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Restaurant Julen

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Organic, Swiss, Contemporary, Fondue
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Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
A ton of lamb - great service

There is a special menu of lamb dishes, and we all were impressed with the various plates. I had the trio, which was delicious, but I think the table favorites were the Lamb India and the lamb shank. Service was excellent throughout the meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Mary H
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

There is a special menu of lamb dishes, and we all were impressed with the various plates. I had the trio, which was delicious, but I think the table favorites were the Lamb India and the lamb shank. Service was excellent throughout the meal.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This very large popular restaurant left me and my friends with divided opinions on the cuisine. I opted for the lamb which was delicious and plentiful (two servings) and my friends decided to have a traditional raclette à gogo (unlimited). We had a plate of traditional dried beef from Zermatt to start. However my friends found that the raclette arrived... More 

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Switzerland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant has a very diversified menu, a great salad bar and Wienerschnitzel, which we can recommend along with the location and easy to find and get to.

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Baden, Switzerland
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206 reviews 206 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I dined at Restaurant Julen on our last night in town and we did not regret it. Location: located on the east side of the river, this place is very easy to get to from about anywhere in town. There are many shops and other restaurants around, so once you are done, you can still stroll around... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Authentic Swiss restaurant with excellent food and pleasant atmosphere. We have really enjoyed our dinners there during our stay in Zermatt.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I liked the choice of menu and price options, attentive service and ambiance. Great salad buffet daily as part of menu and wonderful Thursday dessert buffet spread!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We booked it online but they could not find my booking until I produced their email confirmation. All was forgiven when the food arrived. Lamb shank, veal wrapped in bacon and lobster with noodles were all delicious. With a bottle of wine, the bill for 4 came toCHF 230.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

What a disappointment... We walked in and asked for a table and the waiter told us that he would give us the table behind straight away once the people had finished. Thus we went to the bar for a drink.. Waited and waited and ... Yes waited.. He just never came to get us again.. We had seen that our... More 

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New Jersey
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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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, Contemporary, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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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