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10 great restaurants in Tignes

A small town – but a surprisingly big selection of restaurants. Tignes does not disappoint when it comes to skiing, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to dining after a day on the ski slope. Whether you’re looking for some sturdy Savoyard food or trendy world cuisine, Tignes will satisfy your taste buds.

Not too many towns with 2 500 inhabitants have a Michelin-restaurant offering a mind-blowing (but pricy) dining experience. Tignes does. The Savoyard star chef Clément Bouvier opened Ursus last year and for foodies it’s a must to celebrate your ski vacation with a top-notch dinner. We promise an experience you won’t forget in the dark, forest inspired restaurant setting in Val Claret.

Varför inte stanna på en kaffe på Le Panoramic? Foto: Anton Enerlöv.

But no worries. Even if your wallet doesn’t allow star restaurants there is plenty to choose from. Enjoy a hot chocolate and a cake at Grizzly’s Bar after skiing or enjoy a glass of wine in front of their cosy fireplace. Or why not sit outdoor in an old chair lift pimped with sheep skins, at Coeur des Neiges in Tignes Le Lac, and taste a real French Galette?

Being situated close to the Italian boarder Tignes offers plenty of great Italian food. But there is also lots of classic ski joints with burgers, meat and fish – the area offers plenty of choices from the Ocean on most menus.

But when you get sick of French classics like steak frites and crepes – try Tex-Mex or Japanese sushi?

You’re simply spoilt for choice, regardless of whether you’re looking for a quiet moderately priced family dinner (try XXX) or a luxury lounge dinner at new hot spot Kaya in Le Lac.

For Après Ski there is nothing like an outdoor ski boot party at Cocorico, located next to the ski lifts in Val Claret. Live music on the outdoor stage and a view of the mountain makes this the place to have that well deserved beer post-skiing. The atmosphere is captured by the sign on the wall: Cocorico is not a chain, it’s a family.

10 plates not to miss in Tignes

Ursus is the restaurant if you are looking for that little extra. Photo: Anton Enerlöv.

New Michelin-star restaurant

Ursus was awarded its first Michelin star last season. The Savoyard star chef Clément Bouvier lets nature inspiration his contemporary plant-oriented creations. The presentation of each dish is stunning, the service impeccable and the experience well worth the price.

Ursus restaurant

Hotel Maison Bouvier, Rue du Val Claret, Tignes

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Open evenings only. Pre-book.

The star shaped pizza at La Pignatta safe choice. Photo: Anton Enerlöv.

The best pizza in Tignes

Ski-in to this cosy Italian family restaurant in the centre of Val Claret. As well as fabulous pizzas cooked in the wood oven, they serve Savoyard specialties and excellent steaks. Don’t miss the star shaped pizza Stella Italia!

La Pignatta

Immeuble Le Curling i Val Claret, Tignes

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Open daily 11:30 am – 10 pm

Le Kaya is a newly opened fine dining restaurant with challenging tastes.

The latest fine dining jewel

Newly opened venue Le Kaya has instantly become THE place to be in Tignes Le Lac. Its bold and inhibited gourmet cuisine with a marine based menu will surprise you. How about Scallop raviolis marinated in mead – a local fermented honey – served with a cabbage and lime bavarois? Lounge feeling and great cocktail menu!

Le Kaya

Prom. du Tovière, Tignes Le Lac

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Open daily 12 pm – 12 am

Beautiful fine dining

At the heart of the 4-star Hotel Village Montana in Tignes, you will find the beautiful restaurant Les Chanterelles. The chef proposes a well composed 5-course menu with both French and international dishes. The Cheese and Dessert Buffet will top off your evening. Book your seating!

Restaurant Les Chanterelles

Hôtel Village Montana, Rue des Almes, Tignes Le Lac

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At Le Panoramic you can get a really good lunch in the slopes. Foto: Anton Enerlöv.

Luxury meal on the mountain

At 3032 metres altitude on the Grande Motte glacier you can enjoy a cuisine at its summit! The Bouvier family, who has put Tignes on the gastronomy map, with a total of 3 Michelin stars in the family, opened this legendary lunch spot 2011. Get here by ski or on foot via the funicular.

Le Panoramic

Glacier de la Grande Motte, Tignes Val Claret

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Open 11:30 – 2:30

At Grizzly’s Bar & Grill you can find homemade cookies. Photo: Anton Enerlöv.

A must-visit alpine place

Clothing store, tea salon, café, wine cave, restaurant and bar – all baked into one crazy alpine location with beers climbing all over the place. The setting is as unforgettable as the high prices. Try the home-made delicious cakes and goodies or come for a beer and a Grizzly Burger.

Grizzly’s Bar & Grill

Résidence Hauts du Val Claret

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Open daily 10 am - 23 pm

Daffy’s Café - the go to choice if you want tex mex food..

Tex-Mex heaven

If you fancy something a bit different, Daffy’s Café in Val Claret is a lively Tex-Mex diner that serves nachos, fajitas and burritos as well as big burgers and salads with a tasty selection of milkshakes. After dinner head to the bar or the game room, where you can party until late.

Daffy’s Café

Val Claret, Tignes

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Öppet alla dagar 11–00

Cocorico is a given when it comes to Après-ski. Photo: Anton Enerlöv.

Après-ski for the trendy

This party place at the foot of la Grande Motte cable car in Val Claret opened last season and has become the place for the young party crowd. Its open-air terrace turns into an outdoor dancefloor with live music, concert and DJ: s every day from 2 pm. Kitchen serves pizzas until 3:30 pm – we all know that both skiing and dancing makes you hungry!

Cocorico Après Ski

Rue du Val Claret, Tignes

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Open daily 9 am – 8 pm

Coeur des Neiges is good for something quick as well as a longer dinner. Photo: Anton Enerlöv.

In the heart of Tignes

Stop by for a crêpe and a hot chocolate on your way home from the slope and sit in an old ski lift by the fire outdoors. Or come for a French family dinner with Raclette or a great piece of meat served on a big wooden board.

Coeur des Neiges

Prom. du Tovière/Le Rosset, Tignes Le Lac

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Open 9 am – 11 pm

Great food and relaxed after ski

Right in the heart of Val Claret you’ll find this hoping bar, with DJ or live music. Don’t miss the after ski – if you order a burger you get a free beer! Typical post-skiing dishes like Fish and chips, but also vegetarian falafel – a refreshing change to the heavy traditional dishes There’s also a cocktail and tapas bar on the top floor where you can enjoy an aperitif and a light bite.

Couloir Bar & Restaurant

Les Hauts du Val Claret, Tignes

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Open daily 11am - 01 am

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