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Restaurant Julen

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$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary
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Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Zermatt the week of Christmas and stopped at the Hotel Julen's Bar to have a drink a couple of times. It's a great place to have a drink. Great - fun service and not to mention it's wonderful to sit in front of a "real" fireplace". Hang out, talk and just be cozy. The manager came up... More 

Thank delospoppy
Magoebaskloof, South Africa
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were friendly and efficient, the food was good and we enjoyed our meal although did not blow us away. The decor of the restaurant is typical Valais style, full of character and colour.

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Bern, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I have to say the staff were extremely professional and attentive. This can be a rare find nowadays and was much appreciated. Of the four meals we had three were outstanding but the pork was a bit underwhelming, not bad but a bit dry. I will say that the manager did come to ask us how it was going... More 

Thank Rachel F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every year we are going to this restaurant. The ambience is wonderfull, perfect service and excellent food...

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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We wanted do dine in the Restaurant Schäferstube, which is the second Restaurant of the Hotel Julen in the same building. They do have a charcoal grill there on which they do lamb specialities. The Schäferstube was full so we decided to try the Restaurant Julen, because they do also serve a limited choice of lamb from that grill. We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner. Service was excellent with friendly waitress and waiter. Food was a little disappointing after the excellent reviews here. Chilli spaghetti was so so but a little bland. Roast Pork was average but the cheese fondue was far below average. Kid's meal good value. Bottled water cost 9 CHF.

Thank anne332
Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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

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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
US$16 - US$58
Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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?