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Restaurant Julen

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Organic, Swiss, European, Contemporary, Fondue
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Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Time for specialeaties. Time for Tradition Julen. "Everyone is welcome in...
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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    Very good
  • 16
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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
Excellent food, excellent service

We, being a group of tired Zermatt Marathon runners and spouses, really enjoyed a well prepared 5-course dinner, presented by very friendly waitstaff out on the terrace. May be a bit more pricey than other places, but it's a great value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We, being a group of tired Zermatt Marathon runners and spouses, really enjoyed a well prepared 5-course dinner, presented by very friendly waitstaff out on the terrace. May be a bit more pricey than other places, but it's a great value.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

In a place like Zermatt, hotel Julen is a must visit, price versus quality is top in this restaurant, we've tried the 5 course menu, for 55 ch, an real bargain in Zermatt terms

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a table outside on the terrace, food was ok but not great. What really drags this place down is the extremly poor service. This place is totaly mismanaged, no lack of waiters but nothing seems coordinated. Stay away, try something else.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Delicious meals and wonderful cocktails! This was our second night in a row eating at Hotel Julen. The Restaurant Julen is a little more modern than the Scheferstube downstairs but equally as delicious. If you prefer a quiet dinner this is definitely the pick!

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manila, philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had buffet salad which was good and the Zermatt Beef dish which was maybe 2 inches thick and 3 inches in diameter. The beef was 55 Euros each but good.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The food was excellent and presented in a very nice way. Only the freshest top quality ingredients used. Very good choice of meats and vegetables.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I couldn't believe the selection of food at Restaurant Julen - they have their own menu, the menu for Restaurant Schaeferstube available, and a prix fixe menu. We finally settled on a traditional fondue and 2 lamb dishes - so delicious! The service was typical for Europe - certainly not lightning fast, but attentive enough!

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We went for the 5 course price fix menu and we were not disappointed. From the bread to the dessert, everything was fresh, authentic and delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Unimaginative but reasonably well executed fare. Children's menu available. We only visited for lunch so cannot comments on the atmosphere in the evening.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Some excellent food and wine, with a local feel. All dishes were excellent and well appreciated by our party of 15. Service was prompt and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Julen

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 17 - 61
Cuisine: Organic, Swiss, European, Contemporary, Fondue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 966 76 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 61
  • Cuisine: Organic, Swiss, European, Contemporary, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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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