We were based in Meribel village which is a short ski bus ride to Meribel Centre.
I was surprised with how small the village was! Literally one bakery, one bar, and two restaurants.
The Lodge Bar & Restaurant was the big "apre-ski place"...well I guess there is no other bar anyway!
The restaurant served good "rustic" food. I liked it a lot :-)
They also served the local drink speciality - toffee vodka! Mmmm! If you are ever in Meribal you must try.