St Moritz

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St. Moritz Restaurants

St. Moritz is home to what is, gastronomically speaking, the finest mountain restaurant in the world. Situated in the top sta-tion of the Corviglia funicular, La Marmite is now run by Reto Mathis, son of Hartly, who founded the establishment. It is not a pretty building but the views are spectacular and the food is tremendous. The specialties here are caviar and truffles.

At the Avalunch bar, adjacent, skiers and boarders can get a burger and a beer or soft drink quite cheaply. On the Corvatsch sector, the restaurant at Hahnensee, on the run down to St Moritz Bad, is a great place with a very lively terrace on sunny spring afternoons.

Dining in St. Moritz

Since most hotels here operate on a half-board basis, much of the eating tends to be done in hotel dining rooms. However, the best restaurant in the region is unquestionably the Talvo, just outside St Moritz at Champfer. Roland Johri has two Michelin stars and is one of Switzerland's most celebrated chefs. Try one of his designer vinegars as a digestif. For a more modest night out, the pizzeria in the Chesa Veglia is a lively place serving reasonably simple food at reasonably modest prices.

Down in town, the Roo Bar, on the terrace of the Hotel Hauser has a nice selection of beers and cocktails.

In the evenings some of St Moritz's many intimate little bars come into their own. The tiny Cresta Bar in the Hotel Steffani is always an amusing place for a drink or two. This, along with the Sunny Bar of the Kulm hotel, is much frequented by Cresta riders during their season, which runs until late February. The wonderful old Chesa Veglia also has a couple of charming little bars.

Late at night the King's Club in the Palace is the place to see and be seen in high season, but outside this period it can be very quiet. (Jacket-and-tie dress codes apply here as they do in several other places in St Moritz.)