As one of the oldest buildings in Zermatt, the 1818 is part of the original village centre, standing wall to wall with the legendary Hotel Monte Rosa. The rough stone of the entranceway, the secluded garden, the view of the Matterhorn – where all these elements come together is where the hidden heart of Zermatt beats.
The 1818 restaurant – a historic chalet with the rustic charm of a typical Walser house? It is so much more. The Valais artist, architect and interior designer Heinz Julen has brought a contemporary twist to the traditional elements without taking away any of their authentic character. The old wood is now met with leather and metal. Modern décor adorns the walls, instruments nestle in the chandelier. Soft contours and clear lines, warmth and coolness, tradition and fashion. The 1818 restaurant is a perfect fusion of all these elements.