“Come up, slow down.” Gstaad is not only known for its world-class slopes. Visitors to the world’s most picturesque mountain range can also expect some of the heartiest and delectably creative cuisine available in the region. From the finest gourmet restaurants to traditional raclette lodges, guests can enjoy both regional and international cuisine. So renowned for its cuisine, international gourmands flock to the alpine town in droves for the Davidoff-Saveurs Gourmet Festival every summer.

As far as winter-appropriate restaurants go, here is Insignia’s list of top five choices categorised by theme:

Top Traditional Swiss Restaurant – Chesery

The original location of a cheesery, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan built “Hostellerie Chesery” in its place. This chalet is now a traditional restaurant led by Robert and Susanne Speth.

Top Restaurant for Romance – Leonard’s

Led by culinary virtuoso Urs Geschwend, Leonard’s décor is classic and modern. Its cuisine is artfully presented not unlike the décor and holds one Michelin star. Offering rustic gastropub-style dishes, this establishment offers patrons its in-house sommelier’s expertise to fully round out their meal by candelabra.

Top Authentically Alpine Restaurant – Le Petit Chalet

This quaint log cabin decorated with fairy lights offers a traditional journey into Swiss fare. A crackling fire, sumptuous fondue and Alpine ambience make this eatery truly unforgettable. Seating 20, this establishment is a cosy experience.

Top Location for Fine Dining – Sommet

Located in Alpina Gstaad, this Michelin-starred restaurant serves exceptional farm-to-table cuisine. The kitchen is led by chef Marcus G. Lindner, serving up the best dishes of the Alpine region including venison, veal and caviar. 400 rare vintage bottles of wine are available from across the world.


Top Artistic Bistro – 16 Art

Tucked away on a quite backroad, this restaurant is housed in an edifice that used to be a bell factory. Today it’s a trendy bar and restaurant offering local barbequed dishes made from the freshest produce. The menu changes on a daily basis with its meat cooked on an open fire.

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