Restaurants in Serre Chevalier

There are several mountain restaurants, ideally located, all across the mountain, with a wide range of options for snacks or a 3 course blow-out.

Monetier

At the top of the Bachas chair there is a snack bar and a restaurant. The Flocon has both self-service and table service, and Le Chapka opens for snacks and sandwiches at weekends and peak holiday times.

Further down, on the Rochamout piste, is the small, and excellent Peyra Juana. The portions are large, and of an excellent standard. In bad weather get in early though as it is very popular with locasl.

Peyra Juana

At the bottom of the mountain is the Halte du Pré Chabert. Newly rebuilt for winter 2012 with a roaring fire and friendly staff. This is the closest restaurant to Chalet Chamoissiere and is ideal to meet non-skiers for lunch. The Plat du Jour is normally excellent.

Serre Chevalier After skiing the lovely Cucumelle, you’ll have worked up a thirst, so follow the signs to the Pi-Mai, which has a lovely sunny terrace and enjoy a cold beer. On a snowy day, the hot chocolate and the roaring fire may be more appropriate. From there you can either return via the new Vallons chair, join the rest of the ski are via the Frejus chair and Cretes draglift,  or ski all the way down to Villeneuve village. Lunch at the Bivouac du Casse (top of the Casse du Beouf chair) is either good value self-service, or there is a very nice restaurant with fondues etc. Le Bercail at Aravet has a good choice of local dishes, salads, grilled steaks, and good desserts.

Ski across to the Chantemerle sector and you are spoilt for choice. The Serre Ratier plateau has three or four restaurants to choose from . The Café Soleil is a very popular, self-service,but you can have a long wait. The Troll hidden around the corner with views of the Stade  is our personal favourite, while the Chalet de Serre Ratier had a lovely terrace with views of the Stade du Slalom and nursery slopes.

View from the Troll

If you venture as far as the Prorel sector above Briancon the Chalet Serre Blanc is small, but cosy, and does great Tartiflette. Ski down towards the town and there is another mountain restaurant at the gondola mid-station with a great value Plat du Jour (apparently around 9-10€).

Take the Luc Alphand piste down into Chantemerle village for a long lunch at the Loup Blanc, you may not feel like skiing afterwards though, but you can take the ski bus back to Monetier.

In the village

There are several restaurants in the village, nearly all of which serve traditional Alpine fondues and raclettes, but usually with additional specialities. Le Kawa is our favourite creperie, and is ideally situated just opposite the Alpen bar. They also do local produce such as Oreilles d’Ane, tourtons de Champsaur and Raviole de Brouquetin.  Call in and reserve a table on your way for your aperitif or you may be disappointed. . For pizza, you can try La Brasera, or the former Pizzeria des Neiges, now La Cagette, which also does Provencal style dishes, and fondue.   Aquisana next to the hot fountain at the bottom end of the main street  has an excellent value ‘menu tentation’ ‘for 25 euros,with home-made  gravlax, roast lamb  and gorgeous desserts and cheeses. New for 2014 is an Piedmont influenced restaurant La Belotte with traditional Italian cooking which we are looking forward to trying on our next visit in December.

La Belotte

You can also reserve a table at several of the hotels for dinner. The Maison Alliey is probably one of the best with a great selection of wines to accompany the local menu.


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7 thoughts on “Restaurants in Serre Chevalier

  1. Hi! These are great….I remember the Peyra Juana from our visit, it was excellent. I also really appreciated the tartiflette with smoked salmon rather than bacon that we had at Le Frog (?) at the base of the piste – the decor was nothing special but the food was really nice.

  2. Hi!!
    here is the Brasera restaurant (Serre Chevalier), really sad to read your comments about the restaurant…
    Just wanted to say that for the new season , we are 2 new managers, fo who the service is a passion like wine is…

    So just come in, let try us again under this new management, new menu, great wine list ( already heard about this that it was probably the most complete one) …

    We come from south of France, and want to share our passion for wine and good food…
    Waiting for you now !

    • Finally managed to eat in your restaurant last week (we were the English couple practising our French. Your food and wine were excellent, and we hope to see you again in the summer. My husband was especially impressed with your Creme brulée

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