Argentière mostly stays true to its Savoyard roots where food is concerned, but there are a few other options for when the cheese and potatoes start to become too much.
La Crèmerie du Glacier: This delightful wooden lodge can be accessed on foot via a hiking trail or on skis/snowboard via a short off-piste route from Les Grands Montets. It is renowned for its excellent croûte (a diet-busting dish of cheese, bread, garlic and wine) and for its great value lunch menus. T: +33 (0)4 50 54 07 52.
The Office: Right on the main street, The Office is one of the few bar restaurants that has chairs and tables out on the pavement. The menu is typical hearty après-ski food, burgers, ribs, nachos, etc – we are big fans of their home made cheesecake! T: +33 (0)4 50 54 15 46.
Stone Bar & Pizzeria: Does what it says on the tin – pizzas. And it does them rather well alongside salads, pastas and meat dishes, all with an Italian influence. T: +33 (0)4 50 54 13 17.
Les Chéserys: For Alpine food that's a bit more interesting than the norm, how about wild boar cassolette? This restaurant is a bit more pricey than the others, but well worth it. They source many of their ingredients locally and bake their own bread. T: +33 (0)4 50 18 23 48.
Le Jeu de Paume: Those looking for a real gourmet treat should make the short journey to nearby Lavancher, where Hotel Le Jeu de Paume is renowned for its excellent restaurant. Inventive takes on classic French dishes, made with fresh organic ingredients. T: +33 (0)4 50 54 03 76.
Enjoy your meal without worrying about missing the last bus home, choose the "in-valley" option below to book a taxi.