Eating and Drinking in Chamonix
Collected by Simon Willis, AFAR Local Expert
Savoyard specialities such as fondue enchant traditionalists in Chamonix, and those looking for French cuisine head to chic Alpine restaurants. But fresh ingredients, local produce, wild herbs and freshwater fish are served across the Haute-Savoie.
18 Rue du Dr Paccard, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
A quintessential Alpine winter break wouldn’t be complete without scooping dripping molten cheese from a fondue pot after a day on the slopes. Few places offer this traditionally Savoyard experience quite like the warmly elegant La...
23 Route du Golf, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Located next to Les Praz’s par 72 golf course, La Cabane des Praz’s log-cabin-with-a-chic-twist ambience and modern French cuisine offers a charming out-of-town dining experience, along with views of Mont Blanc and the other...
766 Chemin de la Glacière, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
La Crèmerie du Glacier is quite rightly renowned for its hearty Savoyard cuisine and huge selection of cheese dishes. Couple that with the Alpine forest surroundings, a nearby glacier, and a warm wooden chalet interior, and the...
Sommet de l'Aiguille du Midi, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
It’s not just Restaurant le 3842’s elevation that will make you lose your breath. Known as one of Europe’s highest restaurants (3,842 meters above sea level), this remarkable spot provides panoramic views of snow-dipped Alpine...
350 Route du Bouchet, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
While Chamonix boasts a plethora of exquisite fine-dining restaurants, the area has a rugged, often wild side too. Step forward, Micro Brasserie de Chamonix or MBC as it's known: Towers of nachos covered in glowing cheese, jugs of beer dripping...
47 Rue du Dr Paccard, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Do it simple; do it well. For 18 years Poco Loco has specialized in one thing: scrumptious hamburgers. From chicken to veal and from veggie to traditional, this small restaurant's burgers lure locals and tourists alike looking for a hearty, but...
148 Rue du Dr Paccard, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Le Sérac demonstrates that not all fabulous fondue spots must be tucked away inside a mountainous Alpine chalet. This restaurant, located on Chamonix's main street, serves a host of Savoyard classics—including the iconic...
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