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Where to Eat & Drink in Val d’Isere
Issue 40 / 03 July 2020

Where to Eat & Drink in Val d’Isere

Discover the best places to eat and party in Val d'Isere with our guide to the best bars and restaurants.

Serena Norton

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.

Mountain Restaurants

BAR DE L'OUILLETTE
Located in the Solaise area at the bottom of the Madeleine piste, Bar de l'Ouillette is the place to be 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 CASCADE
Situated at the foot of the Pissaillas glacier, La Cascade is an excellent self-service restaurant that is ideal for families and friends looking for a quick, casual lunch. With reasonable prices, a sunny terrace and two floors of indoor seating, La Cascade is open daily for lunch, snacks and drinks.

L'EDELWEISS
For incredible views, look no further than L’Edelweiss restaurant situated on the edge of the Mangard piste. On a cold day, head inside and enjoy the heat from the roaring log fire whilst sampling mouth-watering French cuisine and fine wines. On a sunny day there’s a large outdoor terrace to enjoy the dramatic views from. Specialities include Le Casse-croûte du berger and tartiflette.

LA FRUITIERE
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.

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 restaurant has a mouth-watering menu of hearty dishes including charcuterie, truffle omelette, Aberdeen Angus steak and homemade lasagne.

LE SIGNAL
At the top of Le Fornet cable car, Le Signal has a formal dining room serving traditional French cuisine as well as a self-service option with a selection of salads, soups, quiches and sandwiches. The dining room is decorated with paintings by local artists and terraces open on three levels to magnificent mountain views. The rooftop, with live DJ sets throughout the season, is popular for apres-ski.

In Town

LA BARAQUE
Popular with the locals, La Baraque is open for lunch and dinner with live music every evening from 7pm to 11pm. 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.

LA MOURRA
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 sushis and sashimis, wagyu beef and warm yuzu souffle.

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.

LA VIEILLE MAISON
In the village of La Daille sits the charming La Vieille Maison, a rustic restaurant serving traditional mountain cuisine in a convivial atmosphere. House specialties include a traditional pierrade (barbecue) with beef and Savoyard fondue with three cheeses.

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.

For that Michelin-star experience

L'ATELIER EDMOND
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.

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.

Après-ski

FOLIE DOUCE
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.

COCORICO
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.

BANANAS
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.

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.

THE FALL LINE
Increasingly popular, The Fall Line is open during the day for coffee and cakes before turning into a buzzing après and late-night spot for pre-dinner cocktails and dancing.

LA ROSEE 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.

Nightlife

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.

DOUDOUNE
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.

For further information on the resort take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Val d'Isere.

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