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“Disappointing”

Sonnmatten Restaurant & Suite
Ranked #39 of 204 Restaurants in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$44
Cuisines: European, Swiss
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The fact that the change of owner is not advertised clearly accounts for a lot of praise for the new owners which is absolutely undue. We knew that the previous owner had left but booked a table for four in March 2014 anyway. To start with the new owners had our reservation under another name (and it is not a complicated name!). Once the booking and our table was found we were presented with a blackboard with the dinner menu. The selection was very limited indeed: one first course, one salad, one main course with two options at extra cost and one dessert. The food was ok-ish but the service was despicable, upturned empty bottle in the ice bucket and all. The new owner’s motto is “eat as you would eat at home” and everything is served in bowls and on platters. While I do not mind this I mind it very much that we were not given fresh cutlery after the starter but were asked in no uncertain terms to use it again for the main course. Luckily we skipped dessert or we might have been asked to re-use the cutlery for that too. We eat with more style at home and we definitely do not use the same cutlery for the first course and the main course. So the next time we feel like eating as we would eat at home we shall stay home.

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Very good restaurant for good set menu meal. Very friendly service. Lunch menu is good as well.
Menu changes every day.

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Thank IamZozo
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Place is cosy and service good. Liked the salad and the pasta. I think the place is good (rather than average) however I cannot say it is very good, particularly when compared to other experiences in Zermatt.

Main disappointment was main curse. It is a fixed menu, one of us had the beef, another had the fish, and neither was spectacular.

I like Edwards bar in Monte Rosa hotel much better.

1  Thank Varinia
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food contributed to a wonderful evening spent as a family with 2 young children (7 and 5). They were very accommodating to our needs. And the local wine recommendation was spot on!

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Thank Silartravel
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We ended one of our hikes near this restaurant and had to see the inside based on the beautiful outdoor eating area. Made a reservation for our last night in Zermatt and we weren't disappointed. Great service and atmosphere and amazing food.

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Thank Big2dogs
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