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Chalet du Lac Besson

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Piste Boulevard des Lacs | Gps : 45.115752, 6.086921, 38750 L'Alpe-d'Huez, France
04 76 80 65 37
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Off piste

Difficult access by off piste "blue" with significant uphill section for last 50m... you will need a drink once you get there! Salad starters were more than enough for lunch, very welcoming log fire and pleasant staff #middleofnowhere

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Marcus G
Oldham, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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English first
Oakham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The best stone cooked meats on the mountain, well worth treating yourself to one long lunch here. Lovely to get to with a fun schuss at the end, which you need to go for. Do not rush it and pick a sunny day and enjoy the fabulous quiet views.

Thank Peter S
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place has potential but seriously let down by basic stuff. Chicken skewer was raw and my wife's plate was chipped badly and the fragments of the plate were in the potato gratin, lots of them and some of them large. On telling the waitress nothing was done by the owner. The waitress was nice and looked more than a... More 

Thank EoTU
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fantastic location, but having seated ourselves on arrival were told by a very surly waiter that we should have made a reservation as they were very busy, despite there being numerous empty tables. We waited 15 mins to be served and were then told we would have to continue to wait as we had not reserved a place (other diners... More 

Thank Maddy F
Oldham, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Difficult access by off piste "blue" with significant uphill section for last 50m... you will need a drink once you get there! Salad starters were more than enough for lunch, very welcoming log fire and pleasant staff #middleofnowhere

Thank Marcus G
Lincolnshire, England
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

We found this place by accident. It's a little off track but didn't seem to matter as it was 3/4 full already. Food excellent, choice excellent and great value for money

Thank Mandi P
Asuncion, Paraguay
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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Superb location and very good food. Perfect place to recover after hiking though it is a little difficult to restart again. The restaurant is nicely located next to a lake with of course fantastic scenery. The food was really good hearty mountain food and the service was very friendly.

Thank Charlie_Cosh
Level Contributor
116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Off the beaten "slope", but easy to find (it was however more difficult to find back to the ski slope after lunch, but it was due to fog and zero visibility). The location is beautiful, with a nice terrace, and away from the skiing crowd. There were some down slope skiers there, but most guests were cross country skiers and... More 

Thank jo-dr
Grayshott, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

the most beautiful mountain restaurant i have come across in my 14 years of skiing, nestled in the bowl of a lake it is completely secluded and is away from the busy slopes and ski lifts, truely authentic french feel and amazing food!

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the snow man france
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Nice enough location but overpriced for what you get.. Go to the lakes up there but eat in town as you will find more choice and better value for your money.. Or just picnic next to the lakes..

Thank davidreed38
Level Contributor
49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

First the food: traditionnal and regional french dishes, freshly cooked, beautiful plates, generous portions. We were 4 and were all satisfied. Second the service: the woman was SO friendly, quick and efficient. She offered us in the end the Genepi Third the location: located not to high in the mountain, you can easily reach it. The terrasse is wonderful when... More 

Thank connaisseur78

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piste Boulevard des Lacs | Gps : 45.115752, 6.086921, 38750 L'Alpe-d'Huez, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Isere  >  L'Alpe-d'Huez
  • Phone Number: 04 76 80 65 37

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  • Cuisine: Pub


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