There are few greater pleasures in life that devouring a plate filled with delicious, local, fresh food accompanied by a crisp glass of Apremont while taking in a stunning view. Summer is all about dining and drinking outdoors so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite local restaurants and bars for your pleasure.
The Wood Yard, Montriond
Brand new for this summer season and occupying a spot just off the Dereches river walk, direction Montriond, The Wood Yard is the restaurant and bar adjoining Ibex Brewery. Inside you’ll discover ten lines of beer including your Ibex favourites and guest beers too, alongside a menu that features street food, smoked BBQ classics and a changing lunch menu. Settle in on the large terrace for a coffee from 9am, lunch is served 12noon to 2pm and dinner between 5pm and 9pm. The bottle shop is open each day, 9am – 5pm and the Wood Yard is closed on Mondays. Discover more at ibexbeer.com.
Wild Beets Cafe, Morzine
Located within the Hive gym in Morzine and serving up healthy, fresh meals and smoothies, some slightly naughty cakes and a very tasty coffee. It’s location makes it handy for those post-workout snacks while the cafe itself is a great place to hang out with your laptop for a couple of hours. Try the Hoisin Duck wrap, you won’t be disappointed! Head to Wild Beets Kitchen Morzine to check for menu updates, opening hours and to book a table.
Le Colibri, Morzine
With a menu to suit all appetites and including great children’s options, Le Colibri comes complete with an indoor children’s play area, cosy seating and a relaxed vibe that’s perfect for little ones. Whether you’re looking for a place to settle for the afternoon and drink hot chocolate, a sunny terrace for post-hike beers or an early evening supper, Le Colibri is the perfect spot in the centre of Morzine. Book your table in advance by calling +33 (0) 4 50 06 18 53 and follow Le Colibri on Facebook and Instagram.
La Grange, Morzine
One of the most popular restaurants in Morzine, La Grange has an excellent reputation for serving up classic Savoyarde dishes and it’s our favourite place to go for a fondue. This is a cosy, traditional restaurant and over the years owners Alex and Fred have gathered a loyal following of holiday makers who return year after year. The terrace is a delightful spot for lunch in the sunshine. Book in advance by calling +33 (0) 4 50 75 96 40 or head to the La Grange website to view the menu.
Hôtel Le Dahu, Morzine
There’s always something a bit special about dining in a hotel restaurant and at Le Dahu, the lights of Morzine twinkle below you. The menu here embraces fresh, local and seasonal ingredients to offer you a true taste of the mountains. There’s a cosy bar for pre- and post-dinner drinks and a beautiful dining room from which you can enjoy the stunning views across the whole valley. You’ll need to book in advance by calling +33 (0) 4 50 75 92 92 and you can view the hotel’s website here!
Le Chaudron – Les Lindarets
Located at the heart of the famous goat village and offering the warmest welcome, Le Chaudron is a ‘must do’ lunch spot in the mountains. The menu is vast and delicious, offering everything from local and regional specialities to fresh salads and more, plus there’s a great children’s menu too. Dine on the sunny terrace and watch the goats go by or take refuge inside the cosy restaurant if the weather is less than perfect. Book your table in advance by calling +33 (0) 4 50 74 05 35.
Au P’tit Casse Croûte, Morzine
If you’re gathering up a picnic to enjoy on the mountain, head directly to Au P’tit Casse Croute in the centre of Morzine. Choose a sandwich or piadina (folded Italian flatbread) stuffed with delicious, fresh ingredients, plus salads, sweet drinks, tea coffee and more. The ‘sandwich du jour’ is always a treat and there are plenty of options for children too. Pre-order your lunch and collect it before you head out for your mountain adventure. You can pre-order your lunchtime treats in the shop each day or by calling +33 (0) 4 50 75 94 24 and follow Au P’tit Casse Croûte on Facebook and Instagram for menu updates.
La Biskatcha, Les Gets
Located in the centre of Les Gets, within the Hotel La Marmotte, you’ll discover this great restaurant where service is friendly and speedy and the menu expansive to suit all tastes. There’s a great value, daily changing menu and plat du jour featuring seasonal, local increments and often with a twist. The kids menu is excellent value and the desert table is unmissable! Reserve your table by calling +33 (0) 4 50 84 55 35.
Satellite Coffee, Morzine
Because sometimes, a long, sit-down lunch in a restaurant isn’t in order, Satellite Coffee on the rue du Bourg in Morzine serve up fresh, tasty dishes with a healthy twist alongside tasty cakes and incredible coffee too. There’s also those famous bacon and sausage baps to collect on your way to the lifts each morning. Available to eat in or take away, there’s a sunny terrace also. Head to satellitecoffee.fr to view the full menu.
Le Crepu, Morzine
This lively bar in the centre of Morzine is perfect for pre-dinner drinks and you’ll discover a huge range of great drinks behind the bar. Le Crepu is lively from late afternoon until late in the evening, so there’s always a great atmosphere on the terrace and inside, especially during apres-bike hours. It’s also just minutes from some of Morzine’s best restaurants too.
Hotel du Lac, Montriond
Lac de Montriond is one of the most popular attractions in our valley during the summer months and this contemporary bar, restaurant and terrace sits just off the lakeside. Open each day for breakfast, pre-walk coffees, post-hike cocktails and post-ride beers, there’s a fresh, seasonal lunch and dinner menu alongside creative and tasty special dishes. Keep an eye on the hotel’s Facebook and Instagram channels for special dining evenings, BBQ updates and more. Reserve your tables online in advance at lacdemontriond.com. For updates follow Hotel du Lac on Facebook and Instagram.
Cavern Bar – Perfect for a party
Morzine’s Cavern Bar is the home of your holiday party and you’ll find a unique, memorable atmosphere until the early hours. The Cavern is the place to go to hear incredible live music, with a selection of superb touring bands regularly taking to the stage. Prepare to dance on the tables! Follow facebook.com/ for gig announcements.
Abbaye d’Aulps Cafe – Perfect for herbal teas
The tea room at the majestic Abbaye d’Aulps in St Jean d’Aulps is a beautiful spot, in the shadow of the ancient ruin and facing the beautiful working gardens. On the menu you’ll discover a large range of herbal teas, specialist Abbaye beers, homemade terrines, sandwiches, soups, cakes and ice creams, all served in this unique, quiet spot. The team room is open each day between midday and 6.30pm. Head to abbayedaulps.fr for more details.
Hideout – Perfect for something different
One of the busiest restaurants in Morzine, which makes advance booking essential, the menu at Hideout is packed with pan-asian dishes and takes inspiration all the way from Vietnam to Osaka. There’s also a list of weekly specials, in case you manage to make your way through the whole menu. Call +33 (0) 7 49 28 27 56 or email email@example.com to reserve your table.
L’Improviste – Perfect for pizzas
At L’Improviste in the centre of Morzine you’ll find a long list of both classic pizzas and unexpected toppings to eat in or take away. Book your tables in advance to enjoy the small, cosy yet contemporary restaurant for a very casual dinner. If you’re felling adventurous, try the Sicilienne, you won’t regret it! Book your table or order a takeaway on +33 (0) 4 50 04 63 80.
La Petite Auberge – Perfect for lunch elsewhere
The charming village of Essert Romand, just a couple of kilometres from Morzine, is home to La Petite Auberge, a family-run restaurant with a menu that’s sure to include all of your Savoyarde favourites. There’s a pretty outdoor terrace and cosy decor inside, plus a warm welcome from a lovely team. Call +33 (0) 4 50 37 31 96 to reserve a table.
It’s impossible to miss this restaurant, slap bang in the centre of Morzine with a pretty garden that’s perfect for a long lunch in the sunshine. La Rotonde is perfect if you’re looking for something a bit special as the menu not only includes Savoyarde favourites but also global flavours, extra-fresh salads and there’s a super wine list too. This restaurant is perfect for large groups too as the menu includes something for everyone and the kids menu is spot on. Book your table by calling +33 (0) 4 50 79 16 30.
New to the village of Le Biot and delivering across our valley, Fat Tom’s Deli & Delivery serve up fresh, delicious meals directly to your door, or to be enjoyed inside the cosy deli. They can be reheated at your convenience, making them perfect following a day in the mountains. Expect seasonal ingredients, regional cheeses, cooked and cured meats with loads of added flavour in addition to global flavours and delicious curry nights. Head to fattomsdeli.com for menus, ordering details and more.
A fantastic community pub and restaurant with a menu that’s constantly changing. Expect holiday classics as well as Sunday roasts, fish and chip suppers and the odd spicy curry thrown in for good measure. There’s also lighter bites, cocktails and a kids menu too. Reserve your table by calling +33 (0) 4 50 72 74 65.
One of Morzine’s most popular restaurants, L’Etale has an enormous menu that’s certain to suit all tastes; think pizzas, pasta dishes, noodles, steaks and Savoyarde classics including fondue and raclette. You’ll find the restaurant just metres from the bottom of Morzine’s Pleney telecabine and food is served, all day, non-stop, between 11am and midnight. Book your table in advance by calling +33 (0) 4 50 79 09 29.
Restaurant Le Rocher
A warm welcome awaits you in this popular Montriond restaurant, where the menu includes delicious pizzas, Savoyarde favourites and an extra special specials board. Located in the beautiful village square opposite the church, pizzas are also available to take away. Book your table to avoid disappointment! Call +33 (0) 4 50 75 78 47 for table reservations.
Le Strike Roc
Strike Roc is the famous bowling alley in Avoriaz with four lanes and it also includes arcade games, a pool able, baby-foot and more. There’s a snack menu that includes delicious, homemade treats and a lively bar that’s perfect for a chilled out evening. Head to roc-avoriaz.com for more details.
Launched last winter season, this gastronomique-themed restaurant is housed inside a beautifully refurbished barn on the outskirts of Morzine, along the route des Nants. The menu features classic French dishes such as foie gras wrapped in truffle crust pastry and lamb with a honey and sherry reduction, making this a memorable fine dining experience in beautiful surroundings during your summer holiday. For table reservations call +33 (0) 6 46 14 80 59.