About choosing a restaurant in Les Arcs
There's a wide range of restaurants in Les Arcs to suit all tastes, and budgets. Read our guide on all the best places to eat in Les Arcs 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.
Breakfast & Brunch
There are few places in Les Arcs that do a decent breakfast, so don’t waste your time trying to find a place that rustles up a full-English, it’s a much better idea to try and immerse yourself in the French culture with a visit to a café or go and buy some fresh croissants and pain au chocolat.
In Peisey/Vallandry, the Mont Blanc does a pretty good breakfast bap. In Les Arcs 1800 there are numerous little cafés on the ‘front de neige’ in Villards village. One of our favourites is Miam Corner (meaning yummy corner), you can sit inside or out with food and drinks to eat-in or takeaway. There are two different places in 1950 that you’ll find a decent breakfast. There is the quaint and quirky Wood Bear Café and the elegant Le 1950 Brasserie.
Cafes & Bakeries
In Les Arcs, 1800, Mamie Crèpe is a thriving family business and quite rightly. Their crèpes are delish, both sweet and savoury.
Most of the restaurants in the villages of Les Arcs are child friendly, and will have children's menus. Some restaurants are open all day and into the evening so you can have early dinner if that suits your family. Try Le Savoy (Arc 2000), L'Iceberg (Arc 1800) or Bar King Mad (Arc 1800).
L’Ancolie in Peisey Nancroix is an excellent restaurant, if a little difficult to get to without a car. The food is fabulous and the welcome and service are brilliant too. Everything is homemade and you are made to feel like one of the family every time you eat there. La Vanoise restaurant is found in the Vanoise hotel in Plan Peisey. They offer a good selection of wine and a very good choice of food too. Their menu Gourmande is definitely hard to beat in terms of quality and value.
In Les Arcs 1600, L’Arquebuse has the most fabulous panoramic view of the Mont Blanc. They serve traditional Savoyarde food made with fresh and locally sourced produce. Le Chalet de l’Arcelle is a gourmet restaurant on the front de neige that has a wonderful menu and the cosy atmosphere that you’ll experience inside this former shepherd’s hut is a wonderful accompaniment to your meal.
Le Sanglier Qui Fume is a wonderful, recent addition to Les Arcs 1600. It’s a large chalet-style restaurant with a fabulous terrace and brilliant views. The food is rustic French cuisine and the serve snacks too. It’s accessible by ski and foot.
La Bergerie de Raphael, in Les Arcs 1800, is a rustic restaurant with a sumptuous menu and excellent silver service. Le Petit Zinc and Une Parentése are exceptionally good restaurants. Une Parentése is a new addition to the 1800 restaurants and is already proving to be a strong competitor with its bistro style and simple menu. Le Petit Zinc is the most expensive of the two and is situated in the Hotel de Golf. The food is of an excellent standard - even has the option of something Savoyarde as well, just in case you hadn’t had enough cheese and potatoes - and in the summer the terrace is a little slice of heaven.
In Les Arcs 1950, Le 1950 Brasserie and La Table des Lys both have wonderful gourmet menus and elegant atmospheres that are very much becoming the norm in 1950. Le Mazot is an excellent Savoyarde restaurant, with a great location slap bang in the middle of 1950.
Finally, in Les Arcs 2000, Le Savoy is a fabulous restaurant with a warm atmosphere and an excellent wine list where you will feel perfectly at home sipping on a glass of wine or chowing down on some spectacular grub.
Italian & Pizza Restaurants
The Mont Blanc has a vast all-day pizza menu with a special seasonnaire’s pizza deal at 15:00 where all pizzas are half-price for seasonnaires. In Les Arcs 1800, you can find excellent pizzas for takeaway and delivery at Bar King Mad or BKM. There is a good Italian restaurants in Arc 1950, Chalet de Luigi, which is also a bar and situated on right on the piste. In Les Arcs 200, there is Pizza Lolita, a takeaway pizza place that also has some snacks for those of you that want something quick to trough.
Although Les Arcs itself does not have any Michelin starred restaurants, there are two restaurants in nearby Bourg-Saint-Maurice that are Michelin-recommended.
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
Head to Les Arcs 1800 if you want a change from the usual French dishes. Kilucru Sushi Bar is found in the Quiksilver shop in Villards village; their sushi is fresh and delicious but quite pricey. The other Asiatic addition is Nouidle, a combination of Thai, Vietnamese and Lao. Their food is delicious and won’t break the bank, situated competitively opposite the Quiksilver shop in Villards. Also at the top of the Villards gondola is Le Lodge, part of the Mille8 complex. It offers contemporary dining with fantastic mountain views.
In Peisey/Vallandry, the Mont Blanc is a renowned stop off for anyone in the know. With a friendly, buzzy atmosphere and large menu you don’t come here for the food (but you should). For somewhere that’s on the piste this is exceptionally well-priced for such good sized portions. La Vache in Plan Peisey offers an extremely surprising menu that’s fusion... everything. Their veggie burger is what keeps even devoted meat-eaters coming back for more!
In Les Arcs 1800, Bar King Mad or BKM is another British bar that has a surprisingly good menu. They have great burgers, pizza, salads and wraps and all of them are brill and definitely won’t break the bank. It’s the ideal hangout for poor hungry students.
Kilucru Sushi Bar has an excellent selection of fresh fish dishes, even if it is somewhat expensive. In Les Arcs 2000, Bulle Café is not only an exceptional stopping point on the mountain with a great wine list and good selection of snacks, but also they have some amazing seafood all freshly delivered from Paris every morning. Their seafood platter is a monster but amazing value for lobster, prawns, whelks and oysters. Combine the platter with a bottle of their rosé wine and you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll be ordering it again and again.
Spanish & Mexican Restaurants
The Mont Blanc in Peisey/Vallandry has a good selection of après ski tex mex tapas on their ecelectic menu that is very reasonably priced. In Les Arcs 1800, Benji’s is an excellent tex-mex restaurant in the Villards village next to BKM. The Benji’s steak is truly delicious and very reasonable. The Mountain Café is a vibrant, funky place with amazing burgers and a good selection of Tex Mex, their menu is pretty reasonable and one of the best things about it? Their kitchen is open until 23:00!
In Les Arcs 2000, Red Rock Café is the place to go to find a whopping great burger for a very good price. They also have a large terrace in the main square. El Latino Loco is a top notch tex-mex restaurant and bar; the fun isn’t just on the plate, there is lots of live music in this little hacienda too.
La Vache in Plan Peisey offers an extremely surprising menu that’s fusion... everything. Their delicious veggie burger even keeps the meat eaters coming back for more!
We visit a selection of restaurants in Les Arcs each year. You can read about our first-hand experience in our Restaurant Reviews.