Photo: Jardin des Alpes

Where to Eat & Drink in Villars-sur-Ollon

This charming Swiss ski resort has a delightful selection of dining options for everyone to enjoy.

Best Mountain Restaurants in Villars-sur-Ollon

Lac des Chavonnes

Villars-sur-Ollon has an incredible array of rustic mountain restaurants all located close to the ski slopes of Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets. Named after the lake the restaurant overlooks, restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes incorporates local produce into dishes including forest mushrooms and trout meunière caught from the Lac des Chavonnes. With beautiful views across the lake, this charming restaurant can be accessed via the ski slope or on foot from the small Bex-Villars-Bretaye train.

Auberge du Col de Soud
Featuring a welcoming sunny terrace, Auberge du Col de Soud is another great option for those looking to try terroir dishes followed by home-made desserts. Using both regional and seasonal products for their dishes, the rösti is particularly popular with visiting diners.

For an alternative mountain restaurant dining experience, diners at L’Etable will be accompanied by farm animals on the other side of a glass wall division. Guests are seated in a beautifully transformed stables and can enjoy variations of terroir dishes including mushroom cassoulet with rösti, roast ham with honey from the Alps, as well as favourite traditional Swiss dishes such as fondue moitié-moitié and croûte au fromage.

The Best Restaurants in Villars-sur-Ollon Centre

Mama Lotta’s
For those looking for more central dining, Villars sur Ollon offers a variety of restaurants in the centre of the resort. For fans of Italian cuisine, Mama Lotta’s is a must. Providing a charming traditional atmosphere, this restaurant has a large selection of Italian dishes including Pizzas, fresh fish and meat.

Combining local and international flavours, L’Alchimiste is located close to the centre of the resort of Villars-sur-Ollon. Providing a sunny terrace with exceptional views of Dents du Midi, the specialities at L’Alchimiste are beef and salmon tartare.

Photo: Jardin des Alpes

Fine Dining in Villars-sur-Ollon

Le Jardin des Alpes
Having recently obtained 15/20 with Gault & Millau, Le Jardin des Alpes restaurant located in Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa***** incorporates the classics of Alpine decor with a modern twist. Take in the breathtaking view of Dents du Midi as you enjoy dishes made with some of the best terroir products of the Swiss Alps. Here the chef combines flavours of his native Italy with Swiss products for mouth-watering dishes such as snails with herbs and a potato mousse, as well as fettuccine with parmesan and Alba white truffle sauce.

Lovers of wine can enjoy the fine selection of wine on offer and for a particularly special experience, La Table d'Hôtes provides an exclusive setting where the Chef offers you a 5-course gastronomic meal with a wine pairing of 5 glasses of wine.

Best Après-Ski in Villars-sur-Ollon

Villar’s Jazz bar and the Mazots du Clos lounge bar, also known as the “Villars Vanguard'' are popular spots for apres-ski. Enjoy a wide range of cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere in Villar’s Jazz bar open from 5pm onwards or catch up with friends over a glass of exquisite wine or malt whisky in the lounge bar of Les Mazots du Clos.

Charlie’s Bar
Popular with locals and holidaymakers alike, Charlie’s Bar in the heart of Villars-sur-Ollon can be found located above The Chalet Suisse restaurant. Here you can enjoy organised themed evenings to keep you entertained until 2 am with cocktails and live DJ evenings too.

Le P’tit Chalet
Opposite the train station, Le P’tit Chalet has an ideal location and is open all year. Following a day on the slopes, warm up with a glass of mulled wine at Le P’tit Chalet while you listen to the concerts in the market square.

Photo: Villars/ Sébastien Staub

Best Nightlife in Villars-sur-Ollon

Located below Charlie’s bar, continue the night in El Gringo nightclub with themed parties and guest DJs. Open from 10.30pm to 4am, don’t forget to ask for your free entry to the disco if you are dining at Mamma Lotta’s.

Found in the heart of Villars, 105 Bar (Moon Boot) Lounge, also has a resident DJ to keep you entertained, as well as a large selection of cocktails to enjoy.

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