Our guide to the best places to eat in Val d’Isère
On the mountain for lunch
You can’t beat a good lunch on the mountain, be it delicious evening meals in the chalet, a picnic, a long and boozy lunch, a fleeting snack to fuel you for a full day’s skiing, or simply to satisfy the craving for a traditional mountain spag bol.
La Fruitière, Val d’Isère +33 (0) 4 79 06 07 17
La Fruitière is the a la carte restaurant of the Folie Douce – the renowned après bar in Val d’Isère. Wrap up in an outdoor sleeping bag and enjoy delicious food outside despite the temperature at La Fruitière. If you’re looking for atmosphere and a lunch that can quite easily roll into après ski then there’s no better place.
La Caveau, Tignes Val Claret +33 (0) 4 79 06 52 32
Perfect for fine dining in an amazing cosy underground setting.
Restaurant d’Altitude Le Signal +33 (0) 4 79 06 03 38
It has a pleasant dining room as well as a self-service, both run with enthusiasm by the tireless Brigitte, who never seems to lose her enthusiasm during the long weeks of high season. The waiter service restaurant is brightly decorated in grape and lime, it concentrates on using traditional French cuisine with fresh ingredients
Le Panoramic, Tignes +33 4 79 06 47 21
With amazing views and fabulous food, it is a treat to eat at the restaurant here. Jean-Michel Bouvier is the chef behind this restaurant creating delicious dishes that everyone can enjoy. You will be served by friendly staff wearing the traditional Savoyard berets – at the end of the meal you will leave satisfied and ready to tackle the mountain.
L’Armailly, Tignes Les Brevieres +33 (0) 4 79 06 41 82
Great spot for a destination lunch. Traditional French cuisine done to a very high standard. Everything from pizzas, steaks, salads and more traditional Savoie dishes are fantastic. The beef carpaccio is a particular favourite! Friendly service and lovely sun terrace. Always busy so worth booking.
La Peau de Vache +33 (0) 4 79 06 11 29
Perched up above Val d’Isère halfway down the infamous black run La Face (don’t worry you can easily get to it via the Bellevarde Express chairlift from the bottom) La Peau de Vache is the perfect pit stop for a cosy lunch. With a great wine list, and traditional Savoyarde dishes on the menu there is something for everyone.
La Trifollet, Val d’Isère +33 (0) 4 79 41 96 99
Great traditional food in this mountain restaurant, an extremely reliable lunch spot – you always know you’ll get quality here. It’s so close to the bottom of La Daille, yet still on the mountain, that it doesn’t matter how much wine you drink!
Les Tufs – La Daille +33 (0) 4 79 06 25 01
It is a popular lunchtime venue for Val regulars. Good food and service in a convivial atmosphere, with a menu that includes pasta, pizza and fondue.
L’Edelweiss, Le Fornet +33 (0) 6 10 28 70 64
With a fantastic view from the terrace, a stunning log fire and exceptional food this restaurant is certainly one of our favourites. They offer a great Menu de jour that comes in at €28.50 or a two-course set lunch at €24.
CHEAP & CHEERFUL
Les Marmottes, Val d’Isère +33 (0) 4 79 06 05 08
It’s rare to find good food on the mountain in Val d’Isère for less than 10 Euros, so when you stumble across this restaurant you won’t believe your luck. It is the best self-service restaurant in the area with a speedy service and generous portions.
Aspen coffee shop, Val Claret +33 (0) 4 79 06 57 22
A popular place during lunchtime as it is only a short walk from the pistes and with very reasonable prices offering simple meals such as omelettes, burgers, salads and sandwiches. Definitely recommend for a quick pit stop if you would cheap but quality food. The coffee is great to!
Out for supper
La Grande Ourse, Val D’Isère +33 (0) 479 06 00 19
The restaurant is a beautiful old chalet in the historic Village district of Val d’Isère, with wooden beams and a roaring log fire has not changed since 1936 retaining all its charm and character. Choose from delicious salads & starters, pastas & cheese Gratins, fresh fish & steaks, several tasty vegetables & side dishes.
La Table de l’ours, Val D’Isère + 33 (0) 479 41 37 00
If you would like a lavish meal one night, then this is the restaurant to eat at. This restaurant holds 2 Michelin stars under Chef Alain Lamaison. Situated in our recommended five-star Hotel Les Barmes de l’Ours, it’s everything you’d expect of a Michelin-starred establishment and much more. Experience new taste sensations adapted from traditional mountain flavours.
L’Atelier Edmond, Le Fornet +33 (0) 479 00 00 82
This 2 Michelin star restaurant is a beautifully restored traditional Alpine building serving wonderful French cuisine. Diners will delight in the fine, subtle cuisine, the originality of which sees it firmly anchored in the present.
Le Lodge, Val D’Isère +33 (0) 4 79 06 02 01
If you are looking for something that could cater for a variety of needs, then he Lodge is always a safe bet. The menu offers an array of Savoyard specials to pasta, pizzas and steak.
Le Casserole, Val D’Isère +33 (0) 479 41 15 71
This is a favourite with anyone who wants to indulge in an evening of cheese and Savoyard specialities. They serve up the finest raclette and fondue in town.
1789, Val d’Isère +33 (0) 4 79 06 1789
Restaurant 1789 offers local French cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere, with a great wine selection. Their specialty is meat grilled on the open fire, they also serve a choice of salads, fish dishes, fondue, tartiflette, Savoy hotpot and a vegetarian dish of the day.
La Baraque, Val d’Isère +33 (0) 4 79 06 1789
With live music throughout the winter season, it is a hit with anyone who visits. It is fun and lively, has a great cocktail menu. You will find a rather centralized menu focused on steak or lamb or a fish of the day, but if you would like the all-round package for the evening, the La Baraque should be high on your list.
Fondue Factory, Val d’Isère +33 4 79 08 04 37
The new one on the block and always busy! If you are ready for some serious fondue then this is the place to go!
Arctic Café, Val d’Isère
The perfect spot for a great coffee, green smoothie and to soak in the buzz of everyday life in Val d’Isère. Their buddha bowls are delicious and full of goodness. Remember to take your keep cup for your coffee or smoothie!
Le Garage, Val d’Isère
Bustling brasserie with an extensive menu including pizzas, delicious platters and burgers this was a welcome addition to the Val d’Isère scene. Perfect for a bite to eat before heading to the train station or airport, or on a bad weather day when you don’t fancy skiing. Interiors designed by local architect Jean Charles Covarel it’s housed in an old garage so has an industrial feel to it, unusual in Val d’Isère.