We’ve been lucky enough to live in Les Gets for 11 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, après 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 Gourmand. 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 lunchtime favourite (also an excellent choice for dinner) is Les Copeaux – it does a tasty, well priced plat du jour and their house wine by the carafe is very quaffable! It’s great for a fondue, pierrade or try their speciality ‘Lou Rapins’ – fried potato rosti accompanied by local charcuterie and cheeses – delicious.
For quality fast food, Le DAC is great – a new snack bar offering burgers, fish and chips and breakfast baps! And you can try Au Malakoff’s range of ‘gourmet hotdogs’ for a filling quick lunch.
For your après drinks we highly recommend L’Apreski Bar at the foot of the slopes which offers traditional outdoor après 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 really love Barbylone where you’ll receive a very warm welcome, a lively atmosphere and the biggest and best Aperol Spritz in town. They also offer sharing platters of charcuterie and cheese if you’re starting to feel peckish.
Le Boomerang has an excellent cocktail list and a huge choice of gins & tonics which you can enjoy with some tasty tapas or a sharing apero platter.
And of course there’s Bar Bush which is always buzzing at après 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….
We can’t recommend ‘Les Durs a Cuire’ highly enough. Located next door to Barbylone, it’s stylishly decorated and the service is excellent. The food is just delicious and the portions are very generous. They are really good at fish – they do a great Fish & Chips and usually have another fish main course on offer. Their fishcake and poached egg starter is also a definite winner. In the season, they offer different daily duck and beef options, so there’s something new to try each time you go. Oh and their fries are the best in the village!
Le Tyrol is a great all rounder and our first choice for families. It’s cosy and warm with a very extensive menu (this is the place if you want to try snails :>) and great pizzas (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 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!
For an absolute treat, L’Outa is a wonderful choice – it’s small but beautifully presented and proposes traditional French cuisine – oyster platters, cassoulet, pot au feu and of course an excellent fillet steak. It’s also a lovely place to pop in for a glass of wine (their selection is impressive) and some delicious cheeses from La Ferme de Caroline on the Chavannes.
If it’s takeaway you need, then Pizzalino does simply the best pizzas in town (fresh chillies :>) at a very reasonable price. La Becanerie (used to be K2) has really tasty burgers to eat in or takeaway and Bhaaji offers fantastic takeaway and eat in Indian cuisine.
There are of course many other places to eat and drink in Les Gets – these are just some of our favourites! This coming winter, there’s a new Italian ‘Bokka’ opening, so we’ll update on that asap. We’re also hopeful that 2 old favourites that are currently closed, La Pela and Le Choucas, will re-open this winter – watch this space for more info….
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog and will find our tips helpful when you next visit Les Gets.
If you’ve not already booked your next visit to Les Gets, come stay with us ‘Up the Alps’ – we offer luxury self catered, B&B or fully catered stays – come ski with us! Just contact us for info & prices.
Jen & Craig