Not everyone always wants to cook for themselves when it comes to eating in Morzine, especially after a long day skiing or hiking. Visiting one of the local restaurants takes all the work out meal times and also gives people the chance to try some of the famous Savoyard cuisine.
There are a number of different types of restaurants in Morzine. As a tourist town it is inevitable that there would be a high number of restaurants, as the weekly influx of tourists mean that there are always new customers wishing to eat out, as well as the locals who return to their favourites again and again.
There are both restaurants and takeaways in Morzine. The takeaways offer typical takeaway food - pizzas, curries, burgers and wraps. These can be a good option for those on a budget or for those with children who might not want to have to spend the evening sitting in a restaurant. They are also a good option for those who have indulged in some apres ski and want something tasty, quick and filling.
The main restaurants in town all have traditional Savoyard food as their staples. These include Fondue, the famous melted cheese and bread dish, Raclette, which includes melted cheese, potatoes and charcuterie meats and Tartiflette, which is made from Reblochon cheese, potatoes, onions and bacon. Another traditional favourite, that doesnít involve cheese, is the pierrade, which involves cooking your meat on hot stones.
Different restaurants have different ambience. Some of them opt for the traditional Savoyard rustic style, with dark wood and decorations reflecting the history of the area and the cuisine, whilst other are lighter and more modern looking. Some restaurants even offer the option of eating at the chefís table, where you can see your food being prepared.
The restaurants also usually serve a mix of other foods, such as child friendly Italian food (spaghetti Bolognese, Lasagne, pizza, etc), as well as steak, ribs and fish dishes.
A couple of places in town specialise in Vegetarian and Vegan meals and are good options for those with allergies or dietary requirements. Almost everywhere will offer some form of vegetarian or vegan food however.
There are a couple of restaurants specialising in burgers for people who want a sit down meal without having to go for a restaurant meal.