tignes ski apartment Ecrin des Neiges apt 322A
Val Claret, Tignes

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Plenty of restaurants...

Great French meals with music in an underground den, Le Caveau in Val Claret past the Grizzly bar .

My favourite is La Pignatta www.pignatta-restaurant-tignes.com Its a great change from Fondues and Raclettes, the pizzas are great, and we have also eaten a great Thai dish or two, which makes a welcome change.

An excellent place to eat in Val Claret is the Couloir restaurant, situated on a cosy mezzanine over a bar. The food was absolutely brilliant, reasonably priced (for Tignes), the staff were friendly and there was not a fondue or tartiflette in sight.

If you hop on the bus and venture to Tignes La laverachet, there is a great bar  called le Brasero which has a great happy hour! www.brasero.co.uk

For Lunch:

Tignes has relatively few mountain restaurants. My recommendations.

1.  High altitude blow out.

Top of Funicular lift. Tablecloths and posh service restaurant ( don't go to the self service which I think is over priced ) at over 3000m !

2. Mountain self service

Chaudannes chairlift. Lo Soli ( 0479 069863)

They will only serve you till 5.00 pm, as the piste patrol comes down and kicks everyone out.

3. No expense spared

Go to Le Fornet in Val d’Isere and from the top of the Fornet lift take the blue Magnard run, the restaurant is posh, but on a sunny day it makes all that work you do for the rest of the year worthwhile.

L’Edelweiss +33 610 287064

In Le Lac

La Montagne,, With your back to the Aero ski and the Maison de Tignes on your left, turn right up the street and its on your left. Great gallettes ( brown pancakes). Avoid the vin chaud here, great hot chocolates with cream. Great fondues here too.

In Les Brevieres

If you get a snowfall, consider skiing all the way to les Brevieres from the Chuadannes lift. At les Brevieres, there are two or three out-door restaurants but allow at least an hour to get there from the chaudannes lift, as it’s a long ski, but great, as it goes through the trees on trails and the food is great there too. If you are lucky to have a sunny day, its one of the best days of the week.  A short walk round the corner into the village brings you to places much cheaper than the two by the piste. Sachette, for example, is crammed with artefacts from mountain life and offers ‘lots of good cheese dishes’. The Armailly is ‘heartily’ recommended for its ‘fabulous Beaufort tart’. The Etoile des Neiges serves ‘great, typical Savoyard food’ but service can be ‘poor’.

Just be careful not to spend all day in the restaurant. It is very tem pting!

Eating out
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Take the Grattalu chairlift, on the piste