Traditional Alpine Resort Vicky Lavender, Marketing Manager

"Samoëns is a very pretty French village with lots of restaurants, bars and shops on offer, much more than your average ski resort. It is a great base from which to explore the huge Grand Massif ski area and the short transfer from Geneva as well as the stunning self-catered apartments are making it a very popular choice with families."

Dining in Samoens

Quality dining is the order of the day in Samoëns where the two dozen locally owned and run restaurants each take pride in the quality of their food – usually with very locally sourced ingredients – and of their service.

Most serve a mixture of local French mountain cuisine including local variations on the traditional favourites like fondue, as well as international meals including pizza, for which The Louisiane is particularly popular. Le Monde à l'Envers has a good varied menu and La Table de Fifine (closed Mondays) is highly regarded for its high calibre cuisine. For delicious Savoyard specialities, we thoroughly recommend the authentic, chalet-style Le Sérac. Tables here are very in-demand so booking in advance is a must!

If you're looking to eat out on the mountains, both Le Luge à Téran and Le Chalet d'Clair are excellent choices which serve great food in an idyllic location, although a reservation is essential for Le Luge à Téran.

The Hotel Neige et Roc's restaurant is also a great choice for dinner. 8 M des Monts is a more recent addition to the culinary offerings in Samoëns and the small, frequently changing menu incorporating as many locally sourced ingredients as possible is a great choice if you're looking for a refreshing change from typical Savoyard food - kids are welcome and advance booking is highly recommended.