Restaurants in Val d'Isère

Discover the best places to eat in Val d'Isère. Val d'Isère tantalises taste buds with its blend of rustic alpine charm and gourmet dining, from cosy chalet fare to Michelin-starred delights.

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Not only is Val d'Isère a charming alpine resort and premier destination for skiing enthusiasts but it is also a hot spot for some of the best dining experiences in the French Alps. Whether that’s a hard-earned steaming fondue on the side of the slopes or a multi-course extravaganza down in the village, here are the best restaurants in Val d'Isère, tried and tested by our travel experts.

Best Mountain Restaurants in Val d'Isère

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Find the perfect pit-stop between runs, with the best mountain restaurants in Val d'Isère. Each restaurant listed offers not only sublime cuisine, but also breathtaking views and a unique atmosphere, perfect for families and ski enthusiasts alike.

La Fruitiere – La Folie Douce (2,400 meters)

At 2,400 meters, La Fruitiere offers an upscale dining experience with rave reviews, making it one of the top Val d'Isère restaurants on the piste. Attached to the lively La Folie Douce, it provides table service, excellent food, and an extensive wine list. The interior is styled like an alpine milking parlour, while the outside terrace is a suntrap for most of the afternoon. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the lively Folie Douce atmosphere with a touch of elegance.

La Cucucina – La Folie Douce (2,400 meters)

Also perched at 2,400 meters, this panoramic restaurant in Val d'Isère serves Italian cuisine with views across the La Daille Valley. The decor, featuring Roman-style statues and vases, sets the stage for a menu that includes risotto, pizza, and pasta. The recently opened terrace is a fantastic addition, offering a lovely spot to savour your meal while soaking in the alpine scenery.

Gigi – Le Refuge de Solaise (2,205 meters)

Situated within the mountain hotel Le Refuge at 2,250 meters, Gigi is an Italian restaurant in Val d'Isère known for its breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks. Highlights include pizza with black truffle, lasagna topped with Parma ham and Beaufort cheese, and spaghetti with langoustines. This is the place to be for satisfied skiers seeking a refined dining experience.

Etincelle (1,850 meters)

At 1,850 meters, this restaurant is located at the bottom of the Solaise run and can be reached on ski or by foot from the village centre. Its speciality is meat grilled on an open fire, but it is also one of the places to go for pizza in Val d'Isère and has an impressive pastry buffet to enjoy by the inviting fireplace. It has a sundeck with amazing panoramas too, for when the weather shines.

Best Village Restaurants in Val d'Isère

A group enjoying cheese and wine in La Fruitiere restaurant

Back in the pretty village, you’ll find some of the best family restaurants in Val d'Isère, as well as fine-dining spots within walking distance of the hotels and chalets.

Fondue Factory

Located on the main high street, Fondue Factory is a wine bar and fondue restaurant known for its fantastic, friendly service and extensive collection of French wines. Perfect for lunch or dinner, you’ll find wine tastings and meat and cheese platters to share in a buzzy setting. It’s often listed as one of the best restaurants in Val d'Isère village.

La Baraque

As evening falls, La Baraque transforms into a vibrant hub of gastronomy and mixology. Here, the soul of the restaurant is manifested through exceptional, unique cocktails, generous and creative cuisine by Chef Romain Colinet, and decadent desserts by Jean-Philippe Baudru. The ambience is enhanced by a passionately curated wine list, making it a popular choice for those seeking a lively, adult-only dining experience. This spot is perfect for diners who appreciate a sophisticated atmosphere coupled with shared platters and tapas, easily ranking it among the top restaurants in Val d'Isère.

Poya

Nestled between the rustic charm of local stone and wood, Poya offers a sleek and stylish yet cosy environment. This restaurant is a haven for culinary and cocktail enthusiasts, featuring original concoctions by two in-house mixologists and a menu of innovative, beautifully presented cuisine. While Poya is not family-friendly, it is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner or a sophisticated outing, blending gastronomy with mixology in a refined setting, making it one of the best places to eat in Val d'Isère.

Le Garage

Vibrant and eclectic, Le Garage is quickly establishing itself as a flagship establishment in Val d'Isère. This family-friendly venue is known for its festive and sporty atmosphere, where guests can enjoy everything from Neapolitan pizzas to homemade dishes and craft beers. Whether you're dropping in for lunch or dinner, Le Garage offers a relaxed setting where everyone is welcome, making it an excellent choice for families and groups looking to enjoy a casual meal without reservations for parties of fewer than four.

La Mourra

For those seeking a blend of formal dining and relaxed lounging, La Mourra offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with its cozy furnishings and large dining area that can feel both intimate and accommodating for bigger groups. The menu features Japanese and fusion cuisine, including a selection of hot and cold starters, sushi, rolls, and mains focused on seafood and meats. Complement your meal with a choice from their extensive selection of Sakes and Japanese wines or indulge in one of the signature cocktails. La Mourra is ideal for a relaxing evening after a day in the mountains, especially for adults looking for a sophisticated dining experience.

Val d'Isère Michelin Star Restaurants

Chef preparing a plate at a Michelin star restaurant

France is of course known for its amazing Michelin-star restaurants, and among the more informal and lively restaurants in Val d’Isère are a couple that will make for a very memorable night out on your ski holiday.

La Table De l’Ours

Located in the Barmes de l’Ours hotel, this Val d'Isère Michelin-star restaurant features the refined cuisine of Chef Antoine Gras. His dishes draw on alpine resources, blending eclectic ingredients with great Savoyard classics, all served in a beautiful dining room.

L'Atelier d'Edmond

The crown jewel of Val d'Isère’s culinary scene, L'Atelier d'Edmond, boasts two Michelin stars and an ambience that perfectly marries rustic charm with modern elegance. Chef Benoît Vidal crafts seasonal menus that highlight local ingredients, transforming traditional Savoyard dishes into contemporary masterpieces. Each course is an ode to the surrounding mountains, from the exquisite foie gras to the delicate wildflower-infused desserts.

Ursus

Awarded one Michelin star, Ursus impresses with its forest-themed dining room and expertly crafted Alpine cuisine. The chef's contemporary approach is evident in dishes enriched with wild herbs and seasonal ingredients, showcasing technical brilliance and rich flavours. Ursus is renowned for its locally sourced cheese selection and extensive wine list, affirming its status as one of the Val d'Isère Michelin star restaurants.

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FAQs about Val d'Isère restaurants on piste

  • What cuisines do the mountain restaurants in Val d'Isère offer?

    Mountain restaurants in Val d'Isère serve a mix of French, Italian and traditional Savoyard dishes. You’ll find pizza, burgers, salads, fondues, as well as more refined, elegant dishes.

  • What cuisines do the village restaurants in Val d'Isère offer?

    The best restaurants in Val d'Isère village have a mix of different cuisines, from French to Italian and Japanese, you’ll also find Peruvian and fusion options. There’s a combination of casual eateries, family-friendly places to eat, and Michelin-star restaurants in Val d'Isère village.

  • Do I need to book the restaurants in advance?

    Yes, we do recommend booking restaurants in advance, particularly during the busiest ski weeks, such as February half term. While some restaurants in Val d'Isère, especially the more popular and upscale ones, recommend or require advance reservations with a credit card to secure the booking, others are more flexible, but it’s best to avoid disappointment. Your travel expert can help with restaurant bookings.

  • Are there any food events held in Val d'Isere?

    Yes, Val d'Isère hosts several food events throughout the year, celebrating the rich culinary traditions and local produce of the region. They tend to take place in the summer when you’ll find regular food markets, plus the Avaline Savoyard Fair (in August), when over 100 stands will exhibit local produce and crafts, there will be marching bands, dancers, and lots of free activities for children. In the winter, various restaurants, and bars, such as Fondue Factory, host wine and cheese tasting events, and, during festive periods, like Christmas and New Year, many restaurants offer special menus and events to celebrate the season.

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