Cremerie du Glacier (Argentiere)
Are you ready for cheese indulgence? – the Cremerie is the best restaurant in the valley for Savoyard cuisine – Situated in a charming location in a private log cabin in the middle of the forest, this very popular no frills restaurant is an experience not to be missed. Reservations are essential as this restaurant is very popular – an experience not to be missed – we love it!
La Remise (Argentiere)
Good option for gastronomic dining in Argentiere, located on the outskirts of the village – this restaurant enjoys a warm, quaint interior – the menu is well varied and owners Morgane and John will cater to everyone’s needs .
Albert Premier (Chamonix)
2* Michelin restaurant – true example of a classical and traditional French fine-dining experience, set in the lovely setting of the prestigious Hotel Albert Premiere. Very good food without trying too hard. Look out for the morning spa and 3 course lunch with 2 glasses of wine package for €102.00. Highly recommended.
Maison Carrier (Chamonix)
Rediscover the cuisine from the past – A more rustic version from the same owners of the Albert Premiere, la Maison Carrier is set in a beautiful converted barn – In the centre of the restaurant, racks of lamb and suckling pig are slowly spit-roasted in the open fire.
Located on the lively Rue des Moulins, this restaurant full of charm spreads over 3 unique floors – the menu is a mix of modern French cuisine with international influence where sushi and fruits de meres take the spotlight – check out les caves located downstairs where you will find a trendy atmosphere where the DJ will set the mood for pre or after drinks.
La Cabane des Praz (Les Praz, Chamonix)
Beautiful traditional log cabin featuring a lovely big open fire place, located on the Chamonix Golf Course – the substantial menu features a classic approachable cuisine based around quality local ingredients – good for large groups and families.
Cosy fine dining restaurant with lovely setting on the river Arve. Located right in the heart of Chamonix – features great value lunch and dinner set menus – impressive wine list with over 300 references.
La Caleche (Chamonix)
La Calèche serves traditional Savoyard cuisine in the heart of Chamonix. Here you will find over 20 Savoyard specialties including fondue, raclette, pierrade and much more! Come and enjoy the typical Chamoniard ambiance in this warm and welcoming restaurant. Reservations recommended.
La Chaudron (Chamonix)
Located in the lively Rue du Moulin, this small restaurant excels at both Savoyard and fine dining cuisine – comes highly recommended by many previous guests.
Located on the lively Rue des Moulins, this Swedish run restaurant serves great quality asian fusion dishes in a chic contemporary setting – a favourite amongst locals.
Casa Valerio (Chamonix)
For those looking for some good quality Italian food, this popular restaurant located next to the River Arve does good pastas and pizzas – one of few restaurants in the Chamonix Valley that offer late night dining.
L’Impossible (Chamonix Sud)
Organic Italian restaurant who specialise in natural cooking with lots of herbs and spices – restaurant is set in beautiful mountain style converted barn – located in Chamonix next to bowling on the road to the hospital.
Stone Bar (Argentiere)
Winebar and Italian Woodfired Oven Pizzaria – offering a variety of wines served either by the glass or bottle – they serve great quality wood fired pizzas, home-made pasta and freshly made salads in a nice, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Reservations requested.
Le Rencard (Argentiere)
Great pizzas in cool environment with good quality draught beer. No website. Tel: +33450541402 for more information
Hibou Deli (Chamonix)
Hibou Deli serves daily fresh and tasty home-made meals to go and has a varied choice of vegetarian dishes inspired by flavours from around the world – if you like a clean, healthy and tasty meal in the comfort of your own chalet, Hibou Deli is the perfect choice for you and comes highly recommended
Authentic & unique in the region, this Japanese restaurant located in the heart of Chamonix is great choice if you want a lighter meal away from the heavier savoyard cuisine – also available for takeaway.
Poco Loco (Chamonix)
Very quaint restaurant with its long and very narrow eating area upstairs – enjoy a quality burger, fries and beer for not a lot of money in cool environment.
Elevation 1904 (Chamonix)
Opposite train station – casual restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner – served all day, you will find burgers, salads, fries, coffees and beers available at cheap prices in nice ambience.
Located on road to Argentiere, good tasting homebrew beer with quality pub food.
Moo Bar (Chamonix)
Swedish owned burger bar that offer pulled pork burgers as well as your orginal beef burgers. Very lively and popular amoungst seasonaires.
Café Comptoir (Le Tour / Vallorcine) Located in very quaint farming village of Vallorcine. Great local Savoyard food with a nice twist – lots of love has been put into create this very popular lunch spot. Great wine, relaxed atmosphere, local and seasonal products and a great vibe throughout.
A great lunch option if skiing ‘le Tour’ ski area for the day, or a snow-shoe activity for the evening. Non-skiers can take the train from Argentiere/Chamonix to Vallorcine. Reservations Essential. Phone:04 50 18 72 43 or See more.. http://www.lecafecomptoir.com/cuisine.php
L’Alpage Des Balme (Le Tour)
L’Alpage Des Balme serves typical local cuisine in a rustic & quaint barn style ambience. Service can be a little slow but comes well recommended. Be sure to arrive for first seating. Tel: 0683338661
Le Passon (Le Tour)
A great place for a meeting point, small snack or light refreshment. Located at the bottom of Le tour in between the gondola and beginner area. Outdoor & indoor seating available, take away sandwiches, beers, snacks, coffee etc. Tel: +334 50 54 33 04
Cremiere du Glacier (Les Grands Montets / Argentiere)
Best restaurant in the valley for Savoyard cuisine – if you would like a cheese fondue during your visit to Chamonix, this is the restaurant for you. Situated in a charming location in a private log cabin in the middle of the forest, this very popular no frills restaurant is an experience not to be missed. Reservations are essential as this restaurant is very popular – please note, la Cremiere du Glacier only serves cheese fondues, croutes, gratins and a few salads and that’s basically all they serve, but they also do it so much better than everyone else…We love it – www.lacremerieduglacier.fr
Chalet Refuge de Lognan (Les Grands Montets)
Refuge De Lognan overlooks the jagged ice of the glacier and serves excellent but unpretentious food. Tel: +33 (0) 6 88 56 03 54 …. See more https://www.facebook.com/refugedelognan.fr/
Le Panoramic (Le Brevent)
The Panoramic Restaurant offers fantastic views on overhanging outdoor terrace. A great place to soak up the incredible Mont Blanc chain whilst enjoying a bite to eat. Located on the summit of Brevent, therefore easily accessible for non-skiers & pedestrians.
Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 44 11
La Bergerie (Le Brevent)
Located at mid station (2000M altitude) of le Brevent. Great views and fine dining cuisine. Ask about the ‘Pass Gourmet’ for Non-skiers & pedestrians wanting to join. Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 05 42 or http://www.bergerie-restaurant.com
Les Vieilles Luges (Les Houches)
Quite possibly the best mountain restaurant in the Chamonix Valley. A very old rustic barn converted restaurant, French cuisine & panoramic terrace.
Tel: +33 (0)6 84 42 37 00 or http://www.lesvieillesluges.com/
Chiecco’s (Courmayeur, Italy)
Incredible Italian food served by flamboyant owner Anna – Chiecco’s specialises in local ‘game’. Located at mid-station Courmayeur. Tel: +39 0165 89245 or http://www.chiecco.com/
Maison Vieille (Courmayeur, Italy)
A very popular restaurant serving a great lunch in lovely out of the way setting. Great pizzas, pasta and a busy atmosphere. Bookings Essential. Tel: +39 0165809399 or http://www.maisonvieille.com
Chateau Branlant (Courmayeur, Italy)
Located at Courmayeur mid-station. A cosy alpine style Italian atmosphere, a charming interior, quality food, service, aperitifs and a great selection of wine! Open daily for lunch & dinner by reservation. Tel: +39 0165846584 or http://www.chateaubranlant.com/welcome.html
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A great favorite with the locals with live music, beers on tap, sunny outdoor terrace, resident chef serving up delicious homemade burgers, steaks, BBQ ribs and more. www.the-office-bar.eu
Slalom Bar is a crazy little place tucked away in Argentiere – by day it’s a cosy corner to grab lunch and surf the internet, maybe with one of their rum-laced hot chocolates… by night don’t be surprised to find a fancy dress party or a salsa night in full swing.
The Savoy Bar
Rustic charm aplenty at Savoy Bar in Argentiere, one of the oldest and cosiest bars in town with great apres-ski ambience and live music.
La Yaute is a friendly French-run bar at the foot of the Les Grands Montets ski slopes in Argentiere. With sunny terrace, lots of live music and fun atmosphere. This is a welcome addition to the Argentiere apres-ski scene. It is also open in summer, when lunch on the terrace is a pleasant way to spend the afternoon.
Wine bar and Italian Woodfired Oven Pizzaria – offering a variety of wines served either by the glass or bottle – they serve great quality wood fired pizzas and home-made pasta in a nice and relaxed atmosphere. For lovers of beef, the Cote de Boeuf is well recommended. www.stonebar.net
This is the old favourite any time of the year – opposite the train station in Chamonix, with happy hour and live bands covering all the classics that get the crowd dancing on the tables during aprés ski. In the daytime this bar is transformed into a cosy restaurant with checked table clothes and outside seating on the sun terrace. A tasty menu is served and enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. www.en.hotelgustavia.eu
If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, just across the road from Chambre Neuf, head to Evelation. With plenty of tables and seating outside you can enjoy a chilled beer in the sun, and if you’re peckish choose from a variety of sandwiches, salads, pastas and burgers. It’s also a great sun trap in the afternoons for winter aprés ski too.
Mortan, Oscar and Arjan welcome you to Chamonix’s latest aprés hotspot. They offer food 7 days a week and a great line-up of varied aprés with regular DJ sets and live acts. With Chambre Neuf and Elevation just next door, there’s all you need for a great night within 20 metres! www.moobarcuisine.com
Jekyll & Hyde
This has to be the best all round bar with live bands, comedy and quiz nights, happy hour promotions, not to mention delicious, high-class pub food which is a mix of Alpine and English tastes – we can recommend the Jekyll & Hyde burgers too! They show all major sports events on large screens and you are always guaranteed a warm welcome from Jo, Chris and the team. The Jekyll is located near the bowling alley. www.thejekyll.com
One of the most popular bars, you can’t miss this dusky pink, art nouveau building in the centre of town. The downstairs bar has entertainment every night during high season, from cover bands to Chamonix’s very own Superstar DJs. Beer and shot promos to get the party started – they’re even known to set the prices for jugs of beer as the clock ticks, the sooner you go the cheaper it is! The upstairs terrace bar is more chilled but doesn’t lose the atmosphere with unbeatable views of the mountains – great cocktails too! www.laterrassechamonix.com
Les Caves du Pele
Located on Chamonix’s main strip for nightlife, Rue des Moulins, Les Caves is the place to be seen in Chamonix with a mix of locals, the champagne set and trendy partygoers. With great cocktails, attractive staff and funky tunes, it will set you up for a great night out in Chamonix. www.caphorn-chamonix.com
Four Canadians with a passion for beer set up the first micro-brewery in the Mont Blanc region in 2002. They serve 5 beers on tap, and don?t miss the MBC beer of the month. Friendly pub atmosphere with live music, burgers, chicken wings and ribs to die for – you’ll think you’ve gone to heaven! Located opposite the sports centre in Chamonix, open from 4pm – 2am in high season. www.mbchx.com
Le Vert has featured Giles Peterson and DJ’s from Finger Lickin’ Records to name but a few! The lounge bar has a pool table, Sky TV and great Sunday roasts. Catch the bus or train from Chamonix centre to Lac Gaillands station just a few stops away, or Le Vert is an easy 15 min walk from the centre of Chamonix and a worthwhile trek. www.verthotel.com
Happy hours, pool tables and live music – good times guaranteed! At the end of Rue des Moulins, Bar’d Up attracts many from an English speaking background. With sports games on the big screen, pool table, and live bands.
ChaChaCha is a wine and spirits shop that also welcomes you to join one of their regular wine tastings, or just to enjoy a casual drink with friends.
L’Atelier is a cosy little café-bar with a large sunny terrace, great for people-watching and soaking up the atmosphere in the centre of Chamonix! L’Atelier is beside the river in the centre of Chamonix, with great views of the mountains. They are open daily throughout the year.
Bar du Moulin
Tucked away on the historic Rue des Moulins is a cosy little cellar bar with stone walls, wood beamed ceiling and comfortable sofas. Bar du Moulin has tables outside in the summer so that you can enjoy the atmosphere of the cobbled street packed with bars and restaurants. In winter it is a hidden gem, nestled beneath the Cap Horn restaurant so that you might easily walk past without noticing it.