"Alpine kitsch" sums up this Notting Hill bier pub where it may be "all about the steins", but you can "stuff yourself" on "tasty" Austrian fare, then be entertained by lederhosen-clad staff playing the accordion (or yodelling); "fun for big groups", it's a guaranteed "great night out - and hangover the next day."
27 Westbourne Gr., W2 4UA; 020 7727 3981
The chalet-style restaurant in Soho - open since 1974 - is London's oldest fondue spot. Choose from classic Swiss specialities as well as fondue including Bourguignonne (beef dipped in hot oil and served with an array of sauces), Chinoise (beef cooked in a pot of stock that you can drink as soup after) and, of course, a classic cheese fondue - or Neuchateloise - crusty bread dipped in bubbling Gruyère and Emmental cheese.
161 Wardour St., W1F 8WJ; 020 7734 3324
L'Art Du Fromage
Britain's first dedicated cheese restaurant in Chelsea is an obvious place to sample the Alpine speciality. Follow the Fondue Savoyarde - made with Emmental, Comté and Beautfort fondue flambéed in Kirsch - with some refreshing homemade ice cream.
1A Langton St., SW10 0JL; 020 7352 2759
This tiny hidden gem in Shoreditch is an Italian-French bistro with a shabby-chic charm to it. Traditional Alpine dishes (fondue and raclette) are made to perfection and perfectly suited to the rustic surroundings. Italian influences mean there is also plenty of pasta on the menu.
40 Redchurch St, E2 7DP; 07864 219140