Summer Garden Restaurant and Bar
June to September
At Lauvitel Lodge, we know what a difference it makes to find great food and quality drinks in an environment where you can really relax and enjoy being together.
Guests often call our garden bar and restaurant “a little corner of paradise”, with its array of colourful flowers, the soft sounds of running water and the shade from our mature lime trees all surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery.
And we know how important food is: good food that is fresh, healthy, prepared with love and right for you. We enjoy preparing food that delights, whatever the rhythm and intention of your day.
NEW THIS YEAR – We are going organic in the garden restaurant!
To keep in line with our growing ethos of connecting directly with nature and being good to the planet, we will be serving local and organic food and drinks in the garden this summer. Keep an eye out for our new summer menu which we will be posting on line. We also want you to know that we have a great selection for our vegetarian friends – you will find a real selection of delicious, healthy, attractive options on our lunchtime menu.
Mid-day Lunches: 12.00 – 14.30
A moment of pure pleasure
For those looking for a real moment of pleasure together, take time out from all the mountain activity and enjoy one of our more elaborate meals with tasty starters, original salads or speciality dishes, such as Pierrade or Raclette (please pre-order), followed by a choice of delicious desserts; not to mention our selection of local beers and quality wines . Combined with sun loungers, hammock and table tennis, lunchtimes often prolong themselves into a lazy and relaxing afternoon.
For those that are on the move, It may be a simple lunch with classic mountain salads or something with an original twist to prepare you for the walk to Lauvitel Lake. Or it may be something more substantial like a nourishing homemade burger with French fries to recuperate on your way down.
Garden Café & Bar – until 18.30
For your delicious afternoon pause
Traditionally a popular stop off on the way up or way down from Lauvitel Lake, we are also worth a special visit if you are in the Oisans valleys; a short detour from the new “voie vert” cycle route; or a walk from Venosc that is less demanding but equally inspiring and beautiful. We serve speciality cold bear, good coffee, fresh tea, artisanal ice-cream and not forgetting a selection of extremely good homemade cakes. Whilst we try to make sure we have an ample supply of our famous blueberry tarts we also do great carrot cake, amazing blueberry cheesecake and the best chocolate brownie. Definitely worth a detour!
Hassle free evening meal
You want to enjoy an evening meal with friends and family without doing all the catering, but don’t really want the hassle of everyone choosing something different from a menu. Lauvitel Lodge Evening Restaurant is an exquisite culinary experience offering a speciality menu to all our clients, both in-house residents and additional visiting guests. By focusing on creating one amazing meal, something different every evening, our chef is able to offer you an exceptional dining experience from beginning to end. Great care is taken to create delicious food with well-balanced flavour that is attractive to the eye.
You may (join the large communal tables or) request an individual table, according to your personal preference. We are also very happy to cater for vegetarians and ask for advanced notice, so that you get equal care and attention as everyone else. 25 euros per person, including 3 course meal and coffee.
Reservations at least 24 hours ahead are strongly recommended – Call +33 (0)4 76 80 06 77. We would hate to disappoint you.
Make a Weekend of It
We are 1 hour from Grenoble, 2 hours from Lyon and 2 hours 30 minutes from Geneva. Your dining experience can be combined with one of the most renowned walks in the whole of the French Alps. The 3 to 4 hour walk to Lauvitel Lake (there and back) will take you to one of the most exceptional places on earth, and it is right on your doorstep. And to take full advantage of your weekend away, you can choose from our range of spa treatments that will leave you feeling completely relaxed and refreshed.