Avoriaz is super family friendly, so there are lots of affordable restaurants which cater very well for children both on and off the mountain. It's possible to eat out relatively cheaply and the restaurants in Avoriaz aren't as expensive as many other ski resorts in the Alps.
We highly recommend booking your restaurant in advance, especially if you plan to eat out when arriving in Avoriaz on a Saturday afternoon or evening.
Avoriaz Mountain Restaurants
On-mountain dining options at Avoriaz are similar to most large resorts. There are several family and budget friendly options which are generally the larger self service restaurants you will find close to the lift stations. There are however, a few note worthy exceptions, though you do need to ski a bit ‘out of town’ to get to them.
Arguably the best on mountain restaurants in Avoriaz are clustered together in the charming little village of Les Lindarets which is in the next valley over from Avoriaz and very easy to get to.
Heading towards the Swiss side, Coquoz (+41 (0)24 479 1255) generally receives positive reviews from more discerning diners for its quality cuisine and open fireplace.
The Cremaillliere (+33 (0)450 4741168) in the pretty hamlet of Les Lindarets is and serves some delicious Savoyard specialities – perfect if you are looking to wash down your tartiflette with some delicious vin chaud!
Staying in Les Lindarets we were impressed by La Terrace, great food and the perfect spot on a sunny day (as the name suggests)!
This restaurant and bar is located at the top of the ski down to the centre of Avoriaz and is a real sun trap serving simple but popular French specialities. It's a very popular apres ski spot.
Le Toupin is located over on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soliel near Les Crozats and is well worth the trip. There's a very sunny terrace and the food and ambience is superb. They offer superb charcuterie and bread and delicious home made soups.
A charming traditional restaurant by Chatel near the top of the Pierre Longue chair. Chez Denis still retains the feel of a French barn with reminders of its farm heritage dotted around the walls. There's hearty fare on offer and a warm welcome in the form of a wood burning stove and seating area - which might be needed on a particularly cold day.
Of course you have the whole Portes du Soleil area to explore - trust us there are plenty of restaurants - so you can eat a French lunch one day and Swiss the next!
Restaurants In Avoriaz
Avoriaz offers a mix of comparatively affordable creperies and pizzerias, through to local Savoyard specialists, with a couple of gourmet establishments at the top of the pile.
Table du Marche
The best of all for gourmets is usually the Table du Marche, in the Hotel Dromonts (+33 (0)450 740811). Run by celebrity chef Christophe Leroy, who has high-class establishments in other top spots around Europe.
Les Fontaines Blanches
In the ‘good for Savoyard specialities’ category if you like your alpine meals with lots of cheese then try Les Fontaines Blanches - their fondue and raclette are fantastic and highly recommended. Children were made very welcome here.
The Lodge at L'Amara
Finally, for dinner with a view try out the lodge at L’Amara, where you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy a simple but classic menu in a relaxed setting, with outstanding views over the valley and down to Morzine.
There are two small Sherpa supermarkets at which you can pre-order your shopping online (if you can navigate the French website!) to collect from the store on arrival. The stores are in the Centre Commercial (+33(0)4 50 74 03 31; and the Village de la Falaise (+33(0)4 50 74 73 25). There’s a third grocery store – Shopi, also in the Centre Commercial (+33(0)4 50 74 16 78).
For fresh meats, cheese, wine and more Le garde Manger (+33(0)4 50 74 20 02) is an Aladin’s cave for foodies and offers a delivery service, including fondue, raclette or tartiflette to your door. Of course there are also a number of patisseries our favourite of which is definitely Mamie Brioche, check out the crêpe stand they have outside the shop in the late afternoon to satisfy those hungry riders on their way home – well worth stopping for!