There are some very good places to eat both on and off the mountain in Les Gets, and it is a good-value resort for France – eating out is usually at prices that won’t break the bank. There are some splendid rustic mountain restaurants in the rest of the Portes du Soleil too.
Popular, cosy and woody, the family-friendly Tyrol pizzeria opens at 6pm. It serves a wide choice of pizzas and other dishes such as raclette, fondue and steaks. Good-value wine list, including pichets of house wine.
Contact: 00 33 4 50 79 70 55; facebook.com/restaurantletyrol
La Fruitière des Perrières
A lovely old chalet with lots of exposed stone in the interior, La Fruitière des Perrieres specialises in local Savoyard cheesy dishes. It has its own cheese-making factory next door and is famous for its mushroom fondue. Friendly service, great atmosphere and good value wines.
This four-star hotel right at the foot of the slopes has a restaurant featured in both the Michelin and Gault-Millau guides. Les Soupers du Crychar is open to non-residents by reservation only from Thursday to Sunday, and features a set menu using fresh produce that changes every day. There’s also a lunchtime brasserie with a slopeside terrace featuring such delicacies as caviar or three types of salmon for starters, followed by dishes such as steak tartare or chicken with mushrooms in a wine sauce with fresh pasta.
On the mountain
At the top of the gondola from the village, Le Yéti specialises in fast food and fast service and gets very busy. It’s a good place to go for good-value sandwiches, fries, burgers, soups and pastas; good hot chocolate too.
Contact: 00 33 4 50 79 72 92; facebook.com/LeYetiLesGets
La Grande Ourse
At the top of Mont Chéry La Grande Ourse has stunning views from the terrace and through the big windows of the woody interior. Run by an English couple, its signature dish is a lobster, scallop and crayfish tartiflette. Other unusual twists on standard mountain cuisine include pulled lamb burger and confit of duck with a Grand Marnier sauce. It is open on some evenings too, when customers are transported up and down in a converted piste-basher.
Halfway down the blue Varosses piste served by the La Turche drag-lift or the Perrières Express chair, La Paika has a lovely old, atmospheric farmhouse interior and big terrace with fab views. It is run by the four-star hotel Marmotte and specialises in barbecue fare, including beef, lamb and big juicy black tiger prawns. But the wide-ranging menu includes local cheese dishes, duck pie, linguine with a parma ham and gorgonzola sauce and much more. The dessert buffet is delicious.