Top 10 - Mountain Restaurants - Experts' choice

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

Any ski instructor worth their salted fries knows all the best places to eat on the hill. We asked some of the best to tell us about their go to culinary temples. Mediocre slope side venues with one special dish or something you can't quite put your finger on, won't cut it for this list. Our team of experts know that a truly awesome venue for your holiday's blue ribbon lunch has got to have it all. The average mountain restaurant scores 11/25 on our scale, read why our experts settle for nothing less than scores in the 20's.


CRAIG HALLIDAY - BASS DIRECTOR - VAL D'ISERE


CRAIG HALLIDAY

My favourite restaurant has to be Eidelwiess in the La Fornet area of Val d’Isere. The food and drink are excellent throughout but if I had to pick one dish it would be the pork fillet in glazed honey sauce. It's not just the food or the service that makes Eidelwiess stand out but the amazing views it has of Val d’Isere and especially the Face du Bellvarde. Eidelweiss is accessible via the Mangard blue run in La Fornet and as an added bonus is close to some of Val d’Isere’s most famous off piste area’s. 


BASS RATING = 21/25

Views = *****

Food = *****

Price = ***

Service = ****

Atmosphere = ****

HUGH MONNEY - BASS FOUNDER - LES GETS


La Grande Ourse, Mt Chéry, Les Gets

Spectacular view of the Mt Blanc Massif, plus great food, plus very friendly hosts, plus great live music! A regular lunch stop.


Hugh has been helping skiers get the most out of their skiing in Les Gets since the early 90's, so if he recommends somewhere, I'm going to try it.



BASS RATING = 21/25

Views = *****

Food = ****

Price = ****

Service = *****

Atmosphere = ***



The BASS team enjoying lunch in Tignes - Elliot, Craig, Joe & Dave

ELLIOT STONE - BASS INSTRUCTOR - VAL D'ISERE & TIGNES


My favourite restaurant has to be - Tete De Solaise in Val D’Isere. All meals are incredible but the one which sticks out is the cheese/meat board.  The restaurant has the best views in the Val with a great sun deck which has live music most days of the week. 




BASS RATING = 21/25

Views = *****

Food = *****

Price = ***

Service = ****

Atmosphere = ****






JOE CAIN - DIRECTOR - TIGNES


Best restaurant, The Corner, Tignes Val Claret. Pie, chips and peas. You won’t find a better pie in France. 

In fact they would beat most pies in the U.K. especially the beef pie yum. Prices are good too.


BASS RATING = 20/25

Views = ***

Food = ****

Price = *****

Service = *****

Atmosphere = ***




DAVE HUDSON - BASS INSTRUCTOR - VAL D'ISERE & TIGNES



My top choice has to be Lo Soli at the top of the Chaudanne chair out of Tignes Le Lac. The steak is the best and the views are unbeatable. I love the sun hats and its the best place for a BASS team lunch.




BASS RATING = 22/25

Views = *****

Food = ****