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Where to Eat in Meribel

Discover the top Meribel places to eat


There's a wide range of restaurants in Meribel to suit all tastes and budgets. Read our guide on all the best places to eat in Meribel and where to find your favourite style of cuisine.

At lunchtimes most restaurants will offer a well-priced 'Plat du Jour' (dish of the day), normally consisting of locally-sourced meat, potatoes and a salad or seasonal vegetables.

BBQ Restaurants

Chez Kiki: A Méribel institution, run by chef Kiki for over 30 years. He grills steaks on the fire before your eyes, accompanying them with rich local food. Expensive, but ideal for hungry carnivores.

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Chez Kiki Restaurant, Meribel 1600 interior

Breakfast & Brunch

Evolution: Near la Chaudanne and offers the widest choice of breakfasts and brunches, including variations on a cooked English breakfasts, plus egg butties, bagels and porridge, all served from 08:30.

La TaverneIn Méribel Centre, offers hot breakfast rolls and cooked platters from 08:00. If you just fancy a café and croissant, pick up a patisserie from the boulangerie – cafés are generally very happy for you to bring in your own as long as you order a drink.

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La Taverne Restaurant, Meribel Centre

Cafes & Bakeries

La Taverne: In the centre of Méribel, a perennially popular café thanks to its position in the heart of town and its sunny terrace from which you can watch the world go by.

The Côte Brune: A favourite café/restaurant in the centre of Mottaret, right at the foot of the pistes with a large terrace, attractive interior, friendly service and good quality drinks and food.

La Terrasse Brasserie: In Méribel Village, opens at 08:45 and has a wonderful heated terrace where you can sip on one of their coffees while enjoying panoramic views of the slopes and nibbling on a baked good from the patisserie next door.

The Village des Pains: Bakery offering excellent sandwiches, quiches and all sorts of pastries and cakes. 

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Cote Brune Restaurant, Meribel - Mottaret interior

Child-friendly Restaurants

Le Tremplin: By la Chaudanne, popular with family groups. Big enough to cope with large family parties, the Tremplin has a wide menu with something to suit all tastes, including pizzas and local dishes.

Le Rond Point: Very child-friendly and easy to get to on skis or by the bus service. If the kids need to let off steam, they can safely play or sledge outside thanks to the Rond Point free magic carpet lift.

Cantine d’Alvar: At lunchtime, when children need feeding quickly after ski school, the restaurant at la Chaudanne is very popular.

Clos Bernard restaurant: For something really special, make your here hidden in the Altiport forest. Children will enjoy finding this ‘secret’ restaurant and can eat in their own outdoor tepee while their parents enjoy some adult time in the restaurant.

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Le Clos Bernard Restaurant, Meribel Altiport restaurant terrasse

French Restaurants

The Allodis Hotel in le Belvédère and the Grand Coeur Hotel in Méribel centre are two of the best gourmet restaurants where you can expect to spend between €50 and €100 a head just for food. Canny diners choose the fabulous set menus which are good value given the quality of the cuisine.

Restaurant Le Blanchot: On the road to the Altiport, another gastronomic treat with a cosy atmosphere and beautiful setting.

There are plenty of other restaurants that fall into a lower budget category but still deliver a great standard. 

Le Refuge: In Méribel Centre offering excellent steaks, salads and pizzas. 

La Galette: Perfect for an inexpensive or speedy meal, offering good savoury and sweet pancakes and local dishes.

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Italian & Pizza Restaurants

Pizzeria du Mottaret: If staying in Mottaret, do try the family-run restaurant which serves much more than just pizzas, with good service and reliable quality.

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Michelin-Starred Restaurants

L'Ekrin: Méribel has many excellent restaurants but only one of them bears the coveted Michelin star...  at the five-star Hotel la Kaila on Route de la Montée, serving sophisticated haute cuisine in an "intimate and elegant chalet, where luxury vies with elegance".

Le 80: If you can't get a table at L'Ekrin then also at Hotel la Kaila this restaurant serves a brasserie menu designed by the same chef.

Le Cèpe: Also worth a try in Immeuble Les Merisiers for their fresh regional cuisine featuring fish caught from the local lakes and mushrooms foraged from nearby forests. At under 30€ for a set menu it is also rather good value.

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l'Ekrin Restaurant, Meribel Centre interior

Modern European & International Restaurants

Tsaretta Spice: Indian restaurant on the way from Méribel to Le Rond Point. Their head chef, Yousuf Mohammed and his team of experienced Indian chefs offer you an exciting and original menu of amazing dishes to tantalise your taste buds.

La Terrasse Brasserie: Offers a selection of international dishes to take you on a trip around the world without leaving your table. From a Spanish Jamón Serrano and Manchego cheese sandwich to a Peruvian ceviche via French foie gras, American pulled pork, Scottish Angus Rib Eye Steak and Savoyard fondue.

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Tsaretta Restaurant, Meribel - Les Allues

Seafood Restaurants

La Grange: Offers a brasserie-style menu plus a fantastic array of seafood. Lobsters, crabs, oysters, whelks and a choice of seafood platters are on offer, including a spectacular Plateau Royal.

Cote 2000: If you fancy some seafood on the slopes, this mountain restaurant on the Aigle piste above Mottaret offers oysters and other seafood during the day or in the evening by reservation.

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La Grange Restaurant, Meribel Centre exterior

Sushi Restaurants

Sushi Shop: Located next to the Savoy Hotel, opposite the tourist office, this is probably the best option in resort for lovers of Japanese cuisine. Open Tuesday to Friday 16:00 to 22:00, and 12:00 to 22:00 on the weekends, all of their sushi is prepared fresh on site and is available for takeaway or delivery. Best to order in advance via their 'click & collect' service online, as their pre-made stock runs out quick. 

Bar Fifty50: Another option for sushi lovers in Méribel is one evening per week when the bar offers homemade California and Maki Sushi – this is always a very popular night so it’s essential to book in advance.

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Fifty50 Bar, Meribel exterior

Take-away Restaurants

L’Igloo: Méribel and Mottaret’s pizzerias all offer takeaways but the ones from this place are particularly good with a choice of fresh toppings as well as more traditional cooked ones.

L’Orée du Bois: For gourmet takeaway food, this restaurant offers food from their menu to take home, from starter through to dessert. Order two hours in advance.

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L'Igloo Bar Restaurant, Meribel Centre interior

Vegetarian Restaurants

Although French cuisine isn't renowned for being particularly veggie-friendly there are a number of restaurants in town that serve vegetarian options.

Aux Petits Oignons: At Altitude 1600.

La Fromagerie Chez From’ton: Fondue specialists in Méribel centre.

La Tsaretta: In Les Allues.

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Tsaretta Restaurant, Meribel - Les Allues

More inspiration...

We visit a selection of restaurants in Méribel and the Three Valleys each year. You can read about our first hand experience in our Restaurant Reviews.