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“New School Zermatt”

Backstage After Seven
Ranked #66 of 197 Restaurants in Zermatt
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary, Central European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“New School Zermatt”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

There's only a select few locations in Zermatt that truly get the now rather than serving up the past!

After Seven, chef Ivo and crew have served up an exceptional relation between creative food and awesome decor. Our senses were on overdrive as one exceptional dish followed the next, with super nice staff that tended to our every need.

Thank you TEAM After Seven for being special!

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Needs to try less hard !”
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

After Seven has been designed in a style perhaps best described as industrial baroque, with exposed pipe work and an enormous chandelier created using a selection of musical instruments. It is very cool, perhaps a bit too cool, but still a nice change from stripped pine and arrangements featuring pine cones and dried lichen that are so popular elsewhere in Zermatt. The food is from the Heston school of weird flavour combinations, we opted for the four course menu, I say menu, but in practice you exclude things you don't want to eat (in our case meat) and they do the rest. The presentation is stunning and often theatrical (bread baked at your table, with an egg timer to tell you when it is done) but the food itself was a bit hit and miss, the langoustine with green apple - delicious - the trout with papaya not so much and the black olives in the lemon desert were frankly a mistake! Service was slick, although we waited over an hour after arriving before being taken to our table, which was half an hour too long. Overall definitely worth a visit for entertainment value alone, although as you'd expect it is very expensive, however I'd have liked a bit less experimentation and a bit more focus on classic flavour combinations as there is no doubt this chef can cook.

Visited March 2014
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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Simply amazing”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

The Backstage restaurant run by Ivo Adam is quite simply amazing. To begin with the interior – basically the reception of the hotel - is innovative and I like open kitchens in a restaurant. At the start you are being asked to tick a number of ingredients from a list and that is all you get to chose from. I presume this allows the chef to reduce the number of iterations of the menu. We chose a 4 course menu not knowing what to expect, as well as assorted wines. The wines are Swiss and surprisingly good. The food is really inventive. For instance your bread roll is prepared individually at the table. And water cress doesn’t come pre-cut but instead as a small plant in a little pot for the customer to cut with a pair of scissors provided. This DIY aspect is not only entertaining but makes for fresh food. Definitely a 5. My best meal for months.

  • Visited February 2014
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saint-etienne, France
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Stop the theatre and concentrate on food/wine ”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Food was good, innovative and creative; that's the good point and what you expect in a restaurant.
But please stop the theatre and concentrate to your customer !
The wine accompaniment (66chf/p for the 4 dishes) is just the worst selection we ever had and is so disappointing when compared to the wine list which is very nice.

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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Dont raise your expectations”
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Wait 30 mins for amuse bouche, another 30 mins for first starter , and very salty second one. Service is extremely slow! 65 minutes to have your bread! Just dont raise expectations by reading other comments and enjoy!

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