New Year’s eve in Gstaad


What better place to celebrate a fabulous 2014 and a fantastic new year to come than in Gstaad! The charming village turns into complete frenzy at new year’s eve and you’ll find the international jet set flocking here. Restaurants, bars and clubs are fully booked and you’ll better reserve well in advance if you want to score a table with a view.

Where to dine:

La Bagatelle is a charming restaurant with a beautiful view. Come here and indulge in the restaurant’s fine cuisine and authentic alphorn music.  A nice restaurant for a romantic post new-year eve dinner with your loved one.

Restaurant 16 used to be a bell foundry. Today it is an über-charming restaurant in Saanen which resembles my own image of what snow white’s hut might have looked like. Admittedly, the food was a bit of a let down at our last visit (luke warm bisque and raw lobster – you get the idea….) but we hope that the kitchen will regain its old culinary strength shortly.

Swiss Stübli at Alpina Gstaad serves Raclette, Fondue and other Swiss specialities. We had a lovely dinner here and the bar offers plenty of options for a digestif or two.

Rialto in the center of Gstaad serves good old Italian cuisine at moderate prices (for Gstaad). This place won’t impress and it won’t disappoint either. A safe choice if you’d like to satisfy that penne arrabiata craving.

Feel like taking a break from all that fine dining  head to Crêpery in Gstaad. As the name suggests you’ll find plenty of crêpe options and a cosy atmosphere.

Where to party:

The Gstaad Palace has attracted the rich, the famous and hordes of those who consider themselves in either category for decades now. This is the place to see and be seen. Depending on your energy level and time of the day this is a good place for a drink at the bar or go clubbing at the hotel’s club, the Greengo.






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