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Restaurant Chez Heini

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Swiss, Barbecue, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Wiestistrasse 45 | 3920 Zermatt, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 16 30
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

A very different experience in Zermatt - amazing food whilst also having fun with decor, service and music. The chef is amazing - works on an open fire, whilst also interacting with tables in relation to wine and service. Definitely go with the set menu of the night - amazing range of courses that includes the best lamb (trust me,... More 

Thank ARWManchester
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We've now done our 6th February half term trip to Zermatt and this restaurant has become a must visit for us. It's kitsch in the 1970/80's style of notably old school Italian restaurants with many old photos of celebs on the wall. The restaurant I think was founded by the father of the (wacky !) son who know runs it... More 

Thank Paul W
Limestone, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Best lamb I have ever ate any where in the world!! Lina was an amazing waitress who was extremely kind and informative!! You will miss out on the experience of Zermatt If you don't eat here-- amazing place

Thank Q770ZHwilliamc
Queens, NY
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Had heard good things about this restaurant so decided to go on this trip, very glad we did. It's a very cozy and welcoming environment. It's a bit off the wall so it's very entertaining as well. My husband really enjoyed the lamb and I also liked the shrimp / crab dish I had. opt for the late (8pm) reservation... More 

Thank edmunds13
Kilchberg, Switzerland
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The meat overall is amazing but especially the Lamb it's boom / great... and the escargot for a starter is better than any London or NY restaurant! You get a lot of food here so skip lunch.... It's awesome... come hungry you won't regret it

Thank Zurichphotographer
Mosman, Australia
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232 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We were warned that Chez Heidi was a bit crazy so on hand the mad decor shouldn't have been a surprise but in traditional Zermatt it is seriously strange! The restaurant was packed full which reflects the delicious meals served -lamb especially. The service was good but the place is busy and noisy so you need to be in the... More 

Thank DebCC
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Chez Heini we know since over 35years, when Dan Daniels father was serving his lamb specialities. I also remember simple starters like a salat with lamb liver or nice soups. This time, we went their to eat our beloved "gigot" again. We tried several starters but the quality and also the style was not in line to the DNA of... More 

Thank Prato-Borni
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, such great value particularly for Zermatt. High food quality and personal attentive service. Plus a great host in Matthias spoiling us and making our night great fun. Let's not forget the end of evening show. When you join in you are rewarded with extra portions, free coffees/teas and digestifs. We were even given the over large grappa glass.... More 

1 Thank EuroBuck
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Chez Heini is one the few restaurants where you can feel that everybody from the owner to the waitress is trying hard so you can have a special night out in Zermatt. From the decor on the table to the many pictures from celebrities on the wall, everything fits in quite well and gives the restaurant a very warm and... More 

1 Thank Michel_2911
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Soup in a shoe, a menu made of records. One could say it is fun, but its just hiding the fact that the food is average and the pricing (even by Zermatt Standards) is madness. Cheapest wine on the menu is 55CHF. Our bill for 2 people was 370CHF which is Michelin pricing, and it isnt Michelin food. Waitress was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$24 - $93
Swiss, Barbecue, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wiestistrasse 45 | 3920 Zermatt, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 967 16 30

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