Martigny Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Martigny

August 25, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Martigny (French: [maʁtiɲi]; German: Martinach; Latin: Octodurum) is the capital of the district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It lies at an elevation of 471 meters (1,545 ft), and its population is approximately 15000 inhabitants (Martignerains or "Octoduriens"). It is a junction of roads joining Italy, France and Switzerland. One road links it over the Great St. Bernard Pass to Aosta (Italy), and the other over the col de la Forclaz to Chamonix (France). In winter, Martigny is known for its numerous nearby Alp ski resorts such as Verbier.
Things to do in Martigny

1. Restaurant Belvedere

Chemin-Dessous, Martigny 1927, Switzerland Reservations Lunch, Dinner HK$235 - HK$1,946 +41 27 723 14 00
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Restaurant Belvedere

Reviewed By Adelaida Gigi P - Geneva, Switzerland

Our friend living in Martigny invited us for lunch to this restaurant, she described it as 'exquisite cuisine'! The set menu was enormous, so we decided to have one dish each and a dessert. I ordered veal with wild mushrooms, my husband ordered salmon fish and my friend ordered coquis St Jacques. Portion was big enough, the taste was delicious and we enjoyed every bite of our meals, We had red wine called Cornell, a typical Valaisan red wine, went very well with the food. Dessert came and thank God it was lighter than we thought ! It wasn't cheap, easily 250SF for dishes we had. but we enjoyed, so we paid the right price for the right food! Service was also excellent.

2. Cafe Restaurant du Midi

rue des Marronniers 4, Martigny 1920, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Swiss, Cafe, European Lunch, Dinner +41 27 722 00 03
Excellent
58%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Cafe Restaurant du Midi

Reviewed By danielgfuchs - Altnau, Switzerland

I had been there twice before and was wowed. I returned last night with y daughter and granddaughter and again were very pleasantly surprised. The service was very efficient and above all personable and attentive and the Fondue selection outstanding. The taste delicious. the prices very reasonable. It was a very great evening in a nice and cozy ambience and I will return many more times and can really recommend this place for an authentic Swiss dinner experience. The restaurant is frequented by locals.

3. Les Touristes

rue de l'Hopital 2, Martigny 1920, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Swiss, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$777 +41 27 552 01 50
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Les Touristes

Reviewed By Richard S - Lincoln, United Kingdom

Four of us stopped off in Martigny after a day out and decided to try Restaurant 'Les Touristes' on speck.
Nelson the restaurant owner was only too happy to seat us without booking and after some delicious rose wine we had a most splendid and sophisticated meal.
It is not often I wax lyrical about soup but the tomato soup starter was sensational, creamy with a basil dressing, we all adored it. Afterward we had Canette (duck), bass with coquille sause, Valaisanne pork cooked two ways, and beef ravioli; every dish was outstanding.
We did not manage to get to the Deserts but I would bet they were good also.
Don't miss this place if you are in the area, it has only been open 6 months but I would not be surprised if it eventually got interest from the Michelin man.

4. Les Trois Couronnes

place du Bourg 8, Martigny 1920, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible French, Swiss, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +41 27 723 21 14
Excellent
56%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Les Trois Couronnes

Reviewed By Paul_H_42_uk - Canterbury, United Kingdom

We went because it was close by on our first evening, and there was a vegetarian dish on the board outside (tagliatelle with chanterelles). We both had excellent salads to start. My wife had ... Erm, fish and chips (perch meuniere which came with a mountain of chips which slightly threw her). I have to say that my heart sank a bit when I saw my tagliatelle. How often is the option for vegetarians a risotto or pasta dish which is both too fatty and rich and too unvaried and starchy, so it becomes a tedious burden. However it turned out to be excellent all the way through, with the mushrooms delightful. The local wine was also very good, and we will be looking out for it in future. If we'd been staying longer (or it was open on Sunday) we'd no doubt have gone back.

5. Terre et Mer

rue du College 1, Martigny 1920, Switzerland Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible International Dinner HK$228 - HK$283 +41 27 723 19 81
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 107 reviews

Terre et Mer

Located near the Place centrale, Martigny

Reviewed By Hambagahle - Martigny, Switzerland

This restaurant opened last year (2010). It has a very intersting menu - mostly as the name indicates fish and meat. The cuisine is very creative and the chef uses very fresh ingredients. If he doesn't have something fresh he doesn't serve it! Prices are reasonable and the staff are delightful! Tables are well spaced and there is a nice little garden for outside dining in the summer. the location right next to the UBS on the Place Centrale is perfect.
Their fricassé of gambas is great - shrimp are already peeled and the sauce is very tasty. The "Boulliabase du Chef" is lovely - again, very fresh fish and you can taste each different fish instead of having them swamped by the taste of the sauce. There is a plat du jour each day at lunchtime.
Average cost of a meal for us, including 3 courses and 50cl of open wine was around 130frs for two. However it wasn't really necessary to have the dessert!! But my husband said the Tarte Tatin was the best he ever ate!

6. La Vache Qui Vole

place Centrale 2b, Martigny 1920, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +41 27 722 38 33
Excellent
26%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 281 reviews

La Vache Qui Vole

Reviewed By Emyr1 - Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

Expensive, mainly due to the strength of the Swiss Franc, but really very good food. But the wine is over-priced, and if you buy by the glass, with very stingy 'portions' - 100 ml, very carefully measured out! The very worst part, though, is the customer service. The waitress, very very carelessly knocked over my (nearly full - and expensive) beer glass - all over my trousers. She just gave me a small cloth, and that was that. No thought of anything more - not even replacing my beer! I had to complain pretty strongly to even get that replaced. At the end, we went in to pay the bill, and found dozens of dirty glasses littering the bar, empty boxes everywhere, and a shambolic appearance. If we'd seen that, we'd never have sat down there (we were on an outside table). If I was the obviously very good chef, I'd be tempted to go and work somewhere else.

7. La Botte

place Saint-Michel 6, Martigny 1920, Switzerland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner +41 27 722 27 60
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

La Botte

Reviewed By David6543 - Ontario, Canada

This restaurant is a little out of the centre, and you are not going to stumble across it. It is worth checking out. The pizza was excellent and the service just fine. It gets busy at lunch time with locals.

8. Cafe National

rue du Bourg 25, Martigny 1920, Switzerland Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast HK$149 - HK$369 +41 27 722 53 90
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Cafe National

One of the oldest "Café - restaurant" in Martigny Bourg in a very typical surrounding You will find two small and quiet dinning rooms on the first floor.

Reviewed By Greg & Mara C - Coolum Beach, Australia

We visited Cafe National for lunch with friends for a birthday celebration. We chose the set menu of entree, main and dessert. It was great value at 22 Swiss francs. This was a nice surprise considering the cost of eating out in Switzerland.
The food was of excellent quality and the staff were so friendly . The cafe is in the old town area of Martigny which has lots of old charm. I would highly recommend Cage National.

9. The 7th floor

rue du Leman 15, Martigny 1920, Switzerland Reservations American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +41 27 722 70 43
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

The 7th floor

Reviewed By padgoute - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The burger is good. Yes it is good. But... it is _not_ the best burger in the world! thanks, Tripadvisor, you spoiled it for me. I expected something quite, well, exceptional. It was just a good burger. No more, no less.
Please, fellow tripadvisors. Go there! Enjoy the burger! The minifries are nice. The setting is not so nice, in my opinion. Loud, poorish decoration. One could have done better.
All in all, it's good. Not Very Good. Not Excellent. But good.
Oh... did you notice? There are too many burger restaurants in this world. I sometimes go to them. And it is beginning to get boring!

10. Pizzeria D'Octodure

rue d' Octodure 25, Martigny 1920, Switzerland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner HK$157 - HK$581 +41 27 722 08 08
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 135 reviews

Pizzeria D'Octodure

Reviewed By DiscretePete - Geneva, Switzerland

Great host /owner who looked after us as we arrived early and the staff were eating. great pizza and friendly owner. I will go back.

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