About choosing a restaurant in Courchevel
There are a wide range of restaurants in Courchevel to suit all tastes and budgets. Read our guide on all the best places to eat and where to find your favourite style of cuisine.
At lunchtimes, most restaurants will offer a well-priced 'Plat du Jour' (dish of the day), normally consisting of locally-sourced meat, potatoes and a salad or seasonal vegetables.
‘La Soucoupe’ has been going for a over 50 years and is located at the top of the Plantery chairlift. They serve traditional Savoyard cuisine along with the finest meats cooked on an open grill, such as veal kidneys, steaks and beef ribs. There is a large balcony with deckchairs for those sunny days and they also have a large fireplace, ideal on cold days.
If you are skiing down the Verdons slope then it is likely that you will come across ‘Le Chalet de Pierres’. They have a varied menu serving traditional local specialties. They have a covered and heated terrace so you can still dine outside if the weather’s not great.
‘Le Chabotté’ is the second restaurant of ‘Le Chabichou.’ Whilst the latter is at the Michelin end of the scale ‘Le Chabotté’ offers a bistro setting and their 'menu du jour' is better priced. You can access the restaurant either via the Boulevard du Chabichou slope or via the hotel itself in the heart of Courchevel.
If you are looking for something a little more authentic then head up to ‘La Cave des Creux’ which is located at an altitude of 2,112m next to Courchevel Altiport. A traditional alpine farm building that has been subsequently taken over by some former ski instructors.’ La Cave des Creux’ offers a brasserie menu with regional specialties. Their main selling points are their homemade dessert buffet, panoramic views of both the 3 Valleys and Mont Blanc, and a terrace with outdoor fire. They have a very good of selection vegetarian options too.
On the Bellecôte piste you can find the Hotel Courcheneige. Known by the locals as one of the cheapest places to eat and drink, it was completely refurbished and modernised for winter 2017. It has still kept it’s prices reasonable. On ‘Le Rendez-Vous’ terrace you can enjoy a wood-fired pizza from ‘La Pizzeria’ or something from their ‘Brasserie & Grill’ menu. A great place for mid-ski refuelling and catching some rays on the terrace.
Mountain Restaurants (with pedestrian access)
Quite often in a ski group there are non-skiers who still like to meet friends and family for lunch on the mountain. In Courchevel there are plenty of options to choose from.
If you like a mountain restaurant with a view, then ‘Le Panoramic’ can provide. It is located at the top of the Saulire lift so can be accessed by skiers and pedestrians. They have a great view over Courchevel looking towards Mont Blanc in the distance, a definite wow factor. The indoor restaurant is pretty up-market serving traditional cuisine. If you just want drinks and snacks, then stick to their large terrace outside where you can still enjoy the view.
A bit lower down at the bottom of the Saulire lift is ‘Les Verdons’. This is a fun brasserie which also does take-away options such as burgers, paninis and hot dogs, and they have a great terrace where you can enjoy live entertainments in the afternoons. Just take the Verdons gondola from Courchevel centre station.
Another restaurant with good access for pedestrians is ‘Les Chenus’ grill at the top of the Chenus gondola. They have a large sunny terrace and great views. The menu is a mix of Italian, Savoie, burgers, meats and fish. Main dishes range from 10-30 euros.
If you enjoy your wine as much as your food, then the wine list at ‘La Saulire’ will be to your liking. The food created by chef Benoit Redondo features the house specialty black truffle, which you will find in many creations on the menu. The à la carte menu ranges from 45-95 euros. The restaurant can be accessed by Verdons then the Saulire gondola.
‘Le Bel Air’ at the top of Ariondaz gondola above Courchevel Moriond offers traditional cuisine and can be accessed by skis or on foot. They have a large south facing terrace which is popular so it is advisable to book at peak periods.
‘L'Oeil de Boeuf’ is located at the bottom of Tovets ski run in Courchevel Village, a small mountain chalet with sunny terrace serving meats and fishes which are the grilled in front of you in the fire place.
The ‘Bouc Blanc’ restaurant can be accessed from the La Tania gondola and it’s perfectly located at the bottom of the Bouc Blanc piste. It serves big, hearty lunches such as omelettes and burgers at reasonable prices. There is also a snack bar which is ideal for refuelling yourself for the afternoon. They have a large terrace with a beautiful view and deck chairs dotting the snow.
‘L'œil de Bœuf’ in Courchevel Village is definitely the place to go for meat lovers. All meat is cooked on an open coal fire in the restaurant along with the onions and potatoes. Meat lovers must go for the Côte de Bœuf. We challenge you to eat it all!
Breakfast & Brunch
La Saucisse Savoyarde in La Tania is the deli next to ‘Le Farçon’ restaurant. It's the place to go for hot bacon sandwiches, fresh bread and great coffee to take away. You can also buy local cheese and wines, English bacon, sausages and tea plus a full pizza takeaway menu.
‘Pub Le Ski Lodge’ also in La Tania offers a full English breakfast on Saturdays between 10am-12 pm.
A great breakfast pit stop is ‘La Boulotte’ in Courchevel Moriond. The owner, Katie, offers an all-day breakfast and bacon butties. ‘La Boulotte’ is perfect for a quick, easy and good value lunch stop too. Closed on Sundays.
Over at ‘L'Arbé’ in Courchevel, they open bright and early from 8.30am and serve a continental breakfast menu. They provide a non-stop service until 11.00pm. You can enjoy traditional Savoyard food as well as their "dish of the day".
Cafes & Bakeries
If you are just looking for a quick snack, then check out ‘La Normandise’ who are located near the Grangettes gondola lift in Courchevel Village. They have a fantastic pancake menu and if you are feeling chilly sample their vin chaud which they rate highly.
The bakery in La Tania sells all types of bread and croissants, with a wide selection of cakes, snacks and delicacies. It is open all day during the main part of the Winter season.
Inside Le Forum shopping centre in Courchevel is the popular Pain d’Antan bakery and café. They own the bakeries in La Tania, Le Praz, Village and Moriond too. It is the oldest bakery in Courchevel and is run by family Gandy.
‘Le 9.9’ at Hotel Tournier in Courchevel has a children’s menu and is open for dinner from 5pm.
There is a great public play area next to ‘Pub Le Ski Lodge’ in La Tania. You can keep watch from the sunny terrace whilst your children play. They also have a menu for kids, with options such as chicken nuggets, bolognaise or ham with chips or pasta.
On the ground floor of Le Forum shopping centre in Courchevel is ‘Le 3000 Game Centre’ restaurant. This is located right next to the ten-pin bowling alley and amusement arcade which is great for children. This reasonably priced restaurant sells typical ski nourishment such as omelettes, burgers and pizzas. There is a children’s menu for 12.50 euros which includes a main meal, a dessert and drink.
French restaurants in the Alps tend to specialise in cheese based dishes (fondue, raclette, tartiflette) and grilled meats. For more refined French cuisine, please see our Michelin starred restaurants section.
Take your weary ski legs to ‘La Fromagerie’ in Courchevel where they have fondue, raclette, matouille, camembert, tartiflette, tartichèvre or bourguignon fondue. All served up in a typical mountain style restaurant, just note that they open for dinner only.
At a more reasonable price you can find some good typical Savoyard cuisine at ‘L'Anerie’ in Courchevel where they have a relaxing and cosy restaurant with a menu from 25 euros. If you are not exactly sure where they are located you need to use the same entrance as ‘L'Aventure’ and you will find ‘L'Anerie’ located on the first floor.
Also providing authentic Savoyard cuisine is ‘Le Saint Nicolas’ in a modern rustic restaurant setting. They are open every evening and you might want to sample the specialty of a truffle fondue. The dishes range between 25-90 euros. This restaurant is located inside the 5 star Hotel Le Lana in Courchevel
‘Le Petit Savoyard’ is a traditional restaurant in Courchevel Moriond and is recommended in the French ‘Guide du Routard’ for their Savoyard specialties. They also serve wood-fired pizzas.
‘L’Arc en Ciel’ is a popular restaurant in Courchevel Moriond that is good value for money. It's alpine French decor gives this place an authentic feel. Along with Savoyard specialities, the restaurant is also well known for their pizzas. There is a large outdoor seating area for sunny days.
A good local restaurant that you can also ski to is ‘La Casserole’ located at the bottom of Signal chairlift in Courchevel Moriond. This is mainly a lunchtime restaurant and you can enjoy the sun on the large terrace. Otherwise you can head inside to warm chilly fingers and toes next to the roaring fire. They also offer a unique service on special evenings where you can take advantage of the piste basher shuttle service to access the restaurant.
If you are looking for local specialties in Courchevel Village then try ‘La Caveau’. Their specials include stone braised beef, beef fondue and prime beef fillet skewers. A cosy restaurant with a great menu and even larger wine menu. Opposite La Chaboute.
Italian & Pizza Restaurants
Smack bang in the centre of Courchevel in Hôtel de la Croisette is ‘Ristorante Mamma Mia’. It’s as Italian as it sounds! As well as serving great coffee, they have a typical Italian menu with antipasti, sharing platters, pasta, seafood and meat dishes. Pasta dishes start from 16 euros up to 46 euros and meat dishes from 20 euros to 36 euros.
‘Cucina Angelina’ in Courchevel Moriond offers an unusual mix of Italian influenced alpine food with inspirations from the local Savoyard cuisine. Celebrity chef Angela Hartnett focuses on simple food executed well. The evening menu is typical to one that you would have in Italy with antipasti, a primi pasta course and secondi meat course. Lunch is similar but they also offer pizzas too.
If you have a fussy group and need a vast menu, then ‘La Table de Marie’ also in Courchevel Moriond can satisfy all tastes. They offer traditional dishes, pizzas, fondue, pasta and crepes along with sandwiches, paninis and burgers which you can eat in or take away.
La Cortona is located right in the centre of Courchevel Village. Their pizzas are cooked on a wood fire and they open both at lunch time and in the evening. Prices of pizza range from 12-30 euros. Italian pasta dishes and Savoyard specialities are also served here.
‘La Casa Italia’ also serves up Italian specialties in Courchevel Village. They specialise in more of a tapas and antipasti style menu which you can enjoy on their sunny terrace. They open for lunch and dinner and you can also pop in for breakfast at the weekend. Prices are very reasonable here with house sandwiches and hot specials costing 6 euros.
The ‘Koori’ restaurant is located in the 5 star L'Apogee Hotel in Courchevel. They offer inventive Japanese cuisine which can be a refreshing change from the Savoyard fayre. At the ‘Koori’ they like to shout about their ‘Koori carpaccio’, black cod in miso sauce and sushi along with their extensive selection of sakes and wines.
‘Le Tigrr’ in Courchevel specialises in the best Thai and Asian cuisine. It’s menu boasts sushi, sashimi, fresh spring rolls, dim sum and curries and many more. This trendy restaurant promises spicy evenings with a gourmet adventure.
Another fantastic Asian restaurant is ‘Le Grand Café’ in Courchevel serving up aromatic Thai cuisine and a variety of sushi. The décor is traditional luxury Asian circa 1930s. Chef speciality dishes include Wagyu beef fillet, pork with caramel and coconut, and Peking duck.
If you are looking for creative sushi then head to ‘Le Tremplin’ gastronomic restaurant next to Jardin Alpin gondola in Courchevel. This busy location serves up a variety cuisines but focuses on it’s unique sushi. Specials include blue lobster and caviar.
If fine dining is part of your ski holiday, then you are spoilt for choice. There is a varied selection of Michelin starred restaurants in Courchevel.
‘Pierre Gagnaire Pour Les Airelles’ is a 2* Michelin restaurant with Pierre Gagnaire himself behind the culinary creations with a menu ranging from 110 euros to 395 euros. It is a truly unique experience with unexpected marriages of flavours. You'll find his restaurant in Les Airelles Hotel in Courchevel.
The only 3* Michelin restaurant in Courchevel is ‘Le 1947’ apparently named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most prestigious and sought-after vintage. They have a fantastic slope side location in the Hotel Chevel Blanc and the menu is French traditional dishes with Michelin star creativity. Yannick Alleno is the chef in charge.
2* restaurant ‘Le Montgomerie’ is only open for evening reservations and serves chef Gatien Demczyna’s finest culinary creations. It is located in K2 Altitude Hotel in Courchevel at the bottom of Pralong piste. With Mediterranean inspired main dishes and artisanale desserts, this is a true luxury restaurant. The sister hotel K2 Palace also has a two star Michelin restaurant called Le Kintessence.
‘Le Chabichou’ is a 2* Michelin restaurant in the hotel of the same name in Courchevel where you can choose between their sunny terrace or elegant dining room. There is also the option to reserve the ‘host-table’ near the kitchen so that you can see where the Michelin magic takes place. The restaurant is accessible to skiers and non-skiers alike and the chefs, Michel Rochedy (Master Chef of France) and Stéphane Buron (Best French Professional, MOF, 2004) create inventive dishes made with fresh, natural and seasonal products.
The Baumaniere restaurant has 1* and is located in Le Strato Hotel in Courchevel. Chef Jean-Andre Charial is inspired by the Mediterranean with influences from the mountain.
There is a small 1* Michelin restaurant in Le Praz called ‘Azimut’. A surprisingly cosy, unpretentious and contemporary restaurant with an impressive menu and wine list. It is situated next to the butchers in the village centre.
There is also a 1* Michelin restaurant located in La Tania centre called ‘Le Farçon’. Head chef Julien Marchet has appeared as a TV judge on the French Master Chef. He creates a ‘his and her’ menu so diners can experience different style courses.
Modern European & International Restaurants
Selling themselves as ‘trendy’ with a modern interior La Sivolière Hotel in Courchevel has a fantastic lunch restaurant called ‘Le Dou du Midi’. It offers a variety of soup, tartine and dessert combo menus starting from 29 euros. There is a very good vegetarian option and the children’s menu is 16 euros for under 12s. The ingredients are locally sourced and freshly cooked. Their evening restaurant is called ‘Le 1850’ and it offers gourmet, creative cuisine.
If it is gourmet international cooking that you are seeking then chef Thierry Mathiault at Hotel Carlina in Courchevel offers a contemporary menu in their stylish dining room or on their terrace on sunny days. Their beautiful dining room faces the Bellecôte slope.
If good value is at the heart of any food decision, then try the ‘Le 9.9’ in Hotel Tournier in Courchevel. They offer a lunch dish of the day for 9.99 euros which is probably the best value you'll get in Courchevel. They also have a starter, main and dessert set lunch menu for 15.99 euros and an à la carte menu in their traditional brasserie.
Pubs & Gastropubs
La Taiga in La Tania is a popular bar and restaurant. The cocktail bar is downstairs and is ideal for pre-dinner drinks before heading upstairs to enjoy their menu of Savoyard cuisine, French classics and seafood dishes. With regular live music later on in the evening, ‘La Taiga’ is a one-stop-shop for a night out.
‘Pub le Ski Lodge’ (the sister restaurant to ‘La Taiga’), also in La Tania has a large outdoor terrace which catches the afternoon sun. The menu is typical pub grub served up in hearty portions which are very good value. The snack menu is also very good if you’re just wanting a quick bite to eat. They have live music alternate nights to ‘La Taiga’ and good apres ski sessions.
Formerly known as ‘L’Escourchevel’, this bar is now called ‘L’Elephant du Praz’. This is one of the most popular eateries in Le Praz. It offers typical pub food alongside sports TV and live music in the evenings.
The on-piste restaurant near the Altiport called ‘Le Cap Horn’ has a nautical theme and serves seafood and pasta, but at a price, together with champagne at up to €5000 a bottle!
The ‘Snow Food’ takeaway hatch in La Tania serves up good value hot sandwiches, pizzas and French fries, and there are a few tables available on their terrace.
Just inside the main entrance to Le Forum shopping centre in Courchevel is ‘Chez le Goulis’. This fab little spot sells hot and cold filled baguettes from only 5 euros, their special being ham and melted raclette cheese. They also sell local cheeses, cured meats, fresh orange juice and hot beverages to takeaway too.
Open for both lunch and dinner, ‘Alti’Crêpes’ at Courchevel Moriond serves pancakes and snacks in their cosy restaurant.
If you are just looking for a quick snack in Courchevel Village then check out ‘Creperie La Normandise’ who are located near the Grangettes gondola lift. They have a fantastic pancake menu and if you are feeling chilly, try their vin chaud which they rate pretty highly.
‘La Luge’ has a great interior and they have a good menu offering burgers and salads. At night, the bar also offers beers from all over the world, shooters, cocktails and regular events.
The restaurants around Courchevel are finally catching up with vegetarianism and most will include at least one meat-free option on the menu. If in doubt, just remember to ask for ‘sans viandes!’
‘La Taiga’ in La Tania offers a few vegetarian options, as well as cheese-laden dishes such as fondue and raclette. Raclette usually comes served with cured meats, however ‘La Taiga’ offers roast veggies for vegetarians. They also have a baked aubergine and feta dish.
At ‘Pub Le Ski Lodge’ in La Tania, they have a vegan burger on the menu. For vegetarians, they also have goats cheese burger and a goats cheese salad.
‘La Boulotte’ in Courchevel Moriond gets the thumbs-up for their falafel wrap and chips. The casual ambience and live music makes this a popular spot for apres-ski munchies.
Next door to ‘La Boulotte’ is ‘Le Bubble Bar’ which has vegetarian paninis and vegetarian chilli and nachos. This could be made vegan without the cheese topping.
There are a couple of Asian vegetarian and vegan options available at ‘Le Grand Café’ in Courchevel. The selection includes Papaya salad, wakame salad and vegetable tempura.
‘Le 9.9’ in Courchevel has a veggie burger on its menu as does ‘Le Chrome Bar’ in La Tania. For 12 euros you can have a burger, chips and a drink.
Most restaurants serving pizza will offer a margarita and a vegetarian option. You could ask to remove the fromage for a vegan version.
We visit a selection of restaurants in Courchevel each year. You can read about our first-hand experience in our Restaurant Reviews.