Situated smack bang in the centre of Val d'Isere, the Auberge St Hubert is a a fine choice for a evening meal, especially if you are looking for good food in informal surroundings.
From the outside you might think the restaurant is just part of the hotel above, nevertheless the doors are open even if you aren't a resident. The decor is simple, with some interesting art deco paintings on the wall and the atmosphere is warm enough. The Auberge would be a good choice for a group or family and the waiting staff are extremely helpful and friendly.
The restaurant does claim its specialities are (no surprises here!) Savoyard which on closer inspection of the menu does not paint the whole picture. For starters they have an excellent Hot's Goat Cheese Salad (12€) with some of the freshest green herbs (which they don't then cover with industrial strength dressing - one of our personal gripes - but simply in olive oil and balsamic vinegar). There is also a great looking Onion Soup (10€); a Salad Gourmand with foie gras and duck filet (16€); and a concession to vegetarians/the healthy of a plate of crudités (15€), though we must confess to not having sampled this one!
Main courses are extremely well proportioned, especially the Fondues, Raclettes and Pierrades - you are unlikely to be going away feeling hungry. For (fish-eating) vegetarians who don't fancy cheese there is a good range of fish and pasta dishes including salmon in crevettes (shrimp) sauce and tagliatelli (22€). We were pleasantly taken with the steaks (Filet de Boeuf) - various sauce options (from 28€), which were thick and tender. If you still have room and no inclination to move fast afterwards, the cheese platter or dessert await.
Overall, the menu prices are a bit more expensive that some of the other options but this is then reflected in the standards; the set menu represents good value for money.
Location: Val d'Isere - Centre
Cuisine: French | Local Specialities | Vegetarian
Open Seasons: Summer | Winter
Address: Avenue des Jeux Olympiques BP95 Val d'Isère 73150 FranceVal d'Isere - Centre |