Photo: Tsaretta Spice
Where to Eat & Drink in Meribel
Issue 32 / 13 March 2020

Where to Eat & Drink in Meribel

When it comes to dining out in Meribel, you certainly won’t be short of options.

Serena Norton

When it comes to dining out in Meribel, you certainly won’t be short of options. The resort offers everything from Savoyard classics to hearty burgers and even Indian. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Meribel is sure to have something to suit both on and off the mountain.

Mountain Restaurants

LE MONCHU
With a magnificent panorama from the terrace, Le Monchu is the perfect spot to enjoy a long lunch. Situated just above Rong Point, Le Monchu has several options from Le Bistro serving Savoyard specialities to a snack bar (great for teens and children) and a stunning outdoor lounge area with sofas, beds and ottomans, perfect for apres.

CLOS BERNARD
Nestled in the forest close to the Altiport, this idyllic restaurant can be reached by skis, on foot or by horse and carriage. With a terrace for sunny lunches and a cosy dining room when the weather is bad, Clos Bernard has all bases covered. Not to be missed are the mouth-watering Angus steaks cooked on an open fire. Open every day for lunch, Close Bernard is also open every Wednesday evening during winter for a special Savoyard night featuring cheese fondue, mulled wine and Savoyard songs.

L'ADRAY TELEBAR
Located at the beginning of the Adret chairlift just above Meribel centre, this family-run restaurant is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Enjoy delicious dishes including grilled lamb chops, pork fillet with baked apples and porto wine cream sauce or duck breast with roasted pears while relaxing on the sunny south-facing terrace. Downstairs is Cookie’s Club, a snack bar serving soups, salads, burgers and paninis.

L'ATELIER
Recently renovated, L’Atelier has transformed from a carpentry workshop into a small, traditional restaurant in Le Raffort. Accommodating 25 diners, L’Atelier specialises in classic French cuisine and grilled meats. Ski-in/ski-out, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

In Town

LE CEPE
Falling just short of a Michelin star, Le Cepe is known for its fantastic seafood and mushroom specialities, in particular the mushroom cappuccino. Popular with locals, Catherine and Alain Plouzané provide a warm welcome in elegant surroundings.

CHEZ KIKI
Something of an institution in Meribel, Chez Kiki is another restaurant for fans of grilled meats. Warm and inviting, Chez Kiki is great for families and boasts an extensive wine list too.

EN'K RESTAURANT
This hidden gem tucked away behind the main street of Les Allues, serves delicious family-style cooking in a homely atmosphere. Popular with locals and great value for money, En’K is open year-round and has a varied menu. The menu is also available as takeaway - perfect for those renting self-catered chalets or apartments who want a night off from cooking.

LA FROMAGERIE
Arguably the best fondue in Meribel, cheese eaters won’t want to miss out on a trip to La Fromagerie. Take your pick from raclette and tartiflette, charcuterie, salads and of course the ultimate cheese fondue.

BEEFBAR
Based at the newly opened Coucou hotel, BeefBar has been receiving plaudits all season. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu includes meats matured and prepared to perfection, including Black Angus from Argentina, Australian Wagyu and Japanese Kobe.

TSARETTA SPICE
For something more daring, Tsaretta Spice is the place to go for incredible Indian cuisine. Located in Altitude 1600 just above the main town, this ‘go to’ restaurant brings you a sensational menu created by renowned chef, Yousuf Mohammed. Now in its third year, Tsaretta Spice combines contemporary dishes with excellent service.

For that Michelin-star experience

L'EKRIN
Holder of Meribel’s sole Michelin star, L’Ekrin is a sophisticated restaurant headed up by chef Laurent Azoulay. Combining inventive cuisine with a fantastic wine menu, this sensational restaurant provides a totally unique experience. Dishes to try include broiled hand-gathered scallops in a chestnut cream with black truffles, local venison filet and cocoa sorbet infused with hay.

Après-ski

FOLIE DOUCE
Hugely popular, the Folie Douce is the starting point for all things apres. Located just below the mid-station of the Saulire Express, the real action kicks off at 3 pm and continues until 5 pm when people head off down the mountain. Expect loud music, champagne, dancing on tables and general revelry as well as a series of circus acts and dancers.

THE RONNIE
The fun continues at Le Rond Point known by locals at the Ronnie, where live music rocks daily from 5pm through to 7pm. Situated on the Doron piste leading down to La Chaudanne, the Ronnie has a huge outdoor terrace with great views of the slopes. From here you can either ski back down to the centre or take a bus - depending on how many toffee vodkas you’ve had!

JACKS BAR
Located at the foot of the piste, Jacks is great for apres with live music from 5pm Monday to Friday. Relax on the terrace with a beer and a slice of pizza whilst enjoying the tunes.

BAROMETER
Situated in the centre of town, this recently refurbished bar is stylish and sophisticated. Perfect for a civilised drink, Barometer has a good selection of wines. If you’re feeling a bit peckish, Barometer also serves a selection of pizzas, salad, pasta and other Savoyarde delights.

COPINA
Established in 2018, Copina is proving popular for its pre and post-dinner cocktails and tapas. Open until 2am in the heart of Meribel Centre, Copina serves a fantastic range of craft beers and an array of world wines by the glass.

Nightlife

O'SULLIVANS
With live music, themed parties and big name DJs, O’Sullivans (Sully’s) is the place to head for late-night raving. Five minutes walk from the heart of Meribel, Sully’s is a quintessential part of Meribel’s nightlife open from 11pm until late every day of the week.

For further information on the resort take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Meribel.

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