Fondue in Zermatt: top 10 restaurants for cheese lovers

Which are the best fondue restaurants in Zermatt? Find out with our handy guide to the top 10 fondue restaurants in this famous Swiss Alps ski resort.
Fondue is to Switzerland what apple pie is to Americans, and there’s nothing better after a long day on the slopes. As you would expect from such a well-loved skiing destination, Zermatt is thronged with places to get your fill of melted cheese and meat.

A delightful experience to share with hungry friends, fondue is an unmissable part of any skiing holiday in the Swiss Alps. Our handy guide to the best fondue restaurants in Zermatt will point you in the right direction. Just remember: calories don’t count when you’re on holiday.

Best for typical Swiss recipes: Alpenrose

A cosy mountain restaurant in Zermatt, Alpenrose stands out for its sublime views over the Matterhorn that can be glimpsed from a sunny viewpoint on its terrace. Hearty cheese fondue shares a menu with delicious hashbrowns and a lip-smacking apple strudel.
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Best for mountain views: Bärghüs Grünsee

This inviting hostelry is perfectly placed to enjoy 360° panoramas of Zermatt’s incomparable mountain scenery. A warm welcome awaits you in summer and winter, with the tranquillity of the setting adding a little something to the traditional Swiss gastronomy.
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Best for families: DuPont

Styling itself as the ‘best fondue in Zermatt’, Restaurant DuPont concentrates on getting the basics exactly right. The well-priced menu includes diverse types of fondue as well as an acclaimed selection of dishes like rösti and raclette.
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Best for upmarket fondue: Helvetia

This beautiful dining room in the heart of Zermatt combines rustic décor with classic elegance, an approach which is reflected in the food. While the food is typically Swiss, the focus on high-quality produce and excellent wine makes it a gourmet destination.
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Best for cool surroundings: Iglu-Dorf

Enjoy fondue in an utterly unique way, thanks to the innovative genius of the Iglu-Dorf architects. Open for skiers all day and for the night-skiing specials from Zermatt, this quirky venue serves fondue in unforgettable surroundings hewn from glittering snow crystals.
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Best for Swiss atmosphere: Schwyzer Stübli

This authentic eatery in the Hotel Schweizerhof in central Zermatt provides you with a Swiss experience through and through. From the cosy surroundings to the jaunty strains of local folk musicians, the fondue is just one part of a celebration of all things Swiss.
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Best for ski fondue: Käsestube Furgg

Fondue, and its cheesy cousin raclette, is the type of hearty fare you can only approach with an appetite. This charming establishment just off the piste is certain to take the edge off your post-skiing hunger, thanks to a delicious menu, a great wine selection and a sunny terrace.
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Best for fondue variety: Swiss Chalet

While fondue is famous for its surprisingly delicious combination of heavy bread and thick cheese, the variations on meat fondue are no less inventive. This self-proclaimed ‘oasis of rustic cosyness’ in the centre of Zermatt caters for both types of fondue tribe in delightfully authentic surroundings.
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Best for local produce: Prato Borni

An inviting restaurant in central Zermatt, this authentic establishment is dedicated to the many delicious recipes that originate from the Valais region. The menu encompasses a multitude of cheese dishes as well as tasty wood-fire grill specialities, perfect for a convivial après-ski refuelling stop.
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Best for authentic atmosphere: Pinte

This rustic eatery is certain to provide you with the authentic Swiss Alps atmosphere you’ve been dream of. Traditional wooden architecture is accompanied by warm lighting and simple, cosy décor. All the better for enjoying the fabulous raclette and fondue on offer, using local Valais cheeses.
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