La Grande Ourse restaurant - On the piste - Incredible view

La Grande Ourse restaurant - On the piste - Incredible view

The Grande Ourse is located at 1725 m, a short ski down from the top of Mont Chery, on the side facing the Chavannes. It is the highest restaurant in Les Gets.

This is a 'must visit' restaurant with incredible views, great food and a roaring log fire. The restaurant is owned and run by the Venning family - who are all wonderful hosts, they totally renovated the building and have created a very warm, traditional restaurant - and unless temperatures are warm, there is a roaring log fire in the centre of the restaurant.

The Venning family come from Cornwall, all the food is prepared from fresh ingredients each day. The menu is a mixture of traditional French, Haute Savoie and English cooking. The fact that we often see French local's eating in the restaurant is a good measure of the quality.


La Grande Ourse restaurant - On the piste - Incredible view

In addition to the warm interior, the restaurant has huge balconies - great later on in the ski season when eating outside is comfortable.

The restaurant regularly hosts a number of special events:

Evening Meals

You are taken up to the restaurant in 20 minute ride in a Kassböhrer piste basher;  when you arrive at La Grande Ourse, you are greeted with a  glass of sparkling award winning Samur and an amuse bouche. 

The night time views over the village are wonderful.

The meal is a five-course dinner is specially selected and freshly prepared by Head Chef, Ross Venning and his chefs. This is held every Wednesday evening during the winter season and more often during February and Xmas/New Year weeks.


La Grande Ourse restaurant - On the piste - Incredible view

Sunday Lunch

This is a speciality at La Grande Ourse -  Ross Venning will prepare a hog roast each Sunday lunchtime, typically this is booked well in advance.

Music Events

Usually every Monday lunchtime there is alive band performing, this is starting around 20th January this ski season ( 2020).

Book In Advance

For Sunday lunch - it is best to book a week in advance

For the Wednesday evening meal - in February it is best to book a week ahead, outside February it should be possible to book on a Monday for seat on the following Wednesday.

Please note, the restaurant will be closed Xmas day 2019.

La Grande Ourse restaurant - On the piste - Incredible view

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