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Restaurant Julen

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Swiss, European, Contemporary, Central European
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Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming to Zermatt for years and are regularly dining at Julen. Last years, we were disappointed but decided to try again. What a mistake!! We came in at 19:00, ordered at 19:10. The few who ordered a first course waited 25 min. We waited 1 hour and 10 min. for our main course which wasn't really warm.... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted to go somewhere a little special for my husband's 70th Birthday. Read good reviews for this restaurant.We were not disappointed, the Lamb ragout was excellent and the parfait was delicious.The service from the staff was perfect always there if you needed them but never obtrusive. We had a lovely evening.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I just had a great meal in this restaurant. The staffs are the most helpful that I had experienced so far. This makes the meal to be very pleasant. The food is tasty but a little bit too salty for me, just like every restaurant in Switzerland. The environment is pleasant. Overall this is a restaurant I am happy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day of hiking, this cozy, little place was warm and friendly. The waiter helped me choose, and I was not disappointed. The lamb ragu dish was the perfect portion size and very tasty--a little heavier if you're looking for something light, but it was just the comfort food I needed (and the red wine was good too!).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant serves very delicious lamb cuisine at reasonable price. Tradition lamb ragout + lamb tonque + braised lamb knuckle + grilled rack of lamb + mango panacota served us tastefully.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Went based on great trip advisor reviews. Food was good and nice atmosphere but the service was far too slow. It felt like there was a melt down in the kitchen but when asked we were just told it was a normal busy Saturday night. If that is normal would avoid it in future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in hotel Julen where the waitresses are dressed in traditional wear. We had the cheese fondue and rack of lamb and both were excellent. Service was prompt and friendly. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Needed a place to celebrate our anniversary. Julen's came highly recommended by our hotel. Service and food were great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Visited Zermatt mid-May - we did not realize how many hotels & restaurants are closed at this time, so we were very fortunate to come across Restaurant Julen. Our waiter, Martin, was great - very attentive & his recommendations were very good. They have a salad bar - first one we had come across in Europe, but it was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We visited Zermatt during the low season, and many hotels and restaurants were closed. Fortunately Restaurant Julen was open, and we had dinner there twice. We enjoyed both dinners very much: the food was very good, service was attentive, and the wine list includes many excellent local Valais red and white wines (although a bit pricey). There is a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$16 - $60
Cuisine
Swiss, European, Contemporary, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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