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Le Cap Horn Restaurant, Chamonix - Centre

Fine French restaurant in nautical-themed modern setting

One of Chamonix's nicest restaurants, this is a great place to relax and enjoy a fine dinner in comfortable surroundings. Seafood takes the starring role on the menu although you can choose from a selection of contemporary style Savoyard dishes too. 

Located on Route du Moulin, take the stairs from street level and you will find the restaurant on the upper floors of this entirely renovated building. It is the larger of the 2 restaurants within, where you can dine in traditional oak yet modern surroundings. 

The décor takes its inspiration from both the sea and, unsurprisingly, the mountains. Lots of oak timbers and natural colours and textures abound. You'll find one area where French windows open onto a large, perfectly exposed terrace, and then there's also a mezzanine above the main room providing a more intimate setting.

If you feel like continuing the night after your meal, then head downstairs to Les Caves du Pèle, which is a great spot to while away an evening, with DJs providing the music and ambience. You can even choose to sit in your own little cave for a bit more privacy.

Owners, Wim Robberse and Laurence Claret-Tournier, have carefully renovated the building that once housed Cybar, Dick's Tea Bar and The Queen Vic. Damaged by fire some years ago, this building has been lovingly redesigned to house the three distinct and contemporary venues - Le Cap-Horn, Le Cap-Blanc and Les Caves du Pèle.

Wim and Laurence are the duo responsible for perennial favourites, La Caleche, offering traditional Savoyard food, and La Cabane, the restaurant at the golf club in Les Praz.

Reviews

  • "We were looking for a light, early dinner and appreciated helpful and unpretentious service in a sophisticated dining atmosphere. Eclectic dining options from regional French cuisine to (beautifully crafted) sushi. My partner enjoyed escargot and fish soup whilst I slurped down half a dozen excellent oysters and some very good duck spring rolls." - Trip Advisor
  • "I love the way this restaurant is decorated with a nautical theme right in the middle of the Haute-Savoie, with its views of the Alps and Glacier that are part of the Mont Blanc Massif. I was a bit stuck on my desire for French food and thoroughly enjoyed my escargots, duck and grand marnier souffle. However, watching the exquisite way the waiters carved up a large sole for the table next to ours, I have to say this restaurant lives up to its nautical theme. Next time I really must try the seafood.!" - Trip Advisor
  • "Loved this restaurant, the decor is fabulous, the food is delicious and the staff are friendly. Would definitely recommend and we will definitely be back." - Trip Advisor


Location: Chamonix - Centre


Style

Cuisine: French - Modern | Italian | Local Specialities | Seafood

Vibe / Atmosphere: Cool | Laid-back / Chilled | Modern


Facilities

Entertainment: Restaurant


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

Address: 78 rue des Moulins | Chamonix - Centre | 74400

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