Welcome to Chez Pépé Nicolas,a Savoyard restaurant in Val Thorens and Les Menuires..
Come and have lunch and discover Savoyard specialities with an original twist in our restaurant in Val Thorens. In the chalet and on the terrace, our chef and his team have recreated a special atmosphere that has ensured Chez Pépé Nicolas an impeccable reputation.
Comfortably seated on the balcony overlooking the ski slopes, you’ll enjoy the flavours of traditional dishes that are constantly evolving. Discover our menu, which offers our specialities but also dishes prepared with produce from local mountain suppliers. Booking is recommended.
The restaurant menu :
The Val Thorens restaurant will introduce you to cuisine typical of the mountains and of Savoy. Rooted in tradition but innovative and constantly evolving, the dishes change with the seasons.
Here in our Val Thorens restaurant, you’ll enjoy the traditional cuisine of Savoy with a modern twist. Discover it via our special set and à la carte menus. Naturally, you’ll find the chef’s versions of traditional Savoyard fondue and raclette, but there are also other dishes typical of the Val Thorens valley to choose from.
After our selection of cheeses, a dessert menu awaits you, with a choice of traditional local specialities alongside more classic options, all of excellent quality.
For a fun evening out or for a pause between descents of the ski slopes or while out hiking with family or friends, we have a special treat for you: our gourmet selection of authentic Alpine products to discover!
The children’s ‘menu du petit berger’ will ensure that they, too, enjoy their time here.
The restaurant’s dishes:
You can also enjoy pea soup with mint, duckling fillet and even the chef’s own version of Gâteau de Savoie. In summer, diots (traditional Savoyard sausages) with vine shoots and ham with hay are some of the specialities that you can enjoy on the terrace facing the Val Thorens mountains.
The local spirit permeates the chalet restaurant, which is supplied by producers from the surroundings mountains – as well as produce from our own Alpine permaculture garden!
Reflecting the mountains at the foot of the Cime de Caron, the restaurant menu is very focused on local produce. From the terrace, the bar, or one of the three dining rooms of this Belleville Valley restaurant, the pleasure you gain from your meal will be enhanced by the view of Vallon du Lou and the surrounding glaciers.
The menus of the Savoyard restaurant in Val Thorens Les Menuires:
Chez Pépé Nicolas in Val Thorens, above Les Ménuires, is an exceptional restaurant in the French Alps. The chef and his team warmly welcome you to their Alpine restaurant in the Val Thorens valley and will do their utmost to ensure that your visit is a success and that you leave with the desire to return again very soon.
In this very original setting, described as ‘traditional, trendy chic’ by connoisseurs, the restaurant team will do everything to ensure that you enjoy an exceptional experience during your time here. Don’t forget to take a 360° virtual tour of the restaurant!
The kitchen team will offer you local specialities: raclette and tartiflette, croziflette, Beaufort fondue, etc., but also grilled meats and original desserts that will make you want to come back, for both lunch and dinner. Book your table at the Val Thorens restaurant online for a delightful evening. You can also book the Arbé chalet for private functions.
The Savoy wine list – Domaine Quesnard, Domaine Saint Germain, Mondeuse, Apremont, Chignin, Chignin Bergeron – has been greatly enriched by wines from other French terroirs.
The restaurant is truly authentic, as proved by its history: the family has lived in the Alpine pastures of Val Horens for generations.
We accept all payment methods: debit cards, cash, cheques, American Express, Apple Pay, etc.
The Savoyard restaurant team at Val Thorens:
The story of the Chez Pépé Nicolas restaurant in Val Thorens is that of a ‘big family’, a team committed to sharing its passion for the Bellevilles (take the 360° restaurant tour).
For this new season, Chez Pépé Nicolas continues to improve and enhance its cuisine, invariably surprising and satisfying its customers from around the world as well as from the three valleys and the Rhône-Alpes region.
The chef, Martial Vuillemin, has taken advantage of the off-season to reinvent the menu with new fresh products from small local producers. This season, for example, he’s chosen to work with Serge Jay, a sheep-cheesemaker from Saint Martin de Belleville; Jean Mesere, a Savoyard market gardener; and Gaston Eybord, a butcher from the Belleville Valley.
Martial, the chef, and Margot, the manager, along with their team, welcome you to the restaurant and will do everything possible to ensure that you spend some truly memorable moments with us.
Wines from Savoy are carefully selected, but wine trips made during the periods when the restaurant is closed make it possible to enrich the menu with the some excellent discoveries.
The chalet restaurant is very tied to its local heritage and gets its supplies from local producers in the region such as Serge Jay, a sheep breeder with a farm at La Trantsa further down in the valley, and Jean Mesere, a market gardener near Albertville, who replenishes the kitchen with fresh potatoes and onions every week. Most of the meat comes from ‘Gaston’, a Belleville butcher who works with quality meat and who’s had a special relationship with the restaurant from the start. Discover the products of our chalet restaurant in Val Thorens.
Some sample dishes:
The local hors d’oeuvre boards, such as the Bellevilloise, with polenta chips, prime ham and Valentin Alpine-pasture tomme, or the Bruschetta d’Adrien, with grilled bacon and melted cheese tapenades, will keep you going until the starters arrive.
Farmhouse Reblochon, pumpkin and chestnut velouté, foie gras mi-cuit or morel risotto with grated Beaufort d’été are on the starter menu at this restaurant, located in chalets on the slopes of Val Thorens. Among the main-course dishes, you’ll discover the chef’s own winter pot-au-feu, lamb parmentier (shepherd’s pie), the burger ‘des cîmes’ (from the peaks), arctic char cooked at low temperature, marinated sirloin steak or mangetout, unless you prefer the suggestion of the day, created by the chef as the mood takes him.
Savoy specialities – raclettes, fondues, tartiflettes, croziflettes – and other Alpine-pasture dishes are, of course, on the menu all year round.
The Val Thorens restaurant has a long history.
Stylist Magali Suchet manages the décor of the chalet, its bar and its terraces: floral decorations, styling and the interior design of the restaurant and much more. The three dining rooms, each with its unique atmosphere, have access to terraces with a bar and large balconies with views of the slopes and the peaks.
In Val Thorens, a restaurant rooted in the region and its Savoyard heritage
Discover the various activities and services, adapted for all, offered by our restaurant housed in a typical Savoyard chalet.
Praise from Michel-starred chefs:
Marc Veyrat, multi-Michelin-starred chef:
‘This restaurant is an outstanding analogy, it’s the image of truth.’
Jean Sulpice two-Michelin-starred chef:
‘Representing true Alpine values and raising gastronomy to its highest peaks.’
At Val Thorens
At 2,280 metres (7,480 ft) above sea level, Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe. Whether in winter, to enjoy a break between two descents, or in summer, for a detour or mid-hike, the Savoyard restaurant in Val Thorens provides an opportunity to recharge your batteries in a chalet with terrace and balcony in the heart of the mountain pastures of this beautiful valley.
The Val Thorens restaurant Chez Pépé Nicolas is accessible on skis in winter and by road in summer. In the restaurant’s shop, you’ll find local products from the Vallée des Belleville, home to the resorts of Les Ménuires and Val Thorens.