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Restaurant Chez Heini

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French, Diner
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Wiestystrasse 45, Zermatt, Switzerland
0041279671630
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lamb on the spit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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msp
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7 reviews
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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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 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 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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 

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Madrid, Spain
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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 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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!

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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 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Writing this as coming to the end of an exceptional meal. Chose this restaurant following trip advisor reviews and not disappointed. We went for the set 4 course (which turned out to be 5) Easter menu and have to say could not fault anything about the food, service or ambience. This is our first dinner in Zermatt and now rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First: always make reservation. Second: eat lamb. Third: ask them they put tartar of lamb back on the menu. It is a place one of is kind. Maybe they have to think a bit over some dishes for children but even now that little problem they always can solve. Fantastic food, great atmosphere and super friendly, not traditional restaurant. If... 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 24 - 93
  • Cuisine: French, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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