Alpe d’Huez Mountain Restaurants never stop impressing our guests with their variety of choices. We know that eating plays a big part of your ski holiday – after a long morning or day of skiing, there is nothing better than sitting down to a well-earned meal, whether that be a traditional French dish or simply a satisfying pizza.
Here are our top 5 mountain restaurant recommendations:
Chalet du Lac Besson
+33 4 76 80 65 37
This is one for the meat lovers. Here you can choose your delicious meat and watch it grill on an open fire. You can smell the food before you walk through the door. It is hidden away on the cross country loop north of the Grandes Rousses (DMC) Gondola (mid-station) and reached by a special piste – Boulevard des Lacs. Well worth the visit!
+33 (0)4 76 80 32 36
La Folie Douce Alpe d’Huez is the place to be for great apres ski, food, live entertainment and music. It’s not going to be the cheapest lunch but if its bubbles and fine dining you are after, La Folie is a good place to start. The restaurant is part of the Folie Douce chain, so once you have finished your meal, you can choose not to hit the slopes again and go straight to the neighbouring Folie’s terrace to start your après ski!
(Loup Blanc piste)
This Michelin-starred restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem and offers an authentic French ambience and refined menu. Head Chef Philippe creates dishes based on local & regional specialities, with great pastries and ice creams too. There’s space for 50 to eat inside and another 80 on the terrace. We recommend booking before you arrive.
Mere Michel Cafe
+33 (0)6 20 60 28 72
This is a fantastically friendly, little cafe where you can grab a quick bite to eat to keep you going throughout the day. They serve crepes, both savoy and sweet, sandwiches, hot dogs and freshly made muffins and cakes. The cafe also offers coffee, teas and a variety of soft drinks. Perfect if you are looking to avoid an expensive lunch.
La Grange Restaurant
Serving pizzas, pastas, homemade dishes and a host of other traditional mountain cuisines. Located close to the Vaujany cable car, the restaurant can be accessed by skis or on foot from Alpe d’Huez by taking the walking route around the lake. Open from 09:00 to 16:30 throughout the winter season.
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