Dining in Chamonix
As a relatively large cosmopolitan town, Chamonix offers some of the best dining options in the Alps. Whether you’re after traditional Savoyard cuisine, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, fine dining, pub grub or takeaway, Chamonix has it all.
Chamonix's Moutain Resaturants
Tendence Foehn is a cool little snack bar at the top of the Flégère cable car, which serves home-made sandwiches, wraps and the like.
L’Adret de la Flégère
If you’d rather have a sit down meal, head to the neighbouring restaurant, L’Adret de la Flégère for the usual alpine fare.
La Bergerie de Planpraz
Located at the top of the Planpraz gondola and mid station of Le Brévent, this fantastic chalet style restaurant serves an extensive menu featuring everything from Savoyard specialties to flame grilled steaks and fish dishes. There’s also a takeaway section serving sandwiches and burgers if you just want something quick.
Chamonix's Restaurants in Town
Savoyarde: La Calèche
Located right in the centre of town, La Calèche serves a huge selection of traditional Savoyarde specialities in a warm and inviting traditional alpine setting.
Fine Dining: Hameau Albert Premier
The 2 Michelin star Albert Premier restaurant in the Hameau Albert Premier hotel offers one of the best fine dining experiences in Chamonix. Located in the centre of Chamonix, close to La Ginabelle apartments, the restaurant’s expert chefs serve a range of superb set menus in addition to the à la carte, all prepared using the finest local produce. The restaurant also has a massive wine cellar containing 20,000 bottles and an experienced sommelier to help you decide which to choose.
Italian: Casa Valerio
This lively Italian restaurant on Rue de Lyret in the centre of town serves all the pizza and pasta classics as well as some excellent Italian style meat and fish dishes. It’s also open until 2am so is the place to go if you get carried away at après and find yourself hungry after all the other restaurants have closed.
Located in Chamonix Sud, next to La Rivière Apartments, L’Impossible prides itself on using the finest and freshest local ingredients to produce simple yet tasty dishes with an Italian influence. Unusually for France, it also offers a great range of creative vegetarian dishes as well as dairy and gluten free options.
Gastropub: Micro Brasserie de Chamonix
If you just fancy a burger and a beer, MBC is definitely the place to go. It serves some of the best burgers in town, in addition to a range of other options, all washed down with their finest organic real ales and lagers.
Asian options include Japanese restaurant, Satsuki, which serves excellent sushi, sashimi and noodle dishes, and Tigre Tigre, which serves contemporary Indian cuisine.
Chamonix's Grocery shops
There’s no shortage of grocery stores in and around Chamonix, with some excellent delicatessens, butchers, boulangerie and patisseries sitting alongside the usual selection of small supermarkets.
Le Refuge Payot is an excellent delicatessen selling a wide range of local specialities. There are two branches, one on Rue du Dr Paccard and the other on Rue Joseph Vallot.