Al & Kat’s restaurant recommendations

Al & Kat’s Restaurant Recommendations


Montriond


Le Rocher
Good pizza and general menu – walking distance to chalets. Also if you go for a drink in
the Marmotte D’Or (bar next door) afterwards then they provide a free shuttle ride
home or a taxi into town if you want to go for more drinks.

Morzine


La Ferme De La Fruitiere
Best place for fondue/Pierre chaud, raclette as it is part of a cheese factory. Beautiful
décor and really lovely food.


L’Etale
Most popular restaurant in Morzine and consequently it is always busy with a buzzing
atmosphere.
Huge menu with lots of choice for children as well as adults including steaks, ribs, pizza,
pasta, fondue etc.


The Bec Jaune
Microbrewery with great range of home brews and also serves food. All the food is
fantastic and is home made – best restaurant in Morzine for catering to dietary
requirements such as vegetarian, dairy and gluten free.


Le Grillon
Really good all round restaurant with typical Savoyard menu. What makes this
restaurant particularly good is the fantastic customer service.


Hideout Hostel
Hugely popular restaurant which does a fantastic Asian Fusion style menu. Great prices,
great portions!


La Chaudanne
Nice food with an interesting and varied menu. Lovely bar in the cave downstairs with a
great wine list. Perfect for a pre-dinner or post-dinner drink. Service in the restaurant
can sometimes be a bit slow so we recommend going for the earlier sitting of 7.30pm.


Cuisine 22
Good cheap option but it’s more café/takeaway in style so good for a quick bite if you
are more interested in going for some drinks. Good pizza, burgers, noodles etc. (No
need to book)


La Chamade
The place for a special occasion, where booking the chef’s table is a real treat. Inspired as
much by his mother’s mountain recipes, as he is by the top kitchens (including Paul
Bocuse) where he learned his trade, third-generation chef Thierry Thorens makes
exceptional use of local seasonal produce with inventive and refined food.


Les Vent D’Anges
Fancier restaurant with more modern French cuisine – perfect for a celebration or
special night out.


Chez Per’Syl
Brilliant takeaway pizzas in a cool little shack.


St Jean D’Aulps


Alba Bar & Kitchen
Lovely local bar and restaurant which does a mouth-watering British / French fusion
menu. Great décor and lovely atmosphere – where all the local Brits go

 

Al & Kat’s Lunch & Drinks Recommendations

Lunch

Off Mountain

Satellite Coffee

If you’re suffering with a hangover and missed the hot option in your chalet, brunch here might be just what you need to save your ski day. They do an amazing lunch and freshly baked cakes, homemade smoothies and milkshakes are also served all day.

 

La Bonbonnière

As you would expect of any French resort, Morzine has a whole host of boulangeries to choose from. They really are all good; however, La Bonbonnière is particularly difficult to walk past without stepping in for a sweet treat, their savouries are excellent too!

 

Beanies

As well as being a great cocktail venue in the evening, Beanies is also a great daytime café. Open from 10am every day and serving pizzas from 5pm.

 

On Mountain

Chez Babeth – Chatel

A proper little Santa’s grotto located in the Plein Dranse basin, this place is run by Babeth whose narcissism is world famous. Being told what to do in her tounge-in-cheek style is very much part of the experience and the food is good. It is very popular so you will need to book in advance in peak season.

 

La Leiche – Chatel

Sit on the comfy sofas surrounding the 360 degree open fre place whilst you warm your toes and eat the delicious spaghetti carbonara.

 

La Paika – Les Gets

Superb view from the outdoor terrace with incredible barbeque of fresh tiger prawns, cote de boeuf, lamb chops and magnums of rose are a real crowd pleaser. 

 

Chez Nannon – Morzine

One of the oldest restaurants on the mountain, this converted old cow shed is a delightful little find in the Nyon area of Morzine. The food and service are exemplary. Go, you won’t regret it.

 

Les Marmottes – Avoriaz

A great outdoor terrace and superb service are the hallmarks of this place. The food is good and it can be a real sun trap so bring your sun cream.

 

La Ferme – Avoriaz

Great service and quality versions of the local classics (tartiflette, fondue, raclette etc) means this place is a real favourite for locals and tourists alike.

 

Drinks

Off Mountain

 

Montriond

 

La Marmotte d’Or

Guests staying in Montriond should head down to La Marmotte d’Or for a pub like atmosphere, friendly staff and locals alike. Regular live music nights usually get everyone dancing, and later in the season the terrace is a great place for a pint in the sun.

 

Morzine

 

Beanies

Ideal for your Martini classics, a Mojito, Long Island or something off-the-wall with one of their cocktail specials. We recommend starting the evening with a Chalet Garden – a gin-based concoction of lemon, elderflower and mint. Often has live music too!

 

Le Coup de Coeur

Serves French and selected world wines with a regularly changing selection of wines by the glass. In addition, a selection of port and a fine collection of whiskies are available as a tasting experience.

 

Bec Jaune

From American IPAs to lagers, and porters to traditional ales, there’s nothing like a flavoursome craft beer after a day on the slopes. All of this microbrewery’s beer is brewed in-house by Chrigl, who learnt his trade at The Kernel Brewery, London. Open from 4pm every day.

 

Bar a Vin

La Chaudanne’s vaulted stone cellar tucked away beneath the restaurant. An intimate place to try a few wines under the guidance of a sommelier.

 

Laury’s Cocktail Bar

The local’s secret for late night drinks. Enjoy table service, live jazz, funk and soul, and a truly explosive drinks menu. Open from 7pm to 2am.

 

Bar Robinsons

Morzine’s famous Bar Robinsons, named fondly by locals as ‘Robbos’, is a non-fancy spot serving Morzine’s locally brewed beer, Mutzig. Be warned at 8% you may not make it home for dinner!

 

On Mountain

 

La Folie Douce

The world famous après venue opened its doors in Avoriaz this December.  For extravagant performances, singers and live DJs, join the party any day of the week between 2pm and 6:30pm. You’ll hear the tunes bursting from the terrace before you see the venue’s new building next to the Yeti on the Plateau in Avoriaz.

 

Happy Hours Bar

At the bottom of the Ardent lift, hosts another big slope-side après ski party on a Wednesday, with special guest DJs and a free taxi service to get people home safe after the last bus, which runs to 6pm.  Sunday afternoon features a live band and more relaxed après vibes.

 

Le Tremplin

If skiing Pleney side, at the top of the gondola you’ll find a few bars that get lively in the afternoon for a drink, before skiing down and heading onto Le Tremplin’s terrace, which is a popular après haunt with live DJs.

 

La Kinkerne

If finishing the day in Prodains La Kinkerne, on the main road out, is an unpretentious spot with occasional après parties. You can ski straight to the terrace if you go down next to the nursery slope drag lift!

 

Heading out a little bit later…?

 

You’ll find a large collection of bars on the main street leading up to the Pleney. If doing dinner, L’Etale is a fun place for a boozy meal and will stay open serving drinks until late. 

The popular Crepu is a good drinking hole to start with, and is right next to the Tibetan Café, which is a great all-rounder playing party tunes to a lively bunch of locals, seasonaires and tourists.  

 

The nearby Cavern is a must on a night out; this friendly bar has live music from 5 – 7.30pm, a generous happy hour at 4pm and DJs from 10pm. 

 

For late night dancing L’Opera (also on the Pleney strip) is the classic Morzine club that plays popular dance, DNB and techno tunes. Look out for special events and international DJs.

 

There’s lots of fun to be had at Dixie Bar, a lively Irish bar where the renowned band Dixie Micks play once a month. This is when it really gets going and is not for the faint hearted! Dixie’s also shows all major sporting events and matches on its big screens.

 

For a more alternative vibe, where local beat loving French and Brits party together,  Café Chaud (tucked away)  boasts some of the biggest, most chaotic weekly parties in town, with some of Morzine’s best local DJs, Drum n Bass on Sundays and upbeat funk and house on Wednesdays.