Regular visitors will tell you that Verbier is all about skiing hard and partying hard and the après-ski scene here really is great fun. Verbier is also a good place for wining and dining, with over forty places to eat. Many mountain restaurants have been upgraded over recent years…
Mountain restaurants in Verbier
Most of the mountain restaurants seems to have a had a make-over in recent years. Le Dahu, does an incredible truffle pizza, Olympique restaurant does a fabulous truffle risotto but there are also places to get a spag bol. Ruinettes now hosts a range of restaurants that include Le Cristal brassiere, Le Self ( self-service) and Ice Cube, a cool cube on a ledge with spectacular views offering fast food and cool beers. Le Vache, at the top of the ‘James Blunt’ chairlift is owned by James Blunt, Lawrence Dallaglio and Carl Fogerty and has honest well priced food that is cheaper than its Swiss rivals.
We like Au Mayen for its sunny aspect and friendly service, and for self-service Cabane de Balavaud is a good choice.
Resort restaurants in Verbier
The budget-conscious can head to Harolds for burgers or Al Capone for Pizzas. Those who want to splash the cash and enjoy some top-class cuisine are well served too.
Nomad is a must try for those who love sushi. Bec at the bottom of the run into Medran has great food and is reasonable priced. For fine dining try the hip King’s Restaurant for French-Asian cuisine in a designer setting, or the rustic-chic Grange restaurant. Fer a Cheval is a fabulous après ski bar but also does great value good food in a relaxed atmosphere. The Offshore Cafe, next to the Medran lift station does fabulous breakfast and the Offshore Burger is legendary!
Après-ski in Verbier
The afternoon après-ski scene kicks off on the mountain at Bar 1936 which started off as a tent perched on the side of the hill. Le Rouge, at the bottom of the Rouge run, starts off with a few chilled tunes then turns up the tempo and volume as the evening progresses. The Bec and W Hotel also are well situated for Apres, but most head down Rue de Medran to Place Central via the Fer au Chevel to the Farinet Hotel where bands play live and have the crowds on the tables in their ski boots. The Loft is another local hang out where drinks are a tad cheaper than other parts of town.