Where to Eat & Drink in Val d'Isere
A guide to the best bars & restaurants in Val d'Isere
Val d'Isere has a vast number of eateries to choose from, including two Michelin-star restaurants. However, it is the après-ski that the resort is renowned for with the famous Folie Douce kicking off the action on the slopes. After dinner, there is plenty of late-night action to discover. To help you narrow down the options take a look at our guide to the best bars and restaurants in Val d'Isere.
Best Mountain Restaurants in Val d'Isere
Bar de L'Ouillette
Located in the Solaise area at the bottom of the Madeleine piste, Bar de l'Ouillette is the best restaurant in Val d'Isere to be at on a sunny day. Relax in the sunshine on the terrace whilst enjoying a Croque Monsieur or tucking into the barbecue. Make sure you save room for one of their sumptuous cakes or tarts for dessert.
La Peau de Vache
Halfway down La Face in the Bellevard sector, La Peau de Vache is a welcoming eaterie with captivating views of the valley. This popular mountain restaurant has a mouth-watering menu of hearty dishes including charcuterie, truffle omelette, Aberdeen Angus steak and homemade lasagne.
Located at the top of La Daille bubble, La Fruitière is part of the Folie Douce self-service restaurant and apres-ski venue. The name, Fruitière, a Savoyard word for dairy, has inspired the restaurant's decor and menu which features local and regional produce including homemade duck foie gras, crispy pork belly and beef bourguignon. There’s also a variety of vegetarian options and sharing plates available. Every day from 1 pm, you can enjoy a cabaret performance featuring performers, dancers, musicians and DJs on the terrace.
The newest restaurant from the Folie Douce, La Cucucina, is set in a sumptuous room that pays homage to Italian Renaissance artists such as Leonardo da Vinci. There are incredible views of Mont Blanc to admire whilst you enjoy simple yet hearty dishes using locally-sourced French and Italian produce.
Located up high in the Refuge de Solaise hotel at an altitude of 2551 metres, Gigi enjoys breathtaking panoramic views and serves up exquisite Italian cuisine. This inviting mountain restaurant in Val d'Isere welcomes you every day of the week for lunch between 12:00 and 15:00 and for dinner on Wednesday and Friday from 19:00 to 21:30.
Set at the foot of the Solaise piste, L'Etincelle is one of the most popular mountain restaurants in Val d'Isere for families. Easily reached on foot or on skis, L'Etincelle is known for its grilled meats and mouth-watering pizzas.
Situated at the bottom of the Orange slope, between the funicular and La Daille cable car, Les Equinoxes is a low key cafe/bar/restaurant specialising in family cuisine, local dishes and wood fire grilled specialities.
Best Restaurants in Val d'Isere Village
Popular with the locals, La Baraque is open for lunch and dinner with live music every evening from 7 pm to 11 pm. The menu offers a combination of French and fusion cuisine as well as a range of daily specials including fish of the day.
Le Lodge Bar & Restaurant
Serving Savoyard classics and succulent steaks, Le Lodge Bar & Restaurant is a favourite with locals. With a separate bar and outdoor terrace, the bar is also popular for apres-ski.
Tables des Neiges
Situated in the heart of Val d’Isere at Le Tsanteleina hotel, chef Jerome Labrousse conjures up innovative cuisine based on local and regional specialities. Tuck into an extensive set menu or choose to dine a la carte. Don’t miss out on the “Great Seafood Buffet” on Friday evenings during the winter. The restaurant has an extensive wine cellar with wines to match each course.
La Taverne d'Alsace
Located at the Kandahar Hotel on the main resort road, chef Michel Wehrung’s love of his native Alsace shines through in his tempting menu of tarte flambée, creamy scallops risotto, homemade meatloaf and fillet of beef. The carefully chosen wine list, including local and international wines, compliments the menu perfectly.
Val d'Isere Cafe
Open from breakfast until dinner, this laid-back hub is the perfect spot for a quick snack whilst enjoying the vintage, mountain-style decor. The menu incorporates everything from sweet and savoury pancakes to tapas, burgers and salads. The homemade desserts are particularly delicious, made using products from the local region.
If you’re looking for a break from melted cheese, La Mourra offers a Japanese-inspired menu in a relaxed atmosphere. Tantalise your tastebuds with a selection of traditional sushi and sashimis, wagyu beef and warm yuzu souffle.
Michelin Star Restaurants in Val d'Isere
With plates so beautiful you can hardly bear to touch them, L’Atelier Edmond is the ultimate treat in Val d’Isere. This two-Michelin star restaurant has an authentic chalet interior with traditional tools and oil lamps which acts as a contrast to chef Benoît Vidal's inventive cuisine. If the Michelin-star restaurant is beyond your budget, try the Bistrot Gourmand on the ground floor for exquisite food at more reasonable prices.
La Table de L'Ours
The only other Michelin-star restaurant in Val d’Isere, La Table de L’Ours is located at the five-star Les Barmes de L’Ours Hotel on Montee de Bellevarde. Open for lunch and dinner, this delightful restaurant offers three set menus featuring regional specialities and an à la carte menu featuring turbot, lobster, veal and suckling lamb.
Best Val d'Isere Après-Ski
This renowned après-ski hotspot offers the very best entertainment on the slopes. Located at the top of the La Daille gondola, get ready for a serious party as DJs and live bands rock the terrace from mid-afternoon until the lifts close.
Situated at the bottom of the home run from Solaise, Cocorico’s outdoor terrace, bar and huge sound system make for a lively post-ski party. Live music and DJs play throughout the afternoon and into the evening when you can continue the night at Doudoune nightclub downstairs.
La Rosèe Blanche
For something a little more sedate, La Rosèe Blanche in La Daille is the perfect spot for a warming vin chaud on the terrace.
Le Petit Danois
Hangover curing establishment by day and hangover-inducing venue by night, Le Petit Danois is open from 9.30 am to 2 am. With two happy hours, a free shot with every drink from 5pm to 7pm and live music and a DJ every night, you can be sure of a lively time.
Great for an après-ski beer and snack, Bananas is a long-standing restaurant and bar near the bottom of La Face. With a daily happy hour and “freestyle” drinks from the barman, it’s no wonder Bananas is popular with locals and visitors alike.
La Cave Sur Le Comptoir
For a more civilised apres-ski experience, head to this wine cellar and bar open from 4 pm to 1 am. You can enjoy wine by the glass or bottle accompanied by a classic platter.
Best Nightlife in Val d'Isere
Dick's Tea Bar
Established in 1979, Dick’s Tea Bar is something of an institution in Val d’Isere. Open every night during the winter from 11pm and has a range of VIP and table areas. Nights kick off with house music and a range of classics accompanied by live sax and electric violin players. After midnight, the large nightclub section opens up with a variety of resident and guest DJs performing throughout the season.
Open from 11 pm every night, Doudone, located underneath Cocorico, is a super spacious venue with a fantastic sound system. Famous DJs have performed here over the years whilst serious party goers will appreciate the fact that the doors don’t shut until 5am in the morning.
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