Eating in the Courchevel valley can be a bit of a minefield, not knowing if your burger is going to set you back €10 or €100. We have been lucky enough to have experienced the broad range of Courchevel restaurants that are on offer and thought a quick guide might help to avoid any costly mistakes.
Eating on the mountain is always going to add a premium to your lunch but good value can still be found. The Bouc Blanc restaurant just below the top of the Plantrey chairlift is representative of this and offers slick service, good value and stunning views that are often accompanied by some live music.
The Cave des Creux opened last year and is also reasonably good value. There is an interesting mix of traditional Savoyard platters mixed in with your more familiar steak, fish or pasta dishes. The Cafe Gourmand is top notch, bite sized slices of a selection of desserts from the menu placed around an espresso, a great way to finish your lunch.
Le Bel Air at the top of the Ariondaz bubble in 1650 is a firm favourite with most regular visitors to the area, the views are stunning, the Maitre’d exceptionally friendly and the food is perfect for a good lunch time feed on a cold day.
If you are happy to descend into the village down one of the many fantastic pistes this is where you’ll find some real gems. Le Chabotte is in the centre of Courchevel 1850 and is the feeder restaurant to the Chabichou, a highly acclaimed 2 starred Michelin Restaurant (just the other side of the piste). It offers a 3 course “Menu du jour” for just €23 and the food is sensational as is the decor that surrounds you and the waiting staff who operate under the supervision of the restaurants owner who greets you as you arrive. It’s a firm favourite and you might even find the Sweet ski school team grabbing a quick coffee there before work. Attached to the Bistro is the bakery and this is best and cheapest place to grab a Baguette in 1850, make sure you’ve got bag with you though, the sandwiches are huge.
If you are feeling in need of something a little more British then La Boulotte in Courchevel 1650 is a great bet. Katie offers an all day breakfast, bacon butty, traditionally English “Soup de Jour” or you can try the legendary Chicken Tikka wrap. La Boulotte is perfect for a quick, easy and good value lunch stop.
L’Oeil de Beouf in 1550 is well known for its cosy interior and warm welcome, meat is cooked on the open fire and served with oven fired jacket potatoes and salad. Simple but really good.
Last but certainly not least is the Hotel Courchneige Snack Bar, filled baguettes are just €3.70 or €10 for a baguette, chips and soft drink. Bargain, what’s the catch I hear you ask? Only the queue, it’s smack bang on the side of the Bellecote piste and very popular with ski instructors and holiday makers alike.
There is definitely something for everyone as far as eating goes and hopefully we can point you in the right direction during your time in resort.