Our Favourite Restaurants In Chamonix
Wondering where to eat in Chamonix? We’re rounding up the area’s best restaurants both on and off the slopes.
We all know just how important food is on a ski trip and, boy, does Chamonix know its food. There’s nothing quite like a proper French raclette enjoyed in a cosy cabin halfway up the mountain to warm you up. The charming resort of Chamonix was an established French town before it was a hub for winter sports, so you’ll find plenty of authentic French cuisine here.
But that’s not all you can expect from Chamonix, because its food scene spans far more than just the local Savoyard cuisine. Here, you’ll find a huge variety of Chinese, Thai, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese, and even Mediterranean restaurants for you to enjoy. You certainly won’t be growing tired of Chamonix’s food scene in a hurry. Read on to discover where to eat when you’re in Chamonix - both in town and on the pistes.
1. Le 3842 at the Aiguille du Midi
This prestigious restaurant offers 360-degree views and is well known for being one of the highest restaurants in Europe - so it’s well worth a visit. Step inside the precariously perched refuge and take a seat by the panoramic windows to enjoy a carefully prepared Savoyard feast. The interiors are more down to earth than you might expect for a restaurant sat in such a prestigious position but don’t be fooled, because the food is as grand as you can imagine. They even offer a full vegan menu - a real rarity in the Alps. Just make sure to book in advance to avoid lunchtime disappointment.
Sommet de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Those of you staying at Le Morgane or le Prieure need only cross the road to spend an evening at Panier des 4 Saisons. This centrally located Chamonix restaurant is not a recommended choice for vegetarians, as they serve some of the best-cooked cuts of meat around. A cosy setting and well-renowned service create a winning combination, especially when paired with the Steak Au Poivre and a large glass of red.
262 Rue du Dr Paccard, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
A few members of our team ate here on a recent FAM trip to Chamonix and were really impressed with both the service and the quality of food at Neapolis. This place offers Italian food at it’s best, and all for a very reasonable price.
It was especially difficult to choose between their pizza or pasta offerings because all the food coming out whilst we were ordering looked so delicious. Everything we ate was fantastic, but we’d highly recommend the Penne alla Vodka followed by their legendary Tiramisu for dessert.
79 Galerie Alpina, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
La Petite Cuisine at Chamonix’s Folie Douce Hotel is really redefining the definition of ‘dinner and a show’. Here, performers flood the restaurant at 9.15pm every day (except Sundays) dressed in elaborate outfits. It’s an all-singing all-dancing affair during these performance times, though business goes on as usual otherwise. Expect French-style home-cooking here, with meals cooked simply but done well. La Petite Cuisine is an affordable and unusual option for those looking for something a little different.
823 Allée Recteur Payot, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
5. Le Matafan
You don’t go to Le Matafan for just any old meal. This restaurant in Chamonix is more special occasion than ‘weekday dinner’ - unless, of course, you’ve got the cash to splash. An evening dinner here is sure to be a memorable one though, as they serve up high-quality dishes in a stylish atmosphere set within the Hotel Mont Blanc. Make sure you order the scallops if they’re on the menu - you won’t be disappointed.
62 Allée du Majestic, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Situated in the centre of Servoz, La Sauvageonne is a restaurant well worth a short journey for those of you staying in Les Houches. With its charming setting and carefully curated wine selection, La Sauvageonne is a place to remember. They serve up a menu of modern European food and even offer a course by course wine pairing, carefully chosen by their exceptional sommelier. One thing to bear in mind, though, is that the restaurant is closed on Wednesdays.
1 Rue du Bouchet, 74310 Servoz, France
L’Akashon specialises in simple but delicious European cuisine, served in a modern setting within the Hotel Heliopic. The lamb rack is well worth a mention here, as is the foie gras, so vegans may want to avoid this restaurant for the time being. Oh, and their pastry chef is one of the best in Chamonix, so make sure to save a little room for dessert.
50 Place de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
One of our lovely ex-flexiski team members, Alona, loves this place so much that she’s been known to eat here multiple times in one trip. For those of you growing tired of Savoyard cuisine (not that we’re quite sure how that could happen), Munchie is a welcome relief. Offering a tapas-style arrangement of Asian fusion food, Munchie’s food is certainly memorable. You’d even be forgiven for mistaking your tuna tartare salad for a work of art. Here, you’ll eat first with your eyes and then your mouth.
87 Rue des Moulins, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Slightly more low-key (and a little less expensive) than Munchie, Satsuki offers an excellent selection of sushi and Japanese cuisine. Satsuki provides an intimate, minimalistic setting and delivers on food quality - the sashimi here was some of the best we’ve had. We’d recommend booking in advance if you’re going for dinner as Satsuki is a popular choice (and is fairly cosy at the best of times).
288 Rue Joseph Vallot, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
10. La Fine Bouche
If you’re looking for classic French cooking, simply presented but expertly cooked then La Fine Bouche is your place. Expect generous portions and delicious cheese-based dishes at a reasonable price in this family-run establishment. It’s a small restaurant, but La Fine Bouche is something of a Chamonix institution, and it’s not hard to see why it works.
140 Place du Poilu 120, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Looking to plan a short ski break or ski weekend to Chamonix?
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