About choosing a restaurant in La Plagne
There's a wide range of restaurants in La Plagne to suit all tastes, and budgets. Read our guide on all the best places to eat in La Plagne and where to find your favourite style of cuisine.
At lunchtimes, most restaurants will offer a well-priced 'Plat du Jour' (dish of the day), normally consisting of locally-sourced meat, potatoes and a salad or seasonal vegetables.
The family-run restaurant, Le Loup Blanc, serves traditional Savoyard cuisine in Plagne 1800. Expect soft lighting, Savoyard-heart shaped decorations and creative art designs made from French wine bottle corks on the ceilings. Despite its ample seating area upstairs of 110 seats, it maintains a genuine cosy feel and makes for a great evening out for both large groups and romantic couples. Just off-piste near the 1800 chair lift in Plagne 1800, Le Loup Blanc also attracts many visitors during the day looking to refuel at lunchtime with a lovely wooden decking area outside to take in the views and soak up the sunshine while you dine alfresco.
Le Panoramic and L'Arlequin in the village of Aime 2000 both serve traditional French Savoyard cuisine. What sets these two restaurants apart from the rest? The owners! George and his wife Monique are the most charming, authentic and friendly French couple you will ever meet with their welcoming smiles, outstanding service and fascinating thought-provoking chats. They have excellent working relationships with local food suppliers in the area, which you can tell and taste by the high quality selection of fresh meats, cheese and wine they serve. Boasting views of Mont Blanc, go to Panoramic if you fancy a relaxed chilled out dining experience or choose L’Arliquin if you want to splash out for a special occasion. It is easy to understand why guests travel far and wide to return to George and Marianne’s lovely restaurants where you instantly feel very looked after and at home.
For some refined French dining, try the restaurant in Hotel Carlina in Belle Plagne. It serves elegant dishes, and there is a terrace overlooking the pistes if you'd like to lunch here. Le Matafan is also in Belle Plagne and serves refined Savoie cuisine in a classy chalet-style dining room.
Nestled at the bottom of the piste at Montchavin, Restaurant Les Cavagnes is a wonderful find for a spot of lunch. Natalie and Michel have been running the restaurant for over eight years and they are very kind and welcoming. Alongside sandwiches, crepes and a dish of the day, this restaurant is truly unique as it is the only place in La Plagne you can sit back, relax and enjoy a decadent glass of champagne for only 5 euros. Their soup dish is also a must as the steamy soup is served in an edible bowl made entirely of delicious bread.
Italian & Pizza Restaurants
If you’re hungry at the end of on an action-packed day on the piste, La Cantine is the best place in Plagne 1800 for pizza! Delicious thin-crust pizzas are baked on site in the restaurant’s stone-baked oven where you can choose from a wide selection of pizza classics or why not dare to try something new such as their chicken curry or Savoyard-inspired pizzas! Conveniently located in the village Plagne 1800 near Spar and Intersport, the atmospheric quirky building is steeped in history; it was originally the mining workers’ canteen and has been tastefully renovated to maintain its French charm. Take-away is an option however if dining in, this restaurant sells out fast every week so book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Although La Plagne itself does not have any Michelin starred restaurants, there are two restaurants in nearby Bourg-Saint-Maurice that are recommended by the guide.
Le Montagnole is described in the Guide Michelin as creating simple, traditional cuisine served with care by the owners who also present their art works on the walls of the restaurant. Inexpensive and easy to access on Avenue du Stade in the centre of Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
L'Arssiban has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand for their great value cuisine prepared by a chef who is "uncompromising and passionate about using fresh ingredients". Traditional Savoyard cuisine is complemented by the charming wood and stone decor.
Modern European & International Restaurants
Steel topped counters, high swivel stools and inky images of Manhattan, Le Pizzburg burger bar feels more like somewhere you’re lucky enough to discover in New York than in Plagne Centre. The only give-away that you’re in France is the mesmerising freestyle skiing playing on the flat screen TV in the corner. Situated opposite the lift pass office, it is a stone’s throw away from many of the commercial centre’s bars. You quickly understand why seasonnaires quickly fill up their loyalty cards for this burger bar. Pizzburg is amazing value for money with incredibly generous portions of mouth-watering high quality food with excellent service. Need to feel more human after the après ski hangover from hell? This is the place that will miraculously bring you back to life!
Although La Plagne has no dedicated vegetarian or vegan restaurants you'll find that most Savoyard restaurants have plenty of non-meat options on the menu along the lines of fondue, raclette and other cheesy dishes.
Vegans might find it a little harder but there are plenty of pasta restaurants and the French are renowned for their creativity with a salad!
We visit a selection of restaurants in La Plagne each year. You can read about our first-hand experience in our Restaurant Reviews.