Each of Les Arcs’ villages has the usual options such as pizzerias and traditional Savoyarde venues. The restaurants in the resort are mostly uninspiring, but there are a few really good places worth seeking out. On the mountain, selection and quality have steadily improved over the years and there is now a wide selection.
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on the mountain
Le Bulle Cafe
With its huge terrace, often with live music, and its distinctive transparent igloo, Le Bulle is located just below the Arcabulle chairlift above Arc 2000. snacks also have great seafood plates.
To contact: 00 33 4 79 09 96 50; facebook.com/bullecafelesarcs
Les Chalets de l’Arc
Just above Arc 2000, Les Chalets de l’Arc is very popular, with its atmospheric, high ceilings, tree-lined interior and large outdoor terrace. Beret-wearing waiters add to the atmosphere and include extensive menu specialties: homemade bread topped with delicacies such as ham, cheese, mushrooms and sour cream.
To contact: 00 33 4 79 04 15 40; maisonfalcoz.com/les-chalets-de-l-arc
La Folie Douce
At the top of the Villards gondola above Arc 1800, post-ski franchise La Folie Douce has taken over the smart modern building that is the Lodge and now houses three different restaurants run by Franck Mischler, a two-Michelin-starred chef. La Petite Cuisine is a contemporary self-service restaurant that prides itself on moderately priced and fine dining. The menu includes delicacies such as carbonara, roast chicken, soup, and quiche. It is possible to watch the famous Folie cabaret show on the deck below from its terrace.
To contact: lafoliedouce.com
Belliou la Fumee
Near the base of the Pré Saint Esprit chairlift below the Arc 1950, the beautifully restored stone-built Belliou la Fumée is a charming rustic with a large open fireplace and sizable terrace. Oeufs serves traditional French dishes such as cocotte au foie gras, tartare de boeuf, magret de canard, and delicious blueberry or apple tarts.
To contact: bellioulafumee.fr
at the resort
A gorgeous traditional eggplant under Peisey-Nancroix and accessible off-piste from the La Plagne ski area, L’Ancolie is a family-run restaurant serving excellent traditional French cuisine and an affordable set menu at lunchtime. Great homemade casseroles (you can make your own as much as you want) and delicious raspberry gratin specialties.
To contact: 00 33 4 79 07 93 20
Located in Arc 1800, Le Madly has a small simple interior and a terrace. It then sells pancakes and waffles and from 11am to 3pm is a good and inexpensive lunch stop for a “plat du jour” or salads, burgers, fries, croquettes and sandwiches.
To contact: lemadly.com
Le Savoy in Arc 2000 has a typical French brasserie feel, with separate bar and restaurant areas open until midnight. An extensive menu includes mouthwatering steaks, escalope and lamb shank, and traditional Savoyard dishes such as fondue and tartiflette. Good wine list too.
To contact: 00 33 479 07 73 00; maisonfalcoz.com/le-savoy/
Feathers and Tapes
The chef at Plumes et Cassolettes is highly praised for his daily changing menu, which includes classic French dishes such as beef stew, beef cheek bourguignon, and curry lamb. The simply decorated food is beautifully presented and there is a great selection of French wines. In Arc 1600 it’s worth the trip if you’re staying in one of the other villages.
To contact: 00 33 479 22 86 45; facebook.com/plumesetcassolettes
La Table de Lys
Offering fine dining in a small and cozy setting, the specialties at La Table de Lys in Arc 1950 include foie gras with ginger, pineapple and mango pickles; spicy king prawns served in their shells with squid ink risotto and parmesan; and beef fillet with Sichuan pepper sauce. The chocolate sphere with raspberry and blueberry mousse is also delicious. Savoyard meals and burgers are also available.
To contact: latabledeslys.fr