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“Bubbles in the bubble!!”
Review of La Grande Ourse

La Grande Ourse
Ranked #18 of 66 Restaurants in Les Gets
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We booked the Grande Ourse for lunch and when I mentioned it would be my partner's 50th birthday, the English owner recommended we reserve their gazebo.

This is actually a glass ball shaped structure, situated on the edge of their terrace and over the piste. It is heated and lit and very comfortable inside. We think it could seat 8, or 10 at a push so was luxurious for just the two of us. The views through the smoked glass were stunning, even on a grey snowy day.

We chose a bottle of Saumur and two of the speciality tartiflettes, which contain lobster and scallops. The whole lunch was wonderful. The Saumur was very good and very reasonable at €25. The food was first class and one of the best tartiflettes we have had. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. Sometimes she just popped out to get a 'thumbs up', that we were OK.

We spent an hour and a half relaxing in our glass bubble, admiring the view and enjoying the excellent food. La Grande Ourse is one of our most memorable lunches ever and was perfect for such a special occasion.

Thoroughly recommended and thank you Grande Ourse!

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Reviewed 11 January 2014

This mountain-top restaurant is one to beat them all in terms of friendly staff, excellent food and the warmest of welcomes. The view is second to none as well! I can't recommend it highly enough. If you can't get into the main restaurant, the downstairs snack bar is also available.

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stopped by for late lunch on New Year's Eve after skiing Mont Chery. We were lucky enough to find a table in the downstairs restaurant after being advised by the owner that the wait for a table in the main restaurant might be lengthy. Very helpful service, decent food, if a little pricey.

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

It's only with starting to plan skiing for 2014 that I remembered that I hadn't written up this year's Valentine's dinner.
We have eaten at the Grande Ourse several times, but always during the day. As this year's skiing coincided with February 14th we decided to treat ourselves to a romantic dinner.
The whole experience was absolutely brilliant. Part of the fun was being collect by their converted Piste Basher that takes you to the restaurant at the top of Mt. Chery. Once inside the restaurant it just gets better; there is always a warm welcome but this time a quick trip outside with an aperitif to catch the view down the valley to the village then back inside to an excellent meal with a great atmosphere.
The Vennings know how to meet and greet ( to say nothing of running a restaurant) and the whole experience is first class and very good value for money.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

This is a family favourite for the last few years in the MOST PERFECT location. I would be happy to sip wine & stare for hours !
Recommend the evening dining and New Year Eve party which is an event. Ross is a great cook & the food is always excellent.

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