Restaurants

Top Choice French in Briançon

Au Plaisir Ambré

At this refined old-town restaurant, the leisurely pace of service is essential, if only to let your taste buds catch up with chef Michaël Chassigneux's innovative creations. Pan-fried mullet surfs on celery foam, j…
Top Choice Desserts in Briançon

Pâtisserie Turin

It's hard to overstate how seriously this all-Italian baker and chocolate-maker takes its craft. Order a caffè marocchino (espresso with milk foam and cocoa powder) in the adjoining tea room and deliberate between r…
Vegetarian in Grenoble

Au Clair de Lune

This tiny restaurant is freshening the palates of cheese-fatigued grenoblois with its vegetarian-leaning menu, from stuffed cabbage to creamy spinach risotto. It's not entirely meatless (as is clear from specials li…
French in Grenoble

Auberge Napoléon

If you dream of mannerly service in an 18th-century French salon, this is your place. Mirrors, baroque trimmings and white tablecloths establish the decadent tone, which is amplified by creations like foie gras–topp…
French in Briançon

Le Gastrologue

Whimsical Gastrologue rotates its cuisine depending on which herbs and edible flowers the kindly owners have picked that week. Featuring on the hand-drawn menu you might find rabbit confit, gratinated crozets (the D…
French in Les Deux Alpes

Le Raisin d’Ours

This rustic restaurant serves upmarket Alpine cuisine – pork knuckle in Munster cheese, roasted Camembert with calvados – along with well-executed Italian pasta dishes and seafood. It's accompanied by wines from aro…
Vegetarian in Grenoble

La Festina Lente

In a setting somewhere between your great-aunt's living room and a garden centre, this grungy but loveable cafe offers mostly vegetarian and vegan set lunches, mostly platters of taster dishes like soup, savoury cru…
French in Bourg d’Oisans

La Muzelle

A cut above the rest of Bourg d'Oisans' restaurants, La Muzelle fills its menu with perfectly seared tuna, beefy mains from burgers to steaks, and a good selection of pizzas. If you've been burning serious calories …
Bistro in Grenoble

Le Petit Bouche

Festooned with vintage bric-a-brac, with time-scuffed floors and a narrow open bar-kitchen, Le Petit Bouche enjoys a loyal following. Its classic bistro fare, such as andouillette (plump, coarse sausage made from pi…
French in Grenoble

La Tête à l'Envers

Tipping French cuisine upside down (sometimes literally), little La Tête à l'Envers has an ever-changing menu that presents seasonal ingredients in unexpected contexts (spicy desserts, fruity mains) – occasionally y…