Restaurants in Meribel

3 VALLEY RESTAURANTS RECOMMENDED BY FISH&PIPS

For most of us, a skiing holiday isn't complete without good food in the chalet and out on the slopes. We don't believe that expensive food is necessarily good food. There is only one condition in our eyes, it has to be quality.

As food lovers, over the past 9 yrs we have just about managed to eat our way round most of the restaurants the 3 Valleys has to offer, and it offers a lot! We have carefully selected the variety of restaurants below to save you the trouble of trial and error, as I'm sure you are aware this can be a rather expensive and often disappointing exercise in the Three Valleys. We have dedicated time and effort in personally researching these recommendations, purely for your benefit of course! For those that we can't recommend personally we have based our research on having a fantastic reputation.

We would advise booking restaurants for lunch and chalet night off in advance. Do ask a member of the team and they will happily reserve a table for you.

Not to be missed
  • Snack Bar in Mottaret

    For the legendary Mountain Burger, at only €6.80 and enough to feed a small army, it's a bargain! Get there early to avoid queues.

  • Adray Telebar, Meribel

    For a cake and hot chocolate pit stop. For only 5 Euros you get a huge wedge of cake and a jug of hot chocolate or vin chaud by the fire.

  • Les Fermes de Reberty, Les Menuires

    For lunch on a sunny day. Sit on the huge terrace, bask in the sunshine, and eat from their vast, yummy and ridiculously good value menu.

  • Le Montagnard, St Martin

    For a cosy indoor lunch on a snowy, cold day. Delightful, charming and rustic, this family-run restaurant serves great Alpine food at reasonable prices.

  • L'Oxalys, Val Thorens

    For Michelin dining without the price tag. At exceptional value of 50 Euros per person for an exceptional 5 courses, you won't find finer cuisine at this price anywhere else in the 3Vs.

ON THE MOUNTAIN FOR LUNCH


You can't beat a good lunch on the mountain, be it delicious evening meals in the chalet, a picnic, a long and boozy lunch, a fleeting snack to fuel you for a full day's skiing, or simply to satisfy the craving for a traditional mountain spag bol.

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Le Farçon, La Tania, Courchevel +33(0) 479 08 80 34
"€32 in 32 minutes" according to their website, they aren't wrong! If you are pressed for time but want somewhere a little bit special then the Michelin starred Farçon restaurant in the centre of La Tania is the place to stop. For a great value 3 courses for just €35 per head this is Michelin starred dining without the price tag! Don't miss their weekly "Pig Day" every Thursday, a whole suckling pig for diners to enjoy.

Le Plans des Mains, Meribel - +33 (0) 4 79 07 31 06
In its 4th winter, this restaurant has proved very popular - either opt for the Gastronomique (7 courses) in the restaurant upstairs or something from the snack bar downstairs. Extremely well located at the base of Mt Vallon with unbeatable access to the 3Vs.

La Bouitte, St Martin de Belleville - +33 (0) 4 79 08 96 77 Fish & Pips Favourite
Michelin star winning restaurant in the picturesque village of St Martin de Belleville - this is mountain dining at it best - but your wallet may be slightly lighter when you leave! While away an afternoon and indulge of some of the finest food out there. Ideal for bad weather days!

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L'Oxalys, Val Thorens - +33 (0) 4 79 00 12 00 Fish & Pips Favourite>
<br>Another with a Michelin Star, L'Oxalys is part of the hotel by the same name.  If you're into fine dining, then this will knock your socks off especially for only 50 Euros for 5 courses of absolutely exquisite cuisine. 

<p><u><b>Le Soucoupe, Couchevel /La Tania</b></u> - +33 (0) 4  79 08 21 34 
<br>Great for an indulgent lunch with a superb view down the Courchevel valley. Alternatively makes a great bolt hole in bad weather conditions with a roaring fire and a cracking wine list. It is Courchevel so prepare for the bill!
 
<p><u><b>Cap Horne, Courchevel 1850</b></u> - +33 (0) 4 79 08 33 10
<br>Located at the bottom of the Suisse piste this restaurant certainly has a reputation of the 'place to be' in Courchevel.  It's a popular place for a long lunch, often debaucherous, with the DJ playing in the piste-basher on the terrace and scantily-clad singers parading up and down.  It's definitely worth a visit even just for a hot chocolate (again, watch out for prices) or a spot of people-watching.   However, quality of food and service is often inconsistent.

<p><u><b>Le Chabichou, Courchevel 1850</b></u> - +33 (0) 4 79 08 00 55
<br>This is 2 Michelin Star restaurant with a great reputation.  It has a lovely sunny terrace, great service and delightful cuisine with real attention to detail. 

<p><u><b>Le Chalet de Pierres, Courchevel 1850</b></u> - +33 (0) 4  79 08 18 61
<br>Another 'place to be seen' in Courchevel, this is huge chalet with a vast terrace in a sun-trap position on the edge of the Verdons piste. The food is good, but the prices are steep and service can be a little hit and miss.  However, if you're prepared to splash out then the sushi platter is well worth it, and if you want entertainment whilst eating, you'll certainly get it here.

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<p><u><b>Le Rond Point, Meribel</b></u> - +33 (0) 4 79 00 37 51 
<br>Voted one of the best Après bars in the world with a fantastic ski-in ski-out suntrap terrace. The British run restaurant offers good pizza / pasta plus burgers, rostis and other good alternatives to Savoie cuisine.  The food is good, but can be over priced.  Do book, as it gets very full most days.  It is a great base for families and beginners, and a good option for a group of mixed abilities and also non-skiers as it can be accessed by the piste or bus.  

<p><u><b>Adray Telebar, Meribel</b></u> - +33 (0) 4 79 08 60 26 
<br>Serving lunch and supper, the Adray is a great alternative to the Rond Point.  It is an up market restaurant tucked away just by the Adray chairlift at Rond Point.  The restaurant has a wonderful traditional interior with log fire and a superb sun terrace. Great for lunch, non skiers can have a skidoo from the road over, but even better for hot chocolate and cake in the late afternoon.

<p><u><b>Roc Tania, Col de Loz</b></u> - +33 (0) 4 79 08 32 34
<br>At the top of the Col de Loz linking the Meribel and Couchevel Valleys, this is ideally positioned to watch the parapunters fly over on a sunny day.  Good Savoie food, with a big terrace so ideal for a long lazy lunch in the sun.  From here you can ski straight down to Meribel, so no need to worry about the last lift!

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<p><u><b>Lodge de Village, Meribel Village</b></u> - +33 (0) 4 79 01 03 55
<br>The Lodge du Village caters for one and all from 10am to 1am every day of the week. It is at the bottom of the piste in the Village, and is great for a quick spot of lunch, or an evening beer!  The LDV caters for your requirements at lunch with an excellent choice of Italian starters, mains, desserts and specials. 


<p><u><b>Les Cretes, Meribel/St Martin</b></u> - +33 (0)6 09 40 51 04
<br>Situated a short ski from the top of the Tougnete bubble, this is a great stop off if you are on that side of the mountain.  Middle range steaks and general Savoie food.

<p><u><b>La Montagnard, St Martin</b></u> - +33 (0)479 01 08 40
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This fabulous little restaurant is ideal for a cosy indoor lunch on a snowy, cold day. Delightful, charming and rustic, this family-run restaurant serves great Alpine food at reasonable prices.

La Voute, St Martin de Belleville - +33 (0) 4 79 08 91 48
In a beautiful setting opposite the old church in the picturesque village of St Martin, this restaurant serves great and filling food (the lasagne is monstrous!) that's not too pricey.

La Ferme de Reberty, Les Menuires - +33 (0)4 79 00 77 01 Fish & Pips Favourite
Located in Reberty 2000 - La Ferme has a welcoming interior which opens onto a large terrace on the slopes and has extensive lunch and dinner menus. Though this one of the top three places in Les Menuires, the fixed-price menu can be relatively affordable at about €25 for appetizer, entree and dessert

Le Bel Air, Courchevel 1650 - +33 (0)4 79 08 00 93
One of the most popular restaurants in all the 3 valleys with a great sun terrace facing out onto the piste aligned with plenty of deck chairs to sit back and relax in. The food is simple and yummy - plus very good value. Reservations is essential as it gets very booked up on sunny days.

La Portetta Hotel Restaurant, Courchevel 1650 - +33 (0) 479 080143
Ski all the way down in to Courchevel 1650 and find this recently refurbished hotel located right on the piste. Great for soaking up the rays and watching the world ski by! Super friendly staff and a great menu make this a lovely place for lunch in the sunshine.

CHEAP AND CHEERFUL MOUNTAIN GRUB

If you want to just stop for a quick bite or need to feed the whole family on a budget try...

Le Village des Pains Fish & Pips Favourite
It seems that picnicking on the mountain is becoming more and more popular. Either order in advance our F&P picnic-style lunches or make your way to the Golf chairlift via our glorious bakery for picnic goodies - huge baguettes filled to the brim with local cheese and ham, pastries, pizza, chocolate treats - you'll be wanting to stop for lunch as soon as you get to the top of the chairlift!

Petit Rond Point, Meribel - +33 (0) 4 79 00 37 51
Snack bar on the lower ground floor of the Rond Point, a great base for families and serves good Panini's and chips.

Mottaret Snack Bar, Meribel Mottaret Mottaret Snack bar Fish & Pips Favourite
Snack bar at the main lift area in Mottaret, home of the legendary 7 Euro Mountain Burger.

Au Pain d'Antan Boulangerie, Courchevel 1850
Inside the forum this bakery style café is a great place for a sandwich, Panini, slice of pizza, or even one of their delicious pastries. It won't break the bank either - remarkable for the centre of 1850!

Adray Telebar, Meribel - +33 (0) 4 79 08 60 26 Fish & Pips Favourite
It's the best place for a cake and hot chocolate pit stop. For only 5 Euros you get a huge wedge of cake and a jug of hot chocolate by the fire.

Le Plans des Mains, Meribel - +33 (0) 4 79 07 31 06
Extremely well located in the heart of the 3Vs this is a great lunch spot. The snack bar downstairs offers a huge and good quality sandwich, vat of soup and drink for only 10 Euros. A bargain!, to avoid disappointment on Wednesday and Thursdays

Le Bouc Blanc - +33 (0)4 79 08 80 26
Found at the top of the La Tania bubble this efficiently run restaurant serves HUGE omelettes, salads and offer a fantastic plat du jour at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit, if only to stop on the huge sunny terrace for a coffee.

OUT FOR SUPPER IN MERIBEL


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Chez KiKi, Meribel 1600 - +33 (0) 4 79 08 66 68 Fish & Pips Favourite
This is the most famous restaurant in Meribel. Monsieur KiKi himself still cooks the steaks here to perfection over the fire; they are infamous in Meribel and absolute melt in mouth. An excellent choice for the carnivores amongst you, but not one for the veggies as choices are limited. You will need an elasticised wallet!

Bistro du Praz, Le Praz - +33 (0) 4 79 08 41 33 Fish & Pips Favourite
This restaurant is full of character and charm. It has an excellent menu with a choice of 12 Fois Gras and an exceptional list of fine wines. If you're prepared to splash out, you won't be disappointed.

Cro Magnon, Meribel 1600 - +33 (0) 4 79 00 57 38 Fish & Pips Favourite
A small and atmospheric Savoyard restaurant at Le Plateau, near the top of Meribel. The Cro Magnon offers great service and food (and plenty of it!) at reasonable prices.

Le Plantain, Meribel Village/ La Tania - +33 (0) 4 79 04 12 11
Situated just outside Meribel Village on the road to la Tania, Le Plantin has been completely rebuilt in an original mountain style using traditional wood and stone. This restaurant has an interesting and contemporary menu offering alternatives to the usual Savoyard style food.

Le Boa Mil, Meribel Village - +33 (0) 4 79 00 59 24
Rustic and traditional Savoyard food just on our doorstep in Meribel Village. It's a unique building set in the cellar of an old chalet. If you like a good fondue or an onion soup then it's a stone's throw from our chalets. You only need one course, portions are huge!

MIDDLE RANGE

Lodge de Village, Meribel Village - +33 (0) 4 79 01 03 55
The Lodge du Village (LDV) caters for one and all from 10am to 1am every day of the week. The LDV caters for your requirements with a choice of Italian starters, mains, desserts and specials. Conveniently close for families and those who want a short walk home after dinner.

Le Refuge, Meribel Town Centre -+33 (0) 4 79 08 61 97 Fish & Pips Favourite
Meribel's most popular eatery, always full and buzzing. Great pizzas, steaks and pasta right in the heart of Meribel, ideal for families on the staff night off, or party goers who want a quick bite to eat before hitting the bars!

Le Fromagerie, Meribel Town Centre - +33 (0) 4 79 08 55 48 Fish & Pips Favourite
Traditional Savoyard food - Fondue, Raclette etc only really for the cheese lovers amongst you. It is the best Fondue in Meribel and the delicious charcuterie only stops coming when you're full to the brim! Sample true local cuisine in the centre of Meribel, but beware of the smell of Le Fromage!

La Kouisena, Meribel Town Centre - +33 (0) 4 79 08 89 23
Slightly more variety here than at Le Fromagerie, but still good quality and traditional Savoyard food. It's always busy and bustling, not small and intimate. Try not to sit near a fire whilst dining, you might self-combust.

The Den - +33 (0) 4 79 08 98 54
An interesting alternative to the more traditional Savoyard restaurants The Den serves a tapas style menu with lots of light bites ideal for sharing with friends. The food has all sorts of influences - from a seared tuna steak with wasabi mayonnaise to a whole baked camembert. Right above Dick's Tea bar with live music most nights and serving food until 1am this is a bit of a one stop shop to a good night out in Meribel. Popular with seasonnaires and guests alike.

Petits Oignons, Meribel 1600 - +33 (0) 4 79 08 64 62
Good quality, affordable French and fusion cuisine in a very cute and friendly restaurant in Meribel 1600.

La Tsaretta, Les Allues - +33 (0) 4 79 08 61 00
A variety of international foods are on offer at this lovely restaurant in Les Allues, the focal point for locals. Eating down here gives you the opportunity to see Les Allues, the original village in this valley and home to most of Meribel's year round residents. La Tsaretta offers a complimentary shuttle bus from you chalet for those eating in the restaurant.

Refuge de la Traye, Les Allues - +33 (0)6 11 95 08 90 Fish & Pips Favourite
Something very special - arrive by snow mobile for your rustic Savoyard supper up above Les Allues. If this is of interest to you, do inform Holly or Clare immediately as it is very small and gets booked up. The food is limited to an average cheese fondue but you go for the experience. Snow mobiles are weather dependent, and in the later months, it is a trek by foot.

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