When out on the slopes there's nothing better than taking a pit stop at a mountain restaurant to warm up with a glühwein or something hot, filling and tasty. Here are our favourites in Davos and Klosters, that all offer stunning views.
The Blockhaus, as the name suggests, is made from timber, situated in the Valley Station of the ski resort Parsenn Davos Klosters. You can reach it easily on skis straight from the slopes. Manager Sandro Zolliger has compiled an exquisite international wine list that accompanies specialities such as ‘Costine’ spare ribs, Erezsäss hamburger, St. Galler Olma bratwurst, steak from the grill, Trimmiser capons, white sausages with sweet mustard and pretzels or an XXL baked potato with sour cream and salad. For head chef André Marbach, the secret of success is all about fresh, local ingredients.
LUXOS recommends: Start with a glass of Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle, followed by a traditional Bünder Gerstensuppe as starter, and then Costine Spare ribs served with BBQ sauce, vegetables and baked potato with cream.
Source; restaurant's own
Built in 2013 by Bernet Hacher, this restaurant has a perfect location at 1,900m in the beautiful mountains of Klosters, with lots of space, excellent food, a wine cellar with over a thousand labels (mostly Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), a cheese and meat room, and terraces where you can relax in the afternoon. Staff members are dressed in Dirndl costume, which adds extra charm. Cigar lovers will appreciate the cigar lounge in which you can enjoy this special pleasure.
LUXOS recommends: The best pizza in the region, with a glass of fine Chianti.
Gemsli, Das Berg(zu)Haus
Source: restaurant's own
In the charming village of Schlappin at 1,650m, not far from Klosters, the house dates back to 1830. In 2010, Rudolf Wötzel took over after three generations of management by the Bernet-Gruober family, and he maintains the original inspiration of beauty from nature and the simple things in life. The menu features local food and regional specialities, using locally-sourced ingredients. In the evening, enjoy a lovely 3-course mountain menu, accompanied by wines mainly from local producers. Afterwards, you can sledge back down for a unique experience.
LUXOS recommends: The cheese fondue with some hot wine to warm up and some Schnapps before sledging down.