We’ve been lucky enough to live in Les Gets for 9 years now, so we’ve had plenty of time to try and test every eaterie and watering hole the village has to offer. Our gorgeous village is always evolving, so here’s our up to date view on where’s best for food & drink morning, noon and night…..
Whether you’re visiting Les Gets in winter or summer, this guide will help you find our favourite spots for morning coffee, lunch, apres and dinner. All of the places described are situated in the village centre, are child and pet friendly and are easily accessible on foot.
So let’s start with morning coffee – if you fancy a brew before you hit the slopes or trails, then pop in to Les Notes Gourmande. They serve lovely latte’s, hot chocolates, cappuccinos and have a selection of nice teas. If you’re already hungry, they serve delicious crepes – we recommend trying the crème de marron (sweet chestnut paste) with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and squirty cream :>.
Wild Beets café is also a great place for morning coffee and does a good brunch – try the avocado and poached eggs on toast (gluten free and vegan options available). However, this place has become a firm favourite for a healthy and tasty lunch too. Their menu is full of delicious wrap and salad ideas, or you can compose your own, choosing from a huge selection of leaves, protein, veggies and dressings. And for a vitamin boost, their red berry smoothie is not to be missed!
Another firm lunch favourite is Les Copeaux – it does a tasty, well priced plat du jour and their house wine by the carafe is very quaffable! Or try their speciality ‘Lou Rapins’ – fried potato rosti accompanied by local charcuterie and cheeses – delicious! Also worth a visit is Vina Anna Purna -it’s one of the newer restaurants in the village – where we’ve enjoyed a some good plat du jour lunches – tasty food and very pleasant service.
For your apres drinks we highly recommend L’Apreski Bar at the foot of the slopes which offers traditional outdoor apres and live music. In winter, they’ve a great selection of hot alcoholic drinks to warm your cockles – the hot apple vodka is our favourite! In summer, there’s lots of space to sit in the sun and enjoy a cold glass of rose – there’s even a bouncy castle to keep the kids entertained whilst you relax!
We also love Barbylone where you’ll receive a very warm welcome, a lively atmosphere (you may well find yourself drinking with the ESF :>) and the biggest and best Aperol Spritz in town. They also do a good selection of local saucissons if you’re starting to feel peckish. And of course there’s Bar Bush which is always buzzing at apres time, with cheesy tunes, good vin chaud, salt & vinegar crisps and friendly faces behind the bar. Quiz night is Friday in the winter and Thursday in the summer – you’ve got to be in it to win it!
If you’re going out for dinner, again there’s a lot of choice, but having rigorously tried and tested them all, there are a few we go back to time after time. For a real treat, we have found La Pela to be unbeatable. It changed hands last Autumn and we were anxious to see if their awesome standards would be maintained. No need to worry – we’re delighted to say it’s still fantastic! It’s a little more expensive than other restaurants with similar menus, but is warm and cosy with fantastic service and fabulous food. In particular, the ‘Pierrade’ (where you cook your own meat and vegetables on a sizzling hot stone) is excellent and much fresher, varied and plentiful than those found elsewhere. Their fillet steak with homemade chips and your choice of sauce is always delicious too and their ‘Café Gourmand’ is exquisite.
Le Tyrol is another firm favourite, cosy and warm with a very extensive menu (this is the place if you want to try snails :>) and the best pizzas in town (wood oven). Their ‘Mont D’or’ has to be tried – it’s a full baked cheese served with charcuterie and veg to dip into it – like your own mini fondue – it’s delicious! Their French Onion soup is lovely, plentiful and served with croutons and sprinkling cheese on the side. Very well priced house wine here too and if you have room for dessert, try the ‘pain perdu’ – sweet eggy brioche served with salted caramel ice cream – yum!
If it’s takeaway you need, then Pizzalino does the best pizzas in town at a very reasonable price. Le Boomerang (relocated to the old Bigfoots site opposite Bar Bush for this year) does good burgers, noodles and fish & chips. And you can have a nice G&T from their specialist gin menu whilst you wait for your food! La Becanerie (used to be K2) also has really tasty burgers to eat in or takeaway.
There are of course many other places to eat and drink in Les Gets – these are just our favourites! We’ll update this blog in Autumn to let you know about any changes – in particular we’re looking forward to the opening of a new hight end Indian restaurant next door to the Chamois D’Or hotel!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog and will find our tips helpful when you next visit Les Gets.
Jen & Craig