Recommended Bars and Restaurants in Chamonix

Chamonix offers an abundance of great & highly varied restaurants. My nugget of advice would be to avoid the very convenient “tourist traps” in the heart of the town centre.

Use this guide in conjunction with the town map.
Please feel free to offer recommendations so that this list may be updated !

Le Panier des 4 Saisons. Tel: 04 50 53 98 77. F18 Gal Blanc Neige
Excellent French food. Much liked by locals. Slightly down beat setting but better once you are inside.

Albert 1er Tel: 04 50 53 05 09 F21 opp ENSA
Probably the best restaurant in Chamonix. Michelin guide rated, a little expensive. Dress smartly. Ties optional.

La Maison Carrier Tel: 04 50 53 00 03 F21 opp ENSA .
Excellent food, with nice setting in traditional building. When reserving request the small dining room. Same owners as Albert 1er.

Le Jekyl Tel: 04 50 55 99 70 G16 rte des Pelerins
Irish Pub. Good pub food, good ambiance. Can be a little noisy.

Spiga d’Oro Tel: 04 50 53 06 49 F17 R of rouge
Good Italian restaurant set above shop selling Italian specialities. (No Pizza !).

Munchies Tel: 0450534541 F20 M of moulins
Excellent international cuisine. Rather plainly decorated.

Le Chaudron Tel: 0450534034. Rte des Moulins
Highly recommended for traditional Savoyard meals (fondue / raclette etc)

Le Bistrot (next to Hotel Morgane ) Ave Aiguille du Midi Tel: 04 50 53 57 64


Excellent French cuisine & superb wine selection. Recent Michelin star rating.

Le Caveau F19 Tel 04 50 55 86 18
Swedish owned restaurant with varied & good international cuisine. Underneath the Chinese restaurant close to the post office.

Restaurant le Pitz Tel: 04 50 53 05 08 rue Whymper F 20
Basic French restaurant at affordable prices. Usually has space without needing to reserve.

Elevation 1904 Tel:04 50 53 00 52 Near the railway station.
Simple Brasserie. Sunny terrasse, sandwiches, steaks. Pavement café.

Satsuki. Japanese cuisine. Rue J Vallot. Tel 04 50 53 21 99

Neapolis. Pizzeria Galerie Alpina (close Hotel Alpina).

L’impossible. Rte des Pelerins. Tel: 04 50 53 20 36
Classic French cuisine in a traditional chalet style setting.

Chambre 9 . Ave de la Gare (opp railway station).
Swedish owned , excellent brasserie meals with reasonably priced lunchtime menus. Lively apres ski bar.

L’Atmosphere. Place Balmat. nr  Tel:0450559797,
Classic French cuisine at affordable prices. Ask for a table overlooking the river.

Casino (Place Balmat). 8€50 three course buffet lunch menu . Invariably very good & the best value in town. Fills up rapidly (be there before 12h). ID required & presumeably no under 18 yrs.




Take Away

Poco Loco
toasted sandwiches (close to Midnight Express). cosy seated area upstairs for eating in. 

Midnight Express
toasted sandwiches (by post office)

toasted sandwiches F17 R of rouge)

Salsa Pizza
nr railway station


Out of Town

Hotel Eden (Les Praz) Tel:04 50 53 18 43
Classical top level French cuisine with a friendly welcome.

Auberge du Bois Prin (below le Brevent).  Tel: 04 50 53 33 51
Classical quality French cuisine

La Cabane (Les Praz) rte du Golf. Tel:04 50 53 23 27
Fine French cuisine in typical surrounds.

La Remise (Just before Grands Montet at Les Iles) .  Tel: 04 50 34 06 96
Excellent food.


Pizza van in Chamonix : Fanfoue Pizzas.
Excellent & inexpensive. Ring up to order in advance (no deliveries).
close to Chamonix Bus depot on the promenade Marie Paradis. Tel: 0609496977

Recommended Bars (In no particular order)

Micro Brasserie Chamonix (MBC) Rte du Bouchet F22
Popular bar with home brewed ales, good food & frequent live music..

Le Jekyll G16
Popular, friendly Irish bar. Good selection of beers.

La Terrasse  Pl Balmat F19
Popular after ski bar . Good terrace.

Le Pub Rue Dr Paccard F18
Anglophones local. Friendly & relaxed atmosphere.

Chambre Neuf Opp Railway station
Popular Swedish after ski bar with happy hour. Frequent live music.

Le Choucas Rue Dr Paccard F18
One of the origional Chamonix bars. Music , sports videos, v. popular late night.

Le Cantina Joseph Vallot E20
Crowded basement bar .

Bar des Sports Joseph Vallot E20
Locals-filled bistro/bar.


Night Clubs

All are quite costly, most charge admission. People arrive around midnight.
The Garage (schoolkids bar with small dancefloor),)
Le Safari (Basic French club- if you go here you must be drunk !).
Le Tof, Chamonix Sud – if you really have to !


Smart dress (but not ties), free for slots, admission fee for gaming tables. Passport or ID required for entry

Internet access

Mc Donalds (free WIFI access need own computer)
Tourist Office  (free WiFi access)