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Restaurant Julen

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Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
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11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sacramento
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here twice during our stay in Zermatt and enjoyed the food and service. Interesting Asian appetizers offered and especially liked the salmon with wasabi sauce and the Indian themed curry shrimp. Main dishes were similar to the Schaferstube downstairs as they both use the same kitchen/cook. Bruno the waiter was very helpful in offering locally grown wines of the... More 

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Familie-Julen, Manager at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Estimated guest, What a honor to read your great comment in reference to your dinner experience at our restaurant. Thank you very much for reviewing us! It is a great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our traditional specialities and tasteful wines. We will happily share your positive feedback with the entire team. Whenever you will visit Zermatt again, we... More 

Gingins, Switzerland
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just love this place, stayed at the hotel with my daughter last year and insisted that my husband and I went to eat at the restaurant this weekend. Reserved on-line and asked for a specific place to sit, which they carried out. Duc, our waiter was just lovely, friendly, competent, professional. The lamb is a speciality and I ordered the... More 

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Familie-Julen, Manager at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Dear guest What a pleasure to read your valuable feedback regarding your recent visit to our restaurant. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed a lovely dinner at our restaurant with lamb specialities from our own farm. We will happily share your fabulous comment concerning our staff with the entire team. We would look forward to welcoming you... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We had the lamb, which is the speciality at Julen. It was very tender and tasty. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. Our waiter was rather stressed, but it turned out well in the end.

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Familie-Julen, Manager at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and for taking the time to rate our restaurant. It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed a tasty meal with tender meat from the sheep of our farm. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of our restaurant. We would look forward to... More 

Hombeek, Belgium
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This restaurant is top in everything. the food, the wine, the service, all is excellent. I can recommend to everyone the cheese and lamb dishes. These are of exquisite quality. Next time I will go back. Please note that you have to reserve, as you will not be the only one who wants to enjoy.

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Thank Ellen V
Familie-Julen, Manager at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Dear guest, It is a great pleasure to read your fabulous feedback. Thank you for taking the precious time to evaluate your recent restaurant experience. We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed a tasteful dinner with lamb meat from our own sheep farm. It is also nice to hear that we met your expectations with our wine choice... More 

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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Nothing exceptional regarding the food. However the service was outstanding. If you look for an "ok" option close to the center, it's a fair choice.

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Familie-Julen, Manager at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Estimated guest, We would like to thank for your precious comment regarding your dinner experience at the restaurant Julen! Thank you very much for evaluating our restaurant and for sharing your impressions with us. We kindly took note concerning your remark about the food. We are extremely glad to hear that you appreciated the service. We will happily share your... More 

Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing to say. Just delicious. Recommend. If you want to eat some lamb, go to Julen. It's one of the best lamb I've ever eaten in my life.

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Familie-Julen, Manager at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Estimated guest, It is a honor for us to read such a great comment regarding your visit to our Restaurant Julen. We are very happy to hear that our home-produced lamb meat from our own farm have met your culinary expectations. We already look forward to seeing you again at our restaurant and at Tradition Julen! Warmest regards from Zermatt.... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Hotel Julen's sister hotel, the Hotel Daniela in the last full week of January 2017. I commend the staff in the bar and the restaurant of the hotel for their wonderful friendly and efficient service and the chef and kitchen staff for tasty and delicious dinner menus with good choices for the main courses. A delightful... More 

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Familie-Julen, Manager at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Dear guest, It is an immense pleasure to read your great feedback concerning your recent visit at the Restaurant Julen. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed some delightful moments and that you felt welcome. Thank you very much that you took the time to give us your outstanding remark. We will not miss to share your comment... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Three of my friends had rack of lamb. It tasted as if cooked previously and warmed up. It had no glaze of freshly prepared lamb. The salad bar consisted mostly of ingredients out of a can. The lamb was served in two of the same courses. Our waiter said this was the Swiss way. Dinner took over 3 hours, which... More 

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Familie-Julen, Manager at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Dear sir or madam, Thank you very much for your visit at the RESTAURANT JULEN, we were very pleased to welcome you. We would particularly like to thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback about your recent restaurant experience. Our highest aim is to constantly improve our services, so feedback is always very important to us.... More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I spent my Christmas vacation in Zermatt and stopped by this restaurant for dinner one night. Their Swiss roasted pork roulade tasted good and caramel pudding was refreshing too. The atmosphere when dining here was really merry and joyful due to Christmas season. However the staff was not very professional as they'd missed my table reservation at first, and later... More 

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Familie-Julen, Manager at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining at the RESTAURANT JULEN, we were very pleased to welcome you. We would particularly like to thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback about your recent visit. We would really like to apologize for the trouble you have faced during your visit. Our highest aim is to constantly improve our... More 

New York City, New York
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180 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 61
Cuisine
Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?