Michelin Starred Dining At High Altitude in Switzerland
High up on the Mount Gitsch, at an altitude of 2,344m above sea level on top of a ski slope, in Andermatt, Switzerland you will find not one, but two restaurants in the mountains that have been awarded a highly coveted Michelin star each within their first year of operation. The Michelin Guide has awarded a Michelin star to each of the two highest located restaurants on Gütsch.
Fine dining with breathtaking views and a truly memorable experience. Andermatt Swiss Alps (ASA) has taken altitude dining to another level and this alpine village is quickly becoming a gourmet mecca. The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt and Gütsch by Markus Neff are two of Switzerland’s highest restaurants overlooking the village of Andermatt and the Gemsstock ski mountain.
The restaurants look out over the Gotthard Pass, the Oberalp Pass and the Urseren Valley giving you the opportunity to take in the beautiful unique scenery that the world-famous Swiss Alps has to offer. Gütsch restaurant offers French haute cuisine and The Japanese restaurant serves the finest East Asian delights. So, you have the option to travel from one side of the globe to the other all in one building where both restaurants are located.
From Valley Low to Mountain High
Gütsch by Chef Markus Neff and his team focus on creations that are clear and simple. Located on the ground floor with 66 indoors seats and another 145 outdoors seats spread across two terraces offering endless views over central Swiss Alps.
Gütsch is located at the top station of the Gütsch-Express gondola lift. Both sports enthusiasts and pedestrians can easily access. The Gütsch – Flyer chairlift also takes you from the Oberalp Sedrun side directly to the restaurant.
A great deal of respect and love is shown for local products, this can be witnessed in the rigorously composed dishes. Following their ‘From Valley Low to Mountain High’ ethos, everything is made from scratch, from handmade pasta to bread.
Switzerland’s highest altitude Japanese restaurant
Located 2,300 metres above sea level, The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt pairs stunning views with outstanding Japanese cuisine. Offering high-quality minimalist interior, jaw-dropping views and tantalizing food full of flavour, The Japanese restaurant by Chedi Andermatt will deliver an authentic dining experience with style. 44 seats indoors and 45 seats outdoors, under the direction of Dietmar Sawyere, the sushi masters can make you everything from delicious tempura to shidashi bento. And the modern omakase and kaiseki tasting menus are the speciality of the restaurant, so you can experience a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. There is even a sushi and sashimi bar, so you can watch the chefs work their magic from selected tables. Or relax on the terrace with drinks and nibbles and take in the spectacular views.
One thing is guaranteed, regardless of which restaurant you choose to dine in, and it is this – you will enjoy a special dining experience at the very top of a glorious ski slope and that will be remembered for many years to come. This is dining with a difference, even the ingredients are delivered by gondola!
Reserve The Japanese : thechediandermatt.com
Reserve Gütsch: guetsch.com