Bar and Restaurant Guide
Dicks Tea Bar
Located in the centre of town, does this place really need an introduction? Open from 4pm to 5am with great (read: sexy) staff, an amazing lighting and sound system as well as a cosy ambiance during apres. Drinks promotions every night from 11pm – 12pm. Book ahead for VIP tables.
One of the smartest nightclubs in town complete with a flashing dance floor. Free shuttle bus 11pm - 5 am: see following page for details. Free wi-fi and an all-night burger bar make it a great place to hang out before the crowds show up (about 10:30pm-1am) or a great spot for a late night snack.
25 seasons old and still going strong with the chalet girl’s favourite drink, the 1080, live music every après and evening there is plenty on offer at the Moris. The Home of Val’s Best Gourmet Burgers, homemade & huge. The Brave take on the legendary doubledecker Moris Burger. Also offering up veggie choices as well as massive portions of wings & nachos. Come hungry...
Located on the slopes and in town at the same time, this place is a good meeting spot during the day and party spot at night. Après ski is wedged in the middle with live music and even a ski attendant. Keep an eye out for their epic theme parties!
Doudoune Club opened 2008 and has since then brought some of the biggest nights to Val d’Isère. World class residents Phil Garner & Phillippe Coste will together with weekly guest DJs give you a clubbing experience you won’t forget! Located under Cocorico - Apres Ski. Open daily from midnight - 05.00. Free pick up
Better known for its delivery and take out service, it also offers an eat-in service with a relaxed atmosphere, super friendly service and wine bar. It is located next to the Galerie des Cimes in the centre of town.
The Fall Line
Newly renovated after being bought by 3 of Val d’Isere’s most legendary barmen, you won’t recognize the old Bar la Foret. A great cocktail list, reasonable prices, an abundance of chalet girls, plus Handsome Giles and Charming Timmy behind the bar, what’s not to like?
Located near the post office and run by the fanatic Kiwi Phil. It’s the best pool venue in town. There’s also a top level sound system so Phil and his antipodean friends will be throwing some loud parties. Great for big groups. Check the listings for live music.
Located next to the hotel Omelune, opposite the ESF office. Serving up all your classic drinks to a mixture of jazz and funk. Atmospheric and friendly with free nibbles and specials at aprés (3pm-6pm). They also have a pool table as well as table football and show main sporting events especially boxing due to owner Matt’s armchair obsession.
Cocorico is a new Après Ski concept in Val d’Isère opening its unique terrace for the season 14/15. Open every day 2pm - 8pm. Live Music, DJs & Entertainment daily. Ski in, Walk In, Bus In!
Le Petit Danois
Offering good all round service and live music at apres. Will create your hangover at night with the highly intoxicating Red Erik and scandie fun but cure it the next day with a full English breakfast. Open for food all day from 10am to 10pm serving traditional breakfasts, the Danois also serves pies, great wraps, salads, curries burgers, and steaks. Located in the centre above the bus stop roundabout.
A sleek basement bar situated right in the center of town it’s got a modern New York feel, great DJs and has some of the best cocktails in town. It’s sister restaurant is just above it on the corner and features a great selection of burgers to eat in or take away.
La Folie Douce
Located on the mountain on the OK/Orange, this ‘daytime nightclub’ creates one hell of a party up there with live DJ’s and singers mixed together. The mountain restaurant offers a full range menu in a luxury environment. Eat inside or out and soak up the party atmosphere up there.
Located in the centre of town, this is a cosmopolitan bar with live music from five. Hourly beer prices from 4pm going up 10 cents an hour until 10pm and free gastronomic finger food.
Always our favourite pit-stop on the way home from a long night out P’tit Creux is open all day serving tasty cooked-to-order takeaway pizzas and kebabs. The fact that we’ve spotted a famous 3 Michelin star chef walking away with one of their kebabs speaks volumes.
Right in the centre of town this is a great place to eat in a vibrant atmosphere. It’s always busy so book ahead. It’s fondue is pretty much the stuff of legend, and the bar downstairs has a great happy hour and chilled house music.
Based on the slopes at Tignes Le Lac you can ski to their south facing terrace for fast and fun asian cuisine. They steam fry their dishes to ensure the fresh ingredients remain healthy and tasty. Look out for some super-tasty new menu items this year.
Situated in L’Alexandra (next to the post office), this restaurant offers a great alternative menu, including Wraps, Curry, Thai, in a fresh relaxed atmosphere. Eat in and take away, it’s open for lunch midday till 2pm weekdays and open for dinner 6:30pm till 11pm 7 days.
In the middle of town Bar Jacques is a great, cosy, family run restaurant with a menu focusing on food from south-western France and the Savoie. Fantastic Foie Gras and the best Cassoulet you’ve ever tasted.
Dans Le Jardin Des Alpes
Val’s newest restaurant in the end of the Gallerie des Cimes features a unique concept with a deocor that brings the countryside indoors (think massive trees and a starry sky), an upmarket sandwich shop (featuring the cheap and HUGE Hunger Breaker) and a chef who puts his own touch on mountain classics - not one to miss!
Located above the Spar supermarket. If you enjoy good cocktails and being surrounded by attractive Scandinavians this is the place to be. This place has always been better known as a bar. But, if you can bear to walk all the way past it, you’ll find Victor’s ‘Dining Club’ offering a host of International cuisine.
Arbre de Vie
‘The Tree of Life’, one of Val’s newest restaurants located in the Galerie des Cimes opposite the Bus Station. Manu, Caro, and the rest of their ‘Fab’ team welcome you with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Open every evening, as well as at midday on the weekend, their chef uses fresh quality products to bring you Alpine specialities with a touch of world flavours.
Located steps off the snowfront, Bananas is back in full-swing! A great little Tex-Mex influenced restaurant by day serving up Fajitas, Tacos, Steaks, Salads, Burgers and more. Now featuring Fish & Chip Fridays, Sunday Roasts, and affordable 3 course menus for seasonnaires on the weekends! At night it turns into a great little basement bar with an amazing ambiance famous for bringing in chalet girls by the truckload.
This hotel/restaurant is a piece of Val d’Isere’s history, first opening in 1958. Now operated by a young, ambitious team for the second year running, its reputation is maintained by the quality of its Savoyard specialities and the fresh, local products used, but you can also enjoy a large variety of main dishes, including the Chef Tom’s famous hamburger! Located after the UCPA bus stop towards the Fornet. Reservations are strongly advised.
Located kitty-corner to the bus station underneath the famous Tocade Burger, you’re in for a nice surprise if you’re popping in to Next for the first time. A cosy decor, pinball, pool, games on the tables, and one of Val d’Isere’s most passionate barmen make it an ideal place for a Belgian beer or great cocktail with ingredients made in-house. They’ve also got a nice little menu on offer as well as live music/DJ nights a couple times a week.
Located at the foot of the slopes in the centre of Tignes Le Lac, Loop is a perennial favourite for tourists and seasonnaires alike. Great DJ’s & live music at night. When the sun shines, there is no better place than the terrace overlooking the lake and peaks to kick back with a gourmet burger and refreshing beer.
RiZE Coffee Bar
Located at the front of the Portillo (opposite the Spar petrol station). Serving freshly ground barista-style coffees, smoothies, yummy paninis, homemade cakes and soup. A selection of great beers and wines also available! Open daily, 8:30-19:00. Chilled, comfy and cosy!
Eat in or takeaway, these are some of the best burgers in town, located right in the middle of the high street! In addition to burgers they serve up great hot dogs, chili, and more. Open all day long their outdoor terrace gets loads of sunshine during the spring.
Just past the second roundabout in the centre of town. Well known for its huge selection of cider, live music during apres and in the evening, plus the raffle every Thursday where you can win yourself a pair of Salomon skis/board. There’s Beer Pong on the go all the time plus fee cheesy nachos and 12€ jugs of beer and cider at apres. All live sports shown, hand ball, footie, rugby, F1, cricket, superbowl....... you name it.
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