11/27/2012 11:22:00 AM

Where to Dig Into Fondue in London

Photo: Pedro Cerqueiria
For the lucky ones that can jet off to Chamonix, Whistler or Klosters for a week or more of hitting the white stuff up the Matterhorn or Mont Blanc, ski season is well and truly here for even the less-mountainous resorts. For the rest of us, why not find comfort in that most pleasingly Alpine pastime of fondue and raclette?

St Moritz is not only the oldest fondue restaurant in London, dating from 1974, but also home (in the basement below) to London's longest-running club night, Gaz's Rockin Blues - great for burning off some of those calories afterwards. Or try the tiny Walluc bistro on Redchurch Street, where you can enjoy the full raclette treatment on your table.

For a fondue-free but cheese-heavy menu (grilled cheese dumplings, spinach dumplings with cheese, cheeseboard) and equally cheesy music, atmosphere and dress, there's the delightfully silly and drindl-tastic Bodos Schloss, a ski chalet-themed Austrian restaurant, bar and disco that does decent food and wine but doesn't take itself too seriously in most other respects.

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