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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
+33 4 76 80 65 37
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Watford, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

Always love popping in here because it's off the beaten track Good for cross country skiers/red run standard downhillers Great sun deck, good service, decent food and so few people (that week) I'll be back !

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Thank WileyWatfordWanderer
Brussels, Belgium
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Great food, personal favorite is 'La Clarine'. Prices are reasonable. Staff is ok but a smile was too much to ask for, otherwise 5 stars.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Saddleworth
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank EoTU
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Oldham, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Lincolnshire, England
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Mandi P
Asuncion, Paraguay
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Oslo
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 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 

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Grayshott, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piste Boulevard des Lacs | Gps : 45.115752, 6.086921, 38750 L'Alpe-d'Huez, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Isere  >  L'Alpe-d'Huez
  • Phone Number: +33 4 76 80 65 37

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?