Dining in Les Arcs
There is a selection of places to eat in all of the Arcs. However 1800 has the greatest choice by far; each of the other resorts has a handful of nice options. There are also some small food shops but if you're driving it's a good idea to stock up in a hypermarket down in the valley where you'll find better prices and better choice.
Another great option for self-catering residences is to take the hassle out of shopping and cooking on arrival with Huski's food (and drink!) delivery service. Order online in advance and get oven- or microwave-ready meals, drinks and grocery items delivered to your door. There are dishes to suit every diet including vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, which are available à la carte or in set menus with one-night, three-night, and six-night packages.
Les Arcs Mountain Restaurants
There is a good selection of restaurants on the slopes in Les Arcs and even more if you travel across to La Plagne. Most of them are family friendly and prices are not outrageous for a ski resort. Of course with the ski in/ ski out nature of the Arcs villages there is always the option of popping back to your apartment for lunch.
L’Arpette at 2050m has both self-service and table service options as well as a bar if you would just like a drink. It is a well-placed stop en route back to either 1600 or 1800. The sun terrace has some of the best views of the valley which is why we love this place, oh and because of the cheese! Cheese is their speciality so we recommend you try out their tartiflette or fondue. If you like it enough to go back for dinner then check out our après guide to read all about their evening mountain meal parties.
Solliet above Villaroger is a delightful wooden chalet which offers great food with a great view from their terrace. Cordée above Peisey offers the usual favourites at a great price with excellent service. Lastly, if you are looking for somewhere to warm up on a cold day, then head over on the Arc 1800 side by the Grizzly chair where you will fin Aux Enfants Terrible which has a self-service restaurant on the ground floor and fine dining above. We’ve heard good things about their food and even better things about their hot chocolates which are extra-large! La Crèche also serves up a delicious hot chocolate.
Restaurants in Les Arcs
There is a selection of places to eat in all of the Arcs. However 1800 has the greatest choice by far; each of the other resorts has a handful of nice options.
Arc 1800 is home to over 50 restaurants, there is not an overwhelming choice, however almost everywhere is family friendly and you can find a range of menus to suit your taste and budget. No visit is complete to Arc 1800 without a crepe at cosy Mamie Crêpe a resort institution for the best part of 40 years with a vast choice of all types of crepe on offer.
In 1600 the slopeside Chalet de L'Arcelle is a cosy option that serves fantastic food and Le Cairn is another great option serving both Italian and Savoyard specialities.
In Arc 1950 you can find a few different choices, our favourite of which is Chalet du Luigi, brilliant to fill up with pasta before a big day on the mountain. La Table des Lys has some great wines and comes highly recommended. The restaurants in Arc 1950 get pretty busy, especially on the weekends and peak weeks so we recommend you book ahead to avoid going hungry!
Arc 2000 is similarly busy to 1950, so again book ahead to avoid being disappointed. We love Chez Eux – go for a pizza here, you won’t regret it.
Grocery Shops in Les Arcs
There are two small supermarkets in Arc 1800 and Arc 2000 but if you are self-driving you’ll find a much bigger choice and better prices in one of the hypermarkets en route. Stop off at Bourg St Maurice, or even drive down mid-week to refresh supplies, it will only take about 30 mins and you’ll find much better prices than in resort, especially for alcohol.
Of course there are bakeries in each of the resorts, so you won’t have to go far to get your hands on some croissants!