Davos and Klosters are known for their internationalism, welcoming the rich and famous from all over the world. But don't be mistaken, there is also a traditional side to this elite resort. Here are our favourite traditional Swiss restaurants in the resort where you can sample homemade ‘Röteli’ desserts beside a roaring fire.
Source: Gasthaus Höhwald
Silvia and Heribert Dietrich have been running the Höhwald restaurant since summer 2015. It is situated at 1300m in the small Walserdorf Monbiel. Its interior features lots of timber, and the menu presents simple, tasty food, mostly made using local products: soups and salads if you’re not too hungry, and larger mains with fish and meat served with vegetables or baked potatoes, which will satisfy even the most difficult gourmet connoisseurs. Fantastic home-made bread, prepared fresh every day.
LUXOS recommends: Bistecca Fiorentina from the grill, served with mixed vegetables or polenta from the grill; as dessert, homemade sorbet with berries.
In the charming village of Monstein, at 1620m just above Davos, the restaurant run by Uschi and Karl Flury has been running for over 300 years. The venue is spectacularly Swiss-traditional, with low ceilings and a cosy stove, providing an authentic setting for regional specialities. Highlights include one of the best soups of the region, Karl’s personally-hunted game, and Uschi’s famous dessert Heidelbeerkuchen mit Rahm. The wine list features exclusively labels from Veltlin, whose quality invariably offers a pleasant surprise.
LUXOS recommends: The typical local recipe Buckweat Pizoggel with bacon, leek and onions… and of course the legendary Heidelbeerkuchen mit Rahm
Source: Chesa Grischuna
Located in Klosters-Serneus, the restaurant is situated in one of Klosters’ most beautiful houses, a listed building. For decades it has been popular with Americans, and it is known as ‘Hollywood on the rocks’! The restaurant is currently helmed by chef Michael Bless, one of the most talented cooks in the Graubünden region, with 15 Gault&Millau points. His menu offers traditional French cuisine with some modern accents. End your evening with a drink accompanied by live music in the piano bar.
LUXOS recommends: Slices of thin duck with caramelized apples as a starter, followed by fried saddle of venison.