Best hotels for fabulous food
by Richard Visick, Updated: 31st October 2017
All of our hotels provide the opportunity to sample some wonderful cuisine, with something for all tastes and requirements. However, for those who want their ski holiday to be a true gourmet experience we have selected our top 5 hotels for fabulous food...
1. Thurnher's Alpenhof ***** superior
The boutique 5-star Thurnher's Alpenhof in Zürs is one of the 'Leading Hotels of the World' and lives up to this billing in every respect. Its beautiful rooms and public spaces, fantastic facilities and attentive service make it a truly first-class hotel.
One of the hotel’s highlights is its gourmet restaurant, presided over by Chef de Cuisine Franz Wögerer, counted among Austria’s most highly rated gourmet chefs. Franz takes pleasure in transforming the finest and freshest products into culinary delicacies, creating a five to eight course menu of wonderful international and regional specialities every evening, making the Thurnher's Alpenhof a foodie’s paradise.
From £2295pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights half board)
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2. Kempinski Grand Hotel ***** superior
St Moritz, Switzerland
For those looking for a top quality hotel, combining the highest possible standards of accommodation and service with a relaxed and informal atmosphere, the world famous Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St Moritz is hard to beat. The hotel offers every conceivable luxury and boasts an incredible 2,800m² state-of-the-art spa - one of the best in Switzerland.
The Kempinski ’s cuisine only enhances its reputation. Start the day with one of the best and most extensive breakfast buffets anywhere in the Alps, and finish with a memorable dinner in one of the hotel’s six incredible restaurants.
Whether you choose the award-winning, one Michelin star Cà d’Oro gourmet restaurant, the best steaks from around the world at Les Saisons, the famous ‘St Moritz trilogy’ menu at Restaurant Enoteca, or the wonderful sushi at Sra Brua, the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains will never disappoint.
From £1995pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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3. The Chedi Andermatt ***** superior
The Chedi opened its doors in December 2013 and quickly established itself not just as the best hotel in Andermatt, but one of the finest luxury establishments in the Alps. Not only does this designer hotel have all the facilities you would expect of a hotel of this stature, but it also prides itself on providing exquisite gourmet cuisine in its two à la carte restaurants.
‘The Restaurant’ showcases authentic central Swiss, European and Asian fare, available with a selection of world class wines. Watch the chefs at work at one of its four open kitchens, or marvel at the incredible five metre high cheese cellar.
‘The Japanese Restaurant’ provides the Chedi ’s signature taste of Asia. You can appreciate the skill of the Japanese master chefs at work at the sushi and sashimi bar or tempura counter, while enjoying the delicacies they produce with a selection of Sake and Japanese beers.
The Chedi also has a number of smaller bistros and cafés, allowing you to enjoy cuisine from around the world at any time of day or night.
From £2295pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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4. Biohotel Hermitage **** superior
Set amidst the awe-inspiring scenery of Italy’s Brenta Dolomites the Biohotel Hermitage in Madonna di Campiglio is a beautiful, family-run luxury hotel. The friendliness of the staff, sumptuous comfort of the rooms, wonderful spa and magnificent views all combine to make this one of our favourite boutique hotels.
The Biohotel Hermitage also prides itself on its fabulous cuisine. Head Chef Terry Giacomello focuses on local and organic produce to create unique dishes designed to stimulate all five senses.
Vegetarians, vegans and those with other special dietary requirements are all well catered for here, with the kitchen preparing beautiful, unpretentious menus to suit all tastes.
From £1395pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights half board)
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5. Hotel Schwarzer Adler **** superior
St Anton, Austria
The historic Hotel Schwarzer Adler has been welcoming guests since 1570 and is today recognised as one of St Anton’s finest hotels. Tradition runs through the hotel, which oozes charm and character while still providing every modern convenience and facility.
A memorable dining experience sits at the very heart of the hotel’s ethos, and the Schwarzer Adler works closely with local farmers and suppliers to provide the freshest seasonal products, which are crafted into culinary delights of the highest standard.
The creativity and commitment of Head Chef Stephan Dialer have been mentioned in the Guide Michelin, and he and his team produce imaginative menus and themed buffets to delight even the most discerning of gourmets.
From £1495 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights half board)
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