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Elsie's Bar

$$ - $$$, , European
Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 24 31
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
21 Aug 2018
“Great location and friendly staff”
18 Aug 2018
“Nice place to stop for a drink”
Restaurant Hours
Swiss, Bar, European
$$ - $$$
Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Really enjoyed my drinks sitting outside Elsie's bar, its in a great location for people watching in the main street. Drinks are a little cheeky on the pricing (Euro17 for a Mojito) so this and a glass of wine was Euro25. Very friendly staff though...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Sat outside on the raised terrace and watched the world go by over a couple of drinks. Service was good and friendly and a welcome break after a day of walking and exploring. Well located in the main square

Thank The_Belmores
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Outside seating on a raised patio with nice views over the centre of the village. Good Swiss beers and a variety of bottled beers in fridge. Staff friendly and efficient. Upstairs, traditional restaurant open only in winter.

Thank cinders747
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Very nice bar with good drinks and food. During high season, it is recommended to make an reservation, Try the oysters

Thank schmumues
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The oysters are excellent and I would really recommend the tartare. It is pretty good but not the restaurant l would go for a big dinner.

1  Thank iianbb
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best places to have a drink and dinner in Zermatt when the old lady Elsie running the kitchen years ago. After second owner left in July last year we visited this place for the first time for dinner. Service is...More

1  Thank Adiguzel
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

The food was good but there’s not a lot of choice. You have to wait a lot to get serve.. but overall it was a good culinary experience.

Thank Alix V
Reviewed January 2, 2018

We were told this gorgeous gem had a new owner and were skeptical but went ahead and tried hoping for the best. We were disappointed and unfortunately will not be returning. There was no menu, it took ages for our beverages, the presentation of the...More

1  Thank HHD2001
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We had heard that Elsie's served the best Irish Coffee and this is totally true. It is the best I've ever had except for that served at the Buena Vista in San Francisco. However, try not to be too shocked by the price tag. Fun...More

Thank christinegT9387FB
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Elsie's has long been popular in Zermatt but I just don't get why. It is cozy enough but in my opinion serves the tourist trade. To lift some with the locals try the Little Bar among others.

Thank soxfan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, Bar, European
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 967 24 31
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