Bars in Val Claret
Saloon Bar – With sister bars to be found in Val D’Isere and Val Thorens, Saloon bar Tignes continues to bring the party atmosphere to the Espace Killy. They’ve got some great happy hour promotions, shots, cocktails, happy hour entertainment and a pool table.
Le Studio – A cosy and cool French bar run by Olivier and his friendly team of staff. Go there to watch live sport on TV with a cocktail, relax with a glass of wine and soak up the atmosphere.
Couloir - A fantastic drinking and dining experience, with a good selection of spirits and cocktails, all sound-tracked by awesome feel-good funk, soul and lo-fi playlists. Swing by for a visit.
Open till 4am…
Melting Pot - You'll find a good selection of dance music at the Melting Pot - Drum n Bass, Electro, Hip Hop and fortunately, not too much of the classic discotheque cheese. The prices are reasonable (for a club), and keep an eye out for promotion nights, ladies could benefit from free champers, and there's always happy hour for the early birds.
Blue Girl - This fun and infamous discotheque is guaranteed to make you smile. The club that most people in resort can never remember being in… watch out for the pole dancing and ‘sexy’ nights.
Bars in Le Lac
Underground Bar – Situated on Rue de la poste, Underground Bar has a great party atmosphere, weekly DJs and live music. Jo and her team are always up for a party till the early hours!
The Marmot Arms - The Marmot Arms is ideally situated at the foot of the Palafour chairlift, making it a great apres ski location. Happy Hour deals are de-rigueur and the kitchen is open all day serving up a great Full English and gourmet burgers. The Marmot Arms also host live music, DJs and live sports too.
L’Embuscade – A Very friendly and relaxed French bar and a favourite of seasonaires of all nationalities. Go there to play pool, practice your French and get to know the locals. A great place for an après ski pint away from the crowds.
Jam Bar – The Jam Bar is owned by Italian/French couple Rocco and Delphine. True to their roots, they serve fantastic coffee and delicious homemade pasta dishes to warm you up throughout the day. Jam Bar is conveniently located at the bottom of the Palafour lift.
Loop Bar – The Loop has probably one of the best sun terraces in Tignes, looking out over the lake up to the Grand Motte. They have great happy hour offers and live sports are shown on TV. Every night is a party night with world famous DJs and live music at après and in the evenings.
Alpaka Lodge – Relax on the sofas in this cosy well established hotel bar. You are guaranteed a warm welcome from Jill and her team. Head to the Alpaka for cocktails, a vin chaud in front of the fire, and to enjoy the live bands they have on weekly at après and evenings.
Open till 4am…
Jacks Club ‘Le Bowling’ – For many people this is a bit of a marmite club. Those who shudder at the thought of dancing round a pole to a bit of 70s disco, a bit of 80s cheese and a bit of 90s rock all mixed together, then this probably isn't your thing. Everyone else - you’ll love it! You’ll find their 10 pin bowling alley right next door too.
Bars in Le Lavachet
TC’s Bar – This bar is a well established Tignes hot-spot with many years of drunken debauchery under its belt. From 'Night of a Thousand Shots' to Fetish Night, and the occasional impromptu food fight, it's a safe bet for a great party. Add to the mix some gold ole' pub grub, big screen live sports and a Saturday morning full English, what more could you want!
Brasero – Brasero is one of the bars in Lavachet that has undergone a facelift for the 2014-15 season and is now run by the team who have the Loop Bar in Le Lac. They have great après and evening bands throughout the week, as well as promotional nights such as Whisky tasting, Mojito Mondays and free shots with every drink.
SO.Bar... Fairy and Gem are your wonderful hosts at SO.Bar...specialising in fine wines and spirits. You'll be split for choice with their selection of tipples - ideal for an Apres-Ski session or an evening hang out. This funky bar also plays host to open-mic nights and many parties throughout the season, so keep an eye on what's on in Lavachet.
Queue de Cochon – Just over the road from the Brasero is the Queue de Cochon. Previously ‘Scotty’s Bar’, it has just been taken over by new management and is a great addition to the bar scene in Lavachet. Warm up round the open fire at après ski and enjoy the many cocktails and spirits they have on offer.
Bars in Tignes Les Brevieres
The Vault in Les Brevieres is under new management. It’s a fun and lively bar with a rustic log cabin style. Come and spot the quirky new additions to this intimate venue. A great place to warm up after a day on the mountain. New diner style menu, all mains under 15 euros, cocktails, mulled cider, drink promos, seasonaire discounts, live music and weekly events.
Restaurants in Val Claret
Le Caveau – Le Caveau never fails to exceed expectations for a special night out. Dine lavishly and then sit back and enjoy listening to the blues band with a full stomach. Although not cheap, it is possible to eat on a budget with their set menus. (Val Claret Centre – 04 79 06 52 32)
La Table en Montagne – This restaurant is part of the 5* ‘Suites du Nevada’ Hotel. The menu is varied with ingredients such as suckling pig, veal, snails and truffles. They offer a 3 course menu deal as well as a la carte. Start and finish your meal with an aperitif and digestif at the hotel’s ‘Whitney Bar’.
La Pignatta – The Pignatta does some amazing pizzas with some imaginative toppings, as well as a varied list of meat and pasta dishes including slow roast honey pork and carpaccio of smoked trout. Another good Savoyard restaurant offering the traditional dishes from tartiflette to fondue. (Val Claret Centre - 04 79 06 32 97)
Couloir – The Couloir bar and restaurant has a talented kitchen team, creating wonderfully imaginative and contemporary dinner menus - couple that with the extensive range of beers, wines and spirits inspired by world travel and you've got yourself a fantastic drinking and dining experience (Val Claret Centre – 04 79 06 32 64)
Petit Savoyard – All the usual local dishes and pizzas as well as some tasty salads and fish dishes. (Val Claret Centre – 04 79 06 36 23)
TUMMY - restaurant, pizzeria and a take-away, where locally sourced ingredients from Italy and the Alpine Valleys are transformed in to an excellent menu. Customers are invited to enjoy simple quality food which includes: gourmet burgers, fries, Italian pizzas and home-made pasta sauces. All menus have a Savoyard theme. Famous Liege waffles and hot chocolate from a French Master Chocolate-maker are served between 3pm and 8pm. (Place du Curling - +33 (0) 674 554 997)
Le Coffee – Burgers, paninis, salads and pasta, Le Coffee is a great choice for a spot of lunch before you head off for an afternoon on the piste. Sitting outside on the sun terrace makes it a sociable place to meet up with friends. (Val Claret Centre – 04 79 40 04 64)
Royal Kebab - The one and only kebab house in resort. Open all night to cater for the last people to stumble out of the night clubs. (Val Claret Centre)
Restaurants in Le Lac
Restaurant Les Campanules - The Campanules is a 4 star Hotel in the heart of Tignes le lac, and they have a lovely restaurant which is open to non-residents. One of their highlights is the weekly sea-food buffet. Tel +33 (0)479063436
La Bergerie - Tucked away at the top of Rue de la Poste is La Bergerie, a cosy restaurant with Alpine charm. They cook some Savoyard favourites as well as a lovely Cote de Boeuf. Expect to pay between 25-30€ for a main course. Tel +33 (0)479063843
L’Arbina – Traditional Savoyard food and pizzas are available in the lower part of the restaurant. You can also dine outside at one of the street-side tables, centrally located so ideal for a bite to eat when you ski back down to Le Lac (Le Lac Rosset - 04 79 06 46 83)
L’Escale Blanche - This restaurant has been in Tignes for years and has a great terrace ideal for mid-skiing lunches. It has the usual selection of pizzas and steaks, but the large restaurant and terrace right next to Fond de neige make it a popular choice.
Rendezvous – The Rendezvous restaurant offers you a reasonably priced menu with a traditional Savoyard cheese dishes, a good selection of pizzas, as well as steaks and pasta. A great setting for a meal out with friends, right in the heart of Tignes Le Lac. (Le Lac Bec Rouge – 04 79 06 32 21)
Marmot Arms – Check out their Gormet burger menu! They have a weekly Burger Special, including Wild Boar and other unusual ingredients, great to boost your energy and keep you on the hill.
Creperie de Bretonne – A traditional creperie specialising in a wide range of savoury and sweet crepes (including gluten –free crepes), salads and omelettes. Eat on the sunny South facing terrace or take away Le Lac Rosset - 04 79 00 31 07)
The Loop – The Loop’s sunny terrace provides a perfect setting for lunch. Try one of their mouth watering homemade burgers, or if it’s an après ski snack you’re after, go for the Loop Chilli nachos. Evening meals are also available including a new pizza menu. (Le Lac Rosset – 04 79 06 30 61)
Tignes Cuisine – The perfect meal for when you’re too tired to move and a very welcome break from all the cheese and pizzas!. Tignes Cuisine offers a menu specialising in Asian cuisine and it can be delivered directly to your door. Home cooked and spiced to your preference. There’s also a day-time menu including wraps, burritos and noodles to be enjoyed on the terrace – a favourite spot for the locals of Tignes. (Le Lac Rosset – 04 79 06 44 44) www.tignescuisine.com
Restaurants in Le Lavachet
La Ferme des 3 Capucines – Translated as “The Farm”, this restaurant adjoins a working farm and small farm selling cheeses and other products made on site. Expect a warm alpine atmosphere and a traditional menu that includes the delicious Cote De Boeuf and a selection of fondues. It’s just off the main road at the bottom of Lavachet but is definitely worth the couple of minutes walk – booking is advisable! (04 79 06 35 10)
Queue de Cochon – There’s a delicious selection on offer at the Queue de Cochon, including slow cooked Lamb belly, Venison and Entrecote Rossini. It’s all cooked by a talented and experienced team with twists on the norm and original additions to each dish. An extensive menu, also with 2 and 3 course menu deals. (Le Lavachet centre 04 79 06 57 33)
Le Brasero – You can get an excellent steak at the Brasero, as well as other mouth-watering dishes including Duck Confit, Asian style Tuna and delicious Bagels with a variety of fillings such as Hoisin Duck, Salted Beef and Poached Salmon. A great location for lunch in the sunshine, as well as a hearty evening meal. (Le Lavachet centre 04 79 24 49 34)
La Cantine – A beautiful coffee shop in Tignes Le Lavachet, specialising in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, soups, cakes, various hot drinks and craft ales. Available for both breakfast and lunch.
TC’s Bar – Pop into TC’s bar to satisfy your pub-grub cravings. Delicious homemade burgers on the menu alongside tasty Southern fried chicken dishes with triple cooked chips! On a Saturday treat yourself to an all-day English breakfast.
Pizza Mick- Excellent pizzas, as well as roast chicken and chips. Expect a warm and friendly service from Mick and practice your French while you wait. (Le Lavachet – 04 79 06 30 97)