Looking for the best Meribel Restaurants 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 skiing and live music, they have some fantastic restaurants serving a variety of dishes; from traditional Savoyard classics through to pizzas, there is something to suit most tastes. It does not matter if you are staying in a catered or self catered chalet, you can still enjoy the culinary delights the resort has to offer. We have taken the time to pick out 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.
Handpicked Meribel Restaurants For You
Fancy a change from the traditional cheese heavy French fare? Copiña is a restaurant/cocktail bar serving up all the classic Spanish small plates (tapas) in delicious and delectable taste explosions best enjoyed with a one of their cocktail creations – or just a nice glass of wine maybe.
The atmosphere is buzzing here, especially when apres hour rocks around. We think you’ll love it.
With the head chefs previous cooking haunts including Dishoom, Tamarind and Bombay Brasserie, you know the food is going to be delicious and pack some serious flavour. An antidote that will smash any curry cravings in Meribel.
Opening in 2016, the restaurant has ridden the wave of word of mouth ever since. It’s so popular we’d heavily recommend booking in advance. But you’ll be rewarded with top-notch onion bhajis and a fantastic atmosphere.
A great place to pick up some ‘fast food’ in Meribel. Whilst the prices are definitely pocket friendly, the food is great and menu offers more than just the pizzas and pasta the restaurant has become renown for. To top it off you can sit in the quirkily themed Igloo room, need we say more. Pizza in an Igloo, tick.
Chez Kiki – Morel Meribel
Lauriane and David have taken on this Méribel institution, known for its cosy, warm and typically alpine atmosphere, and made into their own. Their specialities are steaks grilled over the open fire and good home cooking.
Traditions live on at Kiki’s, centred on the restaurant’s open fireplace. For the past 20 years, the Chef has been choosing the very best cuts of French meat, while Lauriane creates starters, familiar dishes, sauces and (her speciality) desserts.
Kiki Restaurant offers 3 dining rooms, 3 open fireplaces and 3 different atmospheres, all in a typical Savoyard chalet at the heart of the Méribel valley. We recommend to try their famous 1kg+ Prime Rib of Beef, grilled on the fire. Discover their wine list with its wide choice of one hundred carefully selected wines, ranging from small producers to famous vintages. Should you need it, they are happy to offer advice on choosing the right wine. To finish, don’t forget to order Kiki Restaurant’s sweet speciality: Savoy Apple Tart Flambéed in Calvados Brandy… Delicious!
Le Refuge – Meribel Centre
Just down from the main square, this stalwart French bar and restaurant offer 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 ambience are reassuringly French, with chunky wooden tables and ancient farming memorabilia.
Jack’s Bar – Meribel Centre
Jack’s Bar re-opened for the 2019/2020 winter season, next to the slopes in the Chaudanne area. They have apres sessions from 4pm every day with live music from 5pm, both inside and out on the sun terrace. But they also have some fantastic food on offer.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have the best pizzas in Meribel with fresh pizza dough made every day it’s not just us that think this). You can grab pizza’s to take away as well from noon until 9:30pm.
They also have a more refined mains menu with twists on regional specialities and their flagship ‘Bad Boy Burger’. Plus snack such as nachos and dirty fries served all day every day. No missing out on food when you forget to stop for lunch here!
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.
Aux Petite Oignons – Morel
This bistro-style bar-restaurant has a tremendous atmosphere with a busy vibrant wine bar and lovely waitresses.
The warm log fire in the centre of the restaurant, candlelit tables, cool sounds, and fun, charming staff equates to a very enjoyable evening. The delicious menu includes all the usual French specialities.
Aux Petits Oignons is a very popular rendezvous for after dinner drinking before heading off clubbing. The bar itself stays open until 1:30am.
La Flambee – Meribel Centre
Meribel Restaurants don’t come much better than La Flambée. They offer 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 takeaway pizzas.
Open every day 12h00 – 14h30 and 19h00 – 23h00.
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.
If you fancy something light like an omelette, which is amongst the best in the valley, or just a plate of smoked salmon.
Additionally, the restaurant’s extensive selection of wines deserves a special mention. Reservations are recommended.
Pizzeria du 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 staff are incredibly friendly and it’s a great place for raclette or fondue.
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.
Don’t forget, many of the hotels in the resort offer their own culinary delights so make sure to visit some of the fine restaurants nestled in the residences.