Mürren is well endowed with mountain restaurants including one of the world’s most famous, the Schilthorn revolving restaurant (+41 (0)33 856 21 40), at 2970m above sea level at the top of the ski area. Conceived in the 1960s it was used before completion as the main set for the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ and completed soon after filming finished. It continues to be a magnet for Bond fans and has 007 themed dishes as well as a gift shop. It takes an hour to make a full 360 degree rotation with spectacular views all around.
The other half dozen options are more traditional establishments with a reputation for home cooking and good service. The Suppenalp (+41 (0)33 855 17 26) at the bottom of the Hindenburg run is accessed from the Schiltgrat chair and the Allendhubelbahn funicular, and another good option is The Schilthornhutte (+ 41 (0)33 855 50 53) located by the Muttlern and Kandahar lifts.
Restaurants In Town
There are about 20 places to eat in the village, almost all in the resort’s hotels and pensions. Traditional Alpine cuisine is the norm in most of these. You can, for example, get a good Bernese Rösti or a steak of local Bernese Oberland beef in the Arvenstübli within the two star Eiger Guesthouse (+41 (0)33 856 54 60; http://www.eigerguesthouse.com) . Or for typical cheese dishes like fondue and raclette and traditional Swiss cuisine the Taverne in the Hotel Alpenruh ( +41 (0)33 856 88 00; http://www.alpenruh-muerren.ch) at the base of the cable car is a good choice. La Grotte in the Hotel Blumental (+41 (0)33 855 18 26; http://www.muerren.ch/blumental) is another good rustic option.
Food shopping is fairly limited in Murren but it’s easy to buy the wonderful local cheeses and there is a small Co-op mini-market which carries all likely holiday grocery needs. You’ll find a bakery, butchers and a cheese shop in the village too so you should be well fed.