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All 177 Zermatt Restaurants

Restaurant Schaeferstube

Romantik Hotel Julen, | Daniela & Paul Julen, Riedstrasse 2,, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
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Ranked #10 of 177 Restaurants in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Swiss
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

In the basement of the Hotel Julen, this feels like an authentic restaurant. The decor is very alpine and covered with sheep. My wife had the meat fondue and loved it, while I had the lamb. I was in Zermatt for only four days but had lamb on two occasions (and wish I had made it four!). Loved the place,... More 

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Nairobi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Excellent food, great ambience, fantastic service, with a good wine list. The restaurant is festooned with sheep drawings, painting sheepskins, fluffy sheep toys, etc. You could only possibly dislike this place if you're a vegetarian or you don't like lamb.

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Froideville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Try to book downstairs, it's nice and cosy, warm atmosphere. Lamb or raclette are really good and tasty (not many places serve real raclette). Last fondue was so so, lacking of taste.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a wonderful time at Restaurant Schaeferstube, and our meal was exquisite! (And SO filling!) The food was perfectly prepared. After the starter of Portion Raclette (which we searched for everywhere else we ate in Zermatt after this), we got not one, but two plates of rack of lamb, both perfectly cooked to our requests. The owner came by... More 

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Schonaich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We had reservations on Christmas night and was expecting a mediocre, overpriced meal. However, it was the opposite. The food was wonderful. The portions were perfect and the presentation was great. At our table of 6 everyone loved the food. The service was excellent. Servers were attentive and friendly. Timing of the meals was perfect. Finally - the price.... totally... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Our table got the fondues: cheese, bourguignonne, chinese - and the house wine and it was fantastic. The meet was delicious and plenty, the spread of veggies excellent, and we had five different dipping sauces! If you are having the fondue bourguignonne, try also frying the fruits (pineapple and kiwi in particular) - they will become crusty and delicious! We... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We have been here for six nights and gone to some amazing restaurants but this is the best yet. The lamb is absolutely fantastic served in a very thoughtful fashion. Easily worthy of a Michelin star. The staff were all exceptionally good and even the owner came over to shake hands at beginning of dinner. A very nice touch. This... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Great meal- the house fondue is top notch. Make a reservation - always quite busy. For slightly better value on Lamb if they're packed, especially leg of lamb, try Stockhorn just up the lane.

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Philadelphia, PA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here while staying in the hotel. It was great. He had their lamb steak and I had the cheese fondue. Lamb is their speciality and he had never had lamb steak. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dinners and the restaurant was very authentic Swiss and very cozy. The service was good even though the... More 

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Zermatt, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very good dinner to have in the off season. If you are a fan of lamb meat this is a great place to be in Zermatt. I love the traditional interior and rustic design but I wish the service would have been a little more attentive but I would definitely go back there.

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Address: Romantik Hotel Julen, | Daniela & Paul Julen, Riedstrasse 2,, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 966 76 00
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
Cuisine: Swiss

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