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Le Matafan Restaurant, Chamonix Main Town

Gourmet restaurant in a five-star hotel

Located in the heart of Chamonix, inside the Mont Blanc Hotel, this elegant and sophisticated restaurant serves haute cuisine in impeccable surroundings.

The name of the restaurant means in the local dialect "to kill hunger". They aim to return to a simpler, traditional and regional cuisine including recipes such as foie gras, fera fish from Lake Leman and a great selection of cheeses and desserts.

This menu changes every two weeks and is devised by chef Mickey Bourdillat, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants before, so you know this isn't going to be a budget night out. It is renowned for being excellent though and the ambience is just the right balance between formal and friendly.

The restaurant opens out into a lounge bar where they often have musicians playing, if you don't want a full meal you can order light snacks to eat in the bar. There is also a large sunny garden which is laid out with tables and chairs in the summer.

Open daily for lunch from 12:00 to 14:00 and for dinner from 19:00 to 21:30.


Visitor comments

  • "I can't say enough about how good the food is here. Every course was delightful. Prior to arriving I was hoping for some delicious food on our first trip to France, and this restaurant surpassed my expectations. The sommelier helped us choose a French wine that fit our tastes. It was perfect with our meal. After eating here on our first night, I was definitely worried about what place could follow up the food here. The smoked trout appetizer was the best I have ever had. The veal dinner was AMAZING!! The cheese plate for dessert was perfect. Also, there are extra plates from the chef to start and after that are also GREAT!!" - Trip Advisor
  • "Mickey who was the 1 Michelin star chef at the Bistro just took over the kitchen at Le Matafan, the restaurant of the Hotel du Mont Blanc. This is a great place to have lunch on a sunny day outside in the garden or around the beautiful swimming pool. The menu is short ( which is good) and changing every 2 weeks. Price is according to how many dishes you take, which make it easy." - Trip Advisor
  • "We purchased the set menu for $40 Euro each and had a lovely entree, main and dessert. The dishes are a perfect fusion and the meals always taste better when the service is good. It has a nice ambience the restaurant as it's not too busy due to the limited tables. I hear they have the 1 star Michelin chef from another restaurant as their head chef now. Book if in Chamonix." - Trip Advisor


  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessibility
  • Pedestrian access


  • Open Seasons
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 62 allée du Majestic
  • 74400