A Cheesy Evening at Swissôtel The Howard’s Swiss Chalet

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Last night I enjoyed my first ever cheese fondue at Swissôtel The Howard’s Swiss chalet. The chalet offers all the fun of the après-ski without a gnarly snowboarder in sight!

We enjoyed a carbolicious meal of bread, melted cheese, cold cuts of meat, salad and a delicious apple strudel. The fondue was made with three different cheeses and a generous amount of white wine and kirsch, which gave it a lovely boozy taste.

The cute wooden chalet is filled with authentic Swiss touches – from the antler lampshade to the roaring fire. (Actually it’s not a real fire, or real antlers, but they still look good!) Even the music is Swiss.

I’d highly recommend a trip to Swissôtel‘s chalet – all that dipping and swirling the bread in the gooey cheese definitely makes it more fun than your average restaurant meal and being in the chalet made me feel like I was on holiday.

And if your tummy’s too full of cheese to stagger home, book a room with a river view – the panoramic view across London is stunning and includes the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge. It’s no wonder they’ve based their afternoon tea on London landmarks!

The Swiss chalet is open every Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-10pm until 30 April 2010. £23 per person, minimum two people.


  1. Lettice says:

    I loved the Swiss chalet! So cosy.

  2. Aly says:

    This was a wonderful place and the Swiss fondue was as delicious as any I have tasted in Switzerland!

  3. London Plumbing says:

    Where can I find the opening times for next year? I would love to take my wife to the Swiss Chalet for her birthday. Anything information would be great.

  4. Jenny says:

    Sadly, Swissotel The Howard closed recently so there’ll be no winter chalet this year. How about taking your wife for a fondue at St Moritz restaurant in Wardour Street instead?