Dining in Val d'Isère
Val'd Isère has a huge array of eateries to suit all tastes and budgets - below is just a selection of some of the restaurants you will find on offer:
Restaurants in Town
This is an excellent restaurant and vies for the title of Val d'Isère's best - you'll find it in Le Fornet - it has two Michelin stars with prices to match. The 2 or 3 course bistrot lunch menu is much simpler and reasonable value.
La Grande Ourse
One of Val d'Isère's oldest restaurant, if not the oldest! Open for lunch and dinner with a terrace at lunchtime overlooking the slopes. Great service and fine dining with a wine list to match
La Table de l'Ours
The Michelin-starred restaurant at the Hotel Les Barmes de l'Ours offers a true a gastronomic delight with à la carte and tasting menus on offer.
Despite the name this is a relatively high end and recent addition to the Val d'Isère restaurant offering. As the name suggests, they specialise in a myriad of different fondues plus traditional Savoyard and grilled meat dishes.
La Casa Scara
Lovely Italian restaurant, offering hearty, authentic Italian dishes.
Chalet Du Lac
This is located out of town, but don’t let that put you off. They offer a free taxi service in their A-team van! The menu is full of local specialties and the restaurant is part-owned by ex formula 3 racing driver, Jean Claude.
A must for local Savoyard food and their meat dishes which are cooked in the restaurant's own fireplace. Bookings are essential as it only seats 40.
If you are bored of the local Savoyard food, Victors offers a more modern menu. The bar will keep you occupied until you are seated!
Located just down from Dick's, Le Lodge has a busy bar downstairs and a great pizza restaurant upstairs which caters for children and has a family feel in the early evening.
This is a good value Savoyard restaurant known particularly for its set menus and house wines.
A popular bar and restaurant, serving Tex Mex food and curries! Suitable for families.
Sur La Montagne
In the centre of Val d'Isère, on the main street near the Kandahar hotel, this restaurant is very popular with the locals as well as holiday makers. A busy restaurant open for lunch and dinner (booking is recommended), it serves traditional fayre and is very child-friendly.
This has a fantastic traditional menu, excellently accompanied by a fabulous wine list. It is a little bit out of town but can be accessed on skis during the day and runs a free bus service in the evening.
The brasserie at Hotel Le Yule is right at the base of the slopes and is accessible by ski or on foot. Its large south-facing terrace is a popular place to have lunch or enjoy a drink and soak up both the sun and the exceptional views of the slopes!
This is an extremely popular restaurant with the locals and serves good food at reasonable prices, located on the main street near the Galérie des Cimes.
At the top of the La Daille gondola and next door to la Folie Douce (also owned by the same company), is arguably one of Val d'Isère's best mountain restaurants. With a dairy-inspired decor with exposed whitewashed beams and milk churns, La Fruitière offers exceptional food and service plus a superb wine list to boot. If you prefer peace and quiet, choose to sit inside rather than on the terrace as things can get loud mid-afternoon from La Folie Douce next door.
Located at the top of the Le Face and best accessed from the Olympique gondola, Le Bellevarde has both self-service and table service options.
Located at the top of the Fornet cable car, this restaurant also known locally as Chez Brigitte, uses traditional French cuisine using fresh ingredients and features table service and self-service options.
Almost as far left as you can ski on the Fornet side of Val d'Isère, La Cascade is a very good self-service restaurant with a huge sunny terrace.
Located on the Solaise side of Val d'Isere at the bottom of the Madeleine chairlift, this is a self-service restaurant with a massive sunny terrace and an outside grill and BBQ. Not a cheap self-service option but very good food including superb sausages and steaks from the grill.