Dining in Morzine
With a whole host of dining options in Morzine, you certainly won’t go hungry! Whether you want haute cuisine, local specialties, something quick and cheap, or just to stock up on groceries for your self catered apartment, there’s plenty of choice to suit every taste, budget and occasion.
Restaurants on the Mountain in Morzine
With a ski area as vast as the Portes du Soleil there are loads of mountain restaurants to choose from, with some of the best to be found on the slopes of Morzine. Whether you want to grab a quick sandwich or linger over a lovely long French style lunch, you’ll be well catered for.
After a long morning on the slopes, there’s nothing better to get you refuelled for the afternoon than some hearty Savoyard cuisine. Les Mouilles on the Pleney side of the mountain serves fantastic tartiflette and fondue as well as all the other local cheese-based specialties. Its large outdoor terrace is always busy when the sun’s out, but you can also sit inside if it’s a bit chilly or you’ve had enough sun.
Chez Nannon is a charming, rustic, family-run restaurant on the Nyon side of the mountain, which serves traditional Savoyard cuisine. With a cosy interior and lovely terrace outside, it’s an excellent choice whatever the conditions.
Les Portes du Soleil is a self-service restaurant and snack bar located right at the top of the Pleney lift, which is perfect for those who don’t want to waste precious ski time on a long leisurely lunch. It’s also a great place to meet any non-skiers who want to make the trip up the mountain. The huge terrace can accommodate up to 500 people, with room for another 300 indoors, so you’ll never have to worry about finding a seat.
Restaurants in Morzine
Dining options in town are plentiful, with something to suit everyone. Located near the Pleney lift, L’Etale is extremely popular for its lively atmosphere and range of excellent value pizzas and local dishes. Its terrace is also a great spot for après. Another popular restaurant serving Savoyard cuisine is le Matafan, which serves all the traditional classics as well as some less obvious ones, including its eponymous potato cakes. Good options for families are the restaurant in Hotel Le Petit Dru, or Le Tyrolien, which has a special kids’ menu.
If you want to go all out and treat yourself to a gourmet dining experience, head to the restaurant at Chalet Philibert. Recommended in the Michelin, Hubert and Pudlowski food guides, this exquisite restaurant serves a menu of refined dishes, lovingly created by its expert chefs using the finest local ingredients. It also has one of the best wine lists in town.
Another highly recommended fine dining option is La Ferme de la Fruitière, which is attached to the Fruitière l’Alpage, a working farm and dairy. Sample some of the finest local specialties in a fantastic setting that perfectly combines traditional alpine charm with modern chic.
If you’re all cheesed out and just craving a taste of home, Mammas does surprisingly good fish and chips as well as pizza, pasta, noodles and burgers, to sit in or takeaway. It’s also the place to go if you’re out on the Mutzigs and want to grab something quick to line the stomach.
Later in the season, those in the know head along to Sherpa on Route de la Plagne for its ‘bring your own’ barbeques. All you need to do is bring along the meat you fancy and they will cook and serve it to you along with bread and side orders, while you sit back in the sun with an ice cold drink and soak up the atmosphere.
Grocery Shops in Morzine
If you’re self-catering, or just want to pick up some snacks or other essentials, there are plenty of grocery stores in Morzine. As you’d expect from a town of its size, there are plenty of supermarkets dotted around including a large ED, Carrefour and Spar. If you’re self-catering and have a car we’d recommend stocking up at the large Carrefour on the road to St Jean d’Aulps (direction Thonon) where prices are better, the selection greater and queues shorter.
If you’d rather stick to small independent specialists there are several boulangerie and patisseries, a couple of good butchers, a green grocer and a handful of delis selling quality local produce. Some of the delis are worth visiting just to marvel at the sheer range of cheeses, charcuterie and wines on offer. L’Alpage on Route de la Plagne has a glass floor where you can look down on the cellar full of massive cheeses below, and it even runs guided tours of the dairy on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
There’s also a market every Wednesday where you’ll get great deals on some fantastic local produce in an authentically French environment.