A Gourmet Guide to Tignes Best Restaurants

Mon October 28, 2019 by Andy Castle
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In recent years, some of the best Tignes restaurants have been introduced, putting Tignes firmly on the map for those seeking a gourmet ski holiday. There are fantastic mountain lunches and fine dining to be had in Tignes, indulging the taste buds of all mountain foodies. Let us run you through an insider’s view on the best restaurants in Tignes for the coming winter season.

Le Panoramic

Tignes Best Restaurant for Views

Sat at 3,032m on the Grande Motte Glacier with a 360 panoramic view of the mountain tops surrounding. This place is really something special where the food created matches the breath-taking setting of the restaurant.

You can’t really go wrong with the menu in Le Panoramic, but our recommendations would be the cote de boeuf and suckling pork shoulder. Save room for the fantastic selection of homemade desserts presented to you at the table.

An added bonus is that they whisk your ski boots away to be warmed and provide you with toasty slippers. The restaurant is also home to a huge and incredibly friendly St Bernard dog…..the kids and adults alike will adore him!

L’Arti

Tignes Best Gourmet Restaurant

Located in Tignes Le Lavachet, L’Arti has a warm and welcoming atmosphere oozing typical French character. The menu is quite limited but frequently changed. This ensures the chefs can master and deliver exceptional dishes, and keeps things varied with new culinary surprises on each visit people in Tignes might make to the restaurant over the course of a season. Expect exceptional Savoyard specialities with a contemporary twist; and for the fondue lovers, the truffle and cep fondue is to die for.

Kaya

Tignes Best Seafood Restaurant in the Mountains

A new and unique venue that opened last winter, it has rapidly become the place to be on the front de neige in Tignes Le Lac. Located in the new Semper Vivens building on the snow front, the concept combines a gourmet restaurant, tea rooms, a wine bar and a concept store.

The focus of the menu is seafood with local influences such as scallop raviolis marinated in mead – a local fermented honey – are served with a cabbage and lime bavarois. For desert try the honeyed pine cone “trompe l’oeil”!

The cocktail menu and wine list are also something special and very much worth further exploration!

La Ferme des Trois Capucines

Tignes Best Mountain Restaurant

Our favourite stop for traditional Savoyard mountain lunch. This is a working farm that produces its own cheese and the proof can be seen through the window at the back of the restaurant, where you can see the farm animals in the barn. You must try the snails in edible shells as a starter, and their tartiflette is probably one of the best in the resort! This is the place to go for a raclette night on your chalet night out. This place is always fully booked so make sure you book a table in advance.

La Queue de Cochon

Best Vegetarian Friendly Restaurant

One of our personal favourite restaurants in Tignes. It might have something to do with their large gin menu but also the quality food and friendly service that you always receive. Don’t miss their happy hour with amazing cocktail deals and bar snacks, particularly the pulled pork baps.

Try the ‘Queue de Cochon’, slow roasted pig tail, which the restaurant is named after, or the famous duck burger. Vegetarians will love the veggie haggis burger.

They often host special evenings with live music and DJ’s if you feel like venturing out after your chalet dinner.

La Pignatta

Best Family Restaurant in Tignes

A vibrant restaurant serving top quality pizzas, burgers and traditional cuisine. A cosy and casual setting, perfect for family dining in Tignes. They also offer take-away service if you fancy a pizza evening in the comfort of your chalet after a long day on the slopes.

Tignes Cuisine

Best Value, Quick Lunch in Tignes

Having a great day on the mountain and don’t want to stop for a long and expensive lunch? Drop in to Tignes Cuisine and grab a delicious burrito or a bowl of noodles, made to order in front of your eyes……get ready for instant salivation. Be back on the mountain in no time. Veggies and vegans must try the jackfruit bao buns. This Tignes snack stop is best in the Spring when there is lots of seating outside, and you can enjoy a nice Thai beer with your meal, kick back and bask in the sun!

A Food Philosophy at Chalets Opale & Ambre

The operator running Chalet Opale and Chalet Ambre in Tignes are the ultimate foodies and make sure to put food at the heart of your luxury chalet experience. They are constantly looking to exceed guests’ expectations of the usual standard of chalet dining. Employing only professional chefs with experience in top restaurants, many of which return to work with them year after year. Their chefs have the freedom to design their own menus weekly using local seasonal ingredients and not restricted by budgets. They will often showcase their chefs’ talents by offering our guests a chef’s tasting menu; a special 8 course degustation.

At Chalets Opale and Ambre this winter, they welcome back their Head Chef Kovic, a talented French-Canadian chef who has worked in some of the top restaurants in Montreal, Edinburgh and Melbourne, as well as private residences across the world. He is a creative chef with an ability to produce both a mouth-watering and an eye-catching plate. He is also passionate about sustainable food and healthy eating; he has no problem putting together speciality menus to cater for vegans or specific dietary requirements.

To accompany the food, chefs will pair one of the carefully selected chalet wines or speciality wines from the cave. Wines are sourced directly from the French vineyards, meaning better quality chalet wines. Alongside their top-notch chalet staff, other luxuries of the service include bottomless Laurent Perrier Champagne and an open bar with premium spirits.

There is still availability for this winter season 2019/20 at both Chalets Opale and Ambre. The chalets occupy an incredible position next to the Almes piste in the heart of the Espace Killy ski area. The chalets offer a wonderful blend of contemporary furnishings with authentic alpine décor designed to ensure maximum relaxation and never-ending luxury.

Enquire about the ultimate foodie ski chalet experience today. Call us now on +44 1202 203650 or send us an email.

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