There are nine slopeside restaurants as well as two bars on the piste in Les Deux Alpes – Pano Bar (which has DJs on the terrace in the afternoon) and Umbrella. These range from large typical cafeteria style to more intimate establishments with table service. Le Diable au Coeur (+33 (0)4 76 79 99 50; lediableaucoeur.com) at the top of the "Diable" cable car comes in to the latter category, serving traditional mountain food. You can get warm by the chimney if it’s cold or sit in the sunshine on the terrace if it’s warm and enjoy the view of "La Muzelle". Restaurant Altitude la Toura (+33 (0)4 76 79 06 75) sits at 2600m near the Jandri Express mid-station and fall in to the former category, catering for up to 600 people at once, divided equally between the terrace and the restaurant.
Restaurants in Town
There are 60 restaurants to choose from including some more unusual choices for the Alps, such as Mexican and Thai. There’s a wide range as you’d expect from simple creperies and pizzerias up to gourmet. For fast food, Crèpes à gogo (118 Avenue de la Muzelle; +33 (0)04 76 79 29 61; lescrepesagogo.com more than lives up to its name and is one of a dozen creperies.
Le Passe Montagne (98 Avenue de la Muzelle; +33 (0)4 76 80 10 27) is normally a good choice for traditional French mountain dishes and regional cuisine – there are dozens of others.
For a non-French feast, Smithy's Tavern (7 Rue du Cairou; +33 (0)4 76 11 36 79; http://www.smithystavern.com), run by Alexander Smith, is a popular bar that also serves great Mexican food, although saying that it does have traditional French dishes too. Smokey Joe's, (9 rue des Sagnes, +33 (0)4 76 79 28 97; smokeyjoes.fr), not run by a man called Joe, also serves Mexican and has big screen sports TV.
P’tit Polyte is arguable the best in town. Located inside Chalet Mounier, it received its first Michelin Star in 2009, thanks to the culinary skills of in-house chef Fabien Poirot.
With more than 30 food shops competing to be the providers of your groceries in resort, you won’t go hungry in Les Deux Alpes! These include a dozen supermarkets – among them two Spars, two Petit Casinos and a Sherpa (3 hameau de la Meije; +33 (0)4 76 80 16 45) which will accept advance orders and have your groceries ready to collect on arrival.
Marché U (57 Avenue de la Muzelle; +33 (0)4 76 79 58 63 is one of the larger supermarkets with the biggest range. Then there are at least three each of sweet shops/chocolatieres, fromageries (cheese shops), butchers, delicatessens and half a dozen boulangeries (bakeries). Teddy Beer (89 Avenue de la Muzelle; +33 (0)4 76 80 52 73) is the local beer cellar sales outlet, Tribeca winery (8 route de Champamé; +33 (0)4 76 80 58 53) the wine equivalent.