Vallorcine Mountain Restaurants
Vallorcine has several restaurants to choose from on the slopes. Close to the top of the gondola, over by the Aiguillette des Posettes drag lifts, L'Alpage de Balme (+33 (0)6 83 33 86) is a classic mountain restaurant serving home cooked food. Because of its reputation among foodies it’s often hard to get a table here so arriving early or booking is a good idea. Over on the Le Tour side the Chalet de Charamillon (+33 (0)4 50 54 04 72; restaurants-altitude.com) at the top of the gondola from the village is a large establishment capable of seating more than 350 indoors and outside on the terrace. It offers a self-service cafeteria style menu with take away snacks available.
Restaurants in Vallorcine
There’s very limited dining available in Vallorcine with half-a-dozen choices. Many people eat in their apartments most evenings but equally there’s the option to head over to Chamonix for a choice of over 100 restaurants of all types if you fancy a night out.
In Vallorcine the restaurant La Ferme des 3 Ours (+33 (0)4 50 54 63 06; restaurant-laferme-des3ours.com) is one of the best choices. It’s a lovely, atmospheric and well-run establishment with a good menu. The rustic wooden building is full of charm and meals are served from noon to 7pm daily. There’s also a restaurant open to the public in the Du Buet and a couple of other options.
As with all things Vallorcine, the choice is limited but the quality normally good! The Bred grocery shop (+33 (0) 450 54 60 08) meets most holiday needs. For farm fresh dairy food you can’t do better than the Vallorcine Farm (+33 (0) 450 54 69 42) which supplies its own.