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.