Dining in Chamonix
One of the genuinely ‘something for everyone’ ski resorts, Chamonix has the lot. To mention just a few spots;
Lunches on the mountain in Chamonix are not famed for their gastro appeal – that’s best experienced in Megeve and Courchevel. Most are self service, but the notable exceptions include Le Plan Joran (Grand Montets), La Bergerie (Le Brevent) and Le Col de Balme (Le Tour).
For après drinks, sophisticats will love the Quartz Bar for it’s contemporary décor to enjoy the expansive cocktail menu, The Jekyll and Hyde Bar for the lively music nights and seafood chowder, Chamonix’s very own Micro Brewery (MBC) to enjoy the resort’s own pale ale, and finally Cha Cha Cha’s for some private wine tasting. ‘Team bling’ hangs out at The Clubhouse.
Evening dining is well covered for all things Savoyard, Le Chaudron and Le National are the best, but the cheese can be avoided with Thai and Japanese restaurants located centrally (Satsuki and Munchie). For fine dining, try Maison Carrier at the Albert Premiere or L’Atmosphere for fresh fish. A short trip to Le Praz or Vallorcine are well worth the effort; La Ferme des Trois Ours and Sarpé and both excellent.
Late night’s are best enjoyed at La Cantina for dance lovers or Le Garage for the Chamonix club experience.