Eating Out in Champex Lac
The Swiss, including the residents of Champex Lac, are proud of their local cuisine and most restaurant menus consist of locally produced traditional fare. As a mountain village the food tends to be hearty and wholesome rather than fancy. But you can always guarantee that the quality of the food is good and after a hard day walking or skiing you'll really appreciate it. See our guide to favourite local dishes
Overlooking the town of Orsieres, the Hotel Alpina enjoys extraordinary panoramic views of the Grand Combin and the St. Bernard Valley. The restaurant is small but serves exquisite food, prepared by husband Stephan and served by his delightful wife Marlene. Pre-booking is essential.
Tel: 027 783 18 92 / Fax: 027 783 34 94
The Belvédère has spectacular panoramic views over the Grand Combin massif. It offers a choice of delicious meals, from local specialities to a selection of signature dishes. The food is prepared by the Favre family using fresh produce that whenever possible comes from their own garden. Pre-booking recommended.
Tel: 027 783 11 14 / Fax: 027 783 25 76
Chalet Hotel Alpina***
This lovely family run hotel restaurant is full of alpine charm. It has a large dining room which seats 120 people. Outside is a terrace with amazing views of the mountains which is often bathed in sunshine. Inside there is a comfortable lounge and bar. Serves Lunch and dinner. Also can be booked for weddings and other celebrations.
Tel: 027 783 11 45 / Fax: 027 783 35 30
Hotel Restaurant Mont Lac - Mimi's Lounge
Tel: 026 565 6600
Mimi's Lounge is a wine bar and tapas restaurant where clients can enjoy drinks, coffees and small dishes in a comfortable and modern setting. The wine list includesSwiss wines as well as varieties from around the world, while the menu will feature local and seasonal dishes, such as meat and cheese plates, homemade rösti, tartares, soups, crêpes, and more.
Au Club Alpin
Restaurant le Cabanon
Ptarmigan (formally Au Rendez Vous)
Hotel du Glacier ***
Au Vieux Champex
Au Vieux Champex offers an extensive menu ranging from an informal pizza, pasta or rosti to cheese and meat fondues, raclette and other traditional Valasian fare
Tel: 027 783 12 16 / Fax: 027 783 13 07
Boulangerie & Tea-Room Gentiana
A lovely boulangerie and tea room run by the ever smiling Claudine. An ideal spot for a buffet breakfast which is offered until 11:30am, a light lunch or a cup of coffee. The sunny terrace overlooks the lake. Fresh bread, home made pastries, ice cream and chocolates can be found here too. Opens early for bread
Tel: 027 783 12 58 / Fax: 027 783 12 58
Located Cafe/Restaurant with traditional Valais food and barbecues. Ski-in, ski-out in the winter (not always open). A picturesque 45 minute walk from Champex in the summer. Accessible by road. The terrace has spectacular views of the Val d'Arpette.
Open every day from 1st June to the end of September. In October open just the weekends.
Tel: 027 783 12 21 / Fax: 027 783 38 02
Relais Val d'Arpette