There are so many restaurants in Morzine, picking one can be quite a tough task! If you’re here staying in one of our luxury apartments or chalets, the last thing you want to be doing is wandering the streets looking for somewhere to eat. So we’ve had a little look at what’s on offer to come up with mini guide to eating in our little town. Whether you’re looking for Savoyard tucker or something a little more basic like pizza and chips, there’s something for everyone.
We work closely with Alex & Fred at La Grange – they provide our delicious gourmet meals on wheels for our self catered apartments. La Grange is a traditional, alpine restaurant in the centre of Morzine. It can be found at the top of the Rue de Bourg near to Cafe Chaud and has a lovely homely atmosphere. Alex runs the front of house with her French hubby Fred in the kitchen. Warm and friendly, the menu is full of home cooked Savoyard specialities but is also mixed with great steaks, fish and salad options if you’re looking for a break from heavy cheesy dishes. They try to source local where they can. It also has a good children’s menu adding to the family offering. We always find that the atmosphere at La Grange makes for a great evening and is strong fav of ours, especially at Christmas!
L’Etale is an extremely popular restaurant which is run by Vincent and his team. You can find it at the base of the Pleney, making it a great spot for lunch as well as dinner. It’s well worth booking a table here because it fills up really quickly. The food at L’Etale is fantastic and the menu is extremely varied. Whether you’re looking for a great salad, filet du boeuf or a pizza, you’ll find it here. The lively atmosphere makes for a great place to go as a large group of adults or with the whole family and the kids will fall off their chairs when they see the size of the puddings & pizzas with rabbit ears!
Le Clin d’Oeil
The Clin d’Oeil is another More Mountain favourite. It’s located near to the Mairie, just opposite our La Poste Apartments and is a lovely place to go for a special evening out. It has a varied menu with some great Savoyard specialities and southern Duck dishes. The steaks and chicken are also fab! The staff at Le Clin d’Oeil are extremely friendly and always happy to help and they are great with kids, speaking of which the kids menu is excellent and a bit more grown up if you have little foodies in the family. They also have a great wine list.
This is a firm favourite for guests at Chalet Jirishanca, La Cornette and The Townhouse as its on the Super Morzine side of town. La Chaudanne is famous for its glass floor and basement wine bar. It’s had a recent renovation too with a lovely covered terrace and dining space with large floor to ceiling windows. They serve a great selection of meats and fish and also offer a good value set menu. More fine dining than Savoyard – if you’re looking for a break from heavy cheesy dishes, this is a good option. The atmosphere also makes for a great evening!
The Bec Jaune
The Bec Jaune is becoming a firm favourite because of its incredible beer and tasty “hispter” style menu. The microbrewery style bar serves different ales and beers each week. It has a new choice of food including spicy rice bowls, noodle dishes and then there’s the usual burgers and buns making it a great spot to refuel after a day on the slopes. It’s a good place for everyone as it’s hassle free, affordable and easygoing – the only problem is it gets packed so if you can book, do so!
La Rotunde is Sam & Jon’s favourite. The slightly more up market sister restaurant to L’Etale… and more family friendly. Great food and ambience if you’re a fan of good steak, meat, cheese and pizzas. You’ll find it at the top of the tourist office square – it has a new large covered heated terrace which is super cosy in winter and fabulous in summer. La Rotunde is a little more up market & great if you are looking for something a bit more special.The ambience is spot on, you dont feel rushed and Francois, the man in charge is super friendly. It’s also a good choice if you have kids as they offer an early sitting at 6.30pm with a great kids menu.
Whether you are with friends or family, the tastefully designed modern and cosy Colibri is a very friendly café/bistro set up, designed with fresh and local products in mind. Manon and Pauline, two sisters in law, run the show. You’ll have plenty to choose from and you don’t need to book if you get there early enough. They serve awesome brunches, club sandwiches, tasty hamburgers, bagels, salads, as well as gluten free meals and homemade pastries. Good for kids and babies too if you need a coffee and some cake!
The Coup de Coeur
If you’re feeling like you’ve over indulged a bit but need something to nibble alongside a glass or two of wine then the Coup de Coeur might be a good option for you. It’s in the middle of tourist office square and has fluffy sheepskins over the chairs in winter. It offers croques, cheese & ham platters, salads and pizzas alongside a wealth of different wines from across the region. They give you a great selection of small plates to go with your drinks during apres hours as well so is a lovely spot to head to for the last hours of the day. Its heated terrace overlooks the Pleney and Pointe de Nyon too so is a great choice if you want to watch the sun go down over the mountain.
Hopefully our guide makes choosing your dinner spots a little easier. If you’re not too full after all of the food then don’t forget to try crepes from Chez Seb, cake from the Bonbonniere and cheese from L’Alpage! You certainly won’t leave Morzine hungry!