The Best Meribel Restaurants
Posted by George Biffen
Last updated on August 30th, 2018 at 04:49 pm
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 the skiing 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 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.
Handpicked Meribel Restaurants For You
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
In Jack’s Bar all of their pizza dough bases are freshly made in-house every day.
They have the typical pizzas you would find in a ski resort but also the quirky, charming, interesting alternatives that end up being oh so popular you’ll want to come back again and again to try the rest of the of the menu.
They have a Pizza Du Jour, which offers the chefs the chance to get creative as well and show off their flare and passion for cooking.
They also serve the infamous nachos and healthy Salad options. Food is served all day from 12pm-11pm non-stop.
Evolution – Meribel Centre
At Evolution the menu evolves every year and season, but also every day.
There are 3 different specials on a daily basis keep the regulars happy, but also help us remain as one of the most exciting places to eat, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A personal favourite is the legendary homemade Bad Boy Burger (featured on Merinet’s Top 6 Burgers in Meribel last Winter!).
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.
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 equate 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.
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 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.
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.