Avoriaz Restaurants and Dining
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.
Another great option for many of Avoriaz's self-catering residences is to take the hassle out of shopping and cooking on arrival with Huski's food (and drink!) delivery service. Order online in advance and get oven- or microwave-ready meals, drinks and grocery items delivered to your door. There are dishes to suit every diet including vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, which are available à la carte or in set menus with one-night, three-night, and six-night packages.
Avoriaz Mountain Restaurants
We highly recommend booking in advance as the popular mountain restaurants can get very busy, especially during high season. It sounds obvious, but tables inside are much sought after on cold, snowy days and tables on the terrace are the same when the sun is out.
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.
Le Fangle is tucked away behind Le Yeti near the top of the Village des Enfants button tows. It's a pretty but unassuming chalet-style building serving mid-range mountain food plus a very good kids' menu. It's popular with ski instructors which is a big seal of approval! +33 04 50 74 0224
The Cremaillliere (+33 (0)450 4741168) in the pretty hamlet of Les Lindarets and serves some delicious Savoyard specialities – perfect if you are looking to wash down your tartiflette with some delicious vin chaud! They've extended the restaurant to add more inside tables - a good choice in poor weather.
Another mountain restaraunt in Les Lindarets. La Terrace offers very good food in the mid to upper end price bracket. The owner is Corsican so there's a selection of speciality charcuterie and wine from that region. La Terrace is the perfect spot on a sunny day (as the name suggests). +33 4 50 74 16 17
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. +41 24 479 15 48
Le Vieux Chalet
Also known as Chez Babeth or the 'teddy bear restaurant'. It's located in the Plaine Dranse area on the way from Avoriaz to Chatel. Run by Babeth, a lovely and larger than life mein host who has been known to sing and entertain guests as the afternoon wears on. Expect low ceilings and cosy spaces and mountain ephemera plus great food and fiery-hot liquers with l'addition. +33 4 50 0733 877
A charming traditional restaurant by Chatel near the top of the Pierre Longue chair. La Leiche 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.
La Cabane is in the centre of Avoriaz just down from the Tourist Office. It's the best restaurant in Avoriaz with the exception of the Dromonts Hotel. They're open for lunch and dinner and also have a new terrace so that you can continue to enjoy the stunning scenery. The French onion soup we can highly recommend and they have an exceptional wine list as well as great options to cater for children. +33 4 50 74 14 08
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.
L'Epicerie at L'Amara
For lunch with a breath taking view try out L'Epicerie 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
Le Grand Cafe at L'Amara
Just across from L'Epicerie, Le Grand Cafe is a fantastic restaurant open for lunch and dinner and offers fine dining in the mid to upper price range plus a good kids' menu. If you're staying at L'Amara, Le Grand Cafe is a good choice for your arrival night, but you must remember to book well in advance 00 33 4 50 37 24 11
A great pizza restaurant located, as the name suggests, in the Falaise district of Avoriaz. They also offer Savoyarde dishes and local specialities and La Falaise is mid-range in terms of price. It gets busy so book in advance +33 4 50 74 10 48
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!