Chamonix has endless places to eat and drink and many of them will provide a memorable dining experience. Peak Transfer have picked out some of our favourites to share with you in the hopes that you can make the most out of your time in Chamonix and enjoy some delicious French and international fare.
For a cheap, quick and tasty take away:
Poco Loco: 47 Rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France
Poco Loco is a hole in the wall style burger place serving fresh and delish burgers, sweet and savoury crepes, hot chocolate and vin chaud. Whilst it’s renowned for its quick and tasty burgers, there is in fact a little room upstairs where you can enjoy your burger in from the cold and observe the masses as they stroll along the snow covered Docteur Paccard.
Midnight Express: 19 Rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France
Serving up fresh American style burgers with chips inside and piping hot Panini’s, Midnight express is a great stop after a long day on the slopes or as its namesake states at ‘midnight’ after a night of menthe and extended après. Midnight express also serves up tasty crepes and hot drinks.
For a gourmet take away:
Papillon: 416 Rue Joseph Vallot 74400 Chamonix, France
Papillon is Chamonix’s answer to quick, inspired, healthy, fresh and delicious take away food. Papillon has fresh salads, tasty organic cakes and cupcakes, organic butter chicken, slow simmered chilli con carne, crusty bread, homemade soup and amazing fresh vegetable sides. Everything is home-made and you can definitely taste it! You can take the food hot and ready to go or purchase it cold to warm up once you get home.
For a sweet treat and a classic French Macaron:
Patisserie Richard: 10 Rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France
If like many other holiday makers your holiday is also your time to forget the diet, then Chamonix and Patisserie Richard is definitely the place for you. Every kind of delicious delight you can possibly dream up and sweet treats you can’t even imagine are made and sold at this sugary sanctuary.
For French and Savoyard Delights:
Le Panier des 4 Saisons: 262 Rue du Docteur Paccard 74400 Chamonix, France
Ranked as the number one restaurant in Chamonix on Trip Advisor Le Panier des 4 Saisons serves traditional French cuisine in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Le Caleche: 18 Rue du Docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix, France
Le Caleche is the go to place for traditional and warming fondue and you won’t miss the restaurant as it’s covered in the most spectacular display of Christmas lights. This place is a restaurant to remember!
Cap Horn: 74 Rue des Moulins, 74400 Chamonix, France
The Cap Horn is spread across 5 floors and includes 2 bars and different dining areas. The Cap Horn is decadent and luxurious in a wooded alpine way and can be a place for a drink and a snack or for a fine dining experience.
For a celebratory or romantic dinner:
Munchie: 87 Rue des Moulins, 74400 Chamonix, France
Munchie restaurant serves delicious and inspired Asian fusion dishes with originality and flare. Here at Peak Transfer we absolutely love the impeccable service, unforgettable sushi, understated elegance and generous portions of local and seasonal food. If you want a dinner to remember make sure you book well in advance as seats are snapped up fast.
Le Petit Kitchen: 80 Place du Poilu, 74400 Chamonix, France
A little off the main street Le Petit Kitchen serves Modern European breakfast, lunch and dinner. The gourmet restaurant serves warming winter meals and often has a delightful plat de jour.
For a gastronomic treat:
Albert Premier: 119 Impasse du Montenvers Chamonix 74400 France
Albert Premier is one of the finest hotels in Chamonix and its restaurant boasts not one but two Michelin stars. The restaurant has an a la carte menu as well as numerous set menus created wholly around local seasonal produce. The infinite wine choices and gastronomical delights provide the setting for a truly unforgettable dining experience in a grand and remarkable setting.
For a pub meal:
MBC: 350 Route de Bouchet, 74400 Chamonix, France
MBC is a Canadian Micro brewery located near the centre sportif. It has a warming, welcoming pub feel and is popular with tourists and locals alike. The MBC is known particularly for its delicious brew and gigantic, mouth watering burgers that are served with pickles, salad and criss-cross crispy fries.
The Jekyll: 71 Route des Pelerins 74400 Chamonix
The Jekyll is an Irish pub that serves up traditional and delicious pub grub. The Jekyll is a favourite of locals and is especially popular on Sunday nights because of their Sunday rib special. Like the MBC, the Jekyll are also known for their burgers. The Jekyll serve up their ‘ghetto’ burger – a burger so large and delicious that finishing it gets you a free beer.