Saint Jacques

Situated in val claret centre. A Belgian restaurant that specialises in fish, seafood and beer with around 40 or more different beers to try. Try the Kwak, one of resort's favourite beers (second only to Mutzig) for a lively night out with your mates.

As well as mussels and chips, Belgian style, Saint Jacques also offers a well-cooked range of local food such as roast duck and steaks. The fondues and raclettes are always popular. Known as a restaurant that'll kick-start a long boozy night out and therefore popular with a younger crowd. Conveniently situated a short walk from two nightclubs.

Telephone: +33 (0)4 79 06 48 33

cusine:Belgium and French
ambience:Belgium Beers
times:12-3.30pm, 7-11pm
rating:* * *

Petit Savoyard

A busy brasserie in the heart of Val Claret. It has a large outside seating area to soak up the afternoon sun and a friendly vibe inside. Serving fondue, raclettes, tartiflettes, salads and fish dishes. Set menus – 3 courses for €18.50 and €25. Great pizzas to eat in or take away. There are two evening settings. Very popular so booking is advised.

Telephone: +33 (0) 4 79 06 36 23

cusine:Traditional Savoyard
ambience:Lively and traditional French
price:Great value
times:From lunch till late
booking:Good Idea
rating:* * * *

La Indochine

The only oriental restaurant in Tignes, serves great Chinese and Vietnamese dishes and offers a 'all you can eat' style buffet dining option as well. Definately worth a visit and makes a great change from steaks and cheese. Try the frogs legs for a french twist on your favourite.

Telephone: +33 (0) 479 06 08 07

cusine:Asian Specialities
ambience:Alpine Chinese.
times:Lunch till late
rating:* * * *

Le Pignatta

Situated in val claret centre, next to Saint Jacques. A family-run Italian restaurant with an excellent quality and range of food including pizza, pasta and Savoyarde specialities. For carnivores, the steaks are first-rate with a large choice of cuts as well as accompaniments.

Vegetarians are catered for too with a wide selection of dishes such as pasta with five different grilled vegetables in a tomato sauce. It's a comfortable place with a rustic, cosy atmosphere. There are several long tables so it's ideal for large groups. Also offers a take-away service.

+33 (0)4 79 06 32 97

cusine:Something for everyone
ambience:Rustic & Lively
times:12-3pm, 6-11pm
booking:Good idea
veggies:No problem
kids:Families welcome
rating:* * * *


Welcoming and friendly owners ensure that there is an ambient environment suitable for all the family. Kids especially love the resident Ikki- the dog!
Set menu available with three courses for €21.
Good variety of traditional Savoyard cheese dishes, pastas, pizzas, steak, salads and wines.

Telephone: +33 (0)4 79 06 52 97

cusine:Savoyard and Pizzas
price:Good value
times:Lunch till Late
booking:Good Idea
rating:* * * *

Evolution 2 Cafe

Conveniently situated at the bottom of the piste in Val Claret (opposite Grizzlys), the sunny terrace is an inviting pit-stop for lunch. You can sit in comfy deckchairs whilst choosing from a simple menu of salads, burgers, paninis and pastas. The café also serves breakfast up to 11am. On busy days it can be necessary to go inside to order.

+33 9 77 48 66 97

cusine:Quick Cafe style
booking:No need
rating:* * *

Pizza 2000

Fancy a pizza? As the name suggests this restaurant specializes in pizzas and patas. Situated next to Le Coffee this restaurant is the perfect next step for an after apres pizza. Reasonable prices and ability to accommodate large groups.

+33 79 06 38 49

one_word:Take Away
ambience:On the Street
times:Till late
booking:Queue at worst
kids:Love it
rating:* * *

Royal Kebab

Easily found by the flashing sign in VC centre. Kebabs and great burgers. Only one table inside. Take away fast food at its best and the only place to eat at 2am. Mohammed is the man!!

one_word:Take away
cusine:Kebabs / Burgers
ambience:TV while u wait
price:Great value
times:Last to close!
kids:no problem
rating:* * *

Le Caveau

Situated in val claret centre through a small door next to sport 2000. The Caveau (cave) is a cosy underground restaurant and probably the most atmospheric in Tignes. The food here is of a very high standard with a wide choice including several Thai dishes. The specials are usually something interesting such as pigeon or an unusual take on a fish dish. Those on the lookout for a gastronomic experience will be sure to find it here.

There are two sittings in the evening, the first at around 7.30pm and the second around 9.30pm - it is advisable to book a day or two ahead. If you opt for the later sitting, you can relax or dance off your meal to a blues band. A tradition started by the founding owner and creator, Thierry.

This restaurant has expanded slightly and now has a small drinking area. Normally just to accommodate you while you wait for your table, they will be happy for you to drink at the bar, soak up the atmosphere and listen to the live music.

+33 (0)4 79 06 52 32

one_word:Best Around
cusine:Quality French, Thai, general great mix.
ambience:Blues & Live Music
price:Pricey - worth it!
times:4pm till 2am
booking:For Sure
kids:No problem
rating:* * * * *

Daffy's Cafe Tex Mex

Located in VC centre this American style diner is child friendly and supports free wi-fi. Serves hamburgers, Latin, Mexican and Central American style food. Great if you fancy a change form the typical Savoyard cheese options but prices can be a bit steep.

Telephone: +33 (0) 479 06 38 75

times:Lunch till late
booking:Normally No Need
rating:* * * *


Easily one of our favourites. Situated in the centre of Val Claret, this popular restaurant sits above the bar. It was taken over and revamped for the 2013/14 season, offering a new tasty and innovative menu including French/British fusion.
With great cuts of meat, vegetarian options and homemade deserts this gastropub has something for everyone. The staff are friendly and efficient. Good value for money. Booking is essential and advised a few days in advance.

+33 (0)4 79 06 32 64

cusine:Great mix of everything
ambience:Lively & Rustic
price:Good range
booking:Without doubt
veggies:Small selection
kids:Not common
rating:* * * * *

Pastille Cafe

Eat in or take away, this café is always bustling. They offer sports on TV and large beers. Frequented by young locals and those looking for a relaxed quick fix this café provides pizzas, panini’s and chips at reasonable prices. Open until late.

+33 4 79 06 32 28

ambience:Young & lively
times:Lunch til late
rating:* * *

Chalet Bouvier

Owned by Michelin-star chef Jean-Michel Bouvier. Located next to the five star Hotel L’Ecrin in Val Claret this gastronomique restaurant will not leave you disappointed. The food is high-quality and varies between traditional raclettes to more inventive alpine flavours of dark rich meaty dishes. This upmarket restaurant provides quality, a fantastic wine list and a cosy atmosphere. Attracting a slightly older clientele, this restaurant would be ideal for a quieter, more romantic night out. Booking is recommended.

+33 (0)4 79 06 99 90

one_word:Michelin Star Chef
cusine:High quality French
booking:Busy periods
rating:* * * *