Summer in the Alps offers not only breathtaking views and outdoor adventures but also an array of culinary delights. Here are some of our picks renowned for their spectacular views, excellent reviews, and signature dishes.

Chez Vrony, Zermatt

Enjoy a warm welcome, genuine hospitality, a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn, and time to yourself – that is what Chez Vrony offers. From a small, sparsely furnished mountain farmhouse to a multiple-award-winning culinary venue.

  • Fun Fact: The restaurant embodies the living history of a Zermatt family going back 100 years
  • Altitude: 2130m

Rifugio Averau, Cortina d'Ampezzo

Located in the heart of the Dolomites, Rifugio Averau is a mountain refuge offering delicious Italian cuisine.

  • Fun Fact: Overlooks the 5 towers
  • Altitude: 2413m


Le Panoramic, Chamonix

Open for lunch and snacks and one of the best places to bask in the view of Mont-Blanc, Le Panoramic is situated on the summit of Brévent and therefore easily accessible even for pedestrians (gondola and cable car).

  • Fun Fact: 360 views
  • Altitude: 2525m

Le Clos Bernard, Meribel

Located in the heart of the Altiport forest in Meribel, and accessible by ski, foot or horse-drawn carriage. The chef works with fresh produce and offers grilled meats cooked in the fireplace, regional dishes and homemade creations. 

  • Fun Fact: They host summer activities eg. observing bees making local honey
  • Altitude: 1755m

 Rud-Alpe Gastronomie, Lech

At the Rud-Alpe you can enjoy Austrian and regional specialities in beautiful surroundings and marvel at the stunning views of the Lech mountains from the large sun terrace.

  • Fun Fact: Awarded Gault-Millau toque
  • Altitude: 1560m

Chez Pepe Nicolas, Les Menuires

Situated between Val Thorens and Les Ménuires, the restaurant is part of its very own alpine farm with fresh produce from the garden, the mountain pasture, the fishpond and the network of local producers.

  • Fun Fact: Travellers Choice 2023
  • Altitude: 2000m

Le Cap Horn, Courchevel

With an expansive and indulgent menu which mainly specialises in seafood and sushi, you can enjoy a long lunch followed by après ski drinks on the large sun terrace.

  • Fun Fact: Oldest restaurant in Courchevel dating back to 1954
  • Altitude: 2100m

L'Alpage, Les Fermes de Marie's

This place has kept the hard-working soul of the Savoyards who at one time used to herd cattle in the high mountain pastures. In summer, the focus is on fresh and crunchy dishes, with dishes based on vegetables or cheeses worked with lightness, such as the low-fat serac, worked with a siphon.

  • Fun Fact: Situated in a 5 star hotel
  • Altitude: 1800m

Powderhound Tableware

Relive your mountain escapades all year round from the comfort of your home with Powderhound tableware, Fine bone china dinner and breakfast sets beautifully hand decorated with skiers, alpine flowers and mountain themes.


June 21, 2024 — Tim Hall