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Eating on the Mountain - Courchevel
We know how important refuelling is on a ski holiday and Courchevel does not disappoint on the gastronomy front. Courchevel isn’t all about the skiing they have some fantastic restaurants serving a variety of dishes; from traditional Savoyard classics through pizzas, there is something to suit most tastes. These remarkable restaurants range from the affordable to the exceedingly expensive!
We have taken the time to list all the restaurants both on and off the mountain that we think are worth paying a visit, many of which we have had the pleasure of eating in.
If you are staying with us in Courchevel, we can help arrange childcare with any one of these agencies. Just ask when you make a booking.
One of the best mountain restaurants in Courchevel
Le Bel Air - +33 (0) 4 79 080 093
One of the best in the whole of Courchevel, worth scheduling a special trip to experience (ski down from Col de Chanrossa, perhaps). Though waiter service, it is not outrageously priced and has an interesting range of dishes. The omelette Savoyard is a feast in itself, and the views from the sunny terrace are wonderful.
The Bel Air is one of only two mountain restaurants in Courchevel 1650, so it is worth pre-booking to ensure you get a table on the splendid sun terrace, where you can enjoy your lunch whilst taking in the views of the snow-capped mountains.
Extraordinary restaurant but it is very pricey!!!
Cap Horn - +33 (0) 4 79 083 310
Cap Horn is easy to reach for both the novice and experienced skiers. The historic character of the two story chalet building combined with the large sun deck makes for a perfect place to lunch. Eric Tournier chose to open an extraordinary restaurant devoted to his passion, the sea, the restaurant has a tasteful nautical theme. Soak up the sun on their extensive terrace whilst you savour a range of culinary delights.
Located near the Altiport, Cap Horn is said to be the leading lunchtime rip-off spot, with the menu being overpriced. However you are playing for the pleasure of sitting in beautiful surroundings and if you are lucky you will have a front row seat as a plane lands/takes off the nearby run way.
The extensive list of 380 wine references, the private lounges, and top quality cooking will ensure unforgettable moments of pure pleasure.
Large sun terrace – perfect for soaking up the sun shine
Le Casserole - +33 (0) 4 79 080 635
Situated at the departure point of the Signal chairlift in Courchevel 1650, this is the second on-piste restaurant in Courchevel 1650. Traditional cooking, including steaks and local dishes, they have also recently added a pizza oven. There is a large sun terrace where you can sit back and relax and watch the world go by.
Perfect location – ideal place for everyone to rendez vous
L’Ours Blanc - +33 (0) 4 79 009 393
Located at the bottom of the slopes in 1650, making it the perfect place to meet for lunch, as all ski lessons in 1650 finish back at this point. Due to its location it proves popular so we would recommend booking ahead, especially if you would like to sit outside, as seating is limited.
They offer a variety of dishes ranging from traditional Savoyard salads and pizzas to gourmet dishes. Although located at the bottom of the piste it is still rather expensive, where you would be looking to pay €8 for a bowl of chips.
One of the only self-service restaurants in Courchevel
Les Chenus - +33 (0) 4 79 080 684
Situated at the top of the Chenus bubble, it offers easy access for both skiers and pedestrians. This is one of the only self-service restaurants in the Courchevel Valley offering a mix of buffet with traditional family cooking. With a large outside terrace that can hold 300 people, it is a great place to sit and have lunch whilst captivating the beautiful mountain scenery. Decorated throughout in wood, the welcome and the setting will ensure you enjoy the lunch break around the fireplace.
As it is one of the only self-service restaurants it proves popular and on a busy lunch time you can expect to queue for at least 40 minutes, so it might be worth stopping slightly earlier or later than the typical lunch time.
Best rustic alpine mountain restaurant
La Soucoupe - +33 (0) 4 79 082 134
This restaurant manages to combine good quality food with reasonable prices as well as boasting fabulous views. Upstairs you will find a cosy, atmospheric table-service section, the restaurant is typically Savoyard. There is a beautiful fire-place, adding to the warm and welcoming setting.
This is a great place to lunch if you are looking to dine in a traditional rustic mountain restaurant
360 degree panoramic views of the valley and Mont Blanc – unforgettable
Le Panoramic - +33 (0) 4 79 080 088
Situated near the top of the Saulire cabelcar. Due to its location the restaurant provides an exceptional 360 degree panoramic view of the valley and Mont Blanc, which is unforgettable. The menu includes a variety of dishes; Savoyard specialities, international dishes and meats grilled over the fire. The restaurant is split over two floors, the main restaurant is upstairs and the self-service and snack bar can be found on the lower level.
There is something to satisfy everyone, from the speciality of the restaurant for the gourmets to the promptness of the self-service for the diehard skier. It can be reached by the cable car of the Saluire from the Courchevel side or Pas du Lac cabin on the Meribel side.
Typical alpine decor – beautiful wooden beams
Les Verdons - +33 (0) 4 79 040 707
Located the foot of the Saulire, under the new management of Jean-Jack, the restaurant offers fast-food options such as omelettes, pasta dishes and grills as well as dish of the day.
The decor is that of a traditional mountain restaurant, wooden panelling and old novel ski equipment mounted on the walls. There is a vast outside area where you can sit and bask in the sun, whilst watching skiers descend from the top of the Saulire.
Largest sun deck in town
Bouc Blanc - +33 (0) 4 79 088 026
It has a large sundeck for those sunny days seating around 400 people inside and outside. The inside restaurant is split onto two levels, the restaurant is beautifully decorated and the waitress service is second to none, you will not wait long for your food.
The menu includes dishes such as beef bourguignon, braised duck, Savoyard salads and dish of the day, there is even a more child friendly menu, making it the perfect place to stop for families. Located next to the top station of the La Tania bubble.
Good quality, simple food at an excellent price
Pub Le Ski Lodge - +33 (0) 4 79 088 149
Situated in the centre of La Tania, at the bottom of the Folyeres piste. They have a large sunny terrace making it an ideal spot to stop for a long lazy lunch. They offer good quality, simple food at a very reasonable price.
f you are looking for something inexpensive and straightforward, to enjoy in comfortable and friendly surrounding this is the restaurant to go to. They have a selection of burgers and salads as well as main dishes; chilli con carne, BBQ spare ribs, steak and duck confit.
Fantastically, well-renowned restaurant
L’Altibar - +33 (0) 4 79 082 049
Located alongside the Altiport in Courchevel 1850, this is a fantastically, well-renowned restaurant. They welcome you into a typically Savoyard setting serving traditional and Savoyard cuisine. With exceptional service, you can sit and relax on their fantastic sun terrace and enjoy a superb lunch. It is not a cheap stop, but it is well worth every penny!