Le Restaurant

a fine, remarkable and different experience

Nestled in the heart of the charming village of Chandolin in Savièse, you’ll find Restaurant Gilles Varone in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere.

In place of the village grocery store of yesterday, the freshly renovated space will quickly put you at ease in its warm atmosphere.

More than just a meal, my ambition as a Chef is to offer you an authentic moment, focused on sharing my love of cooking.


a unique menu, changing according to the quality and seasonality of products

The experiences I propose are differentiated by the number of services they include.

Please note that the chosen experience will be identical for all guests seated at the same table.

The experiences I propose are differentiated by the number of services they include.
Please note that the chosen experience will be identical for all guests seated at the same table.

Experience in 5 services
130 CHF

Amuse-Bouche - First Course - Second Course - Main Course - Dessert

Experience in 6 services
165 CHF

Amuse-Bouche - Starter - Fish - Main Course - Pre-Dessert - Dessert

Experience in 7 services
190 CHF

Amuse-Bouche - First Course - Second Course - Fish - Main Course - Pre-Dessert - Dessert

Business experience
75 CHF

Find out about business experiences, only on Fridays at noon

Vegetarian experiences

Vegetarian versions of all experiences are available on request only.

For groups

Experiences for more than 8 people are available on special request.

– from 2024 –

The 5-course experience – 130 CHF The experience in 6 services – CHF 165 The experience in 7 services – CHF 190 Business experience – 75 CHF

– Please inform us of any allergies or special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

The wine list is regularly updated.

– Gift vouchers –

Personalized gift vouchers can be ordered.


The gilles varone restaurant also promotes values that are closed to its heart


Seasonal dishes and ingredients that I carefully select from local producers, while paying particular attention to promoting local products. I strive to forge strong links with a wide range of players, from the producer to the customer, and including my team.

Haute cuisine

I honor the legacy of Michelin-starred chefs by finding the perfect balance of flavors, paying special attention to detail, working on the aesthetics of my dishes and surprising your five senses as much as possible.


I’ll be delighted to welcome you and help you discover the culinary world I’m so passionate about. What’s more, I’m keen to reveal the subtleties of each dish myself, so I’ll come and serve you personally at your table.


a young, dynamic team


CHEF & boss

His background

My relationship with cooking began with an apprenticeship at the CRR SUVA in Sion. To perfect my art, I then flew to England, where I was awarded the title of Best Young Chef in the country by The Craft Guilds of Chefs.

Thanks to this experience, I was then given the opportunity to work in some of the country’s most renowned kitchens:

Mosimann’s Private Club
Chef de Partie

Pétrus(*) by Gordon Ramsay
Senior Chef de Partie

Trivet(*) by Johny Lake
Senior Chef de Partie

Bibendum(**) by Claude Bosi
Second de Cuisine


Passionate about cooking and the world around it, I like to constantly innovate and seek out new flavors. So I decided to launch my first restaurant in my native land, to share my discoveries and expertise with you.



His background

Letizia was immersed in the restaurant business from the moment she met Gilles.

With a background in accounting and finance, she coordinates and manages the day-to-day running of the restaurant with Gilles.

Valentine luyet


His background

Valentine’s career began with an apprenticeship as a wine merchant with Cédric Flaction in Chamoson.


She then took the road to Bordeaux and Cos d’Estournel to perfect his winemaking skills. Her path continued in Argentina, where she took up the position of Red Sector Manager at Bodega Roland.


Back in Switzerland, Valentine works as an Oenologist at the Cave Renaissance and continues her apprenticeship at Küferei Suppiger (SZ), learning about cooperage and the different effects of wood on wines and spirits.

Following the acquisition of her Brevet Fédéral de Sommelière from Changins University of Applied Sciences, she went on to work as a sommelier at Cave 20G and then at Restaurant Le Flacon(*), both in Carouge (GE).

Fascinated by the world of wine, of which she has experienced every aspect, Valentine will be delighted to guide you through her world to find the perfect match for you.

Michelle Minestrini


His background

Michelle has acquired her skills over many years of experience, starting with a position as Housekeeper at the Gstaad Palace.

Michelle will then spend some time at the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz. Moritz to perfect his skills in the same role.

She was then hired by the Chedi Hotel in Andermatt as a commis waitress, which enabled her to showcase her passion for gastronomy and her attention to detail.

Apart from her professional skills, she is a very pleasant and smiling person. Now well integrated into the restaurant team, Michelle will offer you a warm welcome and a quality experience during your visit.

Giuseppe Papapicco


His background

After learning the fundamentals of cooking, Giuseppe began his career at Il Capriani restaurant in Antwerp (Belgium) as Chef de Partie.

He then headed for London and Hai Cenato, Jason Aterthon’s establishment, where he also worked as Chef de Partie.

He then spent some time in the same position in the kitchens of the Neptune restaurant at London’s Principal Hotel.

Decidedly talented and at ease in this role, his career continued at the Bibendum(**) restaurant, where he met and worked alongside Gilles.

While awaiting the opening of the latter’s restaurant, he is working at The Chedi in Andermatt as Junior Sous-Chef of the Japanese restaurant.

Now based in Chandolin, Giuseppe puts his international experience and fine creativity into every dish he prepares.

Federico Farinelli


His background

Originally from Italy, Federico began his pastry training at chef Rossano Boscolo’s Etoile Academy in Tuscania.

He then flew to London to join chef Claude Bosi’s Bibendum(**) restaurant in London as Demi Chef de Partie pâtisserie.

After honing his skills in this position for 8 months, he was promoted to Chef de Partie, where he met and worked alongside Gilles.

He continued his career in Switzerland, at the luxury hotel The Chedi in Andermatt, where he also took over the position of Chef de Partie pâtisserie.

Now based in the Valais, Federico works his magic in the restaurant kitchen, bringing out the best in our local wonders. You’ll be amazed by the finesse and craftsmanship of our different creations, subtly incorporated into our different experiences.

Noé savioz


His background

Noé began his apprenticeship as a catering specialist (CFC) at the EPCA vocational school in Sion and joined the restaurant team in March 2023.

Her smile, good humor and professionalism will guide you through your experience.

Michelin Guide entry

Gault & Millau entry

“french discovery of the year 2023”

“french discovery of the year 2023”

The Chef at the awards ceremony.

The Chef at the awards ceremony © Thomas Buchwalder

The restaurant was awarded its first star in the new edition of the Michelin Guide 2023. In addition to this rating, the chef and his team are awarded a Green Star in recognition of the eco-responsible initiatives implemented by an establishment and which are likely to reflect a strong commitment to sustainable gastronomy.

The restaurant would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who, in one way or another, have contributed and continue to contribute to its success.

In the new edition of the Guide Gault Millau 2023, the restaurant was awarded an honorable score of 15 points, marking its entry alongside the book’s most outstanding recommendations. In addition to this rating, the chef and his team were awarded the prestigious distinction of
“French-speaking Discovery of the Year”.

The restaurant would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who, in one way or another, have contributed and continue to contribute to its success.

Media appearances
Le Nouvelliste

03 / 02 / 24

Rhône FM

03 / 01 / 24

Le Nouvelliste

02 / 10 / 23

Le temps

04 / 01 / 23

Couleurs locales

09 / 11 / 22

Gault & Millau

07 / 11 / 22

Le nouvelliste

07 / 11 / 22

Opening times

From July 2023

Monday – Wednesday



6:30 pm – 12:00 am

Friday & Saturday

12h00 – 16h00
7 p.m. – 12 a.m.


12h00 – 16h00

Holidays 2024


Monday June 17 to Sunday June 30


Monday, September 16 to Sunday, September 29


Monday December 23 to Thursday December 26


— By Car —

Several free parking spaces are available at the entrance and within the village of Chandolin, see map below.

— By bus —

From Sion main station, take line 341 towards Savièse, then get off at the “Chandolin center” bus stop.

The restaurant is also accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Dogs not allowed.


The Autumn Experiences have arrived, and our new compositions feature game dishes and seasonal ingredients.


As of April 18th 2024, our new address will be Rue du Stade 5B, 1965 Savièse.