We’ve not been everywhere yet and there are a few swanky additions for this 2017/18 winter but so far, in our opinion, these are the best places to eat in Les Gets! There’s a great range of eateries in Les Gets and something for every culinary occasion. We wanted to share our favourite discoveries – whatever eating experience you’re looking for.
Best place for breakfast in Les Gets – ‘Cafe Alba’ or ‘L’Epi Gêtois’
Now, there’s a change here. We did recommend Cafe Alba because, in spite of being in France and wanting to embrace the culture, they did seriously good English and Scottish breakfasts. However, things have changed…
Alan and Stacey have moved the main Alba restaurant to St Jean D’Aulps (good for the fine folks of SJD!). Unfortunately for us here in Les Gets, we think they may have taken the breakfasts with them! Yikes! Word has it that Alba in Les Gets will be more of a deli style shop but we’re not sure what that will look like yet. Stay tuned for an update when we find out. Hopefully there’ll be a bacon or sausage sandwich on the roster for when we really need it! We did have a peep in today but it looked like they were very busy getting things ready so we’ll have to wait and see…
For a bit of brekkie – Français stylee – try L’Epi Gêtois. We have it on very good authority that this is THE “place to be” which, incidentally, is the same term the French use, too! It’s a bakery with an excellent range of baked goods like baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolate etc. and great coffee. It’s a bakery first and foremost, so dining is informal with a few high tables inside and picnic benches outside to eat/drink at. It’s a favourite pre-work haunt for local workers and therefore well worth a look. They’re open year round, so just call in!
Best place for lunch with a view in Les Gets – ‘Les Chevrelles’ or ‘The Grand Ourse’
Les Chevrelles is a summer favourite of ours. The food is traditional (cheesy, bacony, potatoey, salady) Savoyard fayre and is pretty decent. It is, however, the venue that really draws the crowds. Les Chevrelles is a gorgeous little chalet building nestled just shy of 1500m on the Mont Caly/Chéry ridge. It has incredible views down over Les Gets and on to the Mont Blanc Massif. Stunning! It’s accessible by car when the snow melts or is a good destination for one of the many mountain biking, walking or snowshoeing trails over and around Mont Chéry.
Bookings are recommended – especially if you want a table on the sun drenched terrace! Call +33(0) 450 79 85 40.
La Grand Ourse is another favourite with a great view but is only open during the winter. They are higher up on Mont Chéry with the same stunning views of the Mont Blanc Massif as well as over the wider Portes Du Soleil. The restaurant is only accessible by piste, ski lift or on foot but they do offer an evening dining experience which includes transport from town using snowmobiles or in a passenger piste basher to ferry diners up and back down again afterwards.
Hog roasts and bands on the terrace are a regular occurrence throughout the winter and it’s a brilliant place to take refuge and warm up with a coffee when the weather is wild and wintery.
Give the friendly (British) staff a call on +33 (0) 679 42 58 86 and visit their website here.
Best place for a steak in Les Gets – La Péla
We’ve been to La Péla three times now and the filet steaks have been bang on every time. This place always seems to be busy as well which should speak for itself. To put the icing on the cake, the owners and staff are very friendly and have been really lovely with the kids. The desserts are a treat, too. Nina always ends up getting the Café Gourmand, which is a little taster of each dessert served with a tea or coffee.
Their website is here, but you can phone them on +33 (0) 450 79 85 02 to book a table.
Best place for cheese (fondue, raclette, etc etc) in Les Gets – ‘La Fruitière des Perrières’
When in France, cheese is an omnipresent force and if it’s cheese you’re after, why not go to the source? The fromagerie at Fruitière des Perrières is the local Les Gets cheese maker and their cheesy dishes are delish! The restaurant is a low ceilinged, low lit, atmospheric affair and they accompany the meal with other local favourites like Génépi (traditional Alpine herbal aperitif).
There’s also a shop selling all their milky, cheesy wares… A good friend has developed a thing for their milk and cream which he says are out of this world! Bookings are essential, so be sure to ring ahead and book your table.
Their number is +33 (0) 450 79 70 04 and their website is here.
Best place for a family meal in Les Gets – ‘Le Boomerang’
If you’ve seen this post before you may recall the sad news that the Boomerang closed it’s doors in August so that the site could be redeveloped. Well, it’s good news folks… They’re back!
Le Boomerang is now at a new venue in the Chamois D’Or Hotel, in the space formerly occupied by Chez Jacques bar and restaurant (in fact the sign’s still up). We popped in for opening night on Friday and are pleased to report that all the winning ingredients appear to be in tact.
The Boomerang (‘Boomers’) is an Aussie themed bar/restaurant and is a firm family favourite for a meal out. In fact, Le Boomerang just about ticks every box for any group dynamic or occasion. JM, Lisa and the staff make everyone who walks through the door feel very welcome. There’s good beers, great wines and an extensive gin ‘n’ tonic list to add to the informal food menu, ranging from fish ‘n’ chips, burgers, ribs and pizzas to thai green curry and a great selection of tapas. The kids love it!
Book ahead on +33 (0) 450 37 76 12. Their website is here.
Best place for a burger in Les Gets – ‘O Kariboo’ or ‘La Case k2’
When we first wrote this post we gave O’Kariboo the edge but more recently we’ve found ourselves gravitating to La Case k2. Les Gets also has a new-comer: ‘Home Burger’ which has caught our eye – and our taste buds! We can’t definitivelty call it at the moment, as since everywhere started opening up for the winter season we’ve only been to k2. We’ll have to dedicate some time and effort to burger sampling this winter (cardiovascular system stand by!). That should help us come up with a firm favourite but in the meantime we’re confident they’ll all deliver a pretty tasty burger when you’re in the mood.
Best place for a pizza in Les Gets – ‘Pizzalino’ or ‘L’Op Traken’
For a sit down pizza, L’OpTraken… For a take away pizza ‘Pizzalino’… Although you can take away from L’OpTraken too. Their pizza menu leans more towards the French, Savoyarde palette. We like that, though and they are blinking tasty – especially the ‘Ranfolly’, with ham, olives and an egg on top.
Pizzalino has a more extensive, ‘international’ topping menu which may suit some visitors more. There is no delivery service at Pizzalino, but it opens from 6pm daily. Give them a call on +33 (0) 450 74 74 10 or pop in and order from the menu (in English and French) and call back later to collect your freshly made pizzas. They have a small seating area and a fridge so can offer cold drinks, or pop over to the Chamois D’or for a quick pint while you wait! During high season, make sure you place your order nice and early to avoid disappointment.
Best place for a meal without the kids in Les Gets: Les Copeaux
Les Copeaux does some top-notch progressive food in a beautfuly furnished restaurant. It’s been our destination of choice on two special occasions this year and I even had snails again to start one time, although in all honesty, whilst they were good they weren’t as good as Rene and Martha’s Christmas snails. Great place for a nice meal out though and beware of the ‘sliding’ toilet door. We’ve watched many a diner waiting patiently for the loo after trying to give it a push and a pull!
Best place for a meal on the slopes in Les Gets/Morzine – ‘Le Vaffieu’
Our favourite place for a meal on the slopes so far is Le Vaffieu. Although you’d never know it in winter, it’s on the golf course and at the top of the Folliets lift from Les Gets or the (world’s slowest!) Nabor lift from the top of the Pleney, Morzine. I keep having the Mille Feuille which I always thought was a pastry but in this case is layers of several different cheeses rolled in local cured meats accompanied with sautéed potatoes and salad. Mmm! This little beauty has elicited food envy from fellow diners in the past and is now gaining a loyal following!
Their phone number is +33 (0) 450 79 09 43. Lunchtime bookings are essential.
Best place for a lunchtime snack – ‘Snack 412’
Snack 412 has brought me back from the brink on more than one occasion. You may know the feeling, after ‘ahem’ 1 or 2 too many the night before. That feeling when you are in need of that elusive item that will re-nourish your body and make things right in the world again. ‘Le Quatre Cent Douze’ is the one, and the chicken kebab, with salad and lashings of spicy, garlic sauce is the man for the job.
Call in and see Sam and his team or give them a call on +33 (0)450 92 24 68 to pre-order.
Well, we’ve very much enjoyed doing the research for this post and there’s still plenty more to try so we’ll keep at it.
If you have any further recommendations, please let us know and we’ll be happy to try them out! Bon Appétit!
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