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 in Alpe d'Huez and where to find your favourite style of cuisine.
At lunchtimes 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.
Breakfast & Brunch
Mère Michel: A small café at the top of the main street past the ice rink. It opens at 08:30 for coffees, muffins and sandwiches.
While in the Alps, it is essential to try at least one of the traditional mountain specialities whether it be tartiflette, raclette, fondue, or one of the other variations on lots of melted cheese - hearty fayre to keep you skiing all day long! Many restaurants in Alpe d'Huez serve up these dishes.
Le Passe Montagne: Known for good value on Route de la Poste, also try La Petite Taverne in L'Eclose or Au Ble Noir on Chemin des Bergers.
L'Authentique: For an Italian twist on the traditional Alpine dishes, go here and try their reblochon lasagne.
Au Puits des Saveurs: For a more refined French dining experience this is highly rated and has an extensive menu featuring some fusion cuisine in addition to traditional French dishes.
L'Ancolie: Out of town in Huez Village, but well worth a visit.
Italian & Pizza Restaurants
L'Authentique: As with anywhere in the world you will find a never-ending choice of pizza/pasta restaurants in Alpe d'Huez. One that stands out from the rest is this one on Avenue des Jeux. This wooden chalet-style restaurant serves traditional Italian dishes such as saltimbocca of calf with figs and gnocchi, as well as fish skewers and a selection of fresh pastas served with home-made sauces.
Alpe d'Huez has no Michelin starred restaurants (yet) but a few favourites are recommended by the Michelin guide.
Chamois d'Or: A romantic ambience and open for lunch and dinner, with well thought out three-course menus.
L'Altiport: Serves traditional alpine cuisine with a gourmet twist at the airfield in Alpe d'Huez. You can ski to it or take one of the free shuttles from the centre of Alpe d'Huez.
Also mentioned in the guide are L'Esperance in Hotel Grandes Rousses and Signal 2108 (mountain restaurant).
Spanish & Mexican Restaurants
Smithy's Tavern: For those who fancy something with a bit more of a kick, there is this ever-popular (and rightly so) bar. Their hearty Tex-Mex menu and home-made burgers will set you up for the night.
Sushi Time: Small sushi restaurant on Route du Signal - eat in or takeaway.
Captain Sandwich: At the cheaper end of the scale there is a number of fast food outlets in Alpe d'Huez, one late night option being this one open until late, serving all your post-partying snack needs.
Smithy's Tavern: A safe bet for vegetarians and vegans as their menu includes curry, chilli, bean burgers, fajitas and a few other items that are meat and/or dairy free. It's not too pricey and the varied menu will keep everyone in the group happy.
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.
We visit a selection of restaurants in Alpe d'Huez each year. You can read about our first-hand experience in our Restaurant Reviews.
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