This is a guide to the best restaurants in Alpe d’Huez. There are many to chose from and include the usual French ski resort cuisine of traditional local Savioe specialities, pizzerias, burger joints, cafes and fondue emporiums.
Whilst the majority of the visitors to Alpe d’Huez will take the self catering route and dine in their accommodation there are a good number of value for money eateries to be found in the resort.
Restaurants in the Town
04 76 80 68 28
Amethyste is known for it’s fresh, locally sourced dishes, designed to reflect the changing seasons of the area. The restaurant caters for 25 persons, is light and airy, and has great mountain views from the terrace. Vegetarian options.
Avenue des Jeux
04 76 80 97 35
This is a friendly and welcoming restaurant with a wide range of traditional dishes on offer at reasonable prices. These include tartiflette, meat fondue, cheese fondue, raclette and hot stone. Booking recommended.
Restaurant de l’Altiport
Altiport Henri Giraud
04 76 80 41 15
As the name suggests, this restaurant is located in a unique setting next to the altiport of Alpe d’Huez giving exceptional views for both lunch and dinner. High quality cooking which caters for vegitarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free diets in addition to the traditional french cooking on offer.
Route du Coulet
04 76 11 32 29
Smithy’s Tavern has been a top attraction in Alpe d’Huez since 1996. It can be viewed as a one stop shop encompassing eating, drinking and dancing all in one establishment. The cuisine of choice is Tex-Mex with dishes including fajitas, sticky BBQ ribs and fillet steak. Also caters for vegetarian and vegan diets.
04 76 80 60 38
The Cremaillere provides a tasty selection of dishes cooked on a home-made wood stove. There are all the usual mountain classics on the menu including tartiflette, fondue and Vercors style raclette and also an element of mediterranean cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan options available.
Chalet du Per’Sille
Chemin des Bergers
04 76 80 49 48
Located in an old mountain barn next to the tousit office, the Chalet du Per’Sille offers high quality meats cooked on the grill. There is a strong focus on local mountain dishes and the atmosphere is warm and intimate. Vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free/lactose-free options available.
Avenue des Jeux
04 76 80 41 14
The Empreinte takes great pride in providing dishes that are entirely made from fresh ingredients. There is a mixture of Italian, French and European cuisine on offer in a contemporary setting with a shaded terrace. Open in the evening by reservation only.
Le Roy Ladre
Rue du Vieil Alpes
4 76 80 68 34
One of the most popular pizzerias in Alpe d’Huez. Each pizza is hand made and there are a wide and varied choice of toppings. It’s somewhat off the beaten track and is also on the small side so there may be a wait to be seated.
Signal 2108 Le Comptoir
06 28 28 81 88
There are fantastic views over the resort from this two floor mountain restaurant next to the Signal lift. The upper floor is styled in a contemporary mountain fashion and serves a selection of fresh regional dishes. The lower floor offers quality fast food such as gratins, salads and pasta.
1er tronçon téléphérique
04 76 80 40 2
Authentic style chalet with a very large terrace giving great panoramic views. Good range of regional dishes in addition to stews, pizza, burgers, meats and pastries.
Chalet du Lac Besson
Lieu dit les Roches
04 76 80 65 37
This atmospheric chalet, located next to a lake, is open all year round and gives spectacular views from the terrace / sundeck. There are all-inclusive meals available on reservation. Also open in the evenings.