If you’re a food-lover, you are going to absolutely adore Crans-Montana. With a huge variety of restaurants serving up different cuisines at a range of budgets, there’s sure to be something to fill all hungry stomachs, whether you’re a steak lover, a cheese connoisseur or simply fancy an amazing Asian meal!
Le Mayen $$
Slap bang in the centre of Montana, Le Mayen produces a charming ambience and authentic local dishes. The special cheese fondue with tomato is a typical dish from Valais that you simply have to try, while the Roesti is also a must. Can’t choose? Try the degustation de raclette; a nice concept offering 4 different cheeses to taste.
La Dent Blanche $$
La Dent Blanche is a well-known name in Crans-Montana thanks to the many famous people who have eaten here. Specialities include raclette, cheese fondue, meat fondue and grilled meat. This popular spot has been run by the same family for 3 generations and is conveniently located on the way to LeCrans.
Le Continental $$
Classic French cuisine with a touch of fantasy. Le Continental’s chef Paul worked in many high-end, fancy restaurants before settling in Crans-Montana to open his own. Here, prices are reasonable and quality is always high.
La Desalpes $$$
Set in the centre of Crans, this large restaurant serves excellent meat on the grill as well as unmissable Bourguignone and hot pot.
Near the Signal gondola station, Mosaic serves bistro dishes using top quality ingredients. Expect excellent quality, a metropolitan presentation and extremely efficient service.
La Plage $$
With a beautiful location on Lake Moubra, this cosy wooden little chalet seats just 50. The lake-side view and seasonal menu makes it a great spot for lunch. In the winter, visitors can try interesting, unique dishes like snails and deer tenderloin as well as the always popular, oven baked Vacherin Mont d’Or cheese. Each meal is made using fresh products and top notch presentation.
Burger Lounge $
This little underground restaurant serves the best burgers in town – homemade, tasty and popular with all generations!
Chez Chico $$
Chez Chico is unique in the mountains – an Argentinian grill room with meat of prime quality at any size you like served on a hot stone right in front of you. Chico came from Argentina 30 years ago and runs this relaxed place, which has become a staple of Crans-Montana dining.
The Five $$$
The new restaurant of Guarda Golf hotel, The Five is the place to be if you want to dine in style in Crans Montana. Their gorgeous menu is based on the cuisines that surround the Mediterranean sea; Lebanese, Greek, Italian, Morrocan, and they also have a great Sunday buffet from 12pm to 3pm each week.
This modern Italian restaurant is a favourite amongst visitors to Crans, not only due to its delicious pizzas and pastas, but also due to its great fresh fish and impressive wine list. $$
Le Bistro des Ours at l’Hostellerie du Pas de l’Ours $$$
This restaurant is one of two in the Michelin starred Pas de l’Ours Hotel. Here, local products are prepared with passion by talented Chef Frank Reynaud, providing an amazing and unmissable experience for foodies in the area.
As there are 90 restaurants in the area, there is still plenty more to choose from in addition to our top picks above!
Or, if you’re looking for something different, try Thai Pouchkine, a traditional Thai restaurant.