A ski holiday in La Plagne offers a chance to sample some of the Alps’ best cuisine, from traditional family favourites to experimental new dishes.
La Plagne has developed a range of unique new foodie opportunities to try. Don’t miss the Aperitif Escape Game, where delicious local aperitifs are brought directly to your home – but you have to crack the codes to unlock the cooler and get to them!
Explore most impressive eateries in La Plagne:
Le Chalet de Plan Bois, a high altitude restaurant that opened on the slopes in the Montchavin-Les Coches sector 30 years ago, is changing direction to offer local cuisine in an intimate setting. Local owner, Isabelle Gentil, came up with this new concept for the restaurant created by her parents.
Lunch will become a limited edition experience: the seating capacity has been divided by six, from 140 down to 23, in order to offer an address where the focus is on quality with a personal welcome, “just like at home”.
After changing out of ski boots into sumptuous French-made slippers (is there any better feeling?!), guests are seated in one of the four dining rooms for individual groups, each with themed decorations. Once seated, you will be served traditional cuisine made with the best local products, a truly delicious Alpine experience.
Isabelle wants to create an “authentic” and rare restaurant experience, where guests are given every attention. She has certainly succeeded! After the restrictions of the COVID crisis, it seemed like the perfect moment to start this project that she has been wanting to implement for a long time.
The menu with starter, main course and dessert is just 45€ drinks not included.
For those that like their ski holidays to feature lots and lots of cheese (quite frankly, that’s most of us!) Le Forperet cannot be missed. The owner, Roland, seriously knows his stuff when it comes to fromage, using his own cheese in his famous Fondue Savoyarde and guarding his secret tartiflette recipe with great secrecy!
There’s even a mini-farm next to the restaurant sure to delight younger skiers and animal-lovers. All this, coupled with a fantastic view across the valley (both day and night), makes Le Forperet one of our favourite spots in La Plagne.
At the popular Table du Cocoon restaurant in Plagne 1800, guests can experience Scandinavian hospitality and dine in an outdoor Finnish kota hut. These cosy private dining huts place diners around the grill with the chef, with the beautiful, locally sourced cuts of meat certainly the star of the show here.
OK, OK, we know you’re saying you came to the Alps to get away from British food, but hear us out! Union provides a unique culinary experience that’s impossible not to adore after a day’s skiing. Hearty, local ingredients and a menu curated with passion, expertise and ingenuity make this a great choice for an unforgettable mountain meal. Nestled in the heart of Plagne Montalbert, Union opened in 2017 when Phil Howard, a multi-award winning chef, and his friend, Martin Cuchet, joined forces to create a haven for ravenous skiers and food connoisseurs. Using local, high-quality produce, Phil creates delicious well-known dishes and inspiring culinary delights. The six-course tasting menu costs from €75 pp.
If you find yourself craving the hearty carbs of pizza and pasta after a day on the slopes, you’ll absolutely adore the offerings at Chalet de la Roche. With an Italian chef and dishes that certainly don’t lack quality or quantity, the food here is sure to satisfy hungry skiers, who can enjoy it on the large outdoor terrace. Don’t miss the epic desserts, which are definitely worthy of an honourable mention.
A hidden gem of La Plagne, you might mistake Les 3 Glaciers for a ski shop at first glance. You wouldn’t be wrong though, as this quirky small-scale restaurant is in fact both, as well as being a deli and a bar! Multi-tasking done right!