Brides Les Bains - eat, drink, party
There are plenty of mountain restaurants to choose from in Méribel. Our favourites include.
- For stunning mountain views, Le Roc Tania restaurant at the top of Col de la Loze (04 79 08 32 34)
- For cosy alpine charm and superb food, L’Adray Telebar restaurant just by the Adret chairlift.
- For fine dining, The Altiport http://www.altiporthotel.fr
- For a demonstration of après-ski in all its glory (albeit with a very British crowd) Le Rond Point. A penchant for dancing on tables in your ski boots? This is the place (from about 4pm). For lunch, you can pick up a simple panini and fries.
Restaurants in town
The best day to eat out is a Wednesday when lots of the restaurants put on special discounts. Don’t be surprised if you’re offered a ‘slimming menu’. It’s nothing personal, rather the norm as an option due to the focus on wellbeing here.
A good place for a treat is ‘Les Cerisiers’, the restaurant of Hotel Amélie (mains around 23€, deserts around 12€) http://www.hotel-amelie.com/uk/restaurant-les-cerisiers.php.
Traditional restaurant L’Authentique in Residence Cybele does offers based on eating in the restaurant for three, five, or seven nights, for example.
Après-ski and nightlife
Those looking for a party resort should look further up the mountain to Méribel – which has a long-held reputation for its nightlife.
Here in Brides-les-Bains, things move at a slower pace. You’re much more likely to find yourself relaxing in a spa après-ski than dancing on a table in your ski boots.
That’s not to say that the village doesn’t offer a good selection of entertainment.
Our tips are:
- Casino Brides is the only Casino in the Three Valleys, and is open until 3am http://www.casinobrides.com/
- Le Centre bar on Rue Emile Machet
- The Blue Night nightclub is open until 3am
Alternatively, try the ice rink on a Monday for skating and a glass of mulled wine.