The Three Valleys is, in our opinion, the best ski area in the world. And while we’re rather proud of the endless ski terrain there’s something else that we think makes the Three Valleys such an amazing holiday destination. Something to keep you fuelled for that all important hill time: Food, glorious food!
So whether you like yours on the go, indulgent and cheesy, or prefer something a little more delicate with a Michelin star, there really is something for every palate and budget. You just need to know where to go. Here are some of our favourite haunts.
Val Thorens – Mountain Restaurants & Lunch Spots
Wok Ski, Val Thorens
Perfect for those on a budget or for people looking for something a little lighter and healthier, Wok Ski offers Asian-fusion cuisine for you to devour on one of the deck chairs scattered around. For about 8.50€ you can design your own noodle pot by choosing your noodle type, meat (or veggies) and sauce. With fresh coriander and chillies for you to add at will. As well as wraps and soups. Wok Ski is located at the Chalet du Thorens by the bottom of the Maraine chair.
Favela, Val Thorens
You wouldn’t imagine that you’d find a Latin American themed bistro and après bar in the middle of VT! Favela offers a change from the standard burger, pasta and fondue fare and adds some serious spice, perfect for those freezing days often found in France’s highest town! The “Mixed Taco Platter” is the most popular dish and well worth the €18 price tag.
Chez Pépé Nicolas, Val Thorens
Friendly staff, a gorgeous terrace with stunning views and quirky décor make this place stand out. As well of course as serving great local food, done well. Accessed via Les Bruyeres piste from Les Menuires or La Pluiviometre from Val Thorens.
La Ferme de Reberty, Les Menuires
Located in Reberty 2000, La Ferme has a welcoming interior opening out onto a large slopeside terrace. It has an extensive menu, and although one of the top-rated places in Les Menuires it offers a great-value set menu for around 30€ for 3 courses.
L’Oxalys, Val Thorens
This two Michelin starred restaurant is ideal for a cosy lunch setting on a snowy day or for alfresco dining with a stunning view. Less showy than the much-discussed three star la Bouitte, it serves fabulous food at an affordable price given the quality. Still family-fun it also offers great and friendly service.
Chalet de La Marine, Val Thorens
Nautical-themed restaurant situated in the lofty heights of Val Thorens at 2500m. A beautiful terrace, wonderful food from a large menu and friendly staff make this a popular choice. Located on the Dalles piste bookings are advised, and only taken on the day.