About choosing a restaurant in Courchevel
There are a wide range of restaurants in Courchevel to suit all tastes and budgets. Read our guide on all the best places to eat and where to find your favourite style of cuisine. A lunch in the mountains or an evening dinner out in Courchevel can be a real dining experience.
There are plenty of restaurants dotted around the mountains of Courchevel that you can ski in and out to.
‘La Soucoupe’ has been going for a over 50 years and is located at the top of the Plantery chairlift. They serve traditional Savoyard cuisine along with the finest meats cooked on an open grill, such as veal kidneys, steaks and beef ribs. There is a large balcony with deckchairs for those sunny days and they also have a large fireplace so it is very cosy on cold days.
If you are skiing down the Verdons slope then it is likely that you will come across ‘Le Chalet de Pierres’. They have a varied menu serving both traditional cuisine and local specialties. They have a covered and heated terrace so you can still dine outside if the weather’s not great. Finally they have a desserts buffet and stunning views of Saulire.
‘Le Chabotté’ is the second restaurant of ‘Le Chabichou.’ Whilst the latter is at the Michelin end of the scale ‘Le Chabotté’ offers a bistro setting and their menu of the day is priced at a more reasonable 27 euros. You can access the restaurant either via the Boulevard du Chabichou slope or via the hotel itself in the heart of Courchevel.
If you are looking for something a little more authentic mountain French then head up to ‘La Cave des Creux’ which is located at an altitude of 2,112m next to Courchevel Altiport. A traditional alpine farm building that has been subsequently taken over by some former ski instructors.’ La Cave des Creux’ offers a brasserie menu with regional specialties using local products. Their main selling points are; their homemade dessert buffet, panoramic views of both the 3 Valleys and Mont Blanc along with having a terrace with outdoor fire. They have a very good of selection vegetarian options too.
On the Bellecôte piste you can find the Hotel Courcheneige. Known by the locals as one of the cheapest places to eat and drink, it has been completely refurbished and modernised for winter 2017. It has still kept it’s prices reasonable. On ‘Le Rendez-Vous’ terrace you can enjoy a wood-fired pizza from ‘La Pizzeria’ or something from their ‘Brasserie and Grill’ menu. A great place for mid-ski refuelling and catching some rays on the terrace.
One night during your ski break you really should experience a traditional Savoyard cheese evening.
Take your weary ski legs to ‘La Fromagerie’ in Courchevel where they have fondue, raclette, matouille, camembert, tartiflette, tartichèvre or bourguignon fondue. All served up in a typical mountain style restaurant, just note that they open for dinner only.
At a more reasonable price you can find some good typical Savoyard cuisine at ‘L'Anerie’ where they have a relaxing and cosy restaurant with a menu from 25 euros. If you are not exactly sure where they are located you need to use the same entrance as ‘L'Aventure’ and you will find ‘L'Anerie’ located on the first floor.
Also providing authentic Savoyard cuisine is ‘Le Saint Nicolas’ in a lovely mountain restaurant setting. They are open every evening and you might want to sample the specialty of a truffle fondue. The dishes range between 25-90 euros. This restaurant is located inside Hotel Le Lana in Courchevel
‘Le Petit Savoyard’ is a traditional restaurant in Courchevel Moriond and is recommended in the French ‘Guide du Routard’ for their Savoyard specialties. They also serve wood-fired pizzas.
‘L’Arc en Ciel’ is a popular restaurant in Courchevel Moriond that is good value for money. It has alpine French decor gives this place an authentic feel. Along with Savoyard specialities, the restaurant is also well known for their pizzas which are priced between 10-16 euros. There is a large outdoor seating area for sunny days.
A good local restaurant that you can ski to is ‘La Casserole’ located at the bottom of Signal chairlift in Courchevel Moriond. This is mainly a lunchtime restaurant and you can enjoy the sun on the large terrace. Otherwise you can head inside to warm chilly fingers and toes next to the roaring fire. They also offer a unique service on special evenings where you can take advantage of the piste basher shuttle service to access the restaurant.
If you are looking for local specialties in Courchevel Village then try ‘La Caveau’ in centre. Try their specials of stone braised beef, beef fondue or prime beef fillet skewers. A cosy restaurant with a great menu and even larger wine menu. Opposite La Chaboute.
Mountain Restaurants (with pedestrian access)
Quite often in a ski group there are non-skiers who still like to meet friends and family for lunch on the mountain. In Courchevel there are plenty of options to choose from.
If you like a mountain restaurant with a view, then ‘Le Panoramic’ can provide. It is located at the top of the Saulire lift so can be accessed by skiers and pedestrians. They have a great view over Courchevel looking towards Mont Blanc in the distance, a definite wow factor. The indoor restaurant is pretty up-market serving traditional cuisine. If you just want drinks and snacks, then stick to their large terrace outside where you can still enjoy the view.
A bit lower down at the bottom of the Saulire lift is ‘Les Verdons’ offering a brasserie menu along with take-away options such as burgers, paninis and hot dogs and they have a great terrace too. Just take the Verdons gondola from Courchevel centre station.
Another restaurant with good access for pedestrians is ‘Les Chenus’ grill at the top of the Chenus gondola. They have a large sunny terrace and great views. The menu is a mix of Italian, Savoie, burgers, meats and fish. Main dishes range from 10-30 euros.
If you enjoy your wine as much as your food, then the wine list at ‘La Saulire’ is apparently more of a bible of vino. The food created by chef Benoit Redondo will also not disappoint with the house specialty of black truffle which you will find in many creations on the menu. The à la carte menu ranges from 45-95 euros. This can be accessed by Verdons then the Saulire gondola.
‘Le Bel Air’ at the top of Ariondaz gondola above Courchevel Moriond offers traditional cuisine and can be accessed by skis or on foot. They have a large south facing terrace which is popular so it is advisable to book.
‘L'Oeil de Boeuf’ is located at the bottom of Tovets ski run in Courchevel Village, a small mountain chalet with sunny terrace serving meats and fishes which are the grilled in front of you in the fire place.
The ‘Bouc Blanc’ restaurant can be accessed from the La Tania gondola and it’s perfectly located at the bottom of the Bouc Blanc piste. It serves big, hearty lunches such as omelettes and burgers at reasonable prices. There is also a snack bar which is ideal for refuelling yourself for the afternoon. They have a large terrace with a beautiful view and deck chairs dotting the snow.
‘L'œil de Bœuf’ in Courchevel Village is definitely the place to go for meat lovers. All meat is cooked on an open fire in the restaurant along with the onions and potatoes cooking in the coals. Meat lovers must go for the Côte de Bœuf. We challenge you to eat it all!
Breakfast & Brunch
La Saucisse Savoyarde’ in La Tania is the shop come deli next to ‘Le Farçon’ restaurant. It's the place to go for hot bacon sandwiches, fresh bread and great coffee to take away too. You can also buy local cheese and wines, English bacon, sausages and tea plus a full pizza takeaway menu.
‘Pub Le Ski Lodge’ also in La Tania offers a full English breakfast on Saturdays between 10am-12 pm.
A great breakfast pit stop is ‘La Boulotte’ in Courchevel Moriond. The owner, Katie, offers an all-day breakfast and bacon butties. ‘La Boulotte’ is perfect for a quick, easy and good value lunch stop too. Closed on Sundays.
Over at ‘L'Arbé’ in Courchevel, they open bright and early from 8.30am and serve a continental breakfast menu. They provide a non-stop service until 11.00pm. You can enjoy traditional Savoyard food as well as their "dish of the day".
Cafes & Bakeries
If you are just looking for a quick snack, then check out ‘La Normandise’ who are located near the Grangettes gondola lift in Courchevel Village. They have a fantastic pancake menu and if you are feeling chilly sample their vin chaud which they rate highly.
There is a bakery located in La Tania that sells all types of bread and croissants, also has a range of cakes, snacks and delicacies. It is open all day during the main part of the Winter season which is great if you’re dropping by the village.
Inside Le Forum shopping centre in Courchevel is the Pain d’Antan bakery and café. They own the bakeries in La Tania, Le Praz, Village and Moriond too. It is the oldest bakery in Courchevel run by family Gandy. What stands out in Le Forum is the huge range of beautiful looking patisseries and great coffee.
‘Le 9.9’ at Hotel Tournier has a children’s menu with five options to choose from ranging from 8-9 euros.
There is a great public play area next to ‘Pub Le Ski Lodge’ in La Tania. You can keep watch from the sunny terrace whilst your children play. They also have a menu for kids, with options such as chicken nuggets, bolognaise or ham with chips or pasta. All priced 7.90 euros.
On the ground floor of Le Forum shopping centre is ‘Le 3000 Game Centre’ restaurant. This is located right next to the ten-pin bowling alley and amusement arcade which is great for children. This reasonably priced restaurant sells typical ski nourishment such as omelettes, burgers and pizzas. There is also a children’s menu for 12.50 euros which includes a main meal, a dessert and drink.
Quite often in a ski group there are non-skiers who still like to meet friends/family for lunch on the mountain and it’s not always possible in some resorts. In Courchevel however there are quite a few options to choose from.
If you like a mountain restaurant with a view then ‘Le Panoramic’ can provide. It is located at the top of the Saulire lift so can be accessed by skiers and pedestrians. They have a great view over Courchevel looking towards Mont Blanc in the distance, a definite wow factor. The indoor restaurant is pretty up-market serving traditional cuisine otherwise don’t worry they have a large terrace outside serving drinks and snacks where you can still enjoy the view.
A bit lower down at the bottom of the ‘Saulire’ lift is ‘Les Verdons’ offering a brasserie menu along with take-away options such as burgers, paninis and hot dogs and they have a great terrace too. Just take the ‘Vedrons’ lift up from Courchevel centre and it’s right there.
Another one for pededstrians is ‘Les Chenus’ at the top of the ‘Chenus’ gondola. They have a large sunny terrace and great views. The menu is traditional with main dishes up to 28 euros
If you enjoy your wine as much as your food then the wine list at ‘La Saulire’ is apparently more of a bible of vnio. The food created by chef Benoit Redondo will also not disappoint with the house specialty of black truffle which you will find in many creations on the menu. The a la Carte menu ranges from 45-95 euros.
Le Bel Air at Courchevel Moriond offers traditional cuisine and can be accessed by skis or on foot. They have a large south facing terrace which is popular so it is adviseable to book.
‘L'Oeil de Boeuf’ is located at the bottom of Tovets ski run in Courchevel Village, a small mountain chalet with sunny terrace serving meats and fishes which are the grilled in front of you in the fire place!
Italian & Pizza Restaurants
Smack bang in the centre of Courchevel in Hôtel de la Croisette is ‘Ristorante Mamma Mia’. It’s as Italian as it sounds! As well as serving great coffee, they have a typical Italian menu with antipasti, sharing platters, pasta, seafood and meat dishes. Pasta dishes start from 16 euros up to 46 euros and meat dishes from 20 euros to 36 euros.
‘Cucina Angelina’ in Courchevel Moriond offers an unusual mix of Italian influenced alpine food with inspirations from the local Savoyard cuisine. The evening menu is typical to one that you would have in Italy with antipasti, a primi pasta course and secondi meat course. Lunch is similar but they also offer pizzas too. Chef Angela focuses on simple food executed well.
If you have a fussy group and need a vast menu, then ‘La Table de Marie’ also in Courchevel Moriond can satisfy all tastes. They offer traditional dishes, pizzas, fondue, pasta and crepes along with sandwiches, paninis and burgers which you can eat in or take away.
If you are looking for a delicious slice of Italy on your French ski break then try ‘La Cortona’ located right in the centre of Courchevel Village. Having been making pizzas in Courchevel for 25 years, they certainly know their stuff! Their pizzas are cooked on a wood fire and they open both at lunch time and in the evening. Prices of pizza range from 12-30 euros. Italian pasta dishes and Savoyard specialities are also served here.
‘La Casa Italia’ is serves up Italian specialties in Courchevel Village. They specialise in more of a tapas and antipasti style menu which you can enjoy on their sunny terrace. They open for lunch and dinner and you can also pop in for breakfast at the weekend. Prices are very reasonable here with house sandwiches and hot specials costing 6 euros.
The ‘Koori’ restaurant is certainly not shy and retiring with an impressive entrance and even more impressive wine cellar. They offer inventive Japanese cuisine which is quite refreshing as a change from the Savoyard fayre. At the ‘Koori’ they like to shout about their ‘Koori carpaccio’; black cod in miso sauce and sushi along with a great selection of sakes.
‘Le Tigrr’ in Courchevel specialises in the best Thai and Asian cuisine. It’s menu boasts sushi, sashimi, fresh spring rolls, dim sum and curries and many more. This trendy restaurant promises spicy evenings with a gourmet adventure.
Another fantastic Asian restaurant is ‘Le Grand Café’ in Courchevel serving up aromatic Thai cuisine and a variety of sushi. The décor is traditional luxury Asian circa 1930s. Chef speciality dishes include Wagyu beef fillet, pork with caramel and coconut and Peking duck.
If you are looking for creative sushi then head to ‘Le Tremplin’ gastronomic restaurant next to Jardin Alpin gondola in Courchevel. This busy location serves up a variety cuisines but focuses on it’s unique sushi. Specials include blue lobster and caviar.
If fine dining is part of your ski holiday, then you are spoilt for choice. There is a varied selection of Michelin starred restaurants in Courchevel.
‘Pierre Gagnaire Pour Les Airelles’ is a 2* Michelin restaurant with Pierre Gagnaire himself behind the culinary creations with a menu ranging from 110 euros to 395 euros. It is a truly unique experience with unexpected marriages of flavours.
Another 2* Michelin restaurant is ‘Le 1947’ apparently named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most prestigious and sought-after vintage. They have a fantastic slope side location and the menu is French traditional dishes with Michelin star creativity.
Kilamanjaro Hotel at the bottom of Pralong piste has been renamed to K2 Altitude along with an exceptional renovation of the hotel rooms and restaurant. The previously named Michelin starred restaurant ‘Les Table de Kilimandjaro’ has been changed to ‘Le Montgomerie’ after the first man to ascend K2 mountain in 1856. Dishes are priced between 85 and 200 euros. ‘Le Montgomerie’ is only open for evening reservations serving chef Gatien Demczyna’s finest culinary creations. You can enjoy a spot of lunch from their bistro restaurant on their beautiful south facing terrace overlooking the finest Courchevel views.
‘Le Chabichou’ is also a 2* Michelin restaurant where you can choose between their sunny terrace or elegant dining room. There is also the option to reserve the ‘host-table’ near the kitchen so that you can see where the Michelin magic takes place. The restaurant is accessible to skiers and non-skiers alike and the chefs, Michel Rochedy (Master Chef of France) and Stéphane Buron (Best French Professional, MOF, 2004) create inventive dishes made with fresh, natural and seasonal products. They have several different menus to choose from:
Menu découverte le midi: 60€
Menu découverte le soir: 95€
Menu passionnément: 135€
Menu Amoureusement: 220€
There is a small 1* Michelin restaurant in Le Praz called ‘Azimut’. A surprisingly cosy, unpretentious and contemporary restaurant with an impressive menu and wine list. It is situated next to the butchers in the village centre.
There is also a 1* Michelin restaurant located in La Tania centre called ‘Le Farçon’. Head chef Julien Marchet has appeared as a TV judge on the French Master Chef. He creates a ‘his and her’ menu so diners can experience different style courses.
Lunch menu: 42€
Four course evening menu: 65€
Nine course evening menu: 110€
Modern European & International Restaurants
Selling themselves as ‘trendy’ with a modern interior La Sivolière Hotel has a fantastic lunch restaurant called ‘Le Dou du Midi’. It offers a variety of soup, tartine and dessert combo menus starting from 29 euros. There is a very good vegetarian option and the children’s menu is 16 euros for under 12s. The ingredients are locally sourced and freshly cooked. Ski in to be seen in the place to be seen. Their evening restaurant is called ‘Le 1850’ and it offers gourmet, creative cuisine. It has been awarded one plate and three fork by the Michelin guide.
If it is gourmet international cooking that you are seeking then chef Thierry Mathiault at ‘Carlina’ offers a contemporary menu at 85 euros. They have a beautiful dining room facing the Bellecôte slope.
If good value is at the heart of any food decision, then try the ‘Le 9.9’ in Hotel Tournier. They offer a lunch dish of the day for 9.99 euros which is excellent value for Courchevel. They also have a starter, main and dessert set lunch menu for 15.99 euros and an à la carte menu in their traditional brasserie with quirky interior.
Pubs & Gastropubs
‘La Taiga’ in La Tania is a popular bar and restaurant. The cocktail bar is downstairs and is ideal for pre-dinner drinks before heading upstairs to enjoy their menu of Savoyard cuisine, French classics and seafood dishes. With regular live music later on in the evening, ‘La Taiga’ is a one-stop-shop for a night out.
‘Pub le Ski Lodge’ (the sister restaurant to ‘La Taiga’) is extremely popular with locals and holiday makers alike. They have a huge outdoor terrace which catches the afternoon sun. The menu is typical pub grub served up in hearty portions which are very good value. The snack menu is also very good if you’re just wanting a quick bite to eat. They have live music alternate nights to ‘La Taiga’ and good apres ski sessions.
Formerly known as ‘L’Escourchevel’, it is now ‘L’Elephant du Praz’. This is one of the most popular eateries in Le Praz. It offers typical pub food alongside live music in the evenings.
The on-piste restaurant near the Altiport called ‘Le Cap Horn’ has a nautical theme and serves seafood and pasta, but at a price, together with champagne at up to €5000 a bottle!
The ‘Snow Food’ takeaway hatch in La Tania serves up good value hot sandwiches, pizzas and French fries with a few tables available on their terrace.
Just inside the main entrance to Le Forum shopping centre in Courchevel is ‘Chez le Goulis’. This fab little spot sells hot and cold filled baguettes from only 5 euros. A special being ham and melted raclette cheese. They sell fresh orange juice and hot beverages to takeaway too. Also available inside is local cheese and charcuterie meats to buy.
Open for both lunch and dinner ‘Alti’Crêpes’ at Courchevel Moriond serves pancakes and snacks in their cosy restaurant.
If you are just looking for a quick snack in Courchevel Village then check out ‘Creperie La Normandise’ who are located near the Grangettes gondola lift. They have a fantastic pancake menu and if you are feeling chilly sample their vin chaud which they rate pretty highly.
‘La Luge’ has a great interior and they have a good menu offering burgers and salads. At night, the bar also offers beers from all over the world, shooters, cocktails and they have some great events too.
The restaurants around Courchevel are finally catching up with vegetarianism and most will include at least one meat-free option on the menu. If in doubt, just remember to ask for ‘sans viandes!’
‘La Taiga’ in La Tania offers a few vegetarian options, as well as cheese-laden dishes such as fondue and raclette. Raclette usually comes served with cured meats, however ‘La Taiga’ offers roast veggies for vegetarians. They also have a baked aubergine and feta dish.
At ‘Pub Le Ski Lodge’ in La Tania, they have a vegan burger on the menu. For vegetarians, they also have goats cheese burger and a goats cheese salad.
‘La Boulotte’ in Courchevel Moriond gets the thumbs-up for their falafel wrap and chips. The casual ambience and live music makes this a popular spot for apres-ski munchies.
Next door to ‘La Boulotte’ is ‘Le Bubble Bar’ which has vegetarian paninis and vegetarian chilli and nachos. This could be made vegan without the cheese topping.
There are a couple of Asian vegetarian and vegan options available at ‘Le Grand Café’ in Courchevel. The selection includes Papaya salad, wakame salad and vegetable tempura.
‘Le 9.9’ in Courchevel has a veggie burger on its menu as does ‘Le Chrome Bar’ in La Tania. For 12 euros you can have a burger, chips and a drink.
Most restaurants serving pizza will offer a margarita and a vegetarian option. You could ask to remove the fromage for a vegan version.