They may not have made into into Michelin’s good books, but they are not far off. There are many restaurants in Val Thorens that offer excellent fine dining and we’ve rounded up the best here for you.
We’ve also written a delicious little article on the Michelin rated establishments in Val Thorens. Following that, we’ve gone to town on the fabulous assortment of mid-range dining options in Val Thorens too.
What Are the Best Restaurants for Fine Dining in Val Thorens?
- Hotel Le Sherpa
- Les Enfants Terribles
- La Brasserie du Val Thorens
- Beef and Lobster
Hotel Le Sherpa
If you’re staying at the Le Sherpa restaurant you can look forward to very, very good food.
Three times a week the restaurant breaks away from their usual menu and those nights are not ones to miss. There is a Savoie specialities evening and a fireside grill dinner, but our personal favourite is the Raclette and Sherpa fondue night. The food is simply superb.
The hotel itself is a little smaller and, thus, everything, including the restaurant, feels more cosy and personal. Expect a warm welcome from the staff and lovely atmosphere. Call in to find out more about the speciality evenings and to reserve your table (+33 4 79 00 00 70).
Les Enfants Terribles
A seafood haven with fantastic wine, Les Enfants Terribles promises an evening of an elegant gourmet dinner in a chic restaurant. This self-described ‘chic bistro’ offers a lobster roll and a variety of steak all of which are proving popular.
Situated in Hotel Altapura, this restaurant offers classic French cuisine with a Savoie twist of flavour. Hotel Altapura also boasts an Oyster Bar and restaurant 2Mille3.
The Oyster Bar is making a name for itself. Traditional plates include five Spéciale de Bretagne n°3 Oysters and five Gillardeau n°3 Oysters. There are also organic prawns sourced from Madagascar and sea snails. The Royal Plate menu offers all of the best for two people to share, or simply choose your favourite dish from the standard Oyster Bar menu and tuck in.
2Mille3 offers a slightly more mid-range-menu, although the flavours are equally delicious. We’ve reviewed it along with our other mid-range and traditional restaurant Val Thorens picks.
Excellent reviews all-round for the Oyster Bar and Les Enfants Terribles. Book online or call +33 4 80 36 80 36.
La Brasserie du Val Thorens
This restaurant is positioned so that guests can enjoy panoramic views of the valley. La Brasserie du Val Thorens will blow your mind. From the croque-monsieurs through to the crème brûlée, each dish is exquisite and delicious. The restaurant offers seating on the terrace to soak up the sun, or inside the dining room.
La Brasserie du Val Thorens prides itself of excellent service and fabulous dishes, no matter what time of the day. Whether it’s a late brunch or early breakfast you’re after, or a late dinner following an early aperitif, La Brasserie is a fine option. You can expect hearty cuisine, creatively produced and presented. The vegetarian menu offers a delightful variety of dishes.
Prepare to discover ingredients fresh from the local market and enjoy them in a beautiful restaurant boasting a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Call to book (+33 4 79 00 04 33) or reserve your table online.
Note that Le Val Thorens Hotel runs an additional restaurant; La Fondue, which we’ve reviewed here. In a nutshell – go. The food is fabulous.
Beef and Lobster
Another brilliant traditional option is the Beef and Lobster. Le Hameau du Kashmir’s restaurant presents a menu of excellent steaks and seafood. The wine list is extensive and delectable too. You won’t find as many traditional dishes compared to some other restaurants. However, many of the dishes incorporate traditional ingredients, giving a nod towards the Savoie style.
Plates are large and delicious. The lobster makes an appearance as an entrée in the form of a delicious lobster and avocado salad. As a main choose either European Blue or Northern American Red Lobster. For steaks, lose yourself in the Uruguayan sirloin, Argentinian rib-eye, or New York steak. We’ve got our eyes on the Baltic T-Bone. Matured for five weeks on beech wood, this method promises succulent texture with a depthy aroma of hazelnut, and is served for two. Delicious.
Request a reservation online or call to book (+ 33 (0) 4.79.09.50.21).
More Fine Dining Options Close to Val Thorens
If you’re looking for more places to enjoy gourmet menus in a refined atmosphere, there are plenty of easy-to-reach restaurants just beyond the border of Val Thorens that we can suggest.
Le Cèpe, Méribel
Le Cèpe in Méribel is one step away from a Michelin star. Previously recognised as Bib Gourmand restaurant, the food is sourced locally and the fish is especially good.
Call +33 4 79 22 46 08 to reserve your table.
L’Ours Blanc Restaurant, Les Menuires
A beautiful restaurant situated at 2,000m, L’Ours Blanc Restaurant prepares homemade dishes that are authentically created with regionally sourced ingredients.
Chef Steve Casali runs the brilliant team behind two great menus; the lunch time skier’s fair, and a variety of dinner menus offering dishes of gastronomic delight.
Call +33 4 79 00 61 66 to reserve your table.
Le K, Les Menuires
Restaurant of Hotel Kaya, Le K has a fabulous decor and cracking atmosphere; natural wood, natural light, and cosy spaces. Choose from gourmet cuisine and Savoyard traditional flavours, then pair your dishes with Rhone Valley wines.
Call +33 4 79 41 42 00 to reserve your table or book online via La Fourchette.
Mid-Range and Michelin Restaurants in Val Thorens
We’ve also eaten our way through many other mid-range and fine dining options, exploring traditional ad international menus. Discover the best mid-range restaurants in Val Thorens, or explore the Michelin recognised establishments.
So Many Options, So Much Good Food
So, those are the fine dining restaurants in Val Thorens covered. When are you planning on visiting the French Alps next? We’ve already launched our bookings for part of the 2019/2020 season, so you could find yourself sat in one of these fantastic places by Christmas! Discover how WeSki can help you plan and book your next ski trip.