Arrive by helicopter transfer from Geneva to Courchevel and enjoy a selection of fine dining experiences that rival those on offer in the largest cities on earth. Fortunately, when it comes to cuisine, your high expectations are likely to be exceeded, as Courchevel is home to some of the best eateries in the world. Indulge in hearty alpine gastronomy that has been refined over generations and is made using the freshest local ingredients. In most of the restaurants in Courchevel, tradition meets innovation, as dishes reflect the luxurious nature of the resort, interiors entice diners with their glamour, and many of Europe’s finest chefs perfect their craft. Here’s our shortlist of the best restaurants in Courchevel, in which discerning diners unwind and refuel after a long day on the slopes.
If you look for creativity in your dishes, then the two Michelin-starred Restaurant Gagnaire pour les Airelles is for you. World-renowned Head Chef Pierre Gagnaire is known for his exciting, innovative plates, which are created using only the finest, freshest, locally sourced ingredients. The cosy wood panels that line the interior of the restaurant give it a traditional alpine ambience that truly complements the exquisite food. Restaurant Gagnaire pour les Airelles invariably ranks on most people’s list of the best restaurants in Courchevel due to its commitment to an exceptional dining experience.
Set in Cheval Blanc, one of Courchevel’s most luxurious hotels, Le 1947 is nothing short of breathtaking in its appeal. Visually, Le 1947 restaurant provides a beautiful contrast to many of the more traditional, rustic establishments in Courchevel. The interior of Le 1947 is light, contemporary and minimal, providing the perfect canvas on which a delectable selection of dishes is served. Run by revered chef Yannick Alleno, Le 1947 was recently awarded its third Michelin star and has built upon its brilliant reputation ever since. Guests enjoy the use of a cigar lounge after meals.
In spite of its prestigious Michelin star, Le Farcon allows diners to experience the finest French cuisine at exceptional value, in a cosy and intimate setting. Consistently praised by both visitors and locals, the restaurant is celebrated for serving fresh, seasonal dishes and splendid wines, which are also meticulously sourced for quality. Guests are invited to enjoy a culinary adventure by Head Chef Julien Machet, who brings a wealth of experience and a passion for his role to each and every dish that is served.
Bought and transformed by Michel Rochedy in 1963, this long-established hotel restaurant is a marvellous success story which has been awarded an impressive two Michelin stars. Le Chabichou’s international reputation for refined cuisine and warm, exceptional service is well earned, and it has become a must-visit destination on any Courchevel vacation. The luxurious restaurant also has a spectacular terrace which is accessible by skiers and snowboarders from the slopes, making it a clear front-runner with seasoned visitors. The lunch menu changes daily and is nothing short of spectacular; dishes are artistic in their appearance and delicious in their taste.
A great favourite among après-skiers, Le Cap Horn provides an opportunity to dine al fresco when the weather is fine, allowing you to take in the spectacular alpine scenery as you sample the delightful food. The cuisine is notoriously excellent, as is the service. All in all, this is the destination to get the true experience of Courchevel as it is situated right on the slopes, so places you right in the centre of the fabulous atmosphere. The restaurant’s wine list boasts over 500 options, making it one of the best destinations for a tipple.