Monday, 7 April 2014

The Self, Le Ruinettes, Verbier, Switzerland

Although it is handily placed at the top of Verbier's Medran lift, the Self isn't a great option for lunch. This self service canteen offers lacklustre food at Swiss (high) prices. The predictable options include a very watery goulash (no obvious meat) for 8 Swiss francs, ordinary spaghetti bolognese (about 14 francs) or modest sandwiches (about 7 francs). Be careful with the coffee machine - press the button twice to fill up the cup and you'll pay 7.60 francs for a cup of mediocre coffee. The utilitarian Le Self has indoor tables and an outside terrace with plenty of metal chairs, but it is ring fenced by large plastic panels that take the sheen off the mountain views. 5/10