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Where to eat in Alpe d'Huez

Discover the top Alpe d'Huez places to eat


There's a wide range of restaurants in Alpe d'Huez to suit all tastes and budgets. Read our guide on all the best places to eat and where to find your favourite style of cuisine.

Worth noting is that at lunchtime most restaurants will offer a well-priced 'Plat du Jour' (dish of the day), normally consisting of locally-sourced meat, potatoes and a salad or seasonal vegetables.

Mere Michel Cafe, Alpe d'Huez exterior

Breakfast and brunch

In resort you'll find coffee and croissants if you like an early start, or somewhere simply grab a coffee.

baguettes piles on top of each other in avignon

Cafes and bakeries

As in any French town you're never far from a bakery that often offers more than simple croissants and a coffee, but also delicious cakes and pastries can be found alongside your morning baguette.

Au Montagnard Restaurant, Alpe d'Huez

Child friendly restaurants

Most, if not all of the restaurants in resort are child friendly, especially if you let them know in advance. Evening meals are normally served from 19:00, and the restaurants are quieter at this time than later on.

L'Améthyste Restaurant, Alpe d'Huez

French restaurants

Throughout the resort you'll easily find a French restaurant to suit both your taste buds and your budget, whether it's homemade Savoyarde specials in a cosy rustic bolthole, or a light airy modern gourmet experience with a wine list and dessert menu to die for.

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Italian and pizza restaurants

As with anywhere in the world you will find a never-ending choice of pizza/pasta restaurants in Alpe d'Huez. Some are better than others, it just depends whether you simply want a takeaway pizza or traditional Italian dishes with a selection of fresh pastas served with home-made sauces.

Restaurant L'Altiport, Alpe d'Huez dessert

Michelin starred restaurants

Whilst Alpe d'Huez has no Michelin starred restaurants (yet), there are a few favourites that are recommended by the Michelin guide that offer well thought out three-course menus, traditional alpine cuisine with a gourmet twist.

Smithy's Tavern Restaurant, Alpe d'Huez style of cuisine

Pubs and gastropubs

There are a number of bar-restaurants in town with great menus offering tasty Tex-Mex and home-made burgers that will set you up for the night.

Captain Sandwich Restaurant, Alpe d'Huez interior

Takeaway restaurants

At the cheaper end of the scale there is a number of fast food outlets in Alpe d'Huez, a couple that open until late, serving all your post-partying snack needs.

Top veggie restaurants in Alpe d'Huez this winter 2018, Alpe d'Huez

Vegetarian restaurants

Vegetarians shouldn't have a problem at any of the typical Savoyard restaurants, as long as you're happy with plenty of cheese! Vegans will struggle though, so call ahead to check if they can adapt any of the dishes for you.

More inspiration...

We visit a selection of restaurants in Alpe d'Huez each year. You can read about our first-hand experience in our Restaurant Reviews.