Between Avoriaz and Morzine Station. Take a break on this non-expensive restaurant.
Look for it between the 2 stations, it worst the stop !
Breakfeast, Lunch, dinner
This is a tiny gem of a restaurant and you'll have to book to get in during the season as it only has a dozen tables. Its speciality is local food, but don't go for the tartiflette - it's great but there's much more fun to be had. At this restaurant you can griddle your own meat on a hot stone, melt cheese direct from a huge slab, have a fondue for a group of 12 people or boil your own chuncks of beef in a pot of bourguignon sauce. Might sound like you're doing the cooking for them, but it's all great fun!
Favorite Dish: The hot stones take 30 mins to warm up and we were hungry so went for the fondue with meat (slices of sauasage and ham) - simple but fantastic.
Since 1970 the family Thorens have run this quirky restaurant which deserves its popularity. The bizzare wood carvings out the front shouldn't put you off - the food is incredible. The chef takes the usual regional specialities and addas a twist of their own. Our group had the saussice on two different occasions, each time on a bed of creamed leeks, but each time it came with different vegetables and sauces (and both times it got top marks from the person who ordered). The prices range from a bargain basement 10 euros for steak and chips to over 40 euros if you want to push the boat out. In between are a range of dishes to suit every pocket and taste.
Favorite Dish: If you've not eaten all day then a Raclette here will sort you out. It's like a fondue, but with meat and potatoes to dip in the cheese sauce. Here it came with three types of sliced sausage, two types of dried ham, pate and pickles. Should you eat all that - they'll keep bringing more until you admit defeat.
A warm welcome is guaranteed at the Auberge - the open fire grill is right next to the front door! This is a great place to eat if you're with a big group who can't decide what style of food you want. Their pizzas are made fresh and are some of the best in town, they'll grill you half a cow if you ask (though the lamb is particularly good) and they do all the local stuff (tartiflette, fondue etc.) There's really something for everyone and the prices are competative for Morzine.
Favorite Dish: I'd have to say the grilled lamb, cooked over an open fire exactly to your specification. There's loads of it (just what you need after a hard day on the slopes) and it tastes divine. Followed by their local cheese platter it ticked every box for me.
Not cheap but not overly expensive. Friendly (and tolerant staff), extensive wine list - and wait til you see your order on the plate, it's a work of art.
Favorite Dish: The steak for two - succulent cuts with a selection of (some mystery) accompaniments and a pile of fried potato slices and mushrooms.
Morzine is very well supplied with a river, streams and rivulets running through the parkland in the centre of town. So it's also very well supplied with frogs.
I almost stepped on this one. Couldn't really miss it, as it was about the size of my hand and much greener.
So it looked at me, and I looked at it. I took a couple of photos, but it just sat there waiting for me to go away. So I did. Hope no one else stood on it.
La Chamade is very handy for the centre of town, just beyond the tourist info office in the direction of Thonon les Bains. It's easy to spot - just look for the giant wooden pig statues outside.
Overall, restaurants in Morzine tend to be expensive with rather unimaginative menus. I guess this is because they have a very captive audience, which tends to be very hungry after a day on the slopes. La Chamade is pretty representative, depsite its protestations of great cuisine. (The chef trained with Paul Bocuse, but the menu doesn't match up.)They do have a menu with gourmet options, but most people go for the pizzas, made with "special Savoyard flour". The 'Savoyard' pizza is not only made with Savoyard flour, its toppings include cheese, ham and cream. Avoid the one with capers and olives - unbelievably salty.
Another reason most people go for the pizza is because the gourmet mains are anything up to 30 euro each, whereas a pizza is about 12 euro.
They also have fondue and raclette at around market rates of 18-20 euro per person.
The winelist has a reasonable range of French wines, and a cellar list of some very very good wines, if you want to spend 250 euros on a bottle of Bordeaux to go with your Quatre Saisons pizza. Most people don't bother.
And the service is slow and needs to be pestered to bring your wine, or water, or glasses for the water. But again I think this is pretty common in Morzine.
Local dishes and snacks. A super sun-deck terrace and outside restaurant with a nice view on Morzine at 1600 m level. An ideal place to have a "sun"-break while skiing. The inside part of the restaurant is lovely decorated in local mountain village style.
Favorite Dish: We had a delicious tartiflette with a bottle of cider. Cider is not really local here but very nice to drink with it.
The wooden inside decoration makes the place very cosy. The quick and friendly service of the owners which speak English fluently.
Favorite Dish: Le Berthoud : crispy and melting Abondance cheese with potatoes. La tartiflette : warm sliced potatoes, chopped ham, covered with Reblochon cheese. Many different salads.
Salted pancakes filled with cheese, egg, tomatoes, mushrooms etc. and a wide variety of other local dishes.
You can't miss it. If you see huge wooden sculptures of cows along the road, that's the place to be. In summer on the terrace or inside the restaurant decorated in typical cosy chalet style. The "chef" is an artist in many ways. Depending on his mood, on the products available, on the season, he prepares delicious and nicely decorated dishes. He is even the autor of several books.
Favorite Dish: We discovered this restaurant too late to having tasted several dishes (must go back ...)
I got a delicious fresh salmon roasted on a coal fire, with sweet potatoes, mashed cabbage and zucchini, grilled oignons and green beans. Yummy ! As a dessert I choose vanilla ice with hot chocolate and green Chartreuse (local alcool) Yummy ! Yummy !
Wine included we paid 20 euro pro person .....
The daily suggestions are great and least expensive.
They have now a very nice terrace and even tables in the front garden.
Favorite Dish: As in every local restaurant, taste the typical Haute Savoie dishes as there are tartiflette, fondue, pierrade and pizza. Rainbow trout and steak are served with several vegetables and rice or french fries.
A plus is a dessert of pralin? ice and walnut alcohol. It definitively warms you up if you are cold.....
We were served in no time at the terrace.
The bar-restaurant is open all days from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m.
After dinner, you can even go to the disco Opera nextdoors which is open from 11p.m until 5 a.m.
Favorite Dish: Try the trout if you like fish and you won't be disappointed. Served with vegetables and mushrooms it tastes delicious.
At the height of 1500 m, in the center of the ski area of Le Pleney at about 300 m of the cableway
Favorite Dish: Local dishes as tartiflette, bertoud, raclette and fondue, sandwiches, soups, etc. Small snacks which keep you going on your skis after a break.
Décors intérieurs typiques de la région, ambiance et service chaleureux
Favorite Dish: La tartiflette : faite à base d'un de leur fromages régionaux.Tarte servie chaude dans son ramequin, accompagnée d'une salade et..... de cidre(p.e.).
Just to say that there are many good restaurant with very refined food. But you can also buy on the local markets savoyard ham, sausages or cheese. Mmmhh, I really prefer it to every Bocuse!