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.
La Soucoupe: Has been going for 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.
Le Chalet de Pierres: If you are skiing down the Verdons slope then it is likely that you will come across this restaurant. 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: Offers a bistro setting and the '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.
La Cave des Creux: If you're looking for something a little more authentic then head up to 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, it offers a brasserie menu with regional specialties. Their main selling points are their homemade dessert buffet, panoramic views of both the Three Valleys and Mont Blanc, and a terrace with outdoor fire. They have a very good of selection vegetarian options too.
Hotel Courcheneige: On the Bellecôte piste you can find this place 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 its prices reasonable.
Le Rendez-Vous: On the 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.
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.
Le Panoramic: If you like a mountain restaurant with a view, this spot 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.
Les Verdons: A bit lower down at the bottom of the Saulire lift, 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.
Les Chenus: Another restaurant with good access for pedestrians is this 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.
La Saulire: If you enjoy your wine as much as your food, then the wine list 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 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: 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.
Bouc Blanc: This 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.
La Fromagerie: Take your weary ski legs here 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.
L'Anerie: At a more reasonable price you can find some good typical Savoyard cuisine at in Courchevel, where they have a relaxing and cosy restaurant. If you're 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.
Le Saint Nicolas: Also providing authentic Savoyard cuisine in a modern rustic restaurant setting. They are open every evening and you might want to sample the specialty of a truffle fondue. This restaurant is located inside the five star Hotel Le Lana in Courchevel
Le Petit Savoyard: A traditional restaurant in Courchevel Moriond and recommended in the French ‘Guide du Routard’ for their Savoyard specialties. They also serve wood-fired pizzas.
La Casserole: A good local restaurant that you can also ski to is 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.
La Caveau: If you're looking for local specialties in Courchevel Village then try here. 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.