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Le Gitan Grill

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Barbecue, Fondue
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Bahnhofstrasse 64, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 968 19 40
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Description: The sizzling “holzfeuer” is the centrepiece of Le Gitan, creating an...
The sizzling “holzfeuer” is the centrepiece of Le Gitan, creating an immediate warm and welcoming atmosphere at the forefront of the restaurant. You can wet your appetite by watching all the action from your table; our chef prepares all our grills over the wood fire. Specialities include lamb, prawns, beef and spit-roasted chicken tarragon.
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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
Makes us want to stay in Zermatt

Came to Le Gitan on the recommendation of our concierge and had the best meal we've had in Switzerland! Fantastic food, lovely owners serving and they even offered off-menu options for our six-year-old. Wish we were here another night just so we could dine here again tomorrow!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Heidi W
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Came to Le Gitan on the recommendation of our concierge and had the best meal we've had in Switzerland! Fantastic food, lovely owners serving and they even offered off-menu options for our six-year-old. Wish we were here another night just so we could dine here again tomorrow!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went here for dinner with friends. The 10 CHF mixed salad is overprised for the portion you get, but it tasted nice. We had the rack of lamb (you need to be minimum two people) and it was an absolutely amazing two-course dish. Due to a 9 month long lasting "medical condition" I needed to have the lamb cooked more... More 

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Forget the Mattherhorn! Well, we had to as it did not show up for the whole weekend. But we did not mind because we found The other reason to come back to Zermatt, El Gitan! Finally, a restaurant in this expensive Swiss skiing resort where the service is great, the food is delicious, light & tasty, and the wine was... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place should be higher up on Trip Advisors list. We couldn't get a table in the main restaurant so we took one in the grill at the back. I think this was a bit of luck as the place was very atmospheric. I had the kebab which was cooked to perfection and as it was cooked on an open... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Value for money is a rare thing in Zermatt, but this place is quite reasonably priced (wine is expensive however). There were 7 of us. The menu offers something for all tastes, including some Swiss favorites. All meals were excellent. Fantastic attitude of all of the staff, who were happy to have a laugh with us. I was surprised that... More 

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Baar, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited it twice in this occasion, and my parents are repetitive guests! I can only saw Awesome, all dishes from the grill to the desserts where perfect. excellent and quilified service, we will repeat. For sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I are both lovers of steak and this place did not disappoint us. We were welcomed by the lovely staff and seen to the bar as our table wasn't ready. We got drinks right away and then were seated after a few minutes. The salmon starter was delicious and we both had the steak fillet. Best restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We were met by a nice and very serviceminded hostess. Even though the restaurant was full and we had no reservation, she easily slided us on to a comfort seat in a corner at the bar desk. The Gitan skewer was perfect and the creamed potatoes as well. The local Merlot was good, however we have experienced local Pinot Noir... More 

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Lutry, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We come here every time we visit Zermatt and have never been disappointed in 20 years! We have chosen lam filet and beef skewer probably marinated the Gitan special I would guess. The meat was served with gratin, haricots and carrots. Everything was excellent, the skewer was spicy as I love it. We had an excellent bottle of Shiraz from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This restaurant is a nice Swiss traditional place where they cook on the fireplace. The meat is very well done and the atmosphere is family like. They like to serve you so quick that you have the idea there is a second seating but that is not the case, they could have people in for a much longer time when... More 

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Address: Bahnhofstrasse 64, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 968 19 40
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
Average Prices: USD 32 - 64
Cuisine: Barbecue, Fondue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bahnhofstrasse 64, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 968 19 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 64
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The sizzling “holzfeuer” is the centrepiece of Le Gitan, creating an immediate warm and welcoming atmosphere at the forefront of the restaurant. You can wet your appetite by watching all the action from your table; our chef prepares all our grills over the wood fire. Specialities include lamb, prawns, beef and spit-roasted chicken tarragon.

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