With a few notable exceptions, the 20 or so restaurants in Wengen are almost all located in hotels and many of them serve just the sort of cheesy local dishes you’d expect to find in the Swiss Alps. The venues that stand out are the two gourmet choices: Jack’s Brasserie in Hotel Regina and Restaurant Schoenegg. Hirschenstubli (+41 33 855 1544), in Hotel Hirschen, is renowned for its fondue chinoise, and Hotel Berghaus has a fish restaurant. More traditional alpine food can be eaten in the Bernerhof which serves good fondue and raclette. The Silberhornstubli in Hotel Silberhorn serves good fondue, raclette and Rosti. Ristorante Dasina is a lively pizzeria.
Some lovely mountain huts with outstanding views
The mountain eateries are generally more interesting than the resort restaurants, many of them with wonderful views from their sun terraces. Wengernalp is only reachable by railway and has outstanding views as well as the best food on the mountain. Its kitchen is renowned for its excellent contemporary cuisine as well as traditional local dishes and the wine cellar one of the best in the region. Brandegg (+41 33 853 1057) is famous for its apple fritters. As well as being a station, Kleine Scheidegg Bahnhof is a hotel with a good restaurant known for its hearty regional cuisine. It also has a sun terrace and an apres-ski tipee. Mary’s Cafe, at the foot of the Lauberhorn race course, has wholesome and reasonably-priced mountain fare such as Suppentopf (beef and vegetable stew topped with cheese). Try also Allmend (+41 33 855 5800) – near the Innerwengen chair-lift – for cheese fondue, the Eigergletscher (+41 33 828 7888) for the best views, and Berghaus Mannlichen which serves a range of food from steaks to vegetarian dishes. Rostizzeria at the Kleine Scheidegg railway station serves typical Alpine dishes.