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Restaurant Julen

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank petunazverev
Jersey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Honeymonsterjames
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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank OldJacksonSkier
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 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank SteveWang81
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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169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Magoebaskloof, South Africa
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly and efficient, the food was good and we enjoyed our meal although did not blow us away. The decor of the restaurant is typical Valais style, full of character and colour.

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Bern, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly I have to say the staff were extremely professional and attentive. This can be a rare find nowadays and was much appreciated. Of the four meals we had three were outstanding but the pork was a bit underwhelming, not bad but a bit dry. I will say that the manager did come to ask us how it was going... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Every year we are going to this restaurant. The ambience is wonderfull, perfect service and excellent food...

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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We wanted do dine in the Restaurant Schäferstube, which is the second Restaurant of the Hotel Julen in the same building. They do have a charcoal grill there on which they do lamb specialities. The Schäferstube was full so we decided to try the Restaurant Julen, because they do also serve a limited choice of lamb from that grill. We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner. Service was excellent with friendly waitress and waiter. Food was a little disappointing after the excellent reviews here. Chilli spaghetti was so so but a little bland. Roast Pork was average but the cheese fondue was far below average. Kid's meal good value. Bottled water cost 9 CHF.

Thank anne332

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$59
Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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?