No trip to Meribel would be complete without a trip to at least one (or even a half-dozen) lavish dining spots. Unsurprisingly, the resort as a whole is well and truly packed with outstanding restaurants and eateries for those with a taste for the very best produce the region has to offer, including one or two establishments with a world-renowned reputation for serving up truly spectacular dishes.
So if you’re finding yourself a little spoilt for choice and would like a friendly nudge in the right direction, be sure to check out any of the following front-runners for Meribel’s most extraordinary dining opportunity:
Kicking off with an outright winner in its own right, La Fruitière occupies a rather majestic plot along the La Saulire gondola at the mid-station. The restaurant itself is headed by Franck Mischler and is decked out in rather flamboyant décor. From the tiled walls to the bright white tables, it’s a real eye-catcher to say the least. Mischler made his name concocting an array of outstanding Savoyard dishes – most of which are classic recipes with a distinctly 21st century twist. It’s a largely pork and beef affair, with local organic produce forming the basis of all that’s on offer. Far from a cheap lunch, but delivers surprisingly generous servings.
Considered far and wide to be categorically one of the best restaurants in the world, La Bouitte is nothing less than the jewel in Meribel’s already oversubscribed crown. Having recently been awarded its third Michelin Star…and quite rightly too…La Bouitte brings lovers of fine food from all over the world into Meribel simply for a taste of what’s on offer. Less a restaurant and more something of a gastronomic opera that unfolds before your eyes, La Bouitte represents a seriously lavish splurge price-wise but is one that’s worth every penny and more.
There’s really no denying the fact that Le Zinc could win awards for its location alone. Situated in the prime real estate that is the Altiport Hotel on the Lapin Piste, Le Zinc is all about serving up the most unashamedly gourmet treats the likes of which are teetering on the brink or perfection. A real contender for a Michelin Star which some say is long overdue, Le Zinc produces outstanding modern French dishes using the best of the region’s organic produce.
Incredibly popular and for a very good reason, Helios Restaurant in Hotel l’Helios in Méribel Centre really does have it all. From the cosy open fire by which to watch the sunset to the best desserts in town and so many incredible Savoyarde specialties, these guys have struck gold with the recipe for pure dining perfection and made it their own.
Last up, anyone with a taste for high-quality meats should give Chez Kiki a try, which for over five decades now has been giving the region a lesson on how to grill steaks to perfection. A wonderfully warm and inviting restaurant that doesn’t have the usual stuffiness of fine dining joints, Chez Kiki is brilliant for families and even offers a kids’ menu.
Alpine Infusion – Private, Personal Dining
For a more private affair, why not arrange for an exquisite personal menu to be made just for you by the world-class executive chefs at Alpine Infusion? The highest quality food and wine with menus tailored to order – fine dining in absolute comfort and privacy just doesn’t get any better than this!