The Best Alpine Restaurants
Whether you're looking to indulge in a fantastic feast after a tiring afternoon on the slopes or instead steadily enjoy a picturesque, high-altitude dining experience after a relaxed cable car ascend, there are fine eating options aplenty in the Swiss Alps and below we look at some of the most stunning restaurants to visit among the snowy landscapes.
Having replaced an old cheesery in Gstaad, this cosy chalet restaurant has been run by the renowned Robert Speth for over three decades, who continues to serve traditional yet refined, regionally sourced dishes.
Located under the roof of Mathis Food Affairs on Corviglia, 2,486m above sea level, La Marmite has become renowned for serving inventive and experimental dishes using organic, regional produce and also boasts a popular selection of truffle and caviar inventions to indulge in and distract from the incredible mountainous surroundings.
Located on the top of the slopes and hiking trails of Crans Montana, the Chetzeron restaurant offers superb panoramic views and boasts a lauded wine selection to compliment the contemporary and locally sourced food offerings. Set within a grand hotel, the further amenities could soon become really quite convenient and more so appealing after a dining experience here.
That's right, the headquarters of Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service makes the list (more so for everything else it has going for it besides the actual food). Designed by Konrad Wolf and located on the Schilthorn near Mürren, Piz Gloria became the world's first revolving restaurant at 3000 m altitude and has remained a huge attraction since the 60s. Just look at that view.
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