Val d’Isere has a good choice of dining both on and off the slopes, here our guide to some of our favourite places to dine either on your ski chalets staff night off or for a jolly good lunch while on the mountain.
Our recommended On slope restaurants in the Val d’Isere
Edelweiss (Le Fornet)
The lovely wood and stone Edelweiss is located above La Fornet, it’s a great choice for a special lunch, particularly if its sunny day when the terrace is just perfect. We’ve enjoyed some great lunches here, we especially recommend the Lamb and duck dishes.
Lunch time reservations area advisable Please call +33(0)610 287 064 any time after 9.30 am.
Fruitière (Top of La Daille gondola)
Decorated as an old milk dairy the food and service here is exceptional. Try the beef or lamb which our team have enjoyed here. The restaurant has a sunny terrace which when the sun is shining is a very popular venue and early booking is recommended. The same owner as the legendary Folie Douce après ski bar which is next door to the La Fruitière, which becomes very busy on sunny afternoons from about 3:30pm.
To reserve a table for lunch at La Fruitière, please reach Pascale Catelan – +334 79 00 58 31
Trifollet (half way down the OK piste above La Daille)
A great choice for a value lunch. The Plat du jour is always a good choice; bookings are not normally required.
Bar de L’Ouillette (base of Madeleine run of Solaise
Located at the foot of the Madeleine run opposite a lake, that for most of the winter remains frozen. This is several of our team’s favourite restaurant on a sunny day, when we ski together in Val d’Isere its always near the top of our list for a lunch time meet up. Great salads on a sunny day and BBQ food cooked to order. Watch out for the deserts. Expect chill out music and a younger crowd.
Booking suggested for group or over peak times, particularly when the sun is out. Call +33 4 79 41 94 74
Le Signal at the top of the La Fornet cable car
Good value self-service meals with the option for table service, there is also a good snack bar here, often used a warm up stop for clients coming down from the glacier above.
Bookings suggested for the service restaurants during peak times call 04 79 06 03 38
La Tufs at the base in La Daille
Offers a great value buffet lunch for under €25, hard to beat if you are felling very hungry. Also open in the evenings until 21:30 when an Al la carte menu is available.
Bookings for groups essential call 04.79.06.25.01
Our Recommended Restaurants in the village of Val d’Isere
We could have a list of the best restaurants without including Arolay at La Fornet, head chef Altelier d’Edmond has two Michelin stars. Located by the La Fornet cable car station, the restaurant is decorated in the style of a carpenters workshop, now also doing a value lunch menu with €25 which for a restaurant of this standard seems exceptional value, although we are yet to try it!
La Table de l’Ours in the 5* Hotel Barmes de l’Ours hotel
La Table de l’Ours is the second of Val d’Isere to hold one Michelin star, so should be on the list, it’s a grand French cuisine with a price tag to match.
Bookings strongly recommended by calling +33 (0)4 79 41 37 00
The Grand Ourse by the Nursery slopes
A great choice on a sunny day with a great terrace, good food and ambience and a good venue for a group dining out on the chalet staff’s night off that’s popular with locals too.
Booking on a sunny day or for groups booking after 7:00pm is recommended by calling +33 (0) 4 79 06 00 19
Casserole located in the centre of Val d’Isere
Popular with families and as a venue for your chalet staff’s night off. Famous for its mountain specialities dishes such as Racklette and fondue. Casserole is located close to the second rounder-about in the centre as you are heading towards La Daille.
Booking is essential by calling +33 4 79 41 15 71