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Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise

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Klein Matterhorn 3800m | 3920 Zermatt, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 01 01
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We dined here for lunch and it was very good, we had steak and chips with vegetables. The meat was very soft and tender and everything tasted very good. The view was out of this world and the price was a little steep, but it is a tourist spot and I guess thats the price you pay for it. It... More 

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Thank Colt S
GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear Colt S, I would like to thank you for your review. We are really proud to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Matterhorn glacier paradise. The view, especially on sunny days, is amazing here, isn`t it. The kitchen team is doing every day its best to prepare the food as perfect as possible. That is why we are... More 

Angus
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435 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Food prices are extortionate but what else would you expect at the top of a mountain. CHF12.50 for a bowl of soup. Food quality was really good. It is very warm compared to the outside glacier paradise and tunnels. Fine for the warmth but not great for a full meal or lunch. Amazing views.

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Thank AngusAsh
GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear AngusAsh, I would like to thank you for your review. It is true, it is really warm in the restaurant compared to the tunnel. The restaurant generates enough energy from the photovoltaic system integrated in the building’s façade to cover all its heating, ventilation and lighting requirements for the entire year. This energy-saving design for Zermatt Bergbahnen AG serves... More 

London, United Kingdom
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391 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

To be fair, the costs of getting stuff to/from here must be elevated...but they also have a captive audience...just chose with care. We stopped for a rest and a bite to eat...would I stop by again...yes...

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Thank rkjlondon
GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear rkjlondon, I would like to thank you for your review. Your statement " would I stop by again..yes..." I Interpret as you liked your stay on Matterhorn glacier paradise. The view is on sunny and on cloudless days amazing! Kind regards from Klein Matterhorn Gabriele Weiss More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

After taking the cable cars to the summit of the Klein Matterhorn, we were starting to feel the effects of the altitude so decided to get a bit of food. Located at 3883m there can't be many restaurants higher. The food was reasonably priced considering the location and the prices elsewhere around Switzerland and what we got was better than... More 

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GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear Martin M, I would like to thank you for your review. My team and I will do all the best for our guests every day. Thats why we are really glad to hear that it was an unexpected highlight for you. The kitchen in the front of our guests makes it possible to see how rösti, pasta and many... More 

Durham England
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Enjoyed cable car rides, felt dizzy when reached the Glacier Paradise but went off when we started to return down the mountains again

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GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear sachaDurh, First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your review and introduce myself as the new restaurant manager of the Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise. The view is on sunny and on cloudless days amazing! We understand that you`ve enjoyed the cable car ride. Feeling a bit dizzy is very common here because of the hight. The... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

This place is an absolute joke. They recently renovated it and along with the renovation (which was a huge step down in my opinion) they have also decided to charge 2 Swiss francs to use the bathroom! Their food is really awful and insultingly high-priced. To top it off they have perhaps the rudest staff I have ever encountered in... More 

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GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear 335phill, First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your review and introduce myself as the new restaurant manager of the Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise. Many processes changed and improvements have been implemented in order to provide our guests not only a great view, but also a warm and of course a culinary delicious stay in the... More 

Durban, South Africa
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

After hours out in the snow, we thoroughly enjoyed our rosti with ham and cheese and a great tasting Swiss hot chocolate. A wonderfully warm escape from the snow covered peaks in which to recharge before heading out again.

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Thank Mark L
GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear Mark L, It is just over a year since your visit but I would like to thank you for your review. It is very nice to hear that you have enjoyed your time in the snow at 3883 meters above sea level. Should your travel plans lead you back to Zermatt, we are glad to welcome you again in... More 

Fremont, California
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274 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a restaurant located at over 12,000 feet high up in the Alps overlooking the Matterhorn. It can be reached by taking two sets of cable cars from Zermatt. The views from the restaurant was simply awesome! This is supposedly the highest restaurant in Europe. It was a huge relief walking into the warm restaurant after the cold winds... More 

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GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear Qualitypro3336, First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your review and introduce myself as the new restaurant manager of the Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise. Many processes changed and improvements have been implemented in order to provide our guests not only a great view, but also a warm and of course a culinary delicious stay in the... More 

Richmond Hill
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322 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

The only restaurant up on the Paradise. I felt nauseated and sick because of the high altitude and coldness of the place, a warm plate of food warmed me up immensely and I felt much better right away. The food was priced high, just like the altitude, at around 20CHF per plate, but this was expected. The taste was quite... More 

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Thank MARK L
GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear Mark L, It is just over two year since your visit but I would like to thank you for your review. It is very nice to hear that you have enjoyed your time at 3883 meters above sea level. Feeling a bit dizzy is very common here because of the hight. The best thing you can do is walk... More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Fantastic views, delicious food and even better in the sun :-)

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GabrieleWeiss, Manager at Restaurant Matterhorn glacier paradise, responded to this review

Dear Snowpet, It is just over three years since your visit but I would like to thank you very much for your review. It is very nice to hear that you have enjoyed your time at 3883 meters above sea level. Should your travel plans lead you back to Zermatt, we are glad to welcome you again. Sincerely Yours, Gabriele... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$29
Cuisine
International, Swiss, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klein Matterhorn 3800m | 3920 Zermatt, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 966 01 01
Description
Good for body, soul and environment: the renovated restaurant and Peak Shop at almost 4000 metres are always worth a visit. Large panoramic windows offer a magnificent high-alpine vista as a backdrop to the culinary delights within. The Matterhorn glacier paradise restaurant is modern and eco-friendly. In 2010, the zero-energy building with Minergie-P certification was awarded both the Swiss and the European Solar Prizes. The Matterhorn glacier paradise restaurant has special offers for groups. Check out our delicious group menus. The restaurant also holds a conference space with room for up to 70 people and a lodge with 40 beds. The modern accommodation has Minergie-P certification for energy conservation and has five rooms, each with eight beds, two showers and WCs with an exclusive wastewater treatment system.

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