Of course a ski holiday in France isn’t complete without a few meals in good restaurants! Fortunately Méribel has a long-standing reputation for offering some of the best dining and nightlife in the 3 Vallées and indeed the entire French Alps.
There is dining and après ski for everyone: Michelin-starred restaurants, much more budget-friendly options, places where you can dine by a fireplace or on a sunny terrace and the resort is full of places which will satisfy all expectations, from decades-old “institutions” to brand new restaurants.
Of the many choices for dining and après ski in Meribel, Lilie, ideally located at the Rond-Point des Pistes, is one of the favourites. Here Hélène and Sylvain combine a bar, restaurant and catering shop operation, all in a cosy and warm atmosphere just like at home. At the central bar, with its uber-fashionable decor of old wood and black metal, you can enjoy wines by the glass, cocktails and bites to eat. The restaurant serves homemade French cuisine done simply and well. Choose to sit near the open kitchen and fireplace to warm up or on the beautiful sunny terrace facing the slopes. You will also find a delicatessen shop with a fine selection of mature cheeses, fine charcuterie and home-made dishes to take away or have delivered to your home, and a wine cellar full of interesting wines!
For something even more unusual Le Close-Up serves regional cuisine made from fresh produce (only the sorbets are frozen) but what’s different is that owner François is a keen magician with more than 15 years’ experience. When your meal is over, he will perform card or coin tricks right under your nose. You can buy gourmet burgers or gorgeous Savoyard dishes here.
In Le 80 every room has its own atmosphere with décor featuring, among other things, great explorers, underwater explorations, safaris, hot air balloons and replica aeroplanes. In the centre of it all is a new wine bar where you can also enjoy delicious and authentic cuisine that revisits traditional and iconic brasserie dishes. Several evenings a week Le 80 has live bands or DJ performing with everything from saxophone and violin playing either lounge music or Pop and Rock.
La Tanière offers a tapas and wine bar experience, complemented by an extensive beer and cocktail menu, all in an industrial decor.
Then at the real gastronomic end of the resort’s dining options, l’Ekrin features the cuisine of Méribel’s Michelin-starred chef, Laurent Azoulay.