There are many excellent restaurants in Chamonix serving a variety of cuisine (not only French food); food tends to be somewhat pricey. During our visit we ate at restaurants serving Chinese, Indian, and Greek food.
A few restaurant to consider dining at during your stay in Chamonix are the following:
Le Fer a Cheval is located at 118 Rue Whymper, and is known for its fondue. Prices range from 12 to 16 euros. PHONE NUMBER 04 50 53 13 22.
Boule de Neige has a set menu for 18 euros. Many small restaurants are also located nearby. For reference, this area is near the Bon Marche.
Bartavelle and Poco Loco are good pizza places. They are also near the Bon Marche. Bartavel’s also has a regular menu with the items priced between 12 to 20 euros.
For local food try the Le Sanjon located at 5 Ave Ravanel le Rouge. This restaurant is a nice looking chalet. There local food is very good. Most prices are around 20 euros. For more information including hours, please call PHONE NUMBER 04 50 53 56 44.
Le Chaudron is located at 79 Rue des Moulins. The prices range from 25 to 40 euros. The chef cooks right in front of the patrons. Focusing on French food – they also have an excellent wine selection. PHONE NUMBER 04 50 53 40 34. Open daily from 7pm until midnight. Closed June, October, and November. Reservations are recommended.
For those not interested in a sit down restaurant and perhaps looking for a quicker meal – do not fear, you have options to! Self catering places and supermarkets are listed below.
Bon Marche (Supermarche – supermarket) is located around the corner from the Hostellerie du Lion d’Or on the main street. Their prices were fairly reasonable, although surprisingly they did not have the freshest fruit.
Payot Pertin supermarket is located at 117 Rue Joseph Vallot. They are open Monday through Saturday in the summer and daily in the winter.
Boulangerie is located at 31 Place de l’Eglise and is open daily.
Another self service restaurant is the Le Fond de Gires which is located at 350 Ave du bois du Bouchet. It is open for lunch daily all year round except January from noon until 2pm. They are also open for dinner but only in July and August. Their dinner times are from 7pm until 9pm. Phone 04 50 55 85 76.
Besides the supermarket listed above a good place to buy bread and pastries is the Le Croissant d’Or which is located at 294 Rue du Docteur Paccard, close by to the Hostellerie du Lion d’Or.