Winter is around the corner and we are starting to think about putting on our winter layers! Come and indulge with us at our top 5 winter restaurants for the best places to eat in Morzine.
Best for menu diversity +33 (0)4 50 79 16 30
This is the restaurant that we go to most as a family. And we pretty much always have the same thing 1 x ribs and 1 x ladies steak. It is consistently top quality. Rotonde has one of the longest menus in town. It features everything from pizza to fondue and Asian dishes so is a real crowd-pleaser. It is the sister restaurant to l’Etale (the most popular restaurant in Morzine) which recently celebrated its 40th birthday… You don’t get to celebrate this unless you are really good at your trade!
L’etale is a little more lively whereas is Rotonde a little more refined. Though the menu is 80% the same in both. If you are a group and can’t decide where to go/what to eat a good option is going to L’Etale. Here one person can order all you can eat raclette/fondu/hot stone/potance then share with the group. Don’t forget to try the Grolle (hot coffee, liquor, fruits and spices) as a digestif at the end of the meal.
La Ferme De Fruitiere:
Best place to eat in Morzine for cheese! +33 (0)4 50 79 12 39
La Fruitiere is an Artisan cheese manufacturer/ cheese shop and restaurant. A lot of the cheese served here is made in the workshop next to the restaurant. If you go downstairs in the restaurant there is a glass wall that divides the 2 buildings. This allows you to see in the cave where the cheese matures. One morning a week you can go for free and watch the cheese being created. When you learn that Abondance cheese has to be stirred 400 times in a giant copper cauldron to qualify as Abondance cheese… it makes the cheese taste all the sweeter.
The Ferme de Fruiterer do a great fondue. So if you accompany with a bottle of dry local white wine like Apremont and book a table close to the fire you will be in Alpine heaven!
Meet a local Master chef +33 (0) 4 50 79 13 91
Chef Thierry Thorens restaurant deserves a special mention. Chef Thierry Thorens is probably the most famous chef in the valley. He has dozens of beautiful published recipe books to his name. And the Charmade is where you can sample his cooking first hand. There are not many places that you can sample French Savoyard food with a gastronomic slant. It is quite a spectacle to see the whole team in the kitchen and watch them learn from a world-class expert. Don’t leave without taking a look at the cheese cave downstairs, the selection puts anywhere in the UK to shame.
Photo credit : Charamade website
Le Clin D’Oeil:
South West cuisine in the Alps ++ 33(0)4 50 79 03 10
Le Clin D’Oeil has long dominated one of the top spots on TripAdvisor for the Morzine restaurant scene. Their tag line is ‘A touch of the South West of France in the Alps’.
Alongside Savoyard classics such as raclette and tartiflette, you can expect dishes from the south like Cassoulet and duck glazed in honey and spices. This really is one of the best places to eat in Morzine! The couple who run the restaurant are charming and every time we go we say to ourselves why don’t we come here more often!