Dining in Andermatt
There are about 20 restaurants in Andermatt should you wish to dine around. Virtually all have good reputations for the quality of their service and cuisine so fortunately it should be hard to go wrong.
Home fresh cooked meals, local ingredients and traditional high service standards are the norm rather than the exception in Andermatt.
However the opening of the Chedi hotel and resort has built on Andermatt’s dining reputation still further. It alone is home to seven different eateries ranging from chic cafes to gourmet restaurants and brings flavours from the Far East to join the Swiss specialities already abundantly availably in Andermatt’s established restaurants.
The Restaurant in the Chedi
The Restaurant in the Chedi is located on the hotel’s ground floor and offers views out to the Nätschen Mountain. It serves a combination of central Swiss, European and Asian fare cuisine all cooked up in four ‘theatre kitchens’ open to view. Dining options include three private dining rooms and the chef’s communal tables. There’s also the novelty of a five-metre high cheese cellar!
Baeren is marginally the Andermatt restaurant with the most plaudits. It specialises in authentic Ticinise cuisine and scores on almost everything you might want in a restaurant – not just great food with good portion sizes served by friendly and efficient but not too effusive staff, but also for its ambience and even that the tables are not too close together!
Gasthaus zum Sternen
Another good choice for regional Swiss cuisine is the Gasthaus zum Sternen which scores very highly for all the staples – schnitzel, fondue and strudel to name but a few – with both quality and quantity a forte!
The Riverhouse Restaurant has a reputation for bringing a modern twist to traditional regional dishes. One example is a stylish twist on risotto with leeks, potatoes and pork sausage, which is a recreation of the typical food served by construction workers building the railways to Andermatt over a century ago.
3 Koenige & Post
The 3 Koenige & Post is another hotel, restaurant and bar which is another strong choice for traditional cuisine and is locally renowned for the generous size of its portions. The 3 Koenige & Post’s wiener-schnitzel is particularly highly regarded!
The Gasthaus Tell is one of a dying breed of traditional Swiss restaurants. Located in the resort centre it has a traditional ambience with welcoming staff and again comes with enthusiastic reviews of its food quality – the rösti being highly recommended.
Japanese Restaurant by Hide Yamamoto
Back in The Chedi, the Japanese Restaurant by Hide Yamamoto seats 46 guests and serves spectacular sushi, sashimi and tempura and of course the skilled Japanese chefs are hard at work preparing their delicacies in front of you.
For Italian cuisine it’s hard to beat cosy La Curva, located within the Hotel Metropol, which has a traditional wood fired pizza oven, producing pizza that gets rave reviews. It also has a reputation for good value and fast, friendly service and as a result gets very busy so it’s usually important to reserve a table.
Bar Di Alt Apothek
Bar Di Alt Apothek (see après-ski) also has a small but popular restaurant where you can enjoy great tapas if you fancy something a little more Spanish for a change on your Swiss holiday.
On The Slopes:
Andermatt’s various ski areas have a number of homely and inviting mountain restaurants.
Gurschen located at the cable car’s mid station on the Gemsstock and is therefore accessible by skiers and non-skiers alike is a great place to fill up on Swiss lunchtime favourites like rösti and älplermagronen.
Over on Nätschen the Nätschen Mountain Restaurant can be reached by train or chairlift and when the weather is good has a large sun terrace from which to take in the magnificent views of the Ursern Valley.