Mountain lunch is a big deal in Murren – thanks to the stupendous views – and you’d be mad not to eat it at least once up at Piz Gloria (+41 33 856 21 40), on the summit of the 2970m Schilthorn. As well as the James Bond connection (it had a starring role in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) it revolves – turning through 360 degrees every hour. The food is good but not outstanding – though you’ll be too busy staring open-mouthed at the view to notice what you’re putting in your mouth.
Lower down, you’ll find more in the way of traditional, and cosier, Swiss mountain huts with good service – notably the Suppenalp (+41 33 855 17 26) beneath the cliff bands of the Blumental, and the Schilthornhutte (+41 33 855 50 53) higher up, by the Stellifluh and Muttleren pistes.
Most of the eating out is in the hotels and pensions
There are around 20 places to eat out in the village, almost all of them in hotels. For typical Swiss dishes like fondue and raclette head for the Taverne in Chalethotel Alpenruh at the foot of the cable-car. La Grotte in Hotel Blumental is another rustic place. Hotel Eiger’s Stubli and the restaurant in the Eiger Guesthouse are both recommended, along with Hotel Edelweiss and the Stägerstübli (+42 33 855 1316). Kandahar Snack (+41 33 855 8695) offers good light meals.
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