Recommended for Dinner:
The following restaurants are recommended by us for your dinner on the chef's night off. It is vital to book as early as possible; just let us know your choice and we will be happy to do this for you.
This contemporary, owner run, alpine restaurant opened in 2012 and offers a modern take on local cuisine, as well as a good array of seafood. Not surprisingly, cèpes, or porcini mushrooms that have been picked from the forests surrounding Méribel, feature on the menu, alongside classics such as pierrade, sweetbread fricassée and homemade pâtés. It has a south-facing terrace and delightful interior. Alain and Kathy are the loveliest hosts in Méribel. Our favourite restaurant in Méribel.
Le Grand Coeur - Méribel Centre
The Grande Coeur is a very luxurious Relais & Chateaux hotel, with a lovely, cosy bar (an excellent place for pre-dinner drinks/cocktails) and elegant restaurant. The restaurant is probably the best "fine dining" restaurant in Méribel. Once upon a time, it had a Michelin star, but no longer; however we hear that the food is very good (the chef is Marc Dach) and service excellent - although it can be a little formal. A great place for a special dinner or treat, but not if you're on a tight budget!
Le Bo a Mil - Méribel Village
This charming restaurant is located behind the chapel in Méribel Village. It has a very rustic interior, with stone floors and walls and vaulted ceilings. The food matches this, being traditional in style! With friendly service, it's a lovely place to spend the evening.
Adray Telebar - Méribel Plateau (across the piste)
A sweet privately owned mountain hotel serving traditional Savoyard food.
Tsaretta Spice - Méribel 1600
€€ - B D
New, in 2017, Tsaretta Spice offers a contemporary take on Indian cuisine and has already acquired quite a following since opening in December 2016. Popular with both holidaymakers and seasonnaires, it has become a welcome alternative to Méribel's extensive repertoire of Savoyard restaurants. A little pricier than your average Indian, but worth it for the inventive dishes (and one of the better options for vegetarians!).
La Kouisena - Méribel Chaudanne
For those seeking Savoyard classics such as fondue, raclette, pierrade, and crozets, La Kouisena is one of the better venues in Méribel. An authentic menu and rustic but spacious interior. Convenient location right in the centre of town.
Barometer - Méribel Centre
Barometer has been transformed over the summer of 2017 by owner and long time Meribel resident Clive. Nothing of the old Barometer remains and it is very much a restaurant with a bar rather than a bar that serves food. We have eaten here a couple of times already and the food is excellent. Great for a nice simple evening out.
Open from 12:00 to 01:30 and serving food non-stop from 12:00 to 23:00, I think Barometer is going to prove very popular with visitors and residents alike.
L'Abreuvoir - Méribel Centre
L'Abreuvoir (formally Le Poste de Secours) is one of Méribel's more chic establishments, without being exclusive. It has a stylish, cosmopolitan look and serves delicious cocktails and tapas, so is great if you're looking for something a little bit different (or lighter!) for your chef's night off. It is also located right in the centre of Méribel by the tourist office, making it an ideal choice if you plan to move on for after-dinner drinks.
Le Clos Bernard - Méribel Altiport
In a magical setting nestled amongst the trees surrounding the Altiport, Le Clos Bernard is a 10-minute walk from the nearest road and so its terrace is arguably as peaceful as you can get (and the restaurant is well worth the romantic, torchlit hike up the snowy path to get there!). New in 2015, the restaurant is already a local favourite, offering a variety of salads, pastas, steaks, and of course, Savoyard specialities. Highly recommended!
La Coursive des Alpes - Méribel Centre
€€€ - D
Occupying the site of the old cinema in the centre of Méribel, La Coursive des Alpes opened its doors in 2020 and is a great new option for your chef's night off. They have a fixed menu for €45, and a handful of good vegetarian dishes on the main menu. The restaurant itself is a lovely space which has been refurbished to a high standard.
Restaurant l'Atelier - Le Raffort
New for the 2019/20 season, Restaurant l'Atelier is another excellent addition to Méribel's growing portfolio of dinner restaurants. It has lovely interiors - smart, modern with rustic touches, high ceilings - and very small and cosy, just 26 covers on one floor. Its open grill is manned by the charming owner Philippe, with fabulous meat but also a couple of good vegetarian options (although we'd like to see a few more!). Small menu but well executed and accompanied by nice wines. Strongly recommended and bound to become a favourite.
Le Farçon - La Tania
We have eaten at Le Farçon a few occasions since it opened and although initially we were not sure it was worth the Michelin Star it was awarded in 2006, it has improved a lot in recent years: the cooking is interesting and inventive and definitely worth a try during your stay either for lunch (one can ski to the restaurant) or dinner.
L'Ekrin - Méribel Chaudanne
€€€€€ - D
Méribel has finally got a Michelin stared restaurant but the prices by any standard are eye watering, let alone for a one star restaurant. Needless to say we have not eaten here! We hesitate to add it to the recommended list. The one report we have of the L'Ekrin was, in summary, as follows:
"We were overserved. Food was flashy but lacked flavour. Service intrusive - asked if everything was ok about 20 times. Wine glasses filled about 20 times. Some nice dishes though, but nothing outstanding. Hints of the Savoie, but a long way from Savoyard."
If you want a Michelin Starred restaurant and are prepared to pay, then this may be worth a try, but we would go to Le Cèp, if this was our only evening out.
There are of course other restaurants in Le Praz, Courchevel 1850 (and of course La Bouitte in St Marcel) but the journey time to these is quite long and requires you to book a taxi. However, if you would like us to suggest something in Le Praz/Courchevel and to book you a taxi please do let us know.
Other Dinner Restaurants in Méribel
One of the best restaurants in Méribel. However they changed the lunch formula some years ago to just offering a la carte with no menu de skieurs and they are definately trying to attract a different clientele. The restaurant is no longer good value in our opinion. That said, if you do venture here, we can highly recommend the cream of tagliatelle with chicken and foie gras and the puddings are to die for, though one is probably enough for two if not three people!
Le Blanchot - Altiport (By the Lapin Piste)
This restaurant is so variable from season to season. We had several wonderful meals here in the summer of 2016 sitting looking out over the golf course and the mountains behind, but our one outing here (for lunch) in the winter of 2015 was incredibly disappointing. At least with Bernard's return the service has changed considerably and for the better. Definitely worth a visit though.
L'Helios - Route de la Renarde (above Méribel Centre)
The Helios has been open since 2010 and is a welcome addition to slope side restaurants in Méribel. We have eaten a couple of times and have not been disappointed. But, the hotel and restaurant lack atmosphere.
Pizzeria du Mottaret - Mottaret Centre
Delightful. Welcoming, with wonderful pizzas and the best fondue and steak tartar that I have ever had. A visit to Méribel is not complete without at least one meal at The Pizzeria. Really the only place to eat in Mottaret.
Le Refuge - Méribel Centre
Always busy but generally disappointing. The last time we ate there it was dreadful, and our guests who have eaten there recently have given poor feedback too. There are plenty of other places to eat on an evening out.