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, Samoens
Very cosy and lovely atmosphere with a log fire. Excellent food, with vegetarian options. Well priced and very friendly and attentive owners. For a romantic evening, you can reserve one of their 2 person booths! Website - Tel 0033 (0)4 50 34 10 29
Le Serac, Samoens
Rustic, great value, informal and bustling atmosphere. Savoyard dishes and pizzas dominate the menu here. Tel. 0033 (0)4 50 34 45 18
Cosy restaurant on two floors with great service. Savoyard specialist using lots of local produce. Try their speciality SEPTIMICHE (cheese melted in country bread). All reservations are by their website mezzaninesamoens.fr
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. Tel 0033 (0)4 50 34 40 11
L'Accordéon, Bistrot Cantine, Samoens
A warm welcome with refreshingly modern decoration. A delicious light menu of salads, foccacia, wraps, bagels, and tapas to share in the evening - more choice for the vegetarians. Located just off the main roundabout near to the pharmacy. Tel 0033 (0)4 50 89 94 20
La Louisiane, Samoens
Bustling atmosphere, known for their fantastic wood fired Pizzas. Also serve international and Savoyard cuisine, from Tartiflettes to steaks to fish. Tel 0033 (0)4 50 34 42 83
Le Frahan, Samoens
Great pizzas, and a wide selection of local dishes including tartiflette and fondue. Website - Tel 0033 (0)4 50 54 40 68
8M des Monts, Samoens
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. Tel 0033 (0)4 50 21 30 01
La Reposette, Vercland, Samoens
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. Website - Tel 0033 (0)9 67 07 22 08
La Fandioleuse, Samoens
Excellent range of savory and sweet crepes. Very cosy atmosphere and you must try the cider out of the bowl! Tel 0033 (0)4 50 34 98 28
Au Relais Septimontain, Samoens
A typical Savoyard restaurant, reasonably priced with good service and extensive menu. Tel 0033 (0)4 50 34 42 19
Natsuki Sushi & Bento, Samoens
A Japanese take away located in the centre of Samoens offering great Sushi and several other dishes, including vegetarian options and Japanese beer! Website - Tel 0033 (0)4 50 34 10 98
Neige et Roc, Samoens
Award winning, part of the 3 star Hotel, traditional decor, varied Savoyard menu. Tel 0033 (0)4 50 34 40 72
Alti Pizz, Samoens
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! Tel 0033 (0)4 50 34 48 51
Le Matefaim, Samoens
Pizza takeaway with a few tables inside. Located opposite the Grand Massif Express, next to Tiffanies Bakery. Tel 0033 (0)4 50 58 71 96
La Canette, Samoens
Fantastic burgers, hot dogs and tapas. Take away or sit in upstairs in the great restaurant. Website - Tel 0033 (0)6 95 28 58 94
A new Italian restaurant with a lovely modern interior and good quality food. Opposite the Tourist Office. Tel 0033 (0)4 50 21 28 36.
Grand Cret, Vercland, Samoens
A scenic 45-50 minute walk from La Reposette restaurant in Vercland (and with the same owners), enjoy stunning views and fantastic food surrounded by nature. In winter, it is easily accessible from the 'Grand Cret' piste between Samoens 1600 and Vercland. Website - Tel 0033 (0)760707815
La Crémaillère, Taninges
15 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. Website - Tel 0033 (0)9 83 23 23 58
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Mountain Restaurants in Samoens
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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, a cosy wine bar, just up the hill past Intersport.
Après-Ski in Samoens?
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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.