When you travel to a place like Courchevel, you naturally expect some of the most outstanding cuisine on the face of the Earth.
Courchevel has a proud history for serving up deliciously decadent and shamelessly superior culinary delights crafted by some of the most talented chefs ever to don an apron.
Which is all well and good, but assuming you only have a few days or perhaps a week to sample the very best of Courchevel, where should you focus your attention? Well, contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about paying entirely over the odds to mingle with millionaires above Courchevel (1850) – the finest of fine dining in Courchevel doesn’t have to be extortionately expensive.
So, if you’re the type that prefers that sublime balance of flawless food and vivacious value for money, the following top courchevel restaurants tick all the right boxes.
Courchevel Michelin Star Restaurants
The following restaurants have all been awarded at least one Michelin star for their inventive take on fine dining.
Chabichou Restaurant Courchevel 1850
Undoubtedly, the crown jewel of Courchevel 1850 restaurants for those who value genuinely spectacular gastronomic masterpieces regardless of the costs, le Chabichou restaurant has chalked up two Michelin Stars over the years and is an iconic eatery on the local landscape. Michel Rochedy and Stéphane Buron lead a team of world-class chefs, with tasting menus on offer from €145 and up and Sunday lunch from €70.
They even offer cooking classes where you can learn techniques from the best of the best running twice a week.
A word of warning: The restaurant closes from the end of August until the beginning of December and from mid-April until the beginning of July.
Address: 90 Route des Chenus, Courchevel 1850
Located in the village of Praz, at the base of Courchevel, this spot was once a bakery transformed into an impressive fine dining restaurant.
Michelin Star dining brought away from the realms of the pretentious and right into deliciously accessible and affordable territory. Chef-owner François Mouraux serves up incredible local delicacies and a dizzying array of creative house specials for which he and the place as a whole have earned a well-deserved international reputation. Main dishes starting from €26 is one of the resort’s biggest bargains.
Don’t leave before you’ve tasted dessert, try the lemongrass mousse for a refreshing end to a fabulous meal.
Opening dates: Open from December until teh end of April every day except Monday noon and Wednesday noon.
Address: Centre Station 1300 Le Praz
Cheval Blanc Courchevel Restaurant
Le 1947 hotel restaurant at Cheval Blanc is a minimalist yet intimate dining space in which to enjoy sleek, modern food. Chef Yannick Alléno has brought a playful creativity and sense of adventure to the plates he produces, resulting in a delightfully surprising experience for his diners.
As the only three Michelin star restaurant in Courchevel, this gem is worth a visit. Every season sees a fresh new set of dishes inspired by local produce fused with innovative techniques and processes.
The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday. With space for just 25 diners each night, reservations are essential.
Address: Rue du Jardin Alpin
Pierre Gagnaire at Les Airelles Courchevel
Set within the elaborate, fairytale palace of Les Airelles, one of the most luxurious hotels in the area, this upscale spot can be found at the edge of Courchevel 1850 ski slopes.
This two Michelin star establishment is decorated with wood panelling, sumptuous fabrics and designer tablewear. The menu, put together by chef Pierre Gagnaire reads as a luxurious foray into traditional ingredients.
The latest creation by the chef is PieroTT, an Italian inspired restaurant at the hotel crafted in collaboration with Riccardo Valore. Highlights from the menu include scallop ceviche and seabream with passion fruit.
Open from 7:00pm to 10pm.
Address: Rue du Jardin Alpin
Best Restaurants in Courchevel With a Traditional Feel
Sometimes, all you want after a long day on the slopes is to relax in front of a wood fire over a hearty meal. Courchevel isn’t all glitz and glamour, there are plenty of traditional spots with excellent food to try.
Bel Air Restaurant Courchevel
First up, some may debate whether or not Bel Air actually qualifies as fine dining in the traditional sense, quite simply because the place is so incredibly comfortable, cosy, unpretentious and affordable. Nevertheless, if you judge a place by the quality of the food on offer, its outstanding customer service team and the way repeat visitors are treated like family, you cannot go wrong with Bel Air.
Reached on foot or by ski, Bel Air can be found at the Courchevel 1650 ski resort next to the cable car station.
Just €27 will get you one of the daily specials which are quite simply to-die-for.
Open during summer and winter, this is a popular place so we recommend booking ahead.
Address: Top of the Arondiaz Gondola, 73120
Bouc Blanc Courchevel Mountain Restaurant
Located in La Tania, between Courchevel and Meribel, this mountain eatery is a short, 10 minute drive from the centre of Courchevel and is a fantastic spot for lunch with a view.
In terms of quality food and almost unbelievable value for money, Bouc Blanc is one of the highlights of the mountain. The place itself is gorgeous, the service team is a credit to Courchevel, the wine list is impressive yet affordable and the melt-in-the-mouth lamb shank is very reasonably priced…enough said.
Bouc Blanc is open through Winter and Summer.
Address: Top of La Tania Gondola, 73120
La Table de Mon Grand-Père
This traditional restaurant can be found near the lake in Le Praz. Named after the grandfather of Norbert Gacon who founded Les Peupliers in 1938, this restaurant offers ski in/ski out during the winter as well as indoor dining.
Chef Nadine Vercellino heads up the kitchen team with variations on classic Savoyaard dishes. Enjoy lunch on the sun terrace or sample some fresh produce from the comforting evening menu. Specialities include prawn and scallop risotto and beef tartare, all very reasonably priced for the exceptionally high quality.
The restaurant closes in April and opens again in July.
Address: Hôtel Les Peupliers, Le Praz, 73120
La Saulire Courchevel
La Saulire takes traditional faire to a whole new level. Famed for its selection of black truffle dishes, this restaurant offers delights such as truffle risotto, caviar and pigeon. Chef Benoît Redondo is responsible for the great food, which is served alongside a prestigious wine list. Cheese fondue is also on the menu, and don’t miss the wide selection of delectable desserts. Mains start from €45.
The long-standing owner, Jacques Trauchessec is a well known figure around Courchevel, known for his warm welcome and flamboyance.
The restaurant is open from December to April and reservations are recommended.
Address: Place du Rocher, Centre station, 73120, Courchevel 1850
Petit Savoyard Courchevel 1650
Petit Savoyard is a family-friendly spot offering wood oven fired pizzas alongside the usual Savoyard faire. Generous portions and a warm smile will make you feel right at home at this cosy stop-off.
Located in Courchevel 1650, this restaurant has been running for twenty years, headed up by Pascal and his friendly team. The juicy steaks are particularly popular, as are the sweet treats!
Open Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 23:45 during the winter season.
Address: Rue du Marquis
La Fromagerie Courchevel
The epitome of a traditional mountain hideaway, this Courchevel favourite is the perfect setting to enjoy some fine French cheeses. With a roaring open fire and melted cheese on the table, what could be more perfect after day out on the slopes?
Try the Matouille, a satisfying concoction of cheese, potatoes and white wine or, for an element of drama, the Potence Flambée, beef flambéed in whisky at your table.
Find La Fromagerie at the entrance to Courchevel 1850, open during the Summer and Winter seasons.
Address: La Porte de Courchevel, Rue des Tovets
Best Restaurants for an Upscale Night Out
Courchevel is famed for its world-class nightlife. The following selection of restaurants have been chosen for their vibrant atmosphere, late-night music and fun.
Verdons Restaurant Courchevel
Nestled smack bang in the middle of the Courchevel ski area, close to two lifts, Verdons is a convenient spot to meet up with friends after a morning of skiing.
Buzzing with activity every afternoon when the weather is at its best, the terrace at Verdons really is a place to see and to be seen. Famed for serving up a rather delightfully extravagant take on the spring rolls you may already know and love (€17.50), Verdons is the perfect example of a place that brings together a relaxed and vibrant après-ski social scene with genuinely superior dining.
Opening times: 11.00 – 16.00 throughout the Winter season.
Address: Junction of Verdons & Saulire
The ‘younger’ version of Le Chabichou, this second restaurant and bar offers bistro dining at more affordable prices.
Aside from serving excellent Savoyard dishes and home-made desserts, Chabotte also offers live music at the bar for those wanting a little extra with their meal. Once the afternoon teas have been cleared away, the dancing commences.
With cabaret nights on the agenda, this restaurant found within the Chabichou hotel is a good choice if you fancy an after-dinner sing-along.
Open all year round.
Address: 90 Route des Chenus, Courchevel 1850
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