A ski holiday in Switzerland is not complete without experiencing the world-class cuisine. It’s no different on luxury ski holiday to Verbier. If you haven’t visited this iconic ski resort in Switzerland, you’ll definitely want to know about some of the best restaurants in Verbier. We caught up with local and luxury chalet owner Andy Turner to get some of his personal favourite Verbier restaurants and top recommendations.
Andy makes sure all guests at Chalet Spa have restaurant reservations secured and that they have the best tables too. He has provided us with a number of the best restaurants in Verbier, on the slopes and the surrounding area to salivate over.
Which are your favourite restaurants on the slopes?
Le Dahu at La Chaux is one of the best mountain restaurants in Verbier. I definitely recommend the Pizza Dahu which is their house speciality with truffle, Parma ham and rocket. Also, their rotisserie chicken is a great choice. It’s accessible from the Medran and is 3 lifts away, so perfectly positioned for rewarding yourself after a morning skiing in Verbier. However, what makes this restaurant even better is that it is open both in the winter and for summer holidays in Verbier too!
Restaurant Le Carrefour – The finest Rosti in town! For a humble yet warming lunch, there’s nothing better than having a potato Rosti to refuel the tank for an afternoon skiing. Their secret, who knows, but they make the simple grated potato meal like nobody else. Another great choice is the succulent beef dish, which is cooked to perfection and partnered with lovely seasonal vegetables. Clients are always looking for the best Verbier restaurants to experience during their luxury self catered ski holiday in Verbier. No need to look any further than Restaurant Le Carrefour. The views are fantastic, and the sunshine beams across this historic restaurant that is steeped in legend and folklore!
Chez Dany is one of the other popular Verbier restaurants. Here, the classic cheese fondue goes to new heights and is made from local organic cheese, it’s truly to die for! Chez Dany is one of the original mountain restaurants in Verbier and oozes ultimate shabby chic style. Enjoyed by the jet-setters and seasonaires alike for over 45 years! With those views, it’s a perfect restaurant to compliment your luxury ski holiday in Verbier.
What are your favourite restaurants in Verbier?
L’Ecurie – Set in a beautiful old building, featuring a beautiful wine cellar, it’s a really great choice for hosting larger groups; my tip for one of the best restaurants in Verbier. They serve steak and chicken, but also a good range of salads and healthy options too. Right in the heart of the Place Centrale and a great option if you are staying in a luxury self-catered chalet in Verbier.
Le Rouge is next on the list. When looking at the best restaurants in Verbier, Le Rouge has to be mentioned. The super tasty house burger with salad and fries hits the spot every time! Served on the buoyant, sunny terrace by the ever smiling Le Rouge team. Stay too long for lunch and the aprés-ski will draw you into the fun and friendship, and you may never leave this place!
Al Capone – Great family run restaurant. My favourite dish is their Filet de Boeuf with a side of creamed spinach. My son’s favourite dish is their roast chicken in a basket with a special sauce and side of fries. Al Capone is open 11 months of the year, giving visitors the chance to visit one of the best places to eat in Verbier, both in summer and winter.
Are there any restaurants in the surrounding area worth travelling to?
La Rouvenaz, my favourite restaurant near the lake (Lac Leman), on an old cobbled street. It is a lovely Italian restaurant, located in the centre of Montreux. Great pizzas, fantastic homemade pastas from the owner’s own artisan pasta maker and great steaks. The restaurant has a very authentic feel to it.
This wonderful location is a great spot for non skiers who are looking to get out and about for a day. While you’re here, maybe make a visit to the Freddie Mercury Queen Museum or Châteaux Chillon and then have lunch. During the summer, Montreux also hosts the very popular Montreux Jazz Festival.
Where else would you recommend for a day out?
Video Credit: Pays du St-Bernard Tourism
For a day out in winter or summer, I would fully recommend The Grand Saint Bernard Hospice on the border with Italy. Hike up or skin up in winter for the ultimate experience, or hike, bike or drive up the Col du Grand Saint Bernard in summer. You can even dine in the monk’s dining room. Homemade simple soup and bread from the monks at very low prices, with free fresh tea served in massive mugs!
Where to stay in Verbier
If you are looking for a luxury ski holiday in Verbier this winter, you should definitely consider Chalet Spa. Chalet Spa is also open year round, so you can come for the famous skiing or an alpine summer holiday. Check out the summer details for the chalet here. Chalet Spa sleeps 10 guests and comes with its own private wellness area complete with pool, hot tub, massage room, sauna and steam room!
Many thanks to Andy for giving up his time and revealing some of his top recommendations for the best restaurants in and around Verbier.
If you’re keen to sample some of the best restaurants in the Swiss Alps, please do let us know, and we will be happy to discuss them with you. As accommodation finding specialists, we also have a large portfolio of luxury chalets in Verbier which could be perfect for your holiday. You can get in touch with us here by sending us an email or by giving us a call on +44 (0)1202 203650.