Top Choice Modern French in Chamonix

Le Cap Horn

Housed in a gorgeous, two-storey chalet decorated with model sailing boats – joint homage to the Alps and Cape Horn – this highly praised restaurant, opened in 2012, serves French and Asian-inflected dishes such as …
Modern French in Chamonix

Le Bistrot

Sleek and hushed, this is a real gastronome’s paradise. Chef Daniele Raimondi, a protégé of Alain Ducasse, experiments with textures and seasonal flavours in creations such as duck breast with polenta, turnip and so…
Fusion in Chamonix


Franco-Asian-Scandinavian fusion may not be a tried-and-true recipe for success, but this casual, Swedish-skippered restaurant has been making diners happy since 1997. Dishes such as Sichuan-spiced lamb tataki, Japa…
French in Chamonix

Les Vieilles Luges

This impossibly atmospheric 250-year-old farmhouse can only be reached on skis or by a scenic 20-minute hike from the Maison Neuve chairlift. Hunker under low wood beams to savour dishes such as grand-mère’s bœuf bo…
Deli in Chamonix

Le GouThé

This sweet tearoom serves tea, coffee and 15 kinds of hot chocolate as well salads, quiche, sweet and savoury crêpes, muffins and fruit tarts by the metre (apple and rhubarb, pear and cardamom and other combinations…
French in Chamonix

Crèmerie du Glacier

A wooden forest chalet is the setting for Chef Claudy's world-famous croûte aux fromages (bread drenched in a secret white-wine sauce, topped with cheese and baked) and other cheesy Savoyard delights (including nine…
French in Chamonix

Le Chaudron

Making stylish yet cosy use of a 100-year-old mule stable (the faux cowhide recalling its rustic origins) The Cauldron is guaranteed to give you a warm inner glow on a cold winter’s day. Go-to dishes include terrine…
French in Chamonix

Le Panier des 4 Saisons

Brimming with chatter and bonhomie, this semiformal, wood-panelled establishment serves substantial, crowd-pleasing dishes such as grilled bass with scallops and mushroom risotto, and veal T-bone with morel sauce an…
Deli in Chamonix

Hibou Deli

This tiny shopfront kitchen, owned by a British chef, pumps out fantastic Asian and North African–inflected dishes to takeaway. The lamb mechoui is rubbed with spices and cooked over 24 hours to an almost buttery co…
Cafe in Chamonix

Extreme Café

If you're watching your pennies in Chamonix, this little snack bar is good for a cheap panino, glass of wine (from €2.90 a glass) or smoothie (€3.90). There's also free wi-fi and a terrace, heated in winter.