About choosing a restaurant in Verbier
There's a wide range of restaurants in Verbier to suit all tastes, and budgets. Here's a selection of what we think are all the best places to eat in Verbier and where to find your favourite style of cuisine.
At lunchtimes, most restaurants will offer a well-priced 'Plat du Jour' (dish of the day), normally consisting of locally-sourced meat, potatoes and a salad or seasonal vegetables.
El Toro Negro is a dream for those who enjoy a good fillet steak, a punchy red wine and an all you can eat salad buffet to accompany it all. The staff are very friendly and there are some vegetarian dishes on offer too.
Breakfast & Brunch
The Swiss don't go in for breakfast like we do, so if you want something more than a baguette and a croissant, your best bet is to head to Offshore Café, which benefits from a location right next to the ski lifts. Head here for a full cooked breakfast after a party the night before, then hit the slopes for some clean fresh air to blow away the cobwebs.
The Cosy Café next to the post office serves coffee and if you are early enough you can get a croissant with it, but don't hold your breath!
Brasserie Le Bec also opens at 8am and offers good pastries, croissants, fresh juices and a delicious hot breakfast burrito. This is a great modern and spacious place to hang out and the coffee is good.
Cafes & Bakeries
The W cafe opposite the Medran lift station offers a great coffee and a selection of pastries, this can all be enjoyed in house or on the go. It is a very chic but relaxed place that you can really settle in to. To sit down in more of a cafe atmosphere, the Michellod bakery in Verbier Village has slightly dated indoor seating, but has a wonderful terrace and you can sample some great patisserie's here.
Restaurants with children's menus that serve dinner in Verbier include Al Capone (pizzeria), Brasserie le Bec (international), La Promenade (traditional), and Offshore Cafe (burgers).
Le Dahu is a mountain restaurant at the bottom of La Chaux ski area, and is a great spot for families for lunch or afternoon snacks. It has an awesome terrace with a fabulous view and a soft play area indoors for kids. The Swiss / Italian food is self-service downstairs and more refined upstairs.
Namasté is another mountain restaurant, although it can also be accessed by car. It has a fabulous view over the Combins from the wonderful terrace, perched in between Savoleyres and the Médran. The food is good too and you can really appreciate the family-run atmosphere. It is a great spot during summer for families as there is plenty of space to run around and has unusual toys to play with.
Les Gentianes is a Téléverbier run mountain restaurant on the way down from Mont Fort and facing the Bec des Rosses mountain. There is a big play area for children outside on the terrace. Lunch is traditional and simple or you can just stop for a coffee and a patisserie. Closes at 4pm.
Restaurant Le Chamois, tucked away on the road to Médran, is worth seeking out for unquestionably the best steak in town.
For a casual bite to eat, Fer à Cheval is always packed; this bar and pizzeria serves reasonable food at reasonable prices. And then you can party on into the night!
Le Sonalon restaurant is perched high up above the town of Verbier (accessible by road) that over looks the pistes and the resort. It's specialities include regional produce, cheeses and locally reared beef and veal.
L'Ecurie is a family run restaurant linked to a hotel and they describe themselves as rustic. Head here for a good atmosphere in the evening and to sample traditional fare.
Le Carrefour is a long standing favourite in Verbier and recently renovated to make it bigger and funnily enough, safer - it is situated on the ski slopes in an avalanche zone, but the commune have put some protection in place so there is no need to worry! Good selection of fondue, rösti, soups, salads and food served on the hot stone. You can access the restaurant on skis or by road, and we recommend booking in advance to be sure of a table.
Au Vieux Verbier serves traditional fare, with a professional and speedy service, situated at the Medran lift station, this restaurant is great for lunch and evening meals. The 'Potence' is the speciality here and comes highly recommended (meat served on a hot metal spike with a wonderful selection of sauces and accompaniments).
Le Caveau is situated on Place Centrale; it is hard to miss this restaurant and is always a favourite. Go here to try a fondue!
Relais des Neiges has a traditional décor, mountain cuisine (fondue!) and a nice terrace for sunnier days. The food is warm and filling and there are varied 'Menus de Jour' for lunchtime.
In addition to restaurants in resort, there are plenty of mountain restaurants you can access from the ski slopes.
La Marlenaz isn't top rated on Tripadvisor for nothing! The best view, the best food, the best service. And you have to walk or snowshoe here - so you work up an appetite on your way. Alternatively you can book the snow taxi to take you and your luge up to the restaurant for some hearty and delicious tucker, lots of wine and Williamine and then attempt to sledge back down - head torches are highly recommended, together with a sense of adventure, and good accident insurance!
Namasté has a fabulous view over the Combins from the wonderful terrace here perched in between Savoleyres and the Médran above Verbier. Despite the exotic name, the menu features many local dishes such as croute and fondue in a rustic chalet setting.
Cabane de Mont Fort is an unbeatable high mountain refuge. The views are understandably exceptional and you can eat true traditional mountain food.
The Mouton Noir is at the top of the Medran gondola. It has a huge sun terrace and live entertainment / cabaret acts to keep you entertained, as well as serving a range of mountain food, either from the menu or self service.
Italian & Pizza Restaurants
La Pergola serves real Italian food - freshly made pasta, risottos, antipasti, carpaccios and more, and it has a good reputation in town. Centrally located with an authentic atmosphere and large dining room, they can easily cater for large groups as well as intimate soirées.
You'll get a warm welcome at Al Capone - Christian is always at the door to greet you with a handshake and a smile and I doubt that any regular visitors will have missed this spot. There is something on the menu for everyone - good salads, lots of pizzas, pastas and the Chicken in a Basket is finger-licking good!
Chez Martin is another restaurant with an emphasis on pizzas, and is a good family option with an extensive menu. There is plenty of seating both inside and out and they do a nice selection of lunchtime menus. And don't forget to go for an apéro downstairs in the much loved wine bar Cav&Art where the hugely knowledgeable Bernard will serve you some quality wines both local and from further afield.
La Table d'Adrien at the 5* Chalet d'Adrien is the proud holder of one Michelin star and is great for lunches with really high-end service. The food is probably the best in Verbier. Order carefully to avoid a huge bill or alternatively just splash out and enjoy the treat.
They may not have any Michelin stars (yet) but La Grange and Cordée des Alpes both have strong reputations for excellent gourmet cuisine. La Grange has really wonderful food; the seven course evening 'Menu Gourmand' is sensational and priced at around 130 chf and there is an extensive wine list. Expect to be well looked after in this proud family-run establishment.
Cordée des Alpes has been recently modernized and has an open plan feel with an international menu. The prices are up there, but so is the experience. They have a private dining room for special gatherings too.
Modern European & International Restaurants
Brasserie Le Bec is modern, edgy and spacious with a well researched and thought out menu. This brasserie is open all day and does great lunches and after-skiing snacks. It is situated just opposite the W hotel in Place Blanche so an ideal hot chocolate spot waiting for ski pals to arrive, or for a business meeting.
Le Rouge at the foot of Le Rouge piste, is a dynamic après ski spot and always draws a crowd. Expect a party! They can also cater for private parties or a quiet dinner à deux, just make sure you are ultra trendy to fit in with the set.
L'Etoile Rouge is a supper club created in 2014 by the guys behind Le Rouge. This go-ahead gang have set up the dine to dancing concept in central Verbier so that you can eat and enjoy the evening turn into a show or a nightclub. Good entertainment in an imaginatively decorated space. Don't forget your credit card!
Le Millenium is popular as a middle of the road restaurant with a varied international menu. Good for lunchtime and evenings, it offers salads, pasta dishes, fish and grilled meats.
Pubs & Gastropubs
Pub Mont Fort is well known for its Apres Ski vibes but it also known for its tasty, filling, and very satisfying food. The Nachos are the best I have ever had and the burgers are very well known around the town.
Spanish & Mexican Restaurants
For Mexican food everyone heads to Offshore Cafe which is perfectly situated beside the Medran lift. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is cool and easy. This place is a dream for the adventurous types as the walls and ceiling are covered in surfboards, skis, posters and there is always great action TV playing in the background.
For Spanish food the very well received Eat Hola Tapas Bar in the W Hotel is a good choice.The Chef Sergi Arola mixes Spanish and Swiss cuisine creating modern and innovative tapas. With excellent service and a cool atmosphere we could happily spend hours here.
Aiseki is positioned in the centre of Verbier and it has delicious sushi that receives consistently good reviews. The noodles are also highly recommended and the platters are stunning. This is a lively place to get your sushi fix up in the mountains.
Hauts Sandwichs is centrally set up on Rue de la Poste and this snack spot is hugely popular all day long. Expect to queue at lunchtime for hot and cold sandwiches and paninis. Half a freshly baked baguette full of flavourful combinations of ingredients will definitely fill you up!
La Cucina is a delicatessen in Place Central run by some very talented English ladies with a taste for good ingredients and organic produce, this is the spot to stock up on goodies. Get your orders in early during the holidays for seasonal recipes to take away. It is the best spot to drop in to for a fresh juice, coffee and a slice of sweetness. At lunchtime there is a fresh salad bar and a selection of savoury goods, such as pasties.
The A-Team is a popular pizza takeaway spot its open for lunch and dinner every day. Call ahead or pop in, pick up or have it delivered, the choice is yours.
Most restaurants in Verbier have a vegetarian option, but bear in mind that it will likely be cheese based. Vegans take note: you will mostly be relying on soups and salads. Our best recommendation would be Le Bec restaurant where you will find more interesting international cuisine.
We visit a selection of restaurants in Verbier each year. You can read about our first-hand experience in our Restaurant Reviews.