One of our goals in our visit this year to Andermatt was to try out all of the restaurants. We didn’t go out every night but were able to try quite a few offerings. And we only broke our rule once by visiting The Chedi Clubhouse restaurant twice, but my excuse is once was for lunch without the girls and the second time was for dinner with them.
Here are a few thoughts about each of the places we tried out:
3 Koenige & Post – We visited here Saturday night as we found quite a few other places were fully booked but this place soon filled up too (we had just arrived around 7pm). It was the perfect introduction to trying out all things Swiss. Their menu includes all the classics: Cheese Fondue, Kalbbratwurst, Rösti and Chicken Cordon Bleu, Schnitzel etc. etc. The food was excellent and the staff really friendly! **** (great Swiss variety for everyone)
Restaurant Ochsen – Our next stop was a place we had visited last time and we knew for sure we wanted to pop in again. You will need to book for here as it is quite small and very popular. The drawcard being their Cheese Fondue. We’ve had quite a bit of this in and around Switezrland and we all agree that this place makes the best. We are convinced it is down to their ability to add just the right amount of pepper but we fail to replicate it – so there must be something more to it. We haven’t really ventured to even look what else is on the menu, but I am sure the other dishes are just as good. My favourite is the Cheese and Bacon Fondue, but really the plain cheese one is perfect. ***** (for the best fondue).
Restaurant Skiklub – Liam and I had lunch here (it is literally a block down from our apartment and from the Gemstock skilift) and we really plesantly surprised. The menu has all the typical dishes but we both went for the veal sausage and chips (kalbbratwurst mit pomme frites) and as you can see it is the most beautifully presneted one I ever did see and it tasted just as good! **** (go for the sausage!)
Hotel Sonne – We had had these grand plans of making our own Suhi one night as I found little kits in the local COOP. But we all soon decided that we really wanted to continue with our little Taste Tour of Andermatt. Everyday we had walked past this restaurant and guesthouse and after we realised we had only ever had hot chocolate here, we knew owed it to the place to try out their food this time. It is a great choice! It is a little smarter than the other Swiss restaurants we had been too (white linen on the tables, silver cutlery, it has a bit of a French feel to it, but not too fussy and fancy that I felt underdressed in my ski clothes after nightsledding). Their menu is large and they cover all the Swiss dishes (and I really mean that, as I was surpised to see they serve Horse!). I quickly decided to ignore this fact, and went for the Pork Schnitzel. Zara nd Bailey went for the veal sausage (having missed our trip to the Skiklub) and I actually can’t remember what Liam had but all in all, the food was good. The girls enjoyed your ice cream scoops (Bailey was thrilled with her free dinosaur cup that it came in) but I had the apple struedel and I wouldn’t choose that again (it was hard and not that flavourful) but the hot vanilla sauce made up for it. *** (good option for dinner, I would be keen to try some of the other dishes that I saw other guests enjoying: Fondue Chinoise and Entrecote with Croquettes.)
??? Not sure of the name but it is at the bottom of the Natschen Slope – As it was the girls last day of skiing, we went to watch their races at Natschen and Liam and I both agreed we couldn’t make the walk back to our place without first stopping for lunch (you think we had been skiing!). So we popped into the place that Bailey had said they always went to for lunch as it is right next to the Natschen base. And true as anything a few minutes later her whole ski class and another three walked in for lunch (so I would not necessarily recommend this place for a quiet meal). But if you are after a quick Swiss lunch close to the slopes – the Kase schnitte is AMAZING! Liam didn’t know what I was ordering but soon had order-envy when he saw mine. I am so going to replicate it at home: it is a thick clice of crusty bread, with lots and lots of cheese melted all over it and afterwards a a slice of tomato and parsley sprinkled on top. So really, a grilled sandwich – but the choice of bread and cheese take it to a whole new level! *** (get the Cheeseslice you won’t be disappointed).
Our last night was spent at The Chedi Clubhouse but I’ll save another post for that. Happy eating!