Food and Drink in Samoens
Food and drink is an extremely important part of your holiday. Within our portfolio of properties, we offer great flexibility to suit all tastes and requirements for both summer and winter stays. The Flexible Catering offering gives you the opportunity to choose any number of evenings catered in your own property, food drop offs, full service, breakfast hampers and fully catered if required.
On nights where you are not eating in your own accommodation, you may like to sample the Samoens and Morillon local restaurants. There are around 30 local restaurants to choose from. These include cosy French Savoyard restaurants, bustling Pizzerias, informal Bistro style restaurants and even Gourmet and Nouvelle Cuisine. Here's a selection of some of the restaurants all in the village centres. We recommend pre booking at peak times. All restaurants in France are now non smoking.
Restaurants in Samoens
La Table de Fifine - 0033 (0)4 50 34 10 29. Beautiful Savoyard restaurant. Very cosy and lovely atmosphere. Excellent food, with lots of cheese and meat dishes. Well priced and very friendly and attentive owners. For a romantic evening, you can reserve one of their 2 person booths!
Le Serac - 0033 (0)4 50 34 45 18 Rustic, great value, informal and bustling atmosphere. Savoyard dishes and Pizzas dominate the menu here.
Mezzanine - 0033 (0)4 50 53 65 22 Mainly French and European dishes, specialising in meats and fish, in lovely decor. It has an experimental chef and is well worth a visit.
L'Estanco - 0033 (0)4 50 34 40 11 New, modern decor with an excellent level of French cuisine. Opened by the owners of the popular Lou Caboens at Samoens 1600, this restaurant is not to be missed.
La Louisiane - 0033 (0)4 50 34 42 83 Bustling atmosphere, known for their fantastic wood fired Pizzas. Also serve international and Savoyard cuisine, from Tartiflettes to steaks to fish.
Aux Bec Au Fleu - 0033 (0)4 50 54 40 68 Traditional French restaurant specialising in Parisian cuisine. This season's speciality is sea food and shell fish with a seafood platter, oysters, lobsters and more - mmmm. Top quality produce, beautifully presented dishes, yet very good value. Friendly service.
8M des Monts - 0033 (0)4 50 21 30 01 A lovely cosy bistro with a fresh new menu every day. Run by a passionate local couple, fluent in English. They specialise in local and organic produce and deliver a delightful combination of dishes. Carefully selected quality wines.
La Reposette - 0033 (0)9 67 07 22 08 Dutch run this restaurant provides a warm welcome, a large log fire, and some great home cooked food. Very reasonably priced with a cool vibe and a great bar area for those wanting a bit of après ski. Well worth the descent either via the telecabine or piste during the day or the 2km drive from Samoens in the evening.
La Fandioleuse - 0033 (0)4 50 34 98 28 Excellent range of savory and sweet crepes. Very cosy atmosphere and you must try the cider out of the bowl!
Au Relais Septimontain - 0033 (0)4 50 34 42 19 A typical Savoyard restaurant, reasonably priced with good service and extensive menu.
Gourmandises de Marie - 0033 (0)4 50 34 10 98 Speciality is Savoyard food, and the house special is La Potence.
Neige et Roc - 0033 (0)4 50 34 40 72 Award winning, part of the 3 star Hotel, traditional decor, varied Savoyard menu.
Alti Pizz - 0033 (0)4 50 34 48 51 Great pizza and burger restaurant, take away or dine in. In summer you can dine outside in the square behind the beautiful old renovated Mairie, while in winter you can snack inside the small but cozy area. Alps Accommodation Guests receive a free little something when they buy a burger or pizza! English Spoken.
Pizza della Nonna - 0033 (0)4 50 58 71 96. Pizza takeaway with a few tables inside. Located opposite the Grand Massif Express, next to Tiffanies Bakery.
La Canette - 0033 (0)6 95 28 58 94. Fantastic burgers, hot dogs and tapas. Take away or sit in upstairs in the great restaurant. Located next to Aspen bar.
La Crémaillère - 0033 (0)9 83 23 23 58. 10 minutes drive from Samoens is this lovely restaurant overlooking the Lake Flerier in Taninges. Excellent cuisine, full of new flavours and combinations, worth the travel time.
Fabio - 0033 (0)4 50 21 28 36. A new Italian restaurant with a lovely modern interior and good quality food. Opposite the Tourist Office.
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Cafes and Bars in Samoens
Samoens also has a range of cafes and bars open throughout the daytime and evening, so whether its afternoon tea, apres ski or dancing the night away, the village provides what your are looking for. Although Samoens is not renowned for it's wild nightlife, there are certainly some lively bars to visit. There is an Irish bar open until the early hours and a handful of friendly French bars, so if you want some nightlife, there is certainly some to be found!
Also it's well worth a visit to Vin sur Vin just up the hill past the larger Intersport shop. Vin sur Vin is a cosy wine bar and the owner Marco has kindly offered 20% discount to Alps Accommodation's guest for their first visit - just give them your booking reference number.
Après-Ski in Samoens?
Check out our article 'From Piste to Pub: Après-skiing in Samoens and the Grand Massif'
Supermarkets in Samoens
Supermarkets and specialist food stores in the area are plentiful. If you wish to shop before arriving in Samoens, there is a Carrefour supermarket in Cluses (20 minutes before Samoens) on the way up the hill. Bring a Euro coin for the trolley! Normally open 8.30am-8.30pm, with the exception of Sundays. www.carrefour.fr Tel: 0033 (0)4 50 98 26 73. On the edge of Samoens is another Carrefour Market, which is a great sized supermarket, open 8.15-7.15pm, weekdays and non stop on Saturday. Also during the winter season on Sunday mornings until 12.15. Within the village centre there are 2 small supermarkets open 7 days per week. One is a Casino, with 2 hours lunchtime closing. The second is the Sherpa who are open 8am to 8pm 7 days per week! They also offer a home delivery service for pre ordered produce. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0033 (0)4 50 53 4 350. In addition a super fruit and vegetable store and plenty of ham, cheese, bakery, meat and chocolate shops! The majority of the shops and supermarkets are all open on Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Day and other public holidays during the season. Out of season this will vary.
Don't forget about Samoens' fantastic weekly market where you can find all the fresh, tasty local produce could possibly need. The market is held every Wednesday from 8.30am until 12pm. Read more about it here.