Despite having a reputation to the contrary, eating out in Courchevel needn’t break the bank. Whilst you will find some of the top luxury restaurants in the Alps here, with fine dining options ranging from oyster bars to gourmet Savoyarde specialties, you’ll also find quality sandwich bars and pizza restaurants where you can fill up on good food for around €15.
Resort restaurants in Courchevel
Courchevel is awash with Michelin stars, and you can eat extremely well here if money is no object. Courchevel 1850 has six Michelin-starred restaurants alone, and it’s nigh-on impossible to find a cheap bite at this altitude. If you’re looking for a more reasonably priced evening meal, then head lower down the valley. We like L’Eterlou in 1550 for well priced pizza and pasta, or Le Seizena in 1650 for its interesting and affordable menu.
Mountain restaurants in Courchevel
Mountain restaurants in Courchevel are a mixed bag, with many complacent places offering unimaginative and overpriced food, while others make a real effort. They almost all have stunning views, so even if we don’t recommend them for food, they can still be good places for a morning coffee or a cheeky vin chaud while you gaze out across the mountains. If you have a Three Valleys ski pass then you can easily stop for lunch in one of the adjacent ski areas too, such as Meribel, Les Menuires or Val Thorens. Some of our favourite places for lunch in Courchevel include Le Bel Air for its combination of decent food and amazing views, the extravagant Cap Horn or Les Chenus for good value self-service.
Apres-ski in Courchevel
The on-mountain apres-ski scene in Courchevel is not the liveliest, with most skiers choosing to head back to home-base. However, in the villages themselves there will be something to suit every budget and taste, ranging from upmarket nightclubs and piano bars in 1850, to noisy live-music venues that keep jumping until 4am. There is an undeniable British feel to many of the bars, but in each village there are cosy little places with plenty of authentic French charm, to remind you of where you are.