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Rider Cafe

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Grand Montets, 74400, Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 54 10 21
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So collectively we spent quite a lot of time here. Great view of the mountains. Get a sofa outside in one of the sun traps. Excellent. Pizza was ok. Pasta dishes great though. Coffee ok.

Thank Andrew-Leakey
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Lognan restaurant/self-service is brilliantly functional and above all the nicest possible staff. The Italian antipasti is of high quality and delicious BUT get yourself a disgusting - as in undrinkable - capuccino in a cardboard cup at the bar and it will cost you €5.60 !!! Ps there appears to be no way to complain direct to the restaurant on... More 

Thank suli1
Marine R, Responsable commercial at Rider Cafe, responded to this review

Dear suli1, Many thanks for your feedback. We're glad to know that you appreciated the Rider Café and especially the antipasti. Be assured that the restaurant's team will be informed of it, as for the capuccino. Please find bellow the link of our website : http://www.grands-montets-restaurant.com Best regards, Hélène S. Attachée Commerciale More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Average self service canteen. Clean, spacious, toilets properly serviced. Food was carb-based fuel for skiing, adequate and at the usual 'captive audience' mountain prices. Nice location with sun in the afternoon. Staff pleasant and helpful.

Thank Nico260
Marine R, Responsable commercial at Rider Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Nico260, Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the place and the staff. We hope to see you soon again at Le Rider Café, Best regards, Hélène S. Attachée Commerciale More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Not much alternative there. But EUR3.70 for a coffee in a paper cup is excessive. Even in Chamonix. As is EUR12.50 for the quarter of a pizza.

Thank longtravel09
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We were 2 of 4 who got sick of their pizza. The pizza slice was in the preheating desk, probably laying there too long and with too low heating. This seems to be a bacteria trap. Sent me to bed for a whole day. Some friends told me they had the same experience for a year ago.

Thank Terje I
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

There are wonderful views of the valley and the ski areas from the terraces. But the food is very dull. The cash desks are much too slow and a long queue is usual. Eat here only if you forgot to bring your sandwiches.

Thank foodloverscx
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Service was OK and position is attractive but then so is virtually anywhere in this lovely town. Average in a town where there are some which are just that bit better. Watty

Thank Watty5657
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

Should you want to have lunch when you ski at Argentière (Lognan), you can stop at the Rider Café. You have 2 choices : option 1 the snack bar or option 2 the pasta and pizza restaurant. I really recommend you to choose the bar where you can eat some sandwiches or French fries for a normal price. Indeed, the... More 

Thank Anne V
Chamonix, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

I have been coming to chamonix for.....15 years, and the Companie Mont Blanc (who have a monopoly over all the food establishments on the mountains) continues to offer third rate food for its clients. Overpriced and tasteless food and hot drinks served in characterless halls like Le Spot and Rider Cafe, is a recipe for profits, but at the expense... More 

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Chamonix, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

Had a smallish bowl of vegetable soup, tepid, not very good, no bread ; 8.40€ ! Absolute rip off. I asked around and was told that all the mountain restaurants run by the lift company (Seracs) were not good and very expensive. There are alternatives around. Chamonix has become very expensive for what it has to offer skiers.

Thank Deniski192

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Italian, Pizza, Cafe
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Buffet
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Montets, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 54 10 21
RIDER CAFE SELF SERVICEYou are skiing down the Grands Montets pistes and you are looking for a fun place for a quick lunch? Don’t look any further than the Rider Café! This self-service restaurant with its very distinctive decor offers Italian cuisine: antipasti buffet, cold meats and cheese, pizza & pasta bar, home made tiramisu and regional dishes. Large sunny raised terrace with views of the Chamonix valley.Come and try our first rate homemade burger, Manhattan Hot dog, Panini and other homemade sandwiches to take away or eat there.SUMMER / after spending time in mountain activities why not treat yourself to a well-deserved break at the Spot bar! Cool drinks, ice creams, pancakes, homemade sandwiches …

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