En 2020, place à la nouvelle génération engagée
dans la continuité du Refuge des Gourmets.

Le jeune Chef Hubert Chanove aux côtés de Fanny et de leur équipe, promettent d'écrire un nouveau chapitre au cœur de ce terroir entre lac et montagne.

Partagez avec eux, ce nouvel univers transcendé par le végétal et vous obtiendrez la recette que la Cuisine offre aux gourmets d'aujourd'hui et de demain... rien que du bonheur!

Our family.

A family history of heritage and determination

Since 1989, the success of Refuge des Gourmets has been built on the hard work and dedication of Florence and Jean-Marie Chanove. The secret behind their venture spanning three decades lies in their strength and conviction, which they have undoubtedly passed on to their son Hubert. It is now Hubert’s turn to play his part in the family business alongside Fanny and a young, motivated team. They are all looking forward to working with the young chef to ensure that the Michelin star they won in 2016 continues to burn bright for the delight of food lovers today and tomorrow.

Restaurant Refuge des Gourmets
la famille Chanove
la famille Chanove

The restaurant.

Fine-dining space

With its timeless decor and warm, cosy atmosphere, this room is perfect to enjoy an exclusive “discovery” menu combining fresh, high-quality seasonal produce for an exceptional fine-dining experience.

Soft lighting and well-spaced, elegant tables offer a comfortable, safe and intimate setting, a delight for both the eyes and the palate.

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Special occasions: We are here to help you organise a family get-together or celebration with friends in our private dining room for a party of 15 guests or more. Feel free to contact us to hear about our menu options for these special occasions.

Bistro space

Designed a few months ago, our bistro will open at the end of this very memorable 2020 spring season. Initially set up in our private dining room, it will welcome guests from Wednesday to Saturday for lunch reservations only.

Traditional gourmet dishes created daily from local regional products will be offered à la carte and served at a quicker pace in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

Chef Hubert Chanove will convince you that simplicity and creativity can go hand-in-hand.

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salle bistro resaturant Machilly 74


Shady terrace and raspberry tasting

Thanks to fans of this fruit, raspberries are having a revival and becoming increasingly tasty and popular!

The Lionnet Farm and the Refuge des Gourmets have joined forces to restore this delicious red berry and longstanding symbol of Machilly to its former glory.

From the field to your plate, raspberries feature in a variety of forms on our dedicated menu. Throughout the summer season, we invite you to come and savour them on our shady terrace or on a cool summer evening.

Please be informed that terrace seating is reserved for bistro lunch guests only, from Wednesday to Saturday.

Fine-dining lunch guests are welcome inside in our air-conditioned dining room. If weather allows, dinner service and Sunday lunch are offered on the terrace as well.

Chef’s table.

Up close and personal

Would you like to see the chefs in action as they prepare dishes and experience a unique and convivial moment in a special place? Now you can.
Sitting comfortably at our chef’s table, you will witness the subtle interaction between the kitchen and service area: you will watch, taste and discuss the menu composed and designed especially for you in a friendly atmosphere.

We recommend booking a table for 4 to 6 people in advance if you'd like to share this experience.

We kindly remind you that our chef’s table is reserved for fine-dining guests and offered Monday to Saturday by reservation only.

Gourmet cuisine.

Chef Hubert Chanove understands that fine-dining and bistro-style cuisine should reflect modern life trends. This is what drives him to reinvent gastronomic cuisine, much to the delight of tasty and healthy food lovers.

Gourmet cooking requires a great deal of time and imagination to execute and plate, and our bistro dishes are just as demanding. In both settings, Chef Hubert’s personality brightly shines through in every dish.

Natural cuisine focused on true flavour: picking fresh herbs to infuse, marinate with and creatively decorate his plates. Enjoying surprising his guests with one ingredient transformed into multiple flavours and textures, trusting his suppliers, favouring short supply chains. This is the spirit of his cuisine, striving for perfect quality with one goal: to bring his guests satisfaction and joy.

Set and à la carte menus.

Autour d'une nouvelle cuisine...

Hubert the Chef.

His career

Born in Thonon-les-Bains, Hubert grew up in Machilly and blossomed in the family atmosphere at the Refuge des Gourmets. He developed a passion for cooking at an early age. He studied at local cookery schools and later completed his training with major Michelin-starred chefs all over France.

After six years, he decided to return to his village in March 2014. Father and son developed their cooking in harmony and won their first Michelin star two years later: a mark of recognition for the entire team.

In 2017, there was a new addition to the family with the arrival of restaurant manager Fanny, who became the young chef’s partner and mother to their beautiful little girl.

The team.

Restaurant and kitchen staff: a dedicated and fully integrated team

Our talented and attentive wait staff will be honored to devote their expertise to you during your visit, for an exceptional experience that lives up to the spirit of the place.

Once you are comfortably seated, the wait staff will be delighted to guide you through the dishes and their distinctive flavours. They take it upon themselves to ensure every mouthful concocted by our chefs gives you joy and gustatory pleasure. The perfect combination!


Foraging trips.

Come and gather wild plants for a morning and discover their secrets with the chef Hubert Chanove.

Do you want to find out more about the chef’s plant-inspired cuisine? Would you like to know where the wild flowers and herbs on your plate come from? Or forage for herbs in the wild along the Foron river or in the forest? Hubert will be thrilled to answer your questions and share his knowledge with you during the walk.

Foraging trips take place from time to time on Saturday mornings depending on the season and the weather. Booking is essential. You can come on your own or with friends. This magical experience ends with a magnificent lunch based on wild plants and herbs. You will get a compendium of local flora and recipes as a wonderful souvenir…

Want to find out more about these morning foraging trips? Please leave your email address and we will get back to you as soon as possible: contact@refugedesgourmets.com

Gift box or voucher.

Give your gourmet friends a treat and introduce them to our restaurant!

A delicious gift for two thanks to our various offers. Give in to the temptation of a gourmet experience with the option of wine pairings or a glass of champagne... For the sake of pure pleasure!


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High quality products selected and approved by our Chef.

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Le Refuge des Gourmets

Le Refuge des Gourmets
90, route des Framboises
F-74140 Machilly

+ 33 (0)4 50 43 53 87

Private car park in the shade.
Disabled access.

Gare CEVA Leman Express

CEVA station
50 meters from the restaurant.

Weekly closing times:
Sunday evening, Monday and Tuesday

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