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Adlerstube Restaurant – Cosy classic Swiss restaurant in Grindelwald, Switzerland

  • Food
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
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Summary

Adlerstube is the showcase à la carte restaurant of Sunstar Grindelwald offering Swiss European cuisine. It is a charming space with traditional Swiss Bavarian ski lodge features suitable for groups or couples and families. The service is sleek with smartly suited staff who are knowledgeable about their dishes. The quality of the food is decent and the prices are marginally lower compared to similar restaurants in Grindelwald.

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What is the food like?

Classic Swiss with European infusion made from locally sourced ingredients. The kitchen dishes out Swiss Alps classics like Cordon Bleu veal, cheese fondue, raclette, smoked salmon, roast pike, rösti and alpine macaroni. Menu is completed with contemporary favourites like chicken wings, pulled pork burger, risotto, ravioli and roast beef. Dishes are served in healthy portions. They have the best salad we found in Grindelwald – fresh leaves in generous portions.

How is the drinks selection?

Good value Swiss wines. There is a strong local representation with 18 choices of Swiss white wine and 17 reds from wine regions like Bern, Waadtland, Thurgau, Neuenburg, Graubünden, Tessin and Wallis. Similar number of reds from neighbouring Italy, 12 reds from France, 5 from Spain and 2 from Argentina. There is a smaller selection of whites with only 4 from Italy and 5 from France. Prices are mostly in the region of CHF40 to CHF70. For the special occasions, Adlerstube has a bottle of 1999 Château Mouton Rothschild for CHF550 and a 1993 Château Latour for CHF590. Selection of juices, beers and usual cocktails are also available.

What is the place like?

Cosy log cabin. Adlerstube is the showcase à la carte restaurant at the front of the hotel. It is a charming space with traditional Swiss Bavarian ski lodge features. There are majestic wood column, ceiling trusses, Tiffany-styled hanging ceiling lamps and industrial black chains. There is no background music but the place is lively with conversations from diners.

Who are the patrons?

Groups of adults on a ski or hiking adventure, mostly guests of the hotel. Relatively smaller proportion of children, probably due to wider buffet options (and unlimited ice cream) in the sister restaurant within Sunstar Grindelwald (Restaurant Ambience).

How was the service?

Sleek. We had polished service from Mario all night long. Smartly suited and friendly. Knowledgeable about the menu and swift with his service.

Is it child friendly?

Yes. There is a simple children menu with the usual options as well as a large selection of ice cream.

Is it dog friendly?

Yes. Furry ones are welcome here, both indoor and outdoor.

Good value?

Yes. The portion are generous and the prices are marginally lower compared to similar restaurants in Grindelwald.


See below for what my dining companions and I indulged in for this review in February 2022 (prices quoted include VAT):

Wine

2018 Braida Il Bacialé Monferrato Rosso Magnum (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream

Why not a magnum for the occasion? A good value red from the Monferrato hills in Piedmont, Italy. The region is know for Nebbiolo grape based Barrolo and Barbaresco wines, but this is neither of them. This wine is predominantly made from Barbera grapes, which is the most planted red grape in Piedmont. It is blended with other varieties at the end of the vinification process.

It has created a deep red wine with beautiful fragrant of plum and blackberry on the nose. It is bold, dry and well balanced on the palate with hints of oak and vanilla. CHF115


Starters

Nüsslisalat (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream

Healthy generous portion of fresh lamb lettuce (mâche) with bacon bits, crumbled boiled egg and a couple of cherry tomatoes. Served with French dressing on the side. CHF14.50

Winterlicher Blattsalate (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream

Another generous portion of salad. A bed of French lettuce (batavia), lamb lettuce (mâche), croutons, slices of cucumber and cherry tomatoes. Also served with French dressing on the side. CHF14.50

Sunstar Grindelwald Platte (Do not recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream

A selection of local smoked beef, cured ham, salami and cheese. They were good, but nothing special compared to what you will get in the specialty shops in Italy or France. CHF24.50

Pouletflügel (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream chicken wings

Well cooked chicken wings served with cocktail and tartare sauce. Chicken wings were just nicely crunchy on the outside while moist and juicy inside. CHF19


Mains

Rinds-tartar klassisch, 140g (Do not recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream steak tartare

The smooth and bare surface of the tartare didn’t look appealing to us. It tasted decent, but something was lacking from the flavour. Maybe it was caper or more shallots. Also available as starter portion of 70g for CHF23. CHF34

Chateaubriand, 500g (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream

A chunky piece of beef tenderloin to be shared by 2 person. It was served with béarnaise sauce, a selection of vegetables and choice of side dish (potatoes, bacon, roasted onions or pickled vegetables). It was cooked well, pink on the inside to retain its tenderness. Give the portion size, they will serve it over 2 servings, keeping the meat warm while you tuck into them. CHF69.50 per person

Ravioli gefüllt mit tofu und spinat (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream vegan ravioli

A tasty vegan option of ravioli filled with tofu and spinach served with butter sauce, pine nuts and roasted cherry tomatoes. Simple but flavoursome. CHF26

Kalbsleber (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream calf liver

Tender and flavoursome grilled calf liver served with hash brown, pear, broccoli, pepper and roasted cherry tomatoes. The calf liver and hash brown were a touch overdone for our liking. CHF39

Zanderfilet (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream pike perch

A roasted pike perch served with cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes and black rice in foamy white wine sauce. Sauce was good, has a tang to it, bringing out the natural flavour of the pike perch. The fish was a touch overdone for our liking. CHF39

Schweizer Entenbrust (Strongly recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream duck breast sauerkraut

Delicious Swiss duck breast served with Bavarian cabbage (sauerkraut) and bread dumplings in cranberries flavoured gravy. Pink on the inside duck was flavoursome. Savoury and slightly tangy gravy worked well with tangy sauerkraut to accentuate the flavour of the duck breast. CHF42


Dessert

Pinocchio (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream Pinocchio

Ice cream, lollipop, a couple of Smarties and wafer rolls presented as much loved character Pinocchio. Not the best impression of it, but popular with the little ones. CHF7.50

Coupe Aramis (Recommend)

Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream

There are a variety of flavours that you can choose from. 3 scopes of creamy and flavoursome ice cream. CHF9


Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream
Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream fruit brandy
Selection of local fruit brandy
Cosy classic Swiss restaurant Grindelwald Switzerland charming dog friendly family couples friends cordon bleu chateaubriand salad good value large portion children menu ice cream
A serving of the chateaubriand

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