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With sun, snow and a panorama of four-thousanders, Bergrestaurant Spielboden above Saas-Fee is a mountain restaurant in tune with its surroundings.
Whether you arrive by foot, skis or cable car, make sure you find your way to Bergrestaurant Spielboden. First, there is the setting: located at 2,450 metres above sea level, the mountain restaurant overlooks the “Pearl of the Alps”, Saas-Fee, and a basin of 4,000-metre summits. In winter, it is wonderland-esque, deep in snow, while in summer friendly marmots greet al-fresco diners. Then there is Spielboden’s menu, which is as divine as its setting, not to mention as wholesome and hearty. As far from self-service ski dining as you can get, the skilled restaurant team serves up Swiss specialities such as Alpine cheese soup, braised water buffalo and lamb tenderloins, leaving nothing to be desired – Spielboden has 14 Gault-Millau points and is owned by the Michelen-starred Waldhotel Fletschhorn down in the valley. Bear in mind that reservations are recommended, and can only be made for noon and 2pm. If you don't have time to dine, lounge outside with a tipple. There is an excellent range of wines from Valais, and manager David is always happy to help you choose.
|Transport:||Spielbodenbahn cable car|
|Price:||CHF 65 for a three-course lunch|
|Opening hours:||Winter and summer season, daily until 4.30pm|