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Restaurant Julen

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Swiss, European, Contemporary
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Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Description: Time for specialeaties.
Time for Tradition Julen.

"Everyone is welcome...
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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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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
This is a great restaurant for good local cooking

The Julen restaurant offers very well executed traditional cooking. You can't go wrong with this choice when you are in Zermatt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Steven W
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Julen restaurant offers very well executed traditional cooking. You can't go wrong with this choice when you are in Zermatt.

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Switzerland
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been to this restaurant a number of times and are never disappointed. We've found that the lamb dishes are always delicious. This restaurant has friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere. Good wine list too.

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Thank Miss_Molly_by_Golly
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We organized a visit to their sheep barn (winter only) as part of a terrific evening. The kids (and adults) really loved that part, returning to the restaurant for dinner. If you can handle it after meeting the sheep, go for the special lamb dinner. Delicious! Friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank Kevin C
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and they let you pick from the other hotel's menu as well as a menu du jour. Expensive, but that is Switzerland I guess.

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Thank Nicole k
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant twice while we were staying in Zermatt. The food was very good the first time, that was why we revisited the restaurant again. The initial reception when arriving was somewhat unimpressive. On both occasions we were standing for more than 5 minutes before we were acknowleged. I do not think it was an isolated incidents. Management... More 

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Thank Stevietam
Atlanta
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved Restaurant Julen - the ambiance, the food, the serving staff. We had a large group (18) and had made reservations prior to leaving the States. Everything was excellent.

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Thank ehslenox
Appleton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I enjoyed our experience. Staff was very friendly and the menu is extensive. Variety of dining areas to work for different needs. Food was very good, we had fondue. Dessert for my birthday was outstanding, had the molten chocolate. Not the cheapest meal, but certainly worth it.

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Thank cseids
Sydney
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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was very busy. Food was excellent. The bison steak was one of the best. Service was good. The choice of wines was also quite extensive. Need to book days ahead.

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Thank Tcicccec
Sydney, Australia
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159 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Lovely restaurant, nice atmosphere, good service, great food; but on the Australian dollar, I found it quite expensive

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Portugal
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137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were there 2 times and we liked the food they serve. One lady server was nice while the other just seems like robots. Good tradition local cuisine and nice decorations of the restaurant.

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Thank Dan G

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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 16 - 60
  • Cuisine: Swiss, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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