Val Thorens restaurants
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, Thai curry, 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.
(See our separate mountain restaurants page).
Val Thorens restaurants: rue de Gébroulaz/ Galerie Péclet
There are a number of restaurants in this area of Val Thorens. The restaurants are listed starting at the top of the hill, and working down through the Péclet shopping centre, towards the place de Caron.
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. Expect to pay around €30 for a main course. 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 a 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.
00 33 479 01 31 19
Le Pandora is mainly a lively bar, but it does also serve food. (It's been here a long time - it was Val Thorens' first restaurant, le Gloulou, and more recently it was called El Gringos).
Tel: 00 33 669 04 59 35
In the Galerie Péclet, Les Saint-Peres 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
Also in the Galerie Péclet, they offer Thai curry, and Malaysian and Indonesian specialities, as well as fondue.
Tel: 00 33 479 06 48 83
New in 2012, the Cafe Peclet is a restaurant which is open lunchtime and evenings, with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Read more about the Cafe Peclet...
Just down from place Péclet, Le Portillo has 3 restaurants - La Pause (informal, and also a bar), La Grange de Pierrette (a semi-gastronomic (!) restaurant), and Le Dérochu (Savoyarde and Breton specialities).
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 Immo 3 Vallées, 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
Val Thorens restaurants: place de Caron, and rue piétonne de Caron
A cosy Savoyarde specialities restaurant, La Fondue belongs to the Hotel Val Thorens, and is therefore well-run and professional. Opposite the church.
Face West Café
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, the Galoubet has a large terrace too. Traditional wood and stone inside help create an authentic Alpine setting. There is a plat du jour at lunchtime (€15). In the evening, the choice is extensive, with pizza (€11-16), meat, pasta, salad, and Savoyarde specialities all on offer. Set menus offer reasonable value. A bowl of chips is €5.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 00 48
Small but welcoming, the Délice café specializes in pancakes - savoury galettes and sweet crepes. They serve some of the best hot chocolate in Val Thorens.
Tel: 00 33 479 01 15 68
New for winter 2011/12, in the former premises of the Chantaco bar, it is a reasonably-priced pizza restaurant. Let us know what you think of this new Val Thorens restaurant - email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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.
The Blanchot should be high on your list of restaurants to visit during a stay in Val Thorens.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 05 91
Right down at the end of the rue piétonne de Caron, au Village specializes in French country cooking.
It's a little bit out of the way. Prices are modest.
Tel: 00 33 479 08 63 95
Val Thorens restaurants: Galerie Caron
On two levels, the Paillote has a nice ambience, and reasonable prices. A varied menu includes pizzas (€11-13).
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 crepe/waffle concession at the front, and free wifi.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 09 63
Also open to the shopping centre, and with an unromantic name, Pizzburger attracts clients with cheap prices, free wifi, and big screen TVs that show music videos and sporting events.
Tel: 00 33 479 01 04 21
Val Thorens restaurants: Arolles sector (entrance to the resort)
The Oxalys restaurant attracts diners from throughout the Three Valleys at lunchtime, and offers a refined dining experience in the evening. Read more about the Oxalys restaurant...
Val Thorens restaurants: rue du Soleil
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).
Le Chamois d' Or
A bar, brasserie, and pizzeria, the Chamois d' Or is by the piste and 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.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 10 40
La Petite Ferme
Part of a big group (Restoleil), La Petite Ferme is a nice enough pizza restaurant.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 05 12
La Joyeuse Fondue
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
Les Flocons is relatively new. Savoyarde specialities and more, and a range of organic wines.
Tel: 00 33 479 06 40 13
Le Vieux Chalet
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
Le Chaudron Magique
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
Val Thorens restaurants: the Balcons area
L' Auberge des Balcons
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. It's often busy, the food is reliably good, and the service friendly and efficient.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 91 91
Also in the Balcons de Val Thorens complex, La Cabane is more expensive, and seeks to create high class, innovative meals.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 83 84
La Ferme de Rosalie
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.