Where to Eat & Drink in Val d'Isere
A guide to the best bars & restaurants in Val d'Isere
Val d'Isere has a vast number of eateries to choose from, including two Michelin-star restaurants. However, it is the après-ski that the resort is renowned for with the famous Folie Douce kicking off the action on the slopes. After dinner, there is plenty of late-night action to discover. To help you narrow down the options take a look at our guide to the best bars and restaurants in Val d'Isere.
Best Mountain Restaurants in Val d'Isere
Bar de L'Ouillette
Located in the Solaise area at the bottom of the Madeleine piste, Bar de l'Ouillette is the place to be on a sunny day. Relax in the sunshine on the terrace whilst enjoying a croque monsieur or tucking into the barbecue. Make sure you save room for one of their sumptuous cakes or tarts for dessert.
La Peau de Vache
Halfway down La Face in the Bellevard sector, La Peau de Vache is a welcoming eaterie with captivating views of the valley. This popular restaurant has a mouth-watering menu of hearty dishes including charcuterie, truffle omelette, Aberdeen Angus steak and homemade lasagne.
Located at the top of La Daille bubble, La Fruitière is part of the Folie Douce self-service restaurant and apres-ski venue. The name, Fruitière, a Savoyard word for dairy, has inspired the restaurant's decor and menu which features local and regional produce including homemade duck foie gras, crispy pork belly and beef bourguignon. There’s also a variety of vegetarian options and sharing plates available. Every day from 1 pm, you can enjoy a cabaret performance featuring performers, dancers, musicians and DJs on the terrace.
Best Restaurants in Val d'Isere Centre
Popular with the locals, La Baraque is open for lunch and dinner with live music every evening from 7pm to 11pm. The menu offers a combination of French and fusion cuisine as well as a range of daily specials including fish of the day.
Le Lodge Bar & Restaurant
Serving Savoyard classics and succulent steaks, Le Lodge Bar & Restaurant is a favourite with locals. With a separate bar and outdoor terrace, the bar is also popular for apres-ski.
If you’re looking for a break from melted cheese, La Mourra offers a Japanese-inspired menu in a relaxed atmosphere. Tantalise your tastebuds with a selection of traditional sushis and sashimis, wagyu beef and warm yuzu souffle.
Michelin Star Restaurants in Val d'Isere
With plates so beautiful you can hardly bear to touch them, L’Atelier Edmond is the ultimate treat in Val d’Isere. This two-Michelin star restaurant has an authentic chalet interior with traditional tools and oil lamps which acts as a contrast to chef Benoît Vidal's inventive cuisine.
La Table de L'Ours
The only other Michelin-star restaurant in Val d’Isere, La Table de L’Ours is located at the five-star Les Barmes de L’Ours Hotel on Montee de Bellevarde. Open for lunch and dinner, this delightful restaurant offers three set menus featuring regional specialities and an à la carte menu featuring turbot, lobster, veal and suckling lamb.
Best Après-Ski in Val d'Isere
This renowned après-ski hotspot offers the very best entertainment on the slopes. Located at the top of the La Daille gondola, get ready for a serious party as DJs and live bands rock the terrace from mid-afternoon until the lifts close.
Situated at the bottom of the home run from Solaise, Cocorico’s outdoor terrace, bar and huge sound system make for a lively post-ski party. Live music and DJs play throughout the afternoon and into the evening when you can continue the night at Doudoune nightclub downstairs.
La Rosèe Blanche
For something a little more sedate, La Rosèe Blanche in La Daille is the perfect spot for a warming vin chaud on the terrace.
Le Petit Danois
Hangover curing establishment by day and hangover-inducing venue by night, Le Petit Danois is open from 9.30 am to 2 am. With two happy hours, a free shot with every drink from 5pm to 7pm and live music and a DJ every night, you can be sure of a lively time.
The Fall Line
Increasingly popular, The Fall Line is open during the day for coffee and cakes before turning into a buzzing après and late-night spot for pre-dinner cocktails and dancing.
Great for an après-ski beer and snack, Bananas is a long-standing restaurant and bar near the bottom of La Face. With a daily happy hour and “freestyle” drinks from the barman, it’s no wonder Bananas is popular with locals and visitors alike.
Best Nightlife in Val d'Isere
Dick's Tea Bar
Established in 1979, Dick’s Tea Bar is something of an institution in Val d’Isere. Open every night during the winter from 11pm and has a range of VIP and table areas. Nights kick off with house music and a range of classics accompanied by live sax and electric violin players. After midnight, the large nightclub section opens up with a variety of resident and guest DJs performing throughout the season.
Open from 11 pm every night, Doudone, located underneath Cocorico, is a super spacious venue with a fantastic sound system. Famous DJs have performed here over the years whilst serious party goers will appreciate the fact that the doors don’t shut until 5am in the morning.
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