Best Restaurants in Morzine: A Local's Guide
Morzine does many things well – and one of them is its eating scene. From a fine dining meal out to the perfect post-après pizza, there really is a restaurant in Morzine for every occasion.
While Chalet Heavenly guests enjoy a three course meal on five of the six nights they stay with us, chalet night off is a chance for guests to sample the local food scene.
And while a gorgeous cake and fresh bread afternoon tea awaits after a day on the hill, a lunch time refuel or a quick bite after a heavy après party is never not on the cards.
In this guide, you’ll discover the best restaurants in Morzine for a family meal, the best Morzine restaurants for spoiling your partner, and the best places to head to for a post-après snack!
If you're looking to sample Morzine's watering holes as well, why not take a look at our local's guide to the best bars in Morzine?
Whether you’re looking for great value for money or a restaurant that cooks up the finest cuisine Morzine has to offer, this guide is a delectable menu of delightful places to discover on your holiday.
The Best Restaurants in Morzine
Here are Chalet Heavenly’s top eight restaurants in Morzine:
- L'Atelier - best restaurant for a date night
- La Chaudanne - best restaurant for up-market traditional cuisine
- Chez Nannon - best restaurant for a mountain meal
- Le Vaffieu - best restaurant for group mountain meals
- Ô Chalet - best restaurant for a casual family meal
- L'Etale - best restaurant for a high end family meal
- Cuisine 22 - best restaurant for a quick refuel
- Haka Bar - best restaurant for a post-party snack
Read on to find out more about our favourite restaurants.
Our Top Eight Morzine Restaurants: Everything you need to know
Want to find out more about why we’ve chosen these restaurants as our favourites? Here’s why:
The best restaurant in Morzine for a date night
L’Atelier sits inside Hôtel Le Samoyède, but don’t worry – this gem of a restaurant isn’t just for hotel guests. Featured in the Michelin Guide, L’Atelier means business, priding itself on placing exotic touches on the freshest local market produce. The menu at L’Atelier isn’t fixed, so expect different delights on different days – from veal tartare to home smoked salmon. And if this doesn’t excite you enough, an extensive Carte de Vins (wine menu) will spoil your tastebuds further. If you would like to sample L’Atelier during your stay, book early – it really is one of the best restaurants in Morzine.
2. La Chaudanne
The best restaurant in Morzine for up-market traditional cuisine
La Chaudanne takes traditional, rustic, Savoyard dishes and completely transforms them into beautiful, refined plates of food. From candied quail eggs to confit lamb, La Chaudanne knows how to spoil its guests – head over to the gallery on its website to see its dishes for yourself! At La Chaudanne, your wine choice is just as important as your menu selection. With a whole cellar to choose from, and with advice from the friendly staff, you’ll soon be enjoying the perfect accompaniment to your chosen dish.
3. Chez Nannon
Best restaurant in Morzine for a mountain meal
There are two types of mountain lunches – the ‘cram in an omelette and a beer and get back on the slopes’ type of lunch, and the ‘let’s relax over a meal and a few bottles of wine’ type of lunch. Chez Nannon caters to the latter. Located on the Nyon side of Morzine, the mountain restaurant serves up mouth-watering Savoyard dishes – it’s Patate au Roblechon (potatoes smothered in melted cheese from the Savoyard region) is a firm favourite. With stunning views over Morzine and the rest of the valley, Chez Nannon is incredibly popular, so make sure you book ahead.
4. Le Vaffieu
Best restaurant for group mountain meals
Le Vaffieu is another mountain restaurant in Morzine that offers up more than just your standard omelette frites. Situated at the top of the Belvedere chairlift, a short ski from the top of the Pleney gondola, Le Vaffieu is a super-convenient place to meet the group for an extended lunch. Serving up authentic alpine dishes on a sunny terrace overlooking Morzine and the rest of the valley, Le Vaffieu is a prime lunch spot – so much so that it’s recommended that you book ahead, especially if the weather isn’t inviting an outside lunch.
5. Ô Chalet
Best restaurant in Morzine for a casual family meal
With the kids in tow, foie gras may not be the first thing they want to see on the menu. Thankfully Ô Chalet is a popular family restaurant that offers up a menu featuring kiddie favourites like burgers, pizzas, and nuggets. While basic burgers are on offer for the fussier eaters, O Chalet has a whole menu dedicated to those that really do love to indulge. Like it hot? Try Le Spicy – a burger towered with cheddar, chorizo, and jalapenos. More of a chicken burger person? Le Chicken could just be the one for you.
Best restaurant in Morzine for up-market family meals
L’Etale is a firm favourite for families and big groups – in fact many of the chalet companies in Morzine recommend it as a fail-safe for chalet night off. The menu at L’Etale is extensive, which means it really covers all bases - from pizza and steaks to traditional Savoyard dishes – and with prices being very reasonable, everyone’s pockets are catered to. Situated slap bang in the centre of Morzine, almost directly opposite to Tibetan Bar (where they serve up magnums of Champagne and vodka), L’Etale is great stop if some of the adults feel like continuing the night after.
7. Cuisine 22
The best restaurant in Morzine for a quick refuel
When you’ve spent the whole day on the mountain and hit the après at Inferno, Le Tremplin, or any of Morzine’s other watering holes, you may be wanting a light snack before you head back to the chalet for dinner. Thankfully, Cuisine 22 caters to that exact need. Stepping up to replace the old Mammas restaurant is no mean feat (Mammas was a true favourite of seasonnaires); but thankfully Cuisine 22 is dedicated to continuing the Mammas menu (and reputation) legacy, by cooking up delicious burgers, gyros, and katsu curry.
8. Haka Bar
The best restaurant in Morzine for a post-party snack
Haka Bar, while a good place for a snack, is also an après hotspot, which makes it super-convenient if you need something to tide you over until dinner is served. Named after the famous All Blacks pre-rugby routine, Haka is naturally popular with Kiwis and Aussies – Morzine’s chilled atmosphere and seassonaire community attracts our friends in the southern hemisphere. On the Haka bar menu, you can expect to find tapas, galettes (a more substantial crepe), chips, and Pad Thai if your end-of-the-day cravings are pointing you towards something a bit different.
The best restaurants in Morzine: a roundup
So there you have it, the best restaurants in Morzine according to the Chalet Heavenly team are L'Atelier, La Chaudanne, Chez Nannon, Le Vaffieu, O Chalet, L'Etale, Cusine 22, and Haka Bar.
Morzine’s restaurant scene really is a great big mixing bowl, and there truly is something for everyone. Chalet Heavenly guests can enjoy a private shuttle service to and from Morzine’s restaurants until 10pm. On chalet night off a taxi can be arranged.
Why not book your stay at Chalet Heavenly to discover Morzine’s amazing restaurant scene for yourself?