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Best of restaurants in Courchevel 1650

Why do we think luxury family ski holidays with childcare come close to perfection with Fahrenheit Seven and some of the best of restaurants in Courchevel 1650 are within easy reach? And that ski holidays Courchevel 1650 are ideal for skiing addicts, beginners, intermediates and bon viveurs equally? Read on, favourites and reasoning!

Indulging into French food comes at  affordable prices and great value for money in Courchevel: from £28 euros menu offer at two Michelin star, to cosy restaurant near to Fahrenheit 7, all yum and child friendly – afterall this is France! Amidst best Courchevel restaurants from us and our friends :

*LA ROTISSERIE  – located at the ground floor of Fahrenheit 7, with splendid view on slopes, a sunny terrace with tables and chaise longue, DJ included! Aperols, mulled wine and champagne go well in here with pokes/ lobster rolls / sea bass ceviche/ linguini with pesto/ risotto with Lobster. For kids there is lasagna, burgers, fish and chips. The wines selection is beautiful and their poke bowls and seared tuna have been our favourite lunch on slopes, even with the high competition from La Casserole and La Fruitiere!.

*Le bistronomique Chabotte – traditional Savoyard dishes cleverly reinterpreted like “grandma used to cook”. Our friends had a nice a la carte dinner and opted for Chestnuts velvety black truffles and foie gras / lobster ravioli/ scallops reduction of orange with vanilla flavour and sole meuniere cereal risotto. Their son loved their pata negra and cheese plate as well as pasta Bolognese.

*La table de Marie – located just next door to Fahrenheit 7: the 5 years old enjoyed “the best pizza ever”; the grown ups loved the snails and traditional onion soup. This is also an easy option for overtired kids after so much skiing; they also arrange take aways : pizzas, salads and crepes to your room/ suite/ chalet. 

*AZIMUT – 1 Michelin star, located in Courchevel 1550, aka La Praz. The adults opted for fois gras escalope / turbot with chow flower mousse and the traditional tartiflette ( lunch and dinner set menus from 55 euros to 95 euros). Lovely attitude to kids and 12 euros delicious menu.

Lunching and wining on the slopes. Our votes go for La Casserole and La Fruitiere.

Lunch on slopes : La Casserole
Lunch on slopes : La Casserole
Lunch on slopes : La Fruitiere
Lunch on slopes : La Fruitiere

Tartiflettes, steaks, fondus, foie gras and some more cheese – yum! And lots of wine and aperol!

Lunching and wining on Courchevel slopes
Lunching and wining on Courchevel slopes
Lunching and wining on Courchevel slopes

Family dinner Fahrenheit 7
Christmas day – dinner Fahrenheit 7

The dining options at Fahrenheit 7 are exquisite: we dined twice, some outstanding tartare and truffled dishes.

Dinner Fahrenheit 7
Dinner Fahrenheit 7

Another glorious dining option next door is La Portetta, Angela Hartnett’s child that we got to know and love from Murano in London and its casual sibbling on St James street.

Dinner La Portetta Courchevel 1650
Dinner La Portetta Courchevel 1650 – Angela Hartnett
Dinner La Portetta Courchevel 1650 - Angela Hartnett
Dinner La Portetta Courchevel 1650

And after all that glorious food, one may be be ready for apres-skiing! Some brilliant options,  we have attended regularly to La Folie Meribel Courchevel and we even brought the 5 years old who fell in love instantly! Some high standards now to live up to!

Fahrenheit 7 lounge barFahrenheit 7 lounge bar

Fahrenheit 7 bars are also cool and atmospheric with the 2 fireplaces, plush pillows and rugs. The staff uniform is part of the story and charm and staff themselves have been delightful with our cheeky monkeys, even when running around.

Fahrenheit 7 bars
Fahrenheit 7 bars

For more bars: Rok was brilliant as well as La portetta next door to Fahrenheit 7.

And if one needs further reasons than glorious restaurants in Courchevel 1650 and apres skiing, kep on reading why ski holidays at Fahrenheit 7 are ideal for families, ski addicts, beginners, intermediates and bon viveurs equally.

1. Located right on the slopes, Fahrenheit 7 has amazing ski-in ski-out access. And for full convenience, a generously-sized ski room also dedicated to hotel guests, including lockers, adjacent the ski and rental shop. Getting ready and on the slopes could not possibly get any easier!

2. The ski school Courchevel 1650 and the childcare is literally next door: Esf ski school just in front of the hotel as well as the New Generation – one can almost spot the offsprings at le jardin d’hiver from Fahrenheit balconies and Rottisserie terrace. Petits Pralins nursery is also next door – same building with the new Arondiaz cable car.

ESF Kids ski schools Courchevel

ESF Kids ski schools Courchevel

Our 5 years old spent 5 mornings with ESF ski school Courchevel 1650 – he loved it, with Friday, the awards day being of course his highlight.

ESF ski school Courchevel 1650 - awards day
ESF ski school Courchevel 1650 – awards day
ESF ski school Courchevel 1650 - awards day
ESF ski school Courchevel 1650 – awards day

3. Fahrenheit’s 7 sleek new suites. We spent 5 fabulous nights in their just refurbished designery vintage suites. We found them impeccable for spending grown up time as kids have their own room, spacey enough to invite our friends over for playdates and catching up over bottles of wine.

Fahrenheit 7 Courchevel sleek vintage suitesFahrenheit 7 Courchevel sleek vintage suites

4. Ski holidays Courchevel 1650 are brilliant for skiing and options. We’d spend the mornings chilld free on redruns: Bel Air and towards Meribel on Monvallon and its stunning glacier.

Montvallon glacier
Montvallon glacier

For families and kids there’s lots of options in terms of Greens and Blues and once we figured that out, our 5 years old skied with us in the afternoon.

Family skiing Courchevel and Meribel
Family skiing Courchevel and Meribel
Family skiing Courchevel and Meribel

5. Spa, sauna, hammam and ice treatments are essential ingredients to any luxuryski holidays! For me personally it’s the perfect wrap up after La Folie Douce, the last ski run and pre dinner. And yes, Fahrenheit 7 has them all.

Skiing Courchevel and Meribel
Skiing Courchevel and Meribel

In need of more reasons tohead for Courchevel and stay with Fahrenheit 7? Check our article on Top things to do in Courchevel, including sledging on the latest race track, splashing at AquaMotion, dog sledging, iceskating, snowman building, shopping, more winning and dining.

Courchevel 1650 ESF Jardin d'hiver
Courchevel 1650 ESF Jardin d’hiver
Winter fun in Courchevel : sledging

A concept created after the temperature at which the most elegant of snowflakes forms, Fahrenheit 7 is coming close to perfection when it comes to luxury family ski holidays with childcare next door as well as brilliant restaurants in Courchevel 1650.  

For more inspiration on European ski breaks, check our article with our highlights over 20 years in here. For more French skiing, great food and cool apres skiing, check our Chamonix postTignes with kids and Best restaurants in TignesAll Covid restrictions in France have been lifted on March 14th 2022 other than wearing masks on public transport and in certain public places such as clinics and hospitals. Therefore, if you meet the travel entry requirements there are no further restrictions on your holiday, hurray and fingers crossed it stays this way!

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23 comments on “Best of restaurants in Courchevel 1650

  1. Cultural Wednesday
    January 12, 2019

    Pining for the mountains now, I especially love the big red beasts. #CulturedKids

    • ZenBabyTravel
      January 14, 2019

      Yes Orlinski is fab and it’s great to see modern art on Courchevel slopes! Truly where his Born Wild collection belongs if you ask me!

  2. Nancy | MapandFamily
    January 12, 2019

    Sounds brilliant! I haven’t skiied for years (dodgy knee) but this has reminded me how much fun it can be. #culturedkids

    • ZenBabyTravel
      January 14, 2019

      Best treatment for a dodgy knee is apres skiing and there’s lots in Courchevel 😉

  3. Scarlett Roitman
    January 14, 2019

    Fahrenheit 7 looks like a fun and cosy place to stay. I like all those red sculptures dotted around the place! #CULTUREDkids

    • ZenBabyTravel
      January 14, 2019

      Yes the French are so lucky with slopes and Orlinski! And Fahrenheit 7 ! And food !

  4. bavariansojourn
    January 14, 2019

    Farenheit 7 looks incredible. Definitely somewhere I would love to hang out while my ski mad lot enjoyed chucking themselves down mountains! #CulturedKids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 21, 2019

      Yes it’s perfect to hang out in style 😉

  5. Nicky@Go Live Young
    January 21, 2019

    Looks like a fantastic option for skiing with kids. We love skiing and can’t wait to hit the slopes this year.

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 21, 2019

      Great to hear, will keep an eye on your adventures!

  6. museummum
    January 23, 2019

    Such lovely photos, it seems like the perfect place to go skiing. The idea of great food and a hammam sound heavenly. Is there a decent ski school for adults too? I took lessons once and was dreadful #CulturedKids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 29, 2019

      Yes absolutely, few great ski scools! Courchevel has heaps of options with everything

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 29, 2019

      Our friends took also ski classes (aling with our kuds) – happy to email you the details

  7. Nicola Burke
    January 25, 2019

    You had me at tartiflette!
    #farawayfiles

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 29, 2019

      😉 we had an obscene number of great tartiflettes on this trip …😹

  8. Corey | Fifi + Hop
    January 28, 2019

    Wow, the food sounds amazing!! I love skiing vacations they are the best. There’s nothing like getting great outdoor exercise in the mountains, followed by good food and drink. Thanks for linking up with #farawayfiles

  9. Zen Babytravel
    January 29, 2019

    Thank youCorey, indeed nothing like a sunny ski holiday in the French Alps <3

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