Where to Eat & Drink

After seasons of strenuous research, here’s our definitive guide to Three Valleys dining!

MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS

LA TANIA

LE BOUC BLANC

Tel: +33 (0) 479088026
With a reputation for good value food and friendly service, this restaurant situated at the top of the La Tania bubble is easy for non-skiers to access and there’s a huge sun terrace seating up to 400 people. Lovely mugs of hot chocolate! There’s also a snack bar which is an even more affordable place to eat.

BEST FOR: Excellent value and easy access

COURCHEVEL (1850)

COURCHNEIGE

Tel: + 33 (0) 479080259
On the side of the green Bellecote piste in 1850, this is a very popular lunch spot so do book in advance if you want to sit outside. Well known for good value, tuck into hearty skier’s favourites as part of the ‘meal deal’ or fill yourself up on the entrée buffet with shellfish, poached salmon, meats, soups and salads. On a snowy day the cosy bar inside is a lovely place to warm up, especially if you can get the fireside sofa. There’s also a snack bar for skiers on-the-go or on a budget.

BEST FOR: Good value in 1850? It’s here!

LE CAP HORN

Tel: + 33 (0) 479083310
Situated at the Courchevel 1850 altiport. This is a large chalet-style restaurant with a large wooden sun deck. When the weather is good you will often find a DJ playing in front of the restaurant and it becomes an apres-ski venue. Bar snack and fine dining available, rather on the pricey side!

BEST FOR: People watching

CHALET DES PIERRES

Tel: +33 (0) 479081861
Fine dining in an elegant and busy restaurant just above Courchevel 1850 on the Verdons piste. The dessert buffet is impressive, although reviewers suggest the service is on the slow side.

BEST FOR: Those with a sweet tooth!

HOTEL LES SHERPAS

Tel: +33 (0) 2072951650
Located by Jardin Alpin, tucked amongst the trees looking down towards Courchevel 1850, the hotel restaurant serves a selection of international delicacies and offers self service and table service.

BEST FOR: Lovely setting

L’ALTIBAR – LE PILATUS

Tel: +33 (0) 479082049
Amazing setting near the altiport with both Savoyard and traditional cuisine and a children’s menu. Wonderful sunny terrace and friendly service.

BEST FOR: Plane spotters

COURCHEVEL MORIOND (1650)

LE BEL AIR

Tel: +33 (0) 479080093
A lovely place to absorb some sunshine and one of Courchevel’s best value mountain restaurants. Quick and friendly service in a picturesque setting with great views, situated at the top of the Ariondaz bubble. What more could you want?

BEST FOR: Vin chaud with a view

MERIBEL

LA FOLIE DOUCE

Tel: +33 (0) 479060717
La Folie Douce is a ski institution, with famous venues in Val Thorens and Val d’Isère. The newest in the Three Valleys is in Méribel and has continued its reputation in style! Dining options are either the self-service, good value bar or top quality dining in the restaurant La Fruitiere. Don’t just go for the great food though, what makes this place popular with revellers is the daily cabaret show, a flamboyant extravaganza of wild outfits, mad musicians and dancing on tables in skyscraper heels.

BEST FOR: Fun and frolics

LE CLOS BERNARD

Tel: +33 (0) 428317066
This is a gorgeous spot in the midst of the forest – perfect for a romantic, civilised lunch. It’s not very easy to get to, but that’s part of the charm (we wouldn’t recommend it to beginners). The food is hearty but nicely done, and the service is very welcoming.
See www.restaurantleclosbernard.com for details on how to access.

BEST FOR: Gourmet adventurers

LE ROND POINT

Tel: +33 (0) 479003751
Situated just above Méribel, ‘The Ronnie’ is an après ski hot spot. Friendly staff serve up the interesting menu and are welcoming to children. Bands and DJs play every afternoon as jugs of beer and toffee vodkas are imbibed by the party people dancing their hearts out on the tables!

BEST FOR: Tasty grub and après partying

ADRAY TELEBAR

Tel: +33 (0) 479086026
Fabulous sunny terrace and great food with friendly service. We highly recommend the filet mignon de porc or veal escalope.

BEST FOR: Lovely setting & friendly staff

LE COEUR DE CRISTAL

Tel: +33 (0) 479224609
Lovely outside terrace and a great atmosphere, specializing in meat, fish and salads.

BEST FOR: Sunny days

CHEAP EATS

Mountain restaurants, whilst lovely, aren’t the cheapest way to keep your energy levels up whilst skiing. You may also prefer to just have a quick nibble as you’ll be returning to the chalet for afternoon tea followed by a 4-course dinner!

The most speedy, wallet-friendly way to dine on the hill is the classic mountain picnic. There are loads of lovely spots with benches in the Three Valleys, so in the morning grab a sandwich or pizza from the bakery or delicatessen in resort or up in Courchevel 1850 and you’re free to dine wherever or whenever suits you.

TIP: If it’s a bit chilly or snowy to be outside, there’s a ‘Salle Hors Sac’ (a picnic room) if you turn right at the top of Verdons lift in 1850 with chairs, tables and a tap for water, with another new one in Courchevel Moriond. Over in Mottaret there’s a Salle PikNik with free WiFi.

Other cheap lunch options include the supermarket or bakery inside the Forum in 1850 (you can dine in or take away and there’s a huge selection of sandwiches or paninis). It does get quite busy so try to get there before midday to avoid the queues! In Courchevel Moriond, there are two good boulangeries and a choice of supermarkets as well as the famous ‘Chez Le Gaulois’ which does a very hearty raclette sandwich!

Our favourite snack bars in the valley are at the Bouc Blanc (top of La Tania gondola), Le Bel Air (Moriond, top of Ariondaz gondola) and the Courch’neige (1850 Bellecote piste) which offer cheap snacks on-the-go or in the small seating areas.

RESORT RESTAURANTS & BARS

LA TANIA

La Taiga

Tel: +33 (0) 479088033
A British-owned establishment, the Taiga sits just outside the village opposite the bus stop but is worth a visit. The upstairs restaurant offers some tasty food at decent prices and the service is good. The bar area downstairs is popular for the live music.

Le Ski Lodge

Tel: +33 (0) 479088149
The Slodge, as it’s known, is the main bar and social hub of La Tania, where you will get pub grub at decent prices either inside or on the large terrace. All the live sports events are shown here on satellite TV and there’s regular live music.

Le Farçon

Tel: +33 (0) 479088034
Serving French gastronomic cuisine and awarded a Michelin Star in 2005, this is one of the more upmarket restaurants in the valley.  At lunchtime there’s a good value 3-course menu and in the evening a tasting menu allows you to sample lots of small, delicate dishes created by the innovative chef. Relax and enjoy…

La Ferme de La Tania

Tel: +33 (0) 479082325
Good value restaurant serving tasty salads and decent wines. The meat and cheese fondues come highly recommended.

LE PRAZ

LE BISTROT DU PRAZ

Tel: +33 (0) 479084133 
It is well worth a visit to this famous establishment with specialties such as 12 types of foie gras, fillet of beef Rossini and tagliatelle with wild mushrooms. There’s an exceptional wine list too.

LA TABLE DE MON GRAND-PERE

Tel: +33 (0) 479084142
This restaurant has great food, excellent service and is good value for money. Situated in the hotel “Les Peupliers”, the interior is refined with stone walls and a large fireplace. The cuisine is typically Savoyard. On a sunny day the tables outside fill quickly. There’s a new restaurant just opposite and owned by the same people which specialises in rather tasty burgers.

LE CAVE DES LYS

Tel: +33 (0) 479003429
Take a seat in this atmopsheric wine bar and choose a glass or a bottle from the interesting wine menu. The laid-back vibe makes this a popular spot for locals, and if you start feeling a little hungry then choose something to nibble from the tapas menu, the cheeses and charcuterie are sublime…

LA PETITE BERGERIE

Tel: +33 (0) 479069632
The roaring fire and scrubbed wooden tables make this an authentic mountain restaurant, but with a touch of class that makes it perfect for a romantic meal or cosy group dinner. Expect Savoyard fare including meat cooked on the open fire and delectable fondue.

L’AZIMUT

Tel: +33 (0) 479062590
Expect seriously good food, an extensive wine list and genuinely excellent service at this unpretentious restaurant, where Michelin-star chef Francois Moureaux serves up innovative dishes then pops upstairs to check everyone’s enjoying their food.

COURCHEVEL VILLAGE (1550)

L’OEIL DE BOEUF

Tel: +33 (0) 479082210
A charming and incredibly rustic restaurant situated in Courchevel 1550, great for lunch and dinner. Its speciality is beef and meals are cooked in the open fire in the restaurant which adds to the experience.

La Cortona

Tel: +33 (0)4790804    Rue des Grangettes, in the centre of 1550
Great pizzas cooked in a wood fire as well as great range of pasta and steaks. It is good value with a lovely atmosphere.

COURCHEVEL (1850)

LE CHABICHOU

Tel: +33 (0) 479080055   In Le Chabichou Hotel, Quartier Les Chenus, Courchevel 1850
Holding two Michelin stars, Le Chabichou is on the second floor of the famous hotel, with big windows showcasing a view of the slopes. The cuisine includes a number of superlative dishes, such as magret of duckling with honey sauce, lobster salad, red mullet with vinaigrette sauce and a velvety risotto with giant prawns. There’s also a bistro called the Chabotté which has a good value set lunch menu.

Website: www.chabichou-courchevel.com

LA SAULIRE

Tel: +33 (0) 479080752
The cuisine is refined and original, with one of the best wine cellars in Courchevel. At the centre of the resort of 1850 facing the beautiful clock of Courchevel, this restaurant is open all year. At noon, have lunch on the terrace and in the evening in a warm savoyard chalet atmosphere where you will probably meet one of the numerous celebrities enjoying a ski trip to Courchevel.

Website: www.lasaulire.fr

LA FROMAGERIE

Tel: +33 (0) 479082747   La Porte de Courchevel, Courchevel 1850
As its name implies, La Fromagerie has the best fondue and raclette in town. Choose from cheese speciality menus ranging in price from €24 to €36.

COURCHEVEL MORIOND (1650)

CUCINA ANGELINA

Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 08 01 47
Top chef Angela Hartnett’s Italian-inspired Courchevel restaurant. Local ingredients, meats grilled on the open range, indulgent gourmet desserts and stone-fired pizzas and good veggie options… Mains from €12 to €24.

LA CABANE

Pop in to this teeny bar for a cosy glass of wine and a few oysters! It’s a quirky little place with bags of atmosphere and popular with locals.

LE PETIT SAVOYARD

Tel: +33 (0)4 79 082744
Expect classic French fare served with a smile in this long-standing Moriond restaurant. Try a fondue with cepe mushrooms, the delicious duck or one of the wood-fired pizzas. They’ll happily accommodate larger groups and operate two sittings in the evenings.

LE MANALI

Tel: 33 (0)4 79 082744
A European fine dining menu in this upmarket restaurant on the right-hand side of the piste as you ski down. Lovely for a treat lunch or evening meal.

LA BOULOTTE

Pop in to this bar for a bacon and egg buttie or a seriously good coffee in the morning, or try the hearty soup and crusty bread or a falafel wrap at lunchtime. After skiing, pop in for a vin chaud and catch a live band.

FUNKY FOX

Sit outside and watch the sun go down with a sharing platter, or play pinball or pool while you wait for your juicy burger… Live bands and DJ sets in the evening get very lively! This bar welcomes seasonnaires and holidaymakers who party until the early hours.

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