Top 10 Restaurants in La Rosière

Top 10 Restaurants In La Rosière

Our Top 10 Restaurants in La Rosière

La Rosière is a beautiful French ski resort at 1850 m overlooking the Tarentaise Valley. It is well regarded as a family, friendly, snow-sure ski resort with wide, open, and quiet slopes. As an extra bonus, the ski area is linked with La Thuile in Italy, so you can experience two countries in one visit.

Given the location of La Rosière, it is no wonder you can experience some fantastic food to enjoy and keep you fully fuelled for exploring the Espace San Bernardo ski area on both sides of the border.

In this article, we will highlight the best restaurants in La Rosière. Therefore, you will have a head start allowing you to plan your lunchtimes and evenings in the top restaurants in La Rosière, ensuring the best dining experiences during your ski trip.

1. L’Antigel

L’Antigel is one of the best mountain restaurants in the Espace San Bernardo ski area. This fantastic restaurant sits at 2,000 m and features traditional Savoyard architecture with wooden beams, a large central fire and huge picture windows providing uninterrupted views of the Alps. However, you may want to eat and drink on the large terrace, where you can top up your goggle tan.

The restaurant and snack menus include a range of gourmet burgers, beef tartare, pulled pork, some great veggie options, and of course, local specialities.

The snack bar allows you to enjoy fabulous food on the 600 m² terrace overlooking the valley. It is also a great spot to start your après as a D.J. gets the party started from 2 pm to 4:30 pm every Thursday afternoon.

2. Le Solario and L’Alpagio At The Alparena Hotel.

The Alparena Hotel is ideally located on the ski slopes, and its four-star rating makes it a magnificent place to stay. However, you don’t have to stay there to get the Alparena experience (although we would recommend it), as it has two fantastic restaurants offering their own dining experience.

L’Alpagio provides an elegant and cosy atmosphere thanks to its stylish contemporary decor and mountain views. The bistro-style gastronomic menu is mainly inspired by French flavours, cleverly fused with those from over the Italian border. The combination makes for unmissable lunches and dinners.

Le Solario is the Alparena Hotel’s Mountain brasserie with a stunning panoramic terrace. Its design is just as elegant as L’Alpagio, but it is a great lunch stop to rest your legs while eating gourmet food under the sun. This menu features some French and Italian classics executed exceptionally well. The dessert selection is particularly tempting to sample before you step back into your skis.

3. L’Ancolie

L’Ancolie is a popular Savoyard restaurant in the Les Eucherts area of La Rosière. It is set in a gorgeous old wood and stone building with a large, sunny terrace for dining en plain air when the weather is nice.

It is the perfect stop-off for a brasserie-style lunch. Still, you can also enjoy local specialities such as raclette, fondue cote de boeuf, and venison. The cosy atmosphere comes from the traditional style deco, roaring log fires and friendly staff. If you dine at L’Ancolie in the evening, you can request a free pick up and drop off back to your accommodation.

At lunchtime, the chef fires up the barbecue to prepare perfectly cooked meat and fish which you can enjoy on the terrace while admiring the spectacular views of the Tarentaise Valley. This makes L’Ancolie one of the top restaurants in La Rosière for lunch.

4 .Village Igloo La Rosière

The Village igloo offers a unique dining experience as the restaurant is genuinely an igloo made from snow and ice. It is easy to find as it is a large, dome-shaped, snowy structure right at the bottom of the Plan du Repos chairlift, so you can access it either on skis or on foot from Les Eucherts.

Every Wednesday evening, the village igloo restaurant serves Savoyard fondue while you sit on fluffy blankets surrounded by ice sculptures. Before dinner, why not head to the ice bar for an après drink inside the igloo or on the sunny terrace?

If you like the sound of a fondue evening in the Village Igloo, book in advance as it is very popular and gets booked quickly, especially in peak weeks.

The restaurant is also open for lunches every day. You can stop off for brunch, charcuterie, and cheeseboards, warm up with homemade soups or even sample delicious oysters.

5. Le Boréal

Le Boréal is located in the hotel residence Skye La Rosière. Therefore, if you are lucky enough to stay there, you have one of the best restaurants in La Rosière close at hand, perfect for an evening meal. However, it is located in the heart of the resort at the foot of the slopes, so it is easy to get to even if you are not staying in the building.

The restaurant opens at 7 am and has an incredibly welcoming and friendly atmosphere, enhanced by the skilful and attentive staff members. The food at Le Boréal offers a variety of gourmet dishes and local Savoyard specialities. One of the restaurant’s highlights is the selection of Tapas, ideal for a light bite or as a precursor to a fantastic meal.

Thanks to its excellent cocktail bar and sunny terrace, it is also a great spot for après drinks. We strongly recommend trying the Amaretto Adriatico cocktails or any of Le Boréal’s signature cocktails to start your evening correctly.

6. Rosa Ristorante

Rosa Ristorante is the perfect establishment for warming dishes after a day of exploring the mountains. It’s one of the restaurants in La Rosière that fully takes advantage of its location by serving delicious food from both sides of the Franco-Italian border.

The restaurant is typical of the area giving you an authentic mountain meal experience. It is a wood and stone chalet with rustic decor. The decor is based on the Savoy cow, so expect cowhide’s old furniture and a cosy atmosphere.

As you sit next to the fire, you can choose traditional Savoyard or Italian gourmet dishes. For example, experience the cheesy goodness of fondue, raclette, and croziflette. Alternatively, enjoy a selection of pasta, pizzas and risottos, salads and meats.

7. Restaurant Le Bonami (I.L.Y. Hotels)

Restaurant Le Bonami is located in the stunning La Rosière branch of I.L.Y. Hotels in the Les Eucherts area. This is the perfect place to relax after a big day on the mountain. You can start your evening relaxing in the hotel bar for happy hour cocktails during après time while admiring the Alpine views from the picture windows.

The restaurant itself has two adjoined rooms, offering two different atmospheres. One room offers a tranquil ambience while being rustic and cosy, perfect for intimate meals. The other room is more lively as it is arranged around the bar, but you can still relax next to the fireplace in antique armchairs.

The gourmet menu features sumptuous dishes made with local ingredients. You can expect hearty casseroles, local cheese dishes and a selection of salads. You can also dine and drink cocktails on the hotel terrace accompanied by music as the sun sets over the mountains.

8. L’Estam

L’Estam is an authentic French restaurant serving traditional cuisine from a varied menu. The food is just part of the experience, though, as the rustic decor reminiscent of ancient Savoyard farm buildings and the warm atmosphere gives you a genuine French mountain restaurant experience.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, serving dishes from a bistro-style menu. As well as the traditional local dishes, you can choose from a selection of homemade burgers and salads, all made with fresh local products. In addition, you can tuck into perfectly cooked pieces of meat from the wood fire.

L’Estam is a family-friendly restaurant with daily specials and children’s menus. You can also dine on the south-facing terrace and soak up the sun while eating.

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The food at the restaurant Le Bonami at I.L.Y Hotels La Rosière is really delicious, well presented and in a nice and relax atmosphere. Le St B bar located on the side of the restaurant provides stunning views and serves tasty cocktails which you can enjoy by the fireplace.

9. Le Genépi

Le Genépi is run and owned by a French chef and his British wife. It is an extremely cozy restaurant and perfect for people who like a good steak. It is also a great place to sample high-quality Savoyard dishes such as fondue and tartiflette. But if you want to cook your meat according to your preferences, try the excellent pierrade.

Le Genépi is well known for its excellent food, cosiness and friendly staff. It is one of those restaurants that people return to every year, making it one of the top restaurants in La Rosière.

10. La Brenva

La Brenva is a unique restaurant in the Les Eucherts area of La Rosière, as everything is cooked on the grill or in the oven with a variety of woods. The result is delicious meats infused with rich smoky flavours.

However, the menu includes fish, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. There are also smaller portions for kids so they can eat just as well as the parents. We like that you can leave your skis and boots at the door and enjoy your meal in comfortable slippers supplied by the restaurant.

You can enjoy your meal in the cosy restaurant or on the sunny terrace while taking in incredible views of the Tarentaise Valley and Mont Pourri. In our opinion, La Brenva is one of the unmissable La Rosière restaurants.

Final Thoughts On The Top Restaurants In La Rosière

We believe that these restaurants in La Rosière should be on your list of places to eat during your visit. However, don’t forget La Rosière sits on the French Italian border, which means you can also go over to Italy for lunch on skis.

If you take a trip over the border, we strongly recommend you go for lunch at Lo Tata Ristorante in La Thuile. Here, you can enjoy delicious Italian cuisine, fantastic pizzas and even dishes from the Mediterranean. All the meals are beautifully presented and taste just as good. But don’t forget you need to ski back to La Rosière, so go easy on the Italian wine.

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