A white plate laden with meat and vegetables, and pans in the background. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG, ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Plate laden with meat and vegetables


A treat for the taste buds

Welcome to Gstaad, a top dining destination

The holiday region is an absolute paradise for keen foodies and those who love alpine authenticity. Creative chefs delight diners with a tempting variety of culinary experiences. The Gstaad holiday region is one of the hottest gourmet destinations in the entire Alpine region. Come up, slow down – a stay here is the perfect opportunity to relax and indulge. Foodies from all over the world flock here for the variety of delicious cuisine, with exquisite flavours, skilful cooking and cosy, traditional restaurants. And it’s got the accolades to back it up: our restaurant scene boasts the highest density of GaultMillau points in Alpine Switzerland. 

Portrait of Urs Heller leaning against the wall with his arms crossed.

Urs Heller

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Urs Heller, Editor-in-Chief GaultMillau

«With 308 GaultMillau points, cosy restaurants and lots of wonderful sun terraces to choose from, the Saanenland is seventh heaven for foodies!»

 Set table in the Hotel Ermitage with a view of the outdoor pool and the snow-covered Horneggli. 

Dinner with a view of the snow-covered Horneggli.

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Whatever the season, there’s nothing better than sitting down to eat with friends and family in an intimate setting. With over 100 restaurants, there’s something for everyone. The diversity of Gstaad’s restaurant scene is second to none: with everything from cosy inns to charming fondue bars and tearooms for coffee and cake, you simply can’t go wrong.

Fine dining

With a total of 308 GaultMillau points and three Michelin stars, the Gstaad region and the Rougemont area nearby are jewels of the culinary scene. Indeed, Gstaad has become so renowned as a dining destination that foodies flock here from abroad to eat. And rightly so: the ambitious teams of chefs conjure up chic culinary delights that delight the eye and the taste buds in equal measure.

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Mountain restaurants

Set amid snow-covered peaks, mountain restaurants and their sun terraces make the ideal retreat to warm up and relax during a day on skis or a winter hike. Indulge in culinary delights in a cosy atmosphere while gazing out over the sparkling snowy landscape. These are winter moments to treasure forever.


The secret’s out: speciality cheeses from the Gstaad holiday region are now world-famous. In winter, our five giant caquelons are easily accessible for cheese lovers on foot, by toboggan or on snowshoes. On the Rinderberg, the giant caquelon is right beside the ski slope. Sit back and indulge amid glorious mountain scenery: pick up a fondue backpack containing produce from local dairies for an authentic fondue experience.

Couple sitting in a giant fondue caquelon and eating fondue.

Couple in a fondue caquelon

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On a table is a hot chocolate with whipped cream and a basket of chips. Behind it you can see a blurry snow-covered mountain panorama.

Pure enjoyment in our snow bars

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Snow bars

Pure indulgence: whether you’re skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or tobogganing, head to our snow bars to warm up, quench your thirst, make a short pit stop or sunbathe on the terrace. There’s something for everyone.

Alpine and regional produce

Make sure you try our local specialities for a unique taste experience. From sweet, piquant Saanen mustard to creamy golden honey, these regional products are made with traditional craftsmanship and the pristine nature of the Alps. Sustainable production and loving craft create products that delight with their quality and distinctive character.

Six different types of cheese are presented on a platter. Each cheese is labelled with a sign. Charme de Möser and Gstaader Rahmli are white soft cheeses. Hornbergmutschli and Gstaader-Bergkäse are already hard cheeses. The last two cheeses cannot be clearly identified.

Regional products from the Gstaad holiday region

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