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Meribel - Eating in Resort
We know how important refuelling is on a ski holiday and Meribel does not disappoint on the gastronomy front. Meribel isn’t all about the skiing they have some fantastic restaurants serving a variety of dishes; from traditional Savoyard classics through pizzas, there is something to suit most tastes. These remarkable restaurants range from the affordable to the exceedingly expensive!
We have taken the time to list a selection of restaurants both on and off the mountain that we think are worth paying a visit, many of which we have had the pleasure of eating in.
Melt in your mouth food
Chez Kiki - Morel Meribel
Monsieur Kiki is something of a legend in Meribel – his melt in the mouth steaks are cooked over an open fire in the middle of the restaurant, whilst his fondues are some of the best in town. The warm foie gras is simply to die for. This is a very convenient restaurant if you are staying in our chalet Grange de Marie, Petit Gibus or Sabaudia as the resaturants stands at the foot of the hamlet where these chalets are located.
Le Refuge - Meribel Centre
Just down from the main square, this stalwart French bar and restaurant offers delicious traditional Savoyard food upstairs, and pizzas day and night, downstairs. At lunchtime there is a good value plat du jour. Here you will find a real taste of Gallic life. The decor and ambiance are reassuringly French, with chunky wooden tables and ancient farming memorabilia.
Popular with the Local and International Crowd
Le Cro Magnon - Le Plateau, Meribel
Popular with the locals and for Meribel's regular holidayers, this place is slightly more expensive than the average - however there is no lack of charm here and the decor is romantic and cosy with a heart theme. You can expect typical French cuisine on the menu along with veal kidneys and sea bass - some of the food is quite rich (but you are in France), so stay away if that is not your thing. This place does book up and in peak season it is highly unlikely that you will be able to just turn up.
La Taverne - Meribel Centre
Situated right in the heart of Méribel, you will find La Taverne Restaurant, Wine and Tapas bar. An a la carte menu with an infusion of international and innovative cuisine and seafood specialities complimented with local savoyarde fayre, and an extensive wine list ranging from classical to the sublime. After 22h30 the service changes to an excellent selection of Tapas, which are served until 01h00.
Atmosphere to compliment your appetite
Aux Petite Oignons - Morel
This bistro style bar restaurant has a tremendous atmosphere with a busy vibrant wine bar and lively waitresses. The warm log fire in the centre of the restaurant, candlelit tables, cool sounds, and fun, charming staff equate to a very enjoyable evening. The delicious menu includes all the usual French specialities. Aux Petits Oignons is a very popular rendez-vous for after dinner drinking before heading off clubbing.
La Flambee - Meribel Centre
La Flambée offers an alliance between authentic Italian cooking and Savoyard cuisine, like the Tartiflette pizza, or the pizza Savoyarde made with Beaufort, Comté and Emmental cheese over dried meats. Their pizzas are amongst the best in the resort, cooked ‘au feu de bois’, which creates a unique flavour. La Flambée is situated opposite the Chaudanne hotel, it serves take away pizzas. Open every day 12h00 – 14h30 and 19h00 – 23h00.
Plenty of choice
Le Grain de Sel - Meribel Mottaret
Opened only a few seasons ago, this exquisite restaurant enjoys an ideal position on the piste, just up from the centre of Mottaret. It has an enormous south facing terrace and serves excellent, wholesome food at lunchtime and gourmet à la carte dishes at night. Whether you fancy something light like an omelette, which are amongst the best in the valley, or just a plate of smoked salmon. Additionally the restaurants extensive selection of wines deserves a special mention. Reservations are recommended.
Best Pizzas in Meribel
Pizzeria de Mottaret - Meribel Mottaret
More than a pizzeria, this beautifully styled restaurant and grill in the centre of Mottaret offers a thoroughly satisfying meal out. It serves non-stop from midday until 10pm and has a spacious outside terrace. As well as delicious pizzas, the restaurant offers a wide range of Savoyarde specialities, such as Tartiflette and Vacherin Chaud, a variety of grilled meats and salads. The décor is welcoming and the atmosphere warm and rustic.
La Galette - Meribel Centre
Situated right in the centre of Meribel this is a typically savoyard restaurant which is well worth a visit. The prices are very reasonable. As well as the regional specialities, you have a choice of a variety of waffles, and crèpes, omelettes, salads and of course their infamous pizzas, which are also available to take away.