Restaurants and Dining
Flaine has a good number of restaurants, both on the mountain and in resort. While there are a couple that offer upmarket à la carte menus, the emphasis is generally on good value, family dining rather than haute cuisine.
Flaine's Restaurants on the Mountain
Le Bissac is one of Flaine’s most popular mountain restaurants and offers self service as well as table service. Located at the bottom of the Balacha lift, by Flaine Forêt, it’s the perfect spot to meet up with beginners who’re learning on the nursery slopes. Although rustic looking on the exterior, inside it has been completely refurbished to create a warm and comfortable setting that retains its traditional charm. Its sun terrace also offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. On Thursday evenings Le Bissac organises snowshoeing excursions up to the restaurant where guests are then treated to a Savoyard feast.
Le Désert Blanc
Located at the top of the Grandes Platières cable car, Le Désert Blanc (+33 (0)4 50 90 82 09) is a popular self-service restaurant that offers fantastic views of Mont Blanc from its terrace.
Dating back over a hundred years, this old shepherd’s hut is one of the oldest remaining buildings in Flaine. Old wooden beams and a large central fireplace make it a warm and inviting place to enjoy some traditional Savoyard cuisine from its à la carte menu. Located only 200 metres from the cable car station at Flaine Forum, Le Michet is a charming restaurant open for both lunch and dinner.
+33 (0)4 50 90 80 08.
Positioned right next to Le Michet is another former shepherd’s hut, which is now home to L’Eloge (+33 (0)4 50 90 85 91), a fast food restaurant serving sandwiches, lasagna, chilli, and such like. Providing a similar rustic setting to its sister restaurant, L’Eloge is perfect for those who want to enjoy a traditional alpine atmosphere without having to linger too long over lunch. It also has a great little sun terrace, which is always busy on sunny days.
La Pente à Jules
La Pente à Jules (+33 (0)4 50 90 87 42) is a new chalet style restaurant specialising in grilled meats and rotisserie. Occupying an excellent location at the bottom of the Almandine run, its large terrace is always busy on sunny days.
Flaine's Restaurants in Town
Another popular spot in Flaine Forêt is Sucré Salé (+33 (0)4 50 90 87 63) which is situated right next to Résidence Le Forêt. Open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner, this laid back little restaurant serves a selection of regional dishes in addition to its specialty pita breads, which come stuffed with a variety of sweet or savoury fillings. Its sunny terrace also makes it a popular spot for après.
Brasserie Les Cimes
Brasserie Les Cimes in Flaine Forum (+33 (0)4 50 90 89 64) is a large restaurant that’s perfect for families and offers great value for money. It serves a range of pizzas and regional dishes that can either be enjoyed on its large south facing terrace or in the comfort of its spacious alpine style interior.
If you just want to grab something quick to eat, Monster Burger (+33 (0)6 18 58 76 75) in Flaine Forum serves a range of burgers and paninis until 10pm.
As the majority of accommodation in Flaine consists of self catered apartments, there are plenty of small supermarkets and specialist food stores where you can stock up on provisions. Both Flaine Forêt and Flaine Forum have decent sized, well-stocked supermarkets that are open seven days a week.
Boucherie L’Abondance in Flaine Forêt is a butcher’s shop that also sells a wide range of cheeses and other deli produce.
Also located in Flaine Forêt, Douce France is a delicatessen that sells a range of local meats, cheeses, jams, honey, wines and spirits.