Skiing is hard work! The perfect excuse to have a nice big lunch on the mountain and experience some amazing Savoyard cuisine.
The atmosphere of mountain restaurants is one of the essential elements of a skiing vacation. All sit down restaurants are usually very busy, especially in peak season and most only offer two sittings of 12pm and 2pm, it is therefore essential to book in advance. Many mountain restaurants in Courchevel 1850 are accessible by pedestrian lift so non-skiers can join the rest of the party easily. When venturing further a field keep an eye on the weather as lifts can close early in bad conditions leaving you stranded on the wrong side of the mountain and in need of a taxi!
La Bouitte - St Martin de Belleville
La Bouitte is a fabulous Michelin star restaurant in the village of St Marcel near the beautiful St Martin de Belleville. Tables must be booked in advance, often with a credit card number. Helicopter transfers home can be arranged.
Telephone: +33 479 08 96 77
La Casserole - Signal, Courchevel Moriond
Located at the bottom of the Signal chairlift in 1650. Wide menu of home cooked dishes including pizzas, steaks and local dishes. Good sun terrace.
Telephone: +33 479 08 06 35
La Cave des Creux - Gravelles, Courchevel 1850
Situated at the top of the Gravelles chairlift and above the Altiport, La Crave des Creux is our new favorite spot for lunch in Courchevel 1850. Run by two brothers who also happen to be ski instructors, Boris and Florian Glise, they have cleverly converted a former Alpine cheese ripening cellar into a wonderful restaurant in a fabulous location. There is a kids menu for under 12s, a good wine list and some delicious meat and fish specialties.
Telephone: +33 479 07 76 14
Le Bel Air - Ariondaz, Courchevel Moriond
Reasonably priced mountain restaurant in 1650 located at the top of the Ariondaz bubble, skiers can get there by blue and green runs. The small menu offers pastas, omelettes, steaks and salads. Great sun terrace. Non-skiers can take the bus to 1650 and then take the bubble lift up the mountain.
Telephone: +33 479 08 00 93
Le Cap Horn - Altiport, Courchevel 1850
Very much one of the places to ‘be seen’ in Courchevel, however the quality of the food and service is not always reflected by the expensive prices. Great atmosphere with live music in the afternoons. There is an added bonus of being able to access this restaurant by road so non-skiers can join the rest of the group.
Telephone: +33 479 08 33 10
Le Chalet de Pierres - Verdons, Courchevel 1850
Very ‘chic’ and quite similar to Cap Horn, however prices are not quite as high, although you should still expect a large dent in the wallet! Stunning sun terrace and beautiful interior. Great for non-skiers too.
Telephone: +33 479 08 18 61
Courcheneige - Bellecote, Courchevel 1850
Telephone: +33 665 92 18 11
Ku De Ta - Courchevel 1850
Ku De Ta is a snack bar on the side of the slope, underneath the Forum center in Courchevel 1850.
Telephone: +33 479 08 20 28
La Soucoupe - Loze, Courchevel 1850
Located at the top of the Chenus piste, La Soucoupe is famous for its food cooked on the open fire. It can get very busy so it’s best to book in advance. It has a great wine list and has been very popular with previous guests. There is also a self-service restaurant on the ground floor.
Telephone: +33 479 08 21 34
Le Panoramic - Saulire, Courchevel 1850
This restaurant offers a lot of choice in the varied menu and the prices are not outrageous. Located at the top of the Saulire mountain you can see Mont Blanc in the distance! There is also a self service restaurant downstairs.
Telephone: +33 479 08 00 88
Le Pilatus - Altiport, Courchevel 1850
Wide-ranging menu with sensibly priced local and popular dishes. Beautiful views and overlooks the Altiport. There is an added bonus of being able to access this restaurant by road.
Telephone: +33 479 08 20 49
Le Rond Point - Meribel
Popular lunchtime venue with varied menu and friendly and efficient service. It is worthwhile pre-booking, especially on good weather days. Great sun trap.