As you’d expect from a resort the size of Chamonix, there is a great selection of restaurants and bars to choose from with everything from fine dining to burgers at a micro-brewery and from Savoyard specialties to Asian fusion so you will be spoilt for choice. The biggest selection of restaurants is in the center of Chamonix but that said there are some excellent options in Les Houches and Argentiere.
The selection of restaurants up the mountain could be better but this is largely because lots of people ski in one area in the morning, have lunch at the resort level, and then move to a different area in the afternoon. Our tops tips for the mountain restaurants are La Bergerie du Plan Praz which is at Plan Praz mid-station; Plan Joran in Argentiere, Le Chalet de Charmillon in the Le Tour area; Les Vielles Luges in Les Houches and for good food and amazing views go to Le 3842 at the top station of the Aiguille du Midi.
If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or are just a foodie who likes fine dining, then dinner at Albert Premier with its 2* Michelin won’t disappoint. Others that come highly recommended are Le Bistrot in Chamonix center and La Remise on the outskirts of Argentiere.
For something more casual there is the funky Rocky Pop Hotel in Les Houches where you can get a great cocktail and stone-baked pizza or try MBC in the center – a Canadian-run micro-brewery with good beer and burgers. L’Impossible in the town center beautifully combined French and northern Italian cuisine and Le Café Comptoir in Vallorcine is a great choice for lunch or dinner but you do need to book as it’s only a small restaurant.