St Moritz

Restaurants, Swiss Soho
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)

An alpine-themed restaurant on Wardour Street, St Moritz serves fondue, bratwurst and Swiss dishes alongside a lengthy list of red wines to those missing the slopes – or lining their stomachs for a session at the St Moritz club downstairs.

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Venue name: St Moritz
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Address: 161 Wardour Street
London
W1F 8WJ
Opening hours: Mon-Fri noon-3pm; 6-11.30pm; Sat noon-11.30pm; Sun noon-10.30pm
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Rd
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Came here with a large group for fondue. The wait staff were very lovely and attentive. Mind you we had to book our meal in advance, which makes sense given there were 10 of us. I really loved the mushroom fondue, and the meat platter was fantastic. The issue was more us rather than the restaurant. It's a small place and with a group that large it tends to take over the surrounding area. I would maybe enjoy at a maximum of 6 people, just for the sake of those around you :) 

tastemaker

St Moritz was my boyfriends recent back up cheese fondue restaurant option! Established in 1974 St Moritz is London's oldest Swiss restaurant. The decor reflects this and they even have the original 1974 menu on display! 


We chose to sit upstairs, which was very busy and noisy, but suited us well. We started with the Wurst-Kase Salat and Terrine Maison, both of which were good, as you would expect. For main we decided we had to try the famous cheese fondue. We settled on the Fondue Moitie-Moitie which was melted gruyere and Vacherin cheese, served with new potatoes and bread. Dipping the bread in the cheese was absolutely divine, a million times better than the new potatoes - you certainly didn't need this. We settled on the house white wine to accompany the fondue - the waitress helpfully told us drinking water would only make us feel fuller! 


The novelty factor of a cheese fondue was great and it was yummy, but at 19pp, it was definitely overpriced for what it was. I'd recommend coming to St Moritz once for the fun factor, but I wouldn't see the need in going again. 


How can you go wrong with melted cheese, bread and potatoes? 


There is a bit of a backstory with the St Moritz as my parents used to party in the next door club which was owned by the same owner of this delicious restaurant. Therefore I wanted to take my mother back to the days of 80s and 90s rock and give her a blast from the past at the St Moritz.

It is alpine theme, with the star of the show being the big bubbly pots of cheese fondue. They also do a raclette starter but we just could not justify to our waistlines that two lots of cheese was a good idea (who am I kidding?). Instead we shared a mushrooms on toast starter and eagerly waited for our sharing main.

We chose the Gruyere fondue with potatoes and bread as our dipping tools and got right in. GordyUK below hits the nail on the head, and darling if this is gluttony then forgive me but I have sinned.  SO MUCH CHEESE. We washed all this down with a very pleasent house red, and after meeting the aforementioned owner (he even recognized my mum without the hairspray and leathers) we happily rolled out the door. 


Sweet dreams are made of cheese. 


PS: My dad has recently emailed me to let me know in all seriousness that I am addicted to cheese and should see someone about this. My reply was St Moritz?


Cheesy, carby, wonderment!


In this day and age, i'm surprised a restaurant specialising in fondue would survive, especially in post Christmas January where everyone feels guilty eating so much as a grape!


However, friend in from New Zealand and we thought we'd try something off the wall. I remembered i'd been to St Mortiz years ago and was delighted to see it still going. We arrived and as just as i remember, as soon as you open the door and walk in, you are wonderfully assaulted with a slap in the face from CHEESE... this is not the place to go to if you are "everything-intolerant".


We decided to go with the house pate, snails and 2 x onion soups as starters.. All delicious. It was then the fun started.. cheese (Gruyère i believe) fondue with small pieces of torn loaf, and "bourguignon", which i had always thought was a ready made stew type dish but was delighted to discover this was small bowls of premium raw steak, and a large pot of boiling oil (safely covered with only a small opening at the top to get your skewer of meat in). What proceeded next was nothing short of gluttony.. cheese, bread, steak and 7 or 8 dipping sauces from Bernaise to garlic, to cocktail sauce. All of them delicious, and the fun of being able to sear your own steak to how you like it cooked (20 seconds is about right for medium!)  - we were even a bit naughty and put our bread in the boiling oil - voilà - croutons!! :)


Not content with shovelling all that way, we then opted for Chocolate fondue - only 2 portions between the 4 of us though (well we didn't want to be complete pigs ;-)


This, as you can imagine was a much smaller pot of molten chocolate heaven with marshmallows, banana, kiwi, strawberries, and "ladyfingers". Again - simple yet delicious, and at least 3 of my 5 a day 


Austrian wine was new to me but the bottle we had was nice, if somewhat expensive. 


All in all this was a fun night, with great, simple but tasty food.