb) and great entertainment. I thought the owner's 'performance' was going to be unbearable but actually it's hilarious and doesn't disturb the evening at all. Great to see a 1980's pop star retain his passion!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

J and I went here looking forward to their lamb specialities. The restaurant has a strange, dark feel to it and the restauranteur is even stranger. He clearly loves his nightly karaoke party-piece which in reality is pretty weak, but clearly he and his friend think they're onto a winner here. which by other reviews they are! Very expensive and... More 

Thank DudleyPaul
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A combination of fantastic food (as long as you like lamb) and great entertainment. I thought the owner's 'performance' was going to be unbearable but actually it's hilarious and doesn't disturb the evening at all. Great to see a 1980's pop star retain his passion!

Thank DSBTraveller
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Eclectic restaurant, an easy and pleasant walk out of the main village of Zermatt. Greeted by and cared for, like a long lost relative, by Matisse. Met the owner and enjoyed a special meal of foie gras, lite green salad with an amazing egg cooked in its own special pot, and the rack of lamb and filet. All w/ 3... More 

Thank basalcellca
Chicago, Illinois
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194 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We wanted to try Chez Heini based on the positive reviews in TA and the music. Contacted the restaurant by email asking when the music starts and somehow ended up with a 7:30 reservation. The place is quite a bit outside the Zermatt proper. When we got there there was only one table occupied. It was a very hot day... More 

2 Thank ryokogasuki
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the funniest restaurants ever! Everywhere you look there is something crazy...the menu is on a 33 record album. Our chandler was several wine glass hung upside down and decorated with utensils. You can sit in a birdcage. Staff was VERY funny! If you wait till 10:30pm the owner sings with Frieda from ABBA! Paid $49 francs and received... More 

Thank Tracygyr
Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The first moment you enter the place, you realize that the place is special. The decoration, the menu shaped as a vinil (a little difficult to follow for non german speakers, but fun anyway) and very friendly, fun and welcoming waiters. Their recommendations were good. We had foi grass and lamb filet and rack. Everything very tasty, well done and... More 

Thank Javier V
Zurich, Switzerland
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is a very special place, a bit wired. Buts service and food is very good. It is reasonable expensive depending on the quality of wine you decide to drink. Overall a good place to go.

Thank Robin270
Geneva, Switzerland
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have lived here and been traveling regularly for a few years..and the meal we had at chez heini will forever be one of our favorites. The lamb, the ambience, the service...all top notch! Loved the show at the end. Special thanks to the kindness showed to my two kids, who were very welcome. We will certainly come back!

Thank SarahKK
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

No trip to Zermatt is complete for us without visiting Chez Heini. My husband has been a regular for many years. You have to basically go for their set menu as their lamb is out of this world. The meat comes from the owner's father's flock. The decor is certainly quirky and the place is pretty much an institution in... More 

Thank Kathleen H
Zurich, Switzerland
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant is memorable - it is the proof that a dinner is not only about the cooking - it is about the whole experience. If the host is warm hearted and entertaining, if the service is professional and humorous, if the decoration is extraordinary, the atmosphere cozy and if the food is surprising you by the taste AND the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wiestystrasse 45, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: 0041279671630

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 89
  • Cuisine: French, Barbecue, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine


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