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AU$48 - AU$97
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French, European, Healthy, Contemporary
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Reviewed 5 April 2024 via mobile

Very good value, fine french cuisine. House wine very good, as was the foie gras. Cosy restaurant and service very good.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Unfortunately serves only in slots for one hour. Not enough time and if you show up a little bit late, no chance. Disappointing.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. The food was imaginative and tasty and the staff were knowledgeable and attentive but not over bearing. It’s a family run business that hasn’t been open for very long but I wish them every success for the...future.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

One of the best restaurant experiences ever! Small place, attentive, no fuss, excellent service, absolutely fantastic food. Really good attention to detail. Very good wine / food combinations.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

Small restaurant but warm and cosy with very pleasant staff. Food is absolutely fantastic. It is the 2nd time we go to this restaurant and yet again we were not disappointed. We had a large party of people and were able to taste a varied...menu. All of us rated it as the best restaurant in l'Alpe d'Huez. I had the chicken which came with mushroom and a truffle puree of potatoes. It sounds simple yet was extremely well presented and tasted absolutely beautiful. Dessert was equally as beautiful. I very highly recommend this restaurant, you will not be disappointed, but I advise to book ahead!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Firstly the food is great - fixed price menu depending upon courses - good selection - scallops risotto starter, lamb main and chocolate / coffee dessert. Secondly, the service is excellent - knowledgable staff and very friendly. Thirdly, small restaurant so nice busy atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

This little restaurant is located in the center of the village. The quality of the food was outstanding matched only by the quality of the service. Highly recommend, but note you have to make a reservation two weeks in advance during the ski season.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Best meal of the trip! Cozy restaurant with lovely ambience and great service. The food was incredible. Booking ahead essential, as the restaurant is small. Definitely recommended!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant as a group of few families with our children. The food was great and our male waiter was friendly but the rest was our experience was highly unpleasant. The owner/manager lady could not be more unfriendly. She refused to...let us sit together with our friends so we had to walk to each other’s tables which she was unhappy about. She didn’t try to hide how unhappy she was that the kids were present (honestly, the behaved well and for most of the time they watched cartoons which we let them do to make sure the lady is happy). At the end of our visit she found out that we planned to come back with kids again, asked if we wanted to cancel the booking and when we got back home we realised our next booking was cancelled by the restaurant with no explanation. Not only our booking was cancelled but also one of our friends who was not even there first time around! So families - stay away, you are not welcome in this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, vegetables cooked to perfection, the lamb was perfectly cooked with a bit of pink in the middle. But the desserts, wow the praline dessert was one of the best desserts we have ever had, the chocolate & coffee dessert that my daughter had...also gave the same review. Simply stunningMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023

Great food, atmosphere and hospitality. Food is served with a lot of care, looks very nice and tastes accordingly. My recommended restaurant in Alpe D'Huez

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

Sometimes a restaurant which attracts us by the reviews on TA turns out to be disappointing. It took us a while to book here as bookings are only online and our browser kept dropping out. However, we persevered and had a fabulous meal. The restaurant...is small and the insistence on punctuality means the tiny kitchen can and does produce a well paced, gastronomic delight of a meal. We were a party of seven and all dishes were prompt, creative, and tasty. The staff are welcoming and the menus are frequently changed and are in French and English. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would recommend it. This restaurant does sittings, as so many do now in the mountain resorts, so if you want a long meal then go for the later timings. For us, 7pm to 9 pm was perfect.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

We had a lot of great meals in Alpe d'Huez but this was hands down the best food we had. We went with two children (10 and 12). They ordered a lamb dish and both said it was the best lamb they had ever tasted...- cooked at 50c for 14 hours! I had a pork iberico disk and my wife had Veal. We went for the 3 course option and all tried each others dishes and I can honestly say its the best food I have had in a very long time. At 45 euro for 3 courses it was also great value for money when you consider you can easy pay well in excess of 20 euros for a burger in the Alps. The service was excellent and not at all stuffy for a higher end restaurant. The waiters were fun and relaxed and very attentive. The restaurant was full with a mixture of nationalities and ages and there was a nice vibe about the place. We ate in a couple of other nicer places when we were there, where the food was great but perhaps the atmosphere was a little stale. Well worth a visit - you wont be disappointed!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

There are some restaurants that impress you and make you feel at home, and then, there is this restaurant. We felt the warm welcome and hospitality as soon as we walked through the door. The atmosphere is wonderful. The restaurant is intimate and you know...from the very beginning of your experience that you are welcomed. The service was spectacular. All members of our group were English speaking, but the menu was exclusively in French. However, the wonderful waiter translated every item for us and also gave us recommendations. We never felt awkward or out of place. We were left in awe of the waiter's bilingual ability. Onto the food. The food. The wonderful food. Whatever you select from the menu you will not be disappointed. For starters we had the scallops and the tortellini and both were exquisite. We had duck, tuna and lamb for mains and each was amazing. The desserts were perfect. We took the waiter's advice and ordered what he said was the best thing in the menu and we certainly weren't in the least bit disappointed. We'd had a wonderful evening and enjoyed the experience. It got even better when we left behind a hat and gloves and the waiter called us to let us know and then waited for us to go back to the restaurant. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. The food, the hospitality and the atmosphere are just perfect. Plan ahead, book a table and enjoy genuine French cuisine and wonderful hospitality.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

Great service and delicious food. My fiancé said this is the best pork he has had in his life and I would agree with that for the gnocchi I had. Definitely recommend if you’re in Alpe D’huez.

Date of visit: April 2022
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5