2 years ago - Julie D.
Skiing, altitude, the fresh air ... All these things create an appetite! And the Savoy is well known for being one of the departments of France where you eat well - that is to say good local produce, served in generous portions. It was enough for Méribel to become a gourmet paradise. But beware, the Savoyard fondue and tartiflette are not reputed to be light, dishes from Méribel are no less refined and delicious. Here, invigorating is not necessarily the opposite of delicate.
Here are some of the best mountain restaurants, to eat well at Méribel Les Allues and Méribel Mottaret. To enjoy quality cuisine in a mountain setting - and on the terrace if the weather permits - follow the guide.
A mountain restaurant as we like, warm, with good food that comforts after a morning on the slopes! Reblochon pie, Burger and dessert buffet, we do not refuse anything. If the weather is nice, what a pleasure to sit on the terrace and admire the snowy slopes. And if the weather is not nice, you just have to take refuge by the fireside ... In one case as in the other, it's happiness. Praised by regulars returning from year to year, Chalet Tonia has earned its reputation, which is second to none. We take the chairlift of Combes, we slide, and here we are direct to the Chalet.
Do not forget to check the events on the Facebook page, as the concert nights at Chalet Tonia are popular.
Chalet Tonia - Les combes, Mottaret, 73550 Méribel Les Allues - Tel. : +33 4 79 00 45 11 - open every day from 9am to 4.30pm
With a name like this, of course you have to expect beautiful and energetic specialties that are all about boletus. Hamburger with ceps, therefore, duck with ceps and vegetables ... and even a dessert with ceps? In any case gourmands are already licking their lips, until dessert (the blueberry pie is famous). We also find the Savoyard fondue, and foie gras burger. All accompanied by a beautiful wine list. This refined cuisine, presented with great care, is highly recommended as "gourmet and generous" by the Michelin Guide, in its "Simple Standing" category. Be careful to book as the quality of the food and service made the place very popular.
The Cepe - Les Merisiers building, Le Plateau, Direction Altiport, 73550 - Tel.: +33 4 79 22 46 08
The Plantin, two forks in the Michelin Guide, combines fine cuisine and mountain decor, with chamois trophies, driftwood and traditional agricultural equipment on the walls. We warm up at the sight of the beautiful stone fireplace. The magnificent plates showcase regional products, foie gras and country ham, as well as seafood and roast beef. At lunchtime, the restaurant is accessible by ski, for a magical walk through the forest.
The Plantin - Tania Road, 73550 Méribel, Les Allues - Tel. : +33 4 79 04 12 11 - open every day for lunch from 12h to 15h30 and for dinner from 19h to 23h - reservations only by email.
Roc and rock is the ROK! At the foot of the slopes, a warm mountain restaurant, which brings together everything you expect: terrace and sunbeds to enjoy the sun on beautiful days, good map, friendly atmosphere and friendly service. The appetite opened by the descents, we throw ourselves on delicious tartiflettes, salads with smoked salmon, grilled meats, not to mention the desserts (it is rumored that the chocolate macaroon has its fan club!).
ROK - Telecabine Pas du Lac Mottaret, 73550 - Tel. : +33 4 79 00 44 81 - open every day from 11h to 17h
In a beautiful interior decorated with blond wood, the hotel's restaurant Le Yéti offers fine brasserie-style cuisine. With extreme attention to detail, the chef serves carefully prepared small dishes. The staff is attentive and kind, and the bar has a wealth of cocktails ... Not to mention the waffles that are tasted at snack after a good day of skiing.
The Yeti is also discovered in summer: the terrace is then decorated with a heated pool, a petanque terrain and games.
Restaurant of Yéti - Rond-Point tracks, 73550 - Tel. : +33 4 79 00 51 15
On the south-facing terrace, you can enjoy the veal escalope with mushrooms and cream that has made the reputation of this altitude restaurant. The Adray is a venerable institution in Méribel, a classic that has been open for decades - and it is always busy, so much so that it is necessary to book at noon.
However, as it is the restaurant of a hotel, it is open also in the evening, unlike most mountain restaurants. We can go there once the crowds have left the slopes, for a quiet evening by the fire, or for a gourmet snack with hot chocolate, waffles and blueberry pies.
Adray Télébar - Path of the Adray, 73550 - Tel. : +33 4 79 08 60 26
The Clos Bernard, well hidden in the forest, is accessible by ski at the feet, from the chairlift Loze Express and the Track of the Animals. On Wednesday evening, Le Clos Bernard offers a Savoyard evening that begins in a magical atmosphere, with a torchlight arrival and a welcome with mulled wine. Follows a traditional Savoyard fondue, to the sound of the accordion, and all ends on the inevitable tart with blueberries. On Thursdays, there is a grill party on a wood fire, with a musical atmosphere by the fire.
The Clos Bernard - Lieu-dit Les Bernards, 73550 - Tel. : +33 4 79 00 00 07 - open from 12h to 16h from Friday to Tuesday, and for dinner on Wednesday and Thursday