The Best Apres Ski Les Deux Alpes
Restaurants For Apres Ski Les Deux Alpes
Crêpes à Gogo
This is the place to come for good, cheap food (not just crêpes) with bags of atmosphere
Address: 118 Avenue de la Muzelle
Tel: 0033 476 792961. Web: www.lescrepesagogo.com.
Le Blue Salmon
Popular with locals, The Blue Salmon serves everything from mussels to fondue.
Address: 98 Avenue de la Muzelle.
Tel: 0033 4 76 79 29 56
Le P'tit Polyte, Chalet Mounier
Foodies will appreciate the excellent modern French cuisine served in Chalet Mounier's intimate restaurant. Immaculately prepared dishes include timbale of foie gras with tart apples or fillet of beef served on a bed of boletus mushrooms with truffle juice. There's an impressive wine cellar housing some 15,000 wines, many of which are local.
2, Rue de la Chapelle Tel: 0033 476 805690
Le Diable au Couer, Les Diable 2,400m
Owned by the son of the owner of Chalet Mounier, this is the classiest mountain restaurant in Les Deux Alpes, serving confit de canard, foie gras and fresh seafood. Tel: 0033 476 799950
La Bergerie Kanata, Pied Moutet
This is an atmospheric spot on the quieter Pied Moutet side of Les Deux Alpes, just above the village on the blue Côte piste . Flamboyant owners Sylvain and Stefan serve up colossal portions of hearty mountain food like cheese and ham croûte and rich pastas, keeping second helpings warm on the open fire in the centre of the dining room. Don't forget to visit the lavatory with its Wild West saloon bar-cum-stable decorations.
Pied Moutet Tel: 0033 612 294903
Best après-ski bars and clubs
Les Deux Alpes is party central. Action starts on the glacier at Le Panoramic's Pano Bar with a live DJ. Move down to Smokey Joe's at the base of the Jandri gondola, Crêpe à go-go and (popular with British visitors) The Red Frog and Pub Ours Blanc, which are all located on the main drag between the Venosc and Jandri gondola.
Smithy's Tavern attracts all ages and nationalities and serves Mexican-inspired food, and a selection of real ale and spicy vin chaud.
Address: 7 Rue de Cairou. Tel: +33 (0) 476 11 36 79. Web: www.smithystavern.com.
All these bars remain lively till late, as do Pub Le Windsor, Le Brésilien and The Secret, which tend to get going after dinner. L'Avalanche next to Smithy's Tavern is the best disco.