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Restaurant Schaferstube

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$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European
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Riedstrasse 2 | Daniela & Paul Julen, Riedstrasse 2, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friends and I visited this restaurant on Jan 14, 20017. I believe this is one of the best restaurants in Zermatt. Menu consists mainly of lamb. We tasted three different lamb dishes and all of them were excellent. This is a right place for those who love lamb. Vine list is big and comprises a lot of local vines.

Thank alexandermsk2015
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOcated in the Hotel Julen, this restaurant offers good tasting fresh food and served in decent portions. Not cheap, the restaurant has a good standard of service and somewhere which gets busy especially around lunch and dinner. Reservations would be a good idea especially if your party is bigger than 2 pax, as the restaurant like most Swiss gems is... More 

Thank NIA1011
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner for my husbands birthday. Definitely make a reservation prior as the restaurant is small. Excellent food and wine. They surprised us with a wonderful chocolate cake and candle for my husband. The owner came and checked in with us as well. Great experience!

Thank Courtney C
New York City, New York
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165 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located downstairs under the Hotel Julen, this cozy restaurant is just wonderful -- quintessentially Zermatt. We went for Christmas Eve dinner with a family party of six people. The tables were decorated with little pine branches and small Santa's were all around on the window sills and shelves. Some of us ordered the raclette -- the national dish of Switzerland,... More 

Thank delospoppy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food ! Great service! Outstanding wine recommendations! Restaurant has 2 areas - downstairs and upstairs. Down is very traditional - typical Swiss feel. Up is more modern, but the same menu and all. We are at both places - super!

Thank Vikram S
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant for dinner and I immediately felt comfortable in their cozy setting with a blazing fire grill. The decor was a lot of rustic knickknacks and sheepy. People who dislike or don't eat lamb be forewarned; this place specialises in lamb in most if not all their dishes! We had the hay soup and... More 

Thank JustFoxeh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to Zermatt 3 times and we have gone to this restaurant at least 6 times during those different trips. They grill all of their meats over an open firepit; the lamb is to die for! We tried lamb for our first time at this restaurant, now we are hooked and make it at home... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent time at the Schäferstube. Both of us used to be skeptical when it comes to lamb but there was no disappointment at this cozy restaurant. The meat was tender and perfectly prepared on open fire. Also don't miss the Raclette! Either as appetizer or all you can eat main. Delicious!

Thank swissconnex
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very authentic Swiss restaurant with very helpful staff. Manager very helpful telling us about local sheep and giving us free gratis samples to try. Great atmosphere and delicious fondue- recommend the lamb in broth

Thank 915rosie
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at the Schaferstube last night, very traditional design with friendly staff, speciality is the lamb shank which looked amazing, we had both the cheese and lamb fondu which was superb Owner was really friendly and treated us to the house special starter of cured lamb and beef Will be back when next in town

Thank 604brendan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, Central European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riedstrasse 2 | Daniela & Paul Julen, Riedstrasse 2, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 966 76 00

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