The small Swiss town of Davos is in two parts, Platz and Dorf. Davos Platz has the majority of the restaurants (while Davos Dorf is more convenient for the slopes). An urban settlement first, ski resort second, there is a buzz about the place and plenty of choice of hotels and places to eat.
Overall, there are around 100 eateries in the resort, and several dozen on the slopes with traditional and delicious potato rösti widely available. Vegans and vegetarians should try out the Pulsa Viva menu at Hotel Grischa, launching for 2022/23.
In Davos Platz, La Carretta is a small eatery that specialises in pizza and pasta. It is as cheap as you’ll find (which is not very) in this resort.
Regional and international cuisine is served at Bistro Voilà at Hotel Steigenberger Belvédère in Davos Platz – recommended dishes include grison capuns, a traditional meal made from egg dough and dried meat rolled in a chard leaf, oven baked and covered with an aromatic mountain cream sauce. Or crispy fillet of pike-perch with spinach and horseradish foam, served with nut gnocchi.
This is where the A-listers head for fine à la carte dining, in Davos Dorf. Chesa at Precise Tale Hotel Seehof offers traditional dishes with a twist.
On the mountain
At the top of the Rinerhorn gondola in the Rinerhorn sector of slopes, the Jatzmeder is a rustic, self-service restaurant with three fireplaces and a large sun terrace. It also has a separate picnic area.
Contact: 00 41 814 17 00 40; facebook.com/jatzmeder
A cosy mountain hut on Jakobshorn with some of the best Rösti in the region, Chalet Güggel is known for grill specialities and homemade pizza from the wood-fired oven.
At the top of the Weissfluhjoch on Parsenn, this well-established favourite has lovely panoramic views. Restaurant Weissfluhgipfel’s kitchen uses fresh ingredients to produce its rustic gourmet cuisine, including Rösti with Davos mountain cheese and fried egg.