Restaurant Murtaröl Restaurant, Plaun da Lej
If you have had your fill of cheese fondue, capuns, pizokels and all the rest of it, what about some lighter fare for a change: fish and shellfish. The Engadine restaurant "Murtaröl" in Plaun da Lej is a renowned landmark for classic and exotic seafood. Rather inconspicuous from the outside, you'll discover the restaurant's true soul inside behind its kitchen: 10 large fish tanks in which host Antonio Walther hides his delicacies which are delivered from Milan, including fresh sea fish, king prawns, oysters, crawfish and lobsters of all sizes. Only creatures that have reached the restaurant alive will end up in its pots and pans. The perfect place for traditionalists and fish enthusiasts who fancy a stylish atmosphere minus stiff mannerism. Open 365 days a year.
Restaurant Price range
A 3-course menu or dinner à la carte per person will cost approx.:
- Below € 30
- Below € 80
- Above € 80
Instead of choosing from the map, go on a guided tour behind the scenes and choose your fish or lobster directly from the fish tank.
Careful with the rare king prawn: 100 g cost 42 Swiss Franc and a single prawn can easily weigh up to 4 or 5 kg! To avoid unpleasant surprises we recommend doing your math before ordering.
- Get the number of the most coveted table
- Place a table reservation request directly, using your data
Location, ambience, room, service, and wine list:
6 = one of a kind
5 = excellent
4 = good
3 = satisfactory
2 = imperfect
1 = poor
6 = superior culinary art (normally 3 Michelin stars)
5 = extraordinarily creative culinary performance – often awarded one or two Michelin stars
4 = excellent cuisine, high quality, and consistency
3 = great cuisine, out of the ordinary
2 = unambitious cuisine
1 = best not to dine here
6 = unique resort or restaurant that satisfies (nearly) every need and desire
5 = top-of-the-lot in its category, as-new infrastructure, with lavish attention to detail
4 = swank restaurant or thrilling hotel with restaurant, bar, indoor or outdoor pool, gym, and spa
3 = elegant restaurant with patio, or small-but-refined hotel with restaurant
2 = harmonious restaurant without terrace or a luxurious B&B with swimming pool
1 = simple restaurant or charming B&B without swimming pool
Located directly on the road to Sils Maria in the direction of the Malojapass at the hamlet of Plaun da Lej with a view of Lake Sils.
Nothing in this classic if rustic place will distract you from the essential, the food.
Theres is a dining hall with fireplace and Swiss pine ceiling, the so-called Fischerstübli, a conservatory with lake view, and small smokers' room.
Classic seafood true to the motto: "The largest choice of seafood in the Alps." The smoked salmon is prepared in the restaurant's own smokehouse. Our favourites: Plate of smoked fish with salmon, swordfish and tuna or dorade carpaccio as a starter, followed by bass in a salt crust.
The well-appointed wine menu lists a large selection of white wines, and is marked by a great value-for-money ratio.
The Italian staff are attentive, charming and efficient.
Location: Plaun da Lej | Grisons
Via dal Malögia 14 · 7517 Plaun da Lej
Phone +41 81 826 53 50