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There is a wide choice of good restaurants in Val Thorens. You can find the local Savoyarde specialities - fondue, raclette and pierrade - but there are many other options too. They include French cuisine, steak, and pizza. Johns have a Scandinavian and an American restaurant. The quality of Val Thorens restaurants is excellent.
Find the restaurants on our Val Thorens restaurants map.
There are a number of restaurants in the rue de Gébroulaz/Galerie Péclet area of Val Thorens, towards the top of resort. The restaurants are listed starting at the top of the hill, and working down through the Péclet shopping centre, then further down the road.
John's Scandinavian is a friendly place, owned and staffed by Swedes and Danes. There's a cosy atmosphere, and the food is excellent. They have a varied menu, but specialize in fish and seafood. There is also steak. It's not only a restaurant, there's a small and convivial bar too.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 01 43
Next door to John's, Les Clarines is a French restaurant that offers a reasonably priced set menu, as well as dishes à la carte, including the Savoyarde specialities (fondue, raclette, tartiflette). A friendly welcome and good service.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 03 53
As you might guess, beef steak features prominently on the menu at the Steak Club (€30-40). It's nicely decorated inside, with modern touches in a traditional wooden Alpine setting.
Tel: 00 33 479 01 31 19
Favela is a Latin American kitchen and a lively bar. It's been here a long time in one guise or another - it was Val Thorens' first restaurant, le Gloulou, and more recently it was called El Gringos, then Pandora, then most recently le Panda.
Tel: 00 33 967 86 82 91
In the Galerie Péclet, Les Saint-Pères is a nice, unpretentious, French-run restaurant, which is popular with locals and season workers, and serves reliably good food. They do French cuisine, pizzas, and Savoyarde specialities. It has a sunny terrace outside.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 02 92
Open since 2012, in which time it has become a firm favourite in Val Thorens, the Cafe Peclet is a restaurant which is open lunchtime and evenings, with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Read more about the Café Peclet.
Just down from place Péclet, Le Portillo 's restaurant is called La Pause de Pierrette. It won the status of Maître Restaurateur from the Guide Michelin in 2015. There's a nice terrace with a great view hidden around the back of le Portillo
Tel: 00 33 479 00 00 88
The sister (or brother) restaurant to John's Scandinavian, John's American is located next to estate agents Val Thorens Immobilier, and is a Danish-owned Tex-Mex. They serve home-made burgers, spare ribs, steaks, fajitas, nachos, and more. Also open for lunch.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 05 15
A cosy Savoyarde specialities restaurant, La Fondue belongs to the Hotel Val Thorens, and is therefore well-run and professional. Opposite the church.
Arguably the best restaurant in Val Thorens, the Face West Café is in an excellent location, in the centre of resort; the décor is stylish and recently updated; and the food is consistently excellent. Read more about the Face West Café.
The other big restaurant in the place de Caron, la Maison (formerly le Galoubet), has a large terrace too. It was renovated outside and in over summer 2013, and now looks very smart, with amazing fluffy chandeliers. In 2015, they became maîtres restaurateurs. The menu has fondue from €23.50 per person, entrecote at €27, as well as different types of pasta and pizza. Read our article about la Maison following the renovation.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 00 48
Opened in 2011/12, in the former premises of the Chantaco bar, le Tivoli is a reasonably-priced and popular pizza restaurant.
Tel: 00 33 479 23 42 06
Open lunchtime and evening, and run by ski instructor Eric and his wife Marie, La Chaumiere has some good value specials. The plat du jour is €12.50, and menu skieur (main course and dessert of the day) €17. Savoyarde specialities and beef feature on the menu.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 01 13
A Val Thorens favourite, which should be on your lists of restaurants to try during a stay in Val Thores, the Blanchot serves French and Savoyarde cuisine.
It has an intimate atmosphere, part wine bar, part restaurant. The Blanchot is distinctive, and provides reliably good food, wine, and service.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 05 91
Right down at the end of the rue piétonne de Caron, au Mazot (formerly au Village) specialises in recipes from the local area, in an Alpine setting.
It's a little bit out of the way. Prices are modest.
Tel: 00 33 479 08 63 95
On two levels, the Paillote has a nice ambience, and reasonable prices. A varied menu includes pizzas (€11-13). Service is generally very good, although it can slip when they are very busy.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 01 02
As it opens onto the shopping centre, it lacks a little atmosphere, but over the years it has served reliably good pizzas. It also has a crêpe/waffle concession at the front, and free wifi.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 09 63
Also open to the shopping centre, the unromantically-named Pizz'burger attracts clients with cheap prices, free wifi, and big screen TVs that show music videos and sporting events. This could be the right place to eat throughout the winter, but perhaps not the place to take your partner on 14th February.
Tel: 00 33 479 01 04 21
The restaurant at the Oxalys complex is Il Gusto, new in winter 2017-18. Previously, the Michelin-starred chef Jean Sulpice made the Oxalys the most prestigious establishment in Val Thorens. Sulpice has taken over the Père Bise restaurant in Talloires as his new venture.
There are a number of restaurants in the lower part of resort, which are convenient for the residences there (Temples du Soleil, Montana, Cheval Blanc, Silveralp, Chamois d'Or).
A bar, brasserie, and pizzeria, the Chamois d'Or is by the piste and on the rue du Soleil. It has a sunny terrace, and a large rustic-style restaurant inside. It serves Savoyarde specialities, steak, duck, and more.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 08 79
Le Rendez-Vous has a large terrace for lunch, and a smart and modern restaurant for dinner. Risotto, pasta, steak, Savoyarde specialities, burgers, and pizzas are all available. This restaurant has a very warm, welcoming feel to it.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 10 40
Part of a big group (Restoleil), La Petite Ferme is a nice pizza restaurant, which is convenient for the self-catering accommodation in the rue du Soleil.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 05 12
Next door to La Petite Ferme, and part of the same group, La Joyeuse Fondue specializes in fondue, pierrade, and raclette.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 03 88
Le Vieux Chalet has a touch of class in its décor and food. It's owned and run by Belleville valley locals (Hudry is the most common surname here).
Tel: 00 33 479 00 07 93
Tel: 00 33 479 00 21 30
The restaurant in the Residence Cheval Blanc, Le Chaudron Magique has a relaxed atmosphere, and good, unpretentious food.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 03 74
La Grange is a big restaurant in the Residence Temples du Soleil, that serves people on half-board there (but is also open to anyone else). It is often very busy.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 05 19
The Auberge has a small bar and pool table by the entrance. The large restaurant serves Savoyarde and Italian food. It caters for clients in the Balcons apartments on half-board, and for anyone else. The food is reliably good, and the service friendly and efficient. The downstairs section can be hot when the restaurant is busy.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 91 91
Also in the Balcons de Val Thorens complex, La Cabane is more expensive than l'Auberge, and seeks to create high class, innovative meals.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 83 84
Part of the Chalets du Soleil résidence, it offers Savoyarde specialities.
Tel: 00 33 479 08 07 29
We hope you enjoy great food and service in the Val Thorens restaurants of your choice, and wish you bon appétit.
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