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La Buche Croisee

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Lieu dit la Buche croisee, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France
+33 6 03 47 39 82
09:30 - 16:30
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitively my favourite place for lunch when skiing in Les Contamines (and I tried them all for 30 years!). Refurbished and extended a few years ago, the owner and staff are so nice and food so satisfying that once you've been there you will come back again for sure. As a lot of regulars that can be seen day after... More 

Thank Xavier B
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best terrace restaurant in resort. V busy and service slow but food was really good. Burger and chips. Carafe of red. Espresso. Simple but sound. Friendly staff. Lovely views.

Thank Biagio14
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Some of the best food on the slopes. Best croute Savoyarde you can find. Gets a bit busy at lunchtime but worth the wait.

Thank Anne-Sophie B
Chamonix, France
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We have been coming here for at least 10 years. Originally it was a simple old mountain hut which they have added to as the restaurant got more successful. It has a wonderful terrace and friendly staff. However it can get very busy! That's the problem with a good restaurant. During school holidays it is better to go for the... More 

Thank Peter D
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at many of the restaurants on the pistes at Les Contamines. Buche Croisee is very good and the service is excellent. Francois is a very cordial and accommodating restaurant manager and Olivier (the chef) is excellent.

Thank biggreenbill
Colchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We had lunch here a couple of times and loved the food. It is a bit pricey but not extortionate. The Tarte Tatin was excellent and is highly recommended.

Thank DavidKlaasen
Czech Republic
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

A nice restaurant in a pleasant environment beneath Mt Blanc massif. Magnificent views, excellent quality food. French cuisine.

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Sat outside here for the first time ever. Not sure if this seating area is new. First time I have been here this season and much of the place I did not recognise. The facilities have been upgraded too and it seems to have lost some of its old world charm. The food was fine, although the salad dressing was... More 

Thank chloew468
Armonk, New York
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Ate there second weekend in March. Lovely local specialities including Savoyard dishes (see the photo). Gets a bit busy if the mountain is busy and the staff can get a bit overwhelmed but they are good natured about it. If the weather is nice, the outdoor seating is great - lovely scenery with a great 360 view.

Thank Miles F
LaBucheCroisee, Propriétaire at La Buche Croisee, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for your review, but the photo you uploaded wasn't taken at La buche croisée. I agree with the lovely food and scenery ;) but I guess other places nearby deserve it too... If you never came before, we will glad to see you next time... Best Regards, François More 

Wrea Green, UK
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

La Bûche Croisée is, without a doubt, our favourite lunch spot at Les Contamines Montjoie. It is a little tucked away, just above the bottom of the Bûche Croisée chair, but it is signposted at the bottom of the Fredze run and not hard to find. The restaurant has the true ambiance of Haute-Savoie, and the inside is cosy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lieu dit la Buche croisee, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Les Contamines-Montjoie
  • Phone Number: +33 6 03 47 39 82
La Buche croisee is a Restaurant on the slopes in the ski resort of "Les contamines Montjoie" we serve traditional savoyard dishes, such as "Croutes savoyardes", "Tartiflette" and more. we open every day during the winter season from mid-december to the end of april We got a big sunny terrace from where you can see Les domes de miage just before the "mont blanc"

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