<p>A guide to the best bars &amp; restaurants in Courchevel 1850</p>
Photo: La Table des Airelles

Best Bars & Restaurants in Courchevel 1850

A guide to the best bars & restaurants in Courchevel 1850

Resort Guides
Published at: 17 Jan 2020
Last updated at: 29 Nov 2023

With multiple Michelin stars to its name, Courchevel is undoubtedly one of the best skiing resorts in the world when it comes to gastronomy. If it's gourmet food you are after then you've come to the right resort. Home to some of the most talented chefs around, Courchevel is definitely one to tick off your gastronomic bucket list.

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Best Mountain Restaurants in Courchevel 1850

La Cave des Creux
Located at 2,112 metres, just above the Altiport at the top of the Gravelles chairlift, La Cave des Creux doesn’t just offer fantastic food but breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and the Courchevel Valley to match. Formerly an Alpine cheese ripening cellar, this friendly restaurant is run by brothers and local ski instructors, Florant and Boris Glise. Using high-quality produce, the menu is full of Savoyard specialities - the truffle fondue is a particular hit. Make sure you leave room for dessert though - arguably some of the best in the Alps.

Le Pilatus
If you’re looking for authentic mountain charm on the slopes then Le Pilatus is the perfect place to stop for a long lunch in Courchevel 1850. Situated right next to the altiport, the restaurant has a bird’s eye view of the runway and has been decorated in typical Savoyard style. You can eat inside or out on the terrace from the traditional menu with dishes such as the Pila’ burger and mouth-watering lemon meringue pie among our favourites.

Les Verdons
Located at the foot of the Saulire and the Croix de Verdon, (at Courchevel 1850's mid-mountain lift hub), Les Verdons can be reached on foot as well as on skis. The restaurant serves buffet and a la carte lunches, snacks and drinks every day from 11:00am to 16:00pm. A large terrace is ideal for sunny days and there is a cosy interior in bad weather.

La Soucoupe
Situated at the top of the Plantrey lift, La Soucoupe serves excellent food in a cosy ambiance complete with roaring fire and bar area. Specialties include meats cooked on an open fire.

Fondue in mountain restaurant in Courchevel 1850Photo: David André;Sophie Molesti
Tarte Citron in Le PilatusPhoto: Le Pilatus
Patisserie in Courchevel 1850Photo: Courchevel Tourisme
Chalet Bruxellois in Courchevel 1850Photo: Chalet Bruxellois

Top Mountain Chalets in Courchevel 1850

  1. Shemshak Lodge - this family-friendly chalet is located right on the piste and features a heated indoor pool and spacious open-plan living.
  2. Chalet Cryst'Aile - a ski-in/ski-out chalet with an elegant interior and wonderful wellness area which includes a pool & outdoor hot tub.
  3. Chalet Les Bruxellois - a spacious seven-bedroom chalet with a fantastic games room, bar and opulent spa.

Best Restaurants in Courchevel 1850 Centre

Le Festin des Airelles
Awaken your taste buds with the ultimate buffet lunch at exclusive hotel Les Airelles. At noon each day, Table des Airelles is transformed into a simply splendid buffet lunch fusing French and Italian cuisine. Feast your eyes on piles of shellfish, lobster, meat and poultry cooked in the Palace rotisserie and classic Italian cold meats and cheeses.

La Saulire
You are sure to receive a warm welcome at La Saulire with its fantastic team at the helm. Jacques, the owner, is renowned for being a great host and Catherine, the restaurant manager, has been running the floor for over 15 years. Chef, Benoit Redondo, delivers an exquisite menu, with several dishes paying tribute to the black truffle including a cheese fondue with fresh truffles and a whole truffle, rolled in puff pastry and served with truffle polenta.

This high-altitude restaurant located at K2 Palace specialises in modern Peruvian cuisine, served in a cosy and intimate interior.

BFire by Mauro Colagreco
Located in the Bellecôte area of Courchevel 1850 at Hotel Barriere, BFire is known for its mouth-watering wood-fired cuisine. With Italian and Argentine influences, the food is cooked to perfection and is tender and full of flavour. Dishes include woodfire-grilled wild boar carpaccio, whole shoulder of lamb cooked in a wood-fire oven and salt-crusted sea bass.

Le Restaurant de Cheval Blanc Courchevel
This chic Alpine brasserie at the Cheval Blanc hotel serves up modern cuisine from dawn until dusk. In a vibrant setting, dishes include great classics made with local produce and there's an extensive list of top-of-the-range wines too.

Le Genepi
Open for lunch and dinner, this Savoyard-style restaurant has a great reputation. Chef Thierry Mugnier is known for his generous classic cuisine with specialities such as lobster ravioli and cheese fondue at the forefront.

La Table des Airelles dessert buffet at restaurant in CourchevelPhoto: La Table des Airelles
Sylvestre Wahid restaurant at Grande Alpes in Courchevel 1850Photo: Sylvestre Wahid
Cuisine at Sylvestre Wahid restaurant in Courchevel 1850Photo: Sylvestre Wahid
Spa at Chalet Elixir in Courchevel 1850 centrePhoto: Chalet Elixir

Top Chalets in Courchevel 1850 Centre

  1. Chalet Elixir - just a three-minute walk from top restaurants including La Saulire, this five-floor modern Courchevel 1850 chalet is the epitome of luxury.
  2. Apartment Ruby - this beautiful duplex apartment is part of the Grandes Alps, where gourmet restaurant Sylvestre Wahid can be found.
  3. Chalet Aspen - a traditional-style chalet with modern facilities. Only a two-minute walk from top nightspot, La Mangeoire.

Michelin-Star Restaurants in Courchevel 1850

Sylvestre Wahid - Les Grandes Alpes
Taking diners on a journey between land and sea, a place at the table here is a real treat. This one-Michelin-star restaurant is an exclusive experience, seating 8 to 20 people at a private table near the open kitchen. The chef serves a tasting menu of seven or fifteen courses with seasonal ingredients picked by Wahid.

Also located at Le K2 Palace, Sarkara is a two-Michelin-star restaurant with a difference. In a cosy setting, pastry chef Sébastien Vauxion takes desserts to dizzying heights. Open for lunch from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm from Wednesday to Sunday, be taken on a sweet culinary journey, experiencing brilliant combinations of textures and flavours.

Le Montgomerie
Located at Le K2 Altitude, this two-Michelin-star restaurant impresses with its magnificent views over the summits, exquisite ingredients, impeccable technique and incredible flavour combinations. The food is inspired by the Rhone-Alps region, expect outstanding service in a cosy alpine setting.

Le 1947
The only restaurant in Courchevel to hold an impressive three Michelin stars, Le 1947 at Cheval Blanc is a masterclass in contemporary cuisine. The talented chef, Yannic Alléno, combines incredible finesse with playful innovation to take you on a superb culinary adventure. With an open kitchen and only 22 diners at one time, 1947 offers a bespoke gastronomic experience for every guest.

Le Chabichou by Stéphane Buron
For a true gourmet treat, two Michelin-star restaurant Le Chabichou revisits the all-time classics with a certain flair. Located in the hotel of the same name, you can enjoy a tasting menu of five, seven or nine dishes.

Baumanière 1850
This one Michelin-star restaurant located at Le Strato Hotel, is headed up by chef Jean-André Charia. Inspired by Mediterranean flavours, the menu highlights authentic flavours whilst using the finest local produce. At lunchtime, you can enjoy a more relaxed menu whilst still experiencing the same finesse and regional produce.

Le 1947 Michelin star restaurant in Courchevel 1850Photo: Le 1947
Le 1947 restaurant in Courchevel 1850Photo: Le 1947
Le Kintessence at K2 Palace in Courchevel 1850Photo: Le Kintessence at K2 Palace

Best Après-Ski in Courchevel 1850

Le Tremplin
Located at the foot of the slopes at La Croisette, Le Tremplin’s sunny terrace is a great place to stop for a few drinks at the end of the day. They also have one of the most extensive wine lists in Courchevel, from local favourites to world-renowned grand crus. A DJ usually plays music throughout the season so expect some dancing in ski boots.

Bar L'Equipe
Open from 5 pm to 1 am, Bar L’Equipe is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. This bar-cum-bistro is a great place to enjoy a selection of cheese and meats with a glass of wine. With wooden beams and a roaring fire, this is the place to go when you feel the need to put the world to rights.

1947 Michelin star restaurantPhoto: Le 1947
Burger at mountain restaurant Le Pilatus in Courchevel 1850Photo: Le Pilatus
Apres-ski bar in L'Equipe in Courchevel 1850Photo: Bar L'Equipe

Best Nightlife in Courchevel 1850

La Mangeoire
If you’re looking for a good night out then make a visit to La Mangeoire. Serving typical French cuisine between 8.15 pm and 10.15 pm, the music is then cranked up and the party can begin. Expect dancing on tables, staff in themed costumes and plenty of cocktails - a night to remember (or not after you’ve studied the extensive wine list…).

Les Caves de Courchevel
If you want to see and be seen, then Les Caves de Courchevel is the place to go. Open from 11pm, this is the place for the fashionable and fabulous. Themed parties take place throughout the season, from “Clique Hip-Hop & Urban” to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and with the doors not closing until 5am you can expect a few sore heads the next day.