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US$127 - US$357
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French, Swiss, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 August 2020

after some years we were very excited to return to didier de courtens restaurant. we arrived for lunch at noon. there were three tables already with guests who were served. we waited for some minutes until someone arrived to show us to the nice table...for the four of us (two adults and two girls). after asking for a highchair the waiter told us to get it but welcomed other guests and we had to stay for more minutes until the highchair finally arrived. so far, so good. the the other tables around us filled up and they got drinks and the menucards and even the amuse bouches. after 20 minutes we ordered and got some drinks. but they just ingorred us for 30 minutes handing out the menucard. after telling the only really professionally acting person (maitre d'?), that we are still waiting, the waiter brought the card and after explaining him our feelings regarding the faulty start, service got much better. the sommelier pours wines by the glass always in the same dirty glass with rests of the old wine. so probably they try to cut short and think the restaurant is going to close anyway and the guests will not return... for the good part: the menu was excellent!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

We had a very superb meal at the brasserie for our lunch ! As a vegetarian I could choose among "les entrees" and if that was easy since the meat or fish was taken away if I wished !!!!I drank for the first time a..."vin naturel without sulfites" thanks to Davy !!!! Thank you again for this discovery ! A special bravo for the desert of the day , just so goood! We can see the kitchen trough the window outside !!! Fantastic !More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch in this establishment. We were both happily surprised with the quality of food and excellent service. English is spoken widely and they had an English menu. Good local wine is served by the glass. We had the green summer...salad to start followed by the sea bass. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We spent a very nice evening savouring an exceptional cuisine mostly prepared with fine local poducts and wines : a culinary fairy tale! The attentive staff contributed to the perfection of this special moment. The rooms have nothing exceptional however not having to drive back...home contributed to the success of the evening. Special mention to the also very good breakfasts.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

After a superb meal on the brasserie side a few years ago, it was time to try the gastronomic restaurant. Although the room itself lacks a little atmosphere, the experience was excellent. The tables are sufficiently spaced to have some privacy. The culinary experience was...mouth watering. It was lunchtime so I took the menu d’affaires. There is a fantastic cheese trolley. Will return to experience an evening meal soon.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We ate in the little bit more popular brasserie than the apparently very upscale dining room. That was an excellent choice. My veal cheeks were just perfect. Partner had tartare which was well prepared with top meat. Appetizers were equally good and well presented. We...shared a fondant au chocolat for desert which was good but not exceptional. Nice winelist. Prices in line with the michelin level of the place. I would certainly recommend the brasserie for a wonderful experience at „reasonable“ prices.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We travel the world for food; been to multiple michelin stared restaurants in different countries. We came to Sierre for a night without planning, but decided to try dinner here. We took the seasonal menu (6 plates) We found more things we did not like...than what we liked. Let's start from pros: 1. Nice bread basket with warm bread. I liked the lemon zest dabbed butter that was served with the bread 2. Two wine sommeliers serving wine in the restaurant. The sommelier was always nearby so we could ask many questions. 3. The local white wines they served were fantastic! 4. Cool cheese wagon with a big variety of cheese Now for the cons: 1. Waiters seriously lack communication skills. Most of them had a hard time explaining a dish in English (surprising considering that this place has 2 Michelin stars). They were also shy of making eye contact - so many times we didnt understand what the things on the plate were. Exception was the French wine sommelier - he was very clear in communication. 2. Sauces served with the dish or little drops of condiments on the plate were many times too overpowering or just too much. For example, the greentea curry sauce that was served with the trout was too overpowering, even with a small drop of that sauce. 3. In general, the menu lacked creativity. Not once a "wow" from the menu. 4. Homemade sorbet unimpressive, and dessert plate was unexciting at best. Overall, not a memorable dinner, and not really worth spending 3 hrs and 500 swiss francs.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at the Restaurant Didier de Courten in Sierre. The restaurant is located in the city center, just one block from the railway station. This was by far the best meal we had in a long time since this restaurant is in a...league of its own. We had the nine course dinner menu accompanied with the corresponding wines. It was absolutely fantastic. All the dishes tasted like from out of this world. We had foie gras, mi-cuit trout, caviar and mussels, fish, mushrooms, veal filet, cheese selection, choice of sorbets, apricot tart and mignardises. Everything was so perfect and we enjoyed our evening at the Restaurant Didier de Courten very much. Service was very friendly. Very highly recommendable for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

we arrived not expecting much ..... but the food and service was excellent. The food quality and presentation was top notch. The atmosphere for lunch is very relaxed and we liked that! Will visit again!!!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Didier de Courten is for sure a chef who know how to cook and how to present the food, especially his deserts, but the location itself is just horrible. High ceilings, high windows without curtains and during our visit (in fall) tablelinen in pumkin color!...Just awful. The staff has the usual french snobbishness to it and is not all that attentive, our champagne order got wrongly executed. The two amuse bouches were fantastic, as were the gooseliver, the fish and chamois as a main course. The highlight was the chestnut desert which was presented like a piece of art. Another downside are the wine prices (markup of 400% on some) and the bread basket which contains bread that is for sure not baked in the restaurant but bought in. Five stars for the food, but I have to take two away for bread, service quality and location.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The two of us went for dinner. The room is a little antiseptic but the tables are well separated: the antithesis of the American Experience. The food was outstandingly cooked and beautifully presented. So what went wrong? Nothing except we don't do complicated and we...don't do chichi. There were simply too many differing flavours and attention grabbers in every dish. It's not that we are meat and potatoes lovers either. We like elegance, simplicity and craftsmanship in food, wine, fashion, architecture, music and art. Didier de Courten has all of that to a great degree except simplicity. His works are intricate and thought provoking. I hope many of you read this and decide to go and have a wonderful experience. Give me L'Auberge de L'll, the Trois Tours in Fribourg/Bourguillon, The Connaught in London or the ultimate in understatement the venerable Suchi-Ko in the Ginza. We will try the Brasserie one day but probably continue to stay away from the main dining room.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Feel like having a nice dinner? At le Terminus, you can choose between the brasserie and the gastronomic restaurant. Didier de Courten is a great chef and I highly recommend going there!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were on an organized tour where the food selections were good to pretty good. This restaurant was a nice change and we wish we could have come for a second sitting. The flavors and presentation were superb, and if I could only remember all...the details. Suffice to say that if you are within 30 km of this town you must stop in.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

What a fantastic restaurant, the food was amazing, the staff wonderful. Eat plate was like a work of art

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

You have already had dinner in this renowned restaurant (Michelin 2*, Gault Millaut 19). This time, we tried the tavern. The food as always is excellent. Incredible flavors . Also the presentation of dishes is perfect. No wonder, this is one of the best restaurants...in Switzerland. A place for celebration. We look forward for the next visit !More

Date of visit: August 2016
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4