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Restaurant Julen

Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
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Ranked #15 of 177 Restaurants in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $67
Cuisines: Swiss, Contemporary, Organic, Fondue
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Time for specialeaties. Time for Tradition Julen. "Everyone is welcome in Restaurant Julen." That was as important for Meinrad Julen as it is today for the third generation of the family business. In the morning local workers stop by for their coffee break, at noon the traditional cuisine attracts businessmen, families and passers-by, and in the evening the cozy restaurant serves gourmet food based in traditional cuisine. New menus are created daily with love and passion. From the salad bar to beef tenderloin and lamb specialties to the hearty cheese fondue and dessert buffet on Thursdays, the a la carte menu has something for all tastes. Enjoy our carefully selected assortment of international wines. Make sure to reserve a table early!
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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Made a solo sidetrip to Zermatt while on business. Had read previous Tripadvisor reviews that the lamb at Restaurant Julen was a speciality. I showed up alone without a reservation at opening on a Sunday evening. The waitress politely told me that they were fully booked and that I should try their other restaurant upstairs. But when she the disappointment... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lovely cosy restaurant traditionally decorated. Staff were very friendly. Enjoyed the house cheese fondue which was very tasty, although I would have liked some potatoes as well as just white bread with it. Best thing was the huge dessert buffet option for 18CHF per person - lots of mini desserts, expertly made and delicious... make sure you leave enough room... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The saddle of lamb was tender and just melted in my mouth! The chocolate mousse was " to die for" light, creamy and presented beautifully. Lovely, friendly waitress, highly recommend this lovely Resturaunt!

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Bern, Switzerland
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162 reviews 162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a restaurant with a well-known reputation, which is why you need to reserve a table at least a week prior in season. Even so, we still had to wait 20 minutes for our table. It was, however, well worth the effort. The salad bar is not huge but quite sufficient. The Hirschrücken was done medium rare and was... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had a great meal at the Restaurant Julen with my son. I had perfectly cooked veal in cream sauce, and my son had cheese fondue. We selected the restaurant based on the recommendation of the women staffing the desk at our hotel.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Thank you very much to all the management and staff for providing the most perfect location for my daughters wedding dinner. Even though we all arrived too early you accommodated us immediately making us all feel most welcome. The restaurant was perfect as was the food, the lamb you served was the best we had ever tasted. Each and every... More 

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Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We have visted the restaurant several times during our stay in Zermatt. Every meal was just delicious and the service was superb. If you ever take lunch here, also consider the workers meal, which is very reasonably priced and delicious too. We will consider staying at their hotel next time, due to the great experience with the restaurant.

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Newcastle, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent, friendly service in a restaurant with great atmosphere. Make sure you book over busy periods (eg Saturdays). Really tasty food.

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I tried Restaurant Schaeferstube originally, but it's fully booked and the waiter had asked me to try Restaurant Julen upstairs where they shared the same menu and have the same kitchen. The decoration of the restaurant is swiss tradition, I felt the warm atmosphere when entering. As Restaurant Schaeferstube is famous for lamb, I ordered the lamb of course. The... More 

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Dear Bessie thank you for your visit at the Restaurant Julen and thank you for all the compliments. Your description is very helpful for the public and we are proud to hear you were fully satisfied, all the best Family Julen and the team More 

edinburgh
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

we were on a half board basis and the food was excellent with wines to match. The service was also excellent. Highly recommended.

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review! We are very happy about it, Best regards from Zermatt Family Julen and the team More 

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Address: Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 966 76 00
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
Average Prices: USD 18 - 67
Cuisine: Swiss, Contemporary, Organic, Fondue

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