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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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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Delicious local food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Paul B
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Interesting & affordable daily menu (we had bison steak, nicely prepared) with a salad starter for 35chf - excellent price for Zermatt. However the cheapest wine was 8chf per dl (thats a tenth of a liter.

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New York City, New York
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210 reviews 210 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a great meal at this place. I wanted to find a place that had more than fondue, and this place delivers. I didn't know fondue was made of anything other than cheese or chocolate. I had the Fondue Chinoise, and really enjoyed it. At the end, the waitress was kind enough to show me what locals do with... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The moment we entered the restaurant we were given first class treatment until we left, just fantastic service. Price is reasonable & discount given if you stay in either one of their three hotels. Food is really delicious. I have nothing negative to say.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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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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