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Restaurant Julen

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$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lunchtime trip. We stopped here on a day trip to Zermatt. We had some of the most sublime lamb dishes I can remember having in a long time. The service was lovely and attentive. The food was warming and packed with flavour, exactly as you'd hope at the end of November. Value wise - it was on the expensive... More 

Thank H474
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our first night in Zermatt we ate at this restaurant. The snitzel and the fondue were really nice. The staff were very friendly and the wine list was also very good.

Thank Simon M
Ostersund, Sweden
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Julen resturant gav us a nice evening with highend food. The service was excellent however some of the waitstaff a bit irritated on the kidz. I would more recommend Julen for families with older children.

Thank Magnus S
Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant which sources all the ingredients themselves. The meat is really good and the Raclette and the fondue as well. This was the best dried meat I had for a very long time!

Thank Bruno V
Hickory, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We had a wonderful 5 course meal here. The tuna appetizer was expertly prepared. The thyme soup was equally good. The lamb served over corn was unusual but very good. The mint chocolate cake and an assortment of unusual fruit was a nice conclusion.

Thank stems22
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

So this is the deal: you pay quite a lot for unlimited refill of raclette served with pickles, potatoes, ham, bread etc. We arrived VERY hungry and made the waiter go back and forth to bring us refills of raclette. We had really good fun and the waiter cheered us on while we emptied plates of raclette one after another.... More 

Thank michal_l0nd0n
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I love breakfast. This was the best layout I have ever seen for a breakfast buffet in my entire life and I have traveled for 35 years. Fresh food, beautiful setting, eat until you cannot walk. The mimosas were an excellent touch. I still think about this place. Eat here at all cost.

Thank tommyboy19622016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I had the five course meal and my wife had a single course off the seasonal menu at this foodie oriented place. My first smoked duck course was the best, the veal breast main course bland and with the barley risotto while tasty, together were visually unappealing. The chocolate mousse dessert wasn’t the rich creamy chocolate I would expect. The... More 

Thank redroverma
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The 4 of us came for the fondue and we were not disappointed. We shared beef, lamb and 2 cheese fondues. We shared 2 wonderful dinner salads and good wine accompanied the great service.

Thank travelindan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

It's already past 8 pm when we started to search for a restaurant to dine in. We found this restaurant crowded with people and it seems promising to us. There is easy to read English menu and the waitress is helpful. However, the taste of the food is really not up to standard. My lamb with rice is so so.... More 

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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
Average prices
$16 - $58
Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 966 76 00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?