Zermatt is home to the Alps' finest mountain restaurants and Zum See counts among the resort's best. This ultra-fashionable eatery, run by the same husband and wife team for 30 years, is a popular haunt for an on-the-slopes lunch with the beautiful people of Zermatt. Located in a 16th-century three-story wooden house in a small hamlet above Zermatt, there's an intimate dining room with tiny windows and low wood-beamed ceilings, and an extensive stone patio with outdoor seating for sunnier days. Somewhat surprisingly for a mountain restaurant in a landlocked country, seafood is the specialty here, delivered ultra-fresh from Zurich every morning. Fishy highlights include a Mediterranean fish soup and king prawns in curry sauce. Swiss rustic staples like rösti or croûte au fromage (a delicious, gooey, Swiss-style cheese on toast that's soaked in white wine) are also to die for. For dessert, phone ahead and pre-order the Cremeschnitte (custard creme cake). You won't regret it!
Cable car to middle station Furi
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily noon–5pm, mid-Dec to mid-Apr and end June to early-Oct Transportation Train (Zermatt); in summer, 40-minute walk, or cable car to middle station Furi followed by a 15-minute downhill walk; in winter, follow the slope from Furi to Zermatt on skis Phone 027/ 967 20 45 Prices Main courses CHF18–CHF49 Cuisine Type Swiss/International/Seafood Web site Zum See
MapCable car to middle station Furi Zermatt
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