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The Best Restaurants For Apres Ski Val Thorens
L’Oxalys is a class act, mainly thanks to the simple Savoyarde menu overseen by Jean Sulpice. The restaurant has now been rewarded with a Michelin star. It is usually packed but this adds to its cheerful ambience.
Residences Oxalys, 97 Chemin du Marais, Parc de Gilly, 73200
00 33 4 79 10 49 15
Set high on the piste with wonderful views. It now serves excellent food from a fantastic new A la Carte menu. On a budget? Then try the downstairs takeaway buffet.Tel: 04 79 00 03 12.
La Joyeuse Fondue
No prizes for guessing what is on the menu here. Take a group of friends and enjoy what many people consider to be the resort’s best fondue.
La Joyeuse Fondue, Résidence des Montagnettes, Rue du Soleil, Val Thorens, 73440
00 33 4 79 00 03 88
Le Vieux Chalet
Le Vieux Chalet is another traditional restaurant, with the focus being on food from the Belleville valley. It is run by brother and sister team, Vincent and Magalie Hudry, and has authentic family recipes figuring highly on the menu.
Le Vieux Chalet, Rue du Soleil, Val Thorens, 73440
00 33 4 79 00 07 93
John’s American Restaurant
At the other end of the culinary spectrum is John’s American Restaurant. The menu features tex-mex, huge steak and, legend has it, the best burgers in the resort. Cheap and cheerful.
John’s, Immeuble Les 3 Vallées, Val Thorens, 73440
00 33 4 79 00 05 15
Lunch: 12.00-14.30. A great lunch spot, situated in the centre of Val Thorens, it has a lovely little sun terrace and a beautiful large interior. Ski over the two bridges in to the centre station then just 30m past the tourist office. Crucially, French locals love it – is there any better sign?
La Chaumiere, Val Thorens, 73440
00 33 4 79 00 01 13
The Best Bars For Apres Ski Val Thorens
If you make the trip and are affected by bad weather, console yourself with the thought that you’ll be able to enjoy yourself in Val Thorens’s many bars and clubs. Some of them could have been parachuted in from the average British high street. Le Viking and the Frog and Roastbeef have live sports, bands and both pack in the revellers night after night.
For a Swedish flavour, Tango is definitely worth a visit, while Rhum Box offers home-made rum. As for the clubs, Malaysia, Underground and Beach Mountain are classic, tacky Alpine nightclubs. They tend to be packed, raucous and very boozy.