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Restaurant Chez Heini

Certificate of Excellence
Swiss, Barbecue, European
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Wiestistrasse 45, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chez Heini is an institution in Zermatt and that for good reason. The service is super straight forward, responsive and funny. The food is creatively arranged and very tasty. Lamb lovers will not find a better place in Switzerland. Enjoy, its great!

Thank Urs E
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and eccentric design, warm welcome, great service and excellent food! The lamb is delicious and portions are big. Warmly recommend!

Thank Nathalie E
Baden, Switzerland
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

very nice BBQ restaurant, original service, singing host, good surprise menue with tender lamb or beef, reasonable wine

Thank Martin F
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Even if you don't stay for the polarizing show, this place will still make it in the "excentric" category for most of us. From starters served in a shoe (a new one, I am told) to layers of layers of beautiful lamb, food is great, decor is outrageous and staff friendly. Do try it but be prepared

Thank ZOR-O16
Waedenswil, Switzerland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It stared really wierd and I was worried if this evening wouldn't be a disaster, but it turned out to be a fantastic, funny and yummy place. First thing, you eat lamp! If you don't like it, don't go there or give it a chance. It's so delicious! Second, you like live local music! If not..... I will definitely go... More 

Thank Annette K
The Netherlands
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice to experience, very good food and great lamb!! Make a reservation. A must do when visiting zermatt. Good desserts too

Thank PieterNBNL
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

What a great experience! You will find a super stylish place AND: the food is as great as the place! Try the lamb mix, and just rely on recommendations and enjoy this fantastic place. By the way, the waitresses are super cute... Highly recommended.

Thank Andy_R1
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We were recommended to eat at Chez Heini during our recent few days' break in Zermatt, and how glad we were, as otherwise we may have missed a wonderful evening. From the moment we entered and were greeted by Matthias, we knew it was a "one off" experience and one we were glad we had saved for our last night.... More 

Thank MamaG2011
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Interesting place Chez Heini is. First of all, DON'T BE LATE. This was beaten into us by our hotel concierge when he made the reservations for us. And proof, while we were there, a party (who seemed familiar to the establishment) came in and without any welcoming pleasantries, was greeted with a "you're 4 minutes late!" I looked at the... More 

Thank sam m
Kuwait city
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198 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Location: center Zermatt Ambiance: This restaurant is specialized in grilled Lamb which is a local delicacy. You can actually see the grill in the corner of the seating area. After diner there is a daily performance by the owner of the restaurant singing ABBA songs. It's really entertaining and fun. Host: super fun and friendly. They accommodate our last minute... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $94
Swiss, Barbecue, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wiestistrasse 45, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: 0041279671630

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?