Restaurant L'Espérance

Semi-fine-dining restaurant at the foot of the slopes




Treat yourself to a sumptuous dining experience at L’Espérance restaurant at Les Grandes Rousses, at the heart of the resort of Alpe d’Huez. The semi-fine-dining restaurant is open to everyone

Step through the door and soak up the warm atmosphere and tasteful, contemporary mountain-style décor, complete with authentic, noble materials like aged wood, copper and dolomite stone cladding and soft furnishings such as cosy curtains, throws and cushions made from Alpine wool and leather. The magic is complete with a palette of deep reds, bronzes and copper hues. In short, the perfect ingredients for an elegant, sumptuous dining experience with a view of the mountains !
So take a seat in one of the private alcoves or around a large table by the fireplace or on the terrace in one of our heated wood and glass pods and explore our stunning menu concocted by Head Chef Pascal Glory.

Take your pick from our range of contemporary, semi-fine-dining options, featuring reworked classics alongside mountain specialities and a selection of temporary dishes. 

Then choose the perfect glass to accompany your dish from our selection of great vintages and wines from smaller producers, each hand-picked by our very own sommelier and wine-maker Vincent Carret. Whether you opt for a traditional or bold combination, the result will be a sublime symphony of flavours ! 

Le chef

The Head Chef

Our Head Chef Pascal Glory is a master of his craft, selecting the very finest and freshest produce and sourcing locally wherever possible. 

His extensive range of dishes has been shaped over the course of many years’ travel and by the people he has met along the way. The result is a creative, modern surf & turf cuisine.
That is as generous as it is elegant – and always a hit with food-loving guests. Each and every dish is a hymn to quality food, from Caesar-style tartare and house sweetbread, to Monsieur Rossini hamburger and stew with Guérande salt. 

Pascal is also a « responsible chef », devising a fresh vegetarian menu each and every day. 

And if you’re looking for a truly memorable experience, then check out the resort’s only saltwater tank of its kind, where seafood-lovers can pick the very freshest Breton lobster, crayfish and other shellfish. 

New this winter
Pascal has created a vast cheese cart that’s sure to delight cheese-lovers’ eyes and tastebuds! Guests can also sample a tasting board, washed down with a glass of Roussette de Savoie.


Discover the menus and the menu of our restaurant in Alpe d'Huez "L'Esperance des Grandes Rousses"

The menu
  Children menu

Christmas menu  Saint Sylvestre menu

Book a table

or contact us on +33 (0) 4 76 80 33 11


Open: from 19h
Last order: 9.30 pm

2 services per night during the school holidays:
  • With your children, we recommend that you sit down before 8pm.
  • Between adults and teenagers, prefer quieter schedules, from 20:30.

Outdoor pod dining

Outdoor pod dining

Have you always wanted to dine outdoors under the stars, with the Alpine peaks as your backdrop?

Well now you can at Les Grandes Rousses, in one of our wood and glass pods on the terrace. Dine al fresco at any time of year (the pods are heated in winter) for a truly magical, sociable experience. So take a seat and enjoy our Head Chef’s stunning dishes, complete with a glass of wine hand-picked by our sommelier Vincent Carret, with the sky and the snow in the background !

Opening time

From 7:00 pm. Last order at 9:30 pm. Two services during school holidays.

If you’re dining with young children, please arrive before 8:00 pm.

For adults and teenagers, the restaurant is quieter after 8:30 pm.




Get ready for the day ahead with a comprehensive, generous buffet breakfast

  • Cold buffet with fruit salad, yoghurt, cheese, cold meats, smoked salmon, and pastries, breads and cereals (gluten-free options available).
  • Hot buffet with eggs, sausages, bacon, fried potatoes, etc.
  • Nespresso coffee, teas, selection of fruit juices.
The ideal way to refuel before an active day’s skiing or hiking and exploring the local mountains.

Start off your day with breakfast in your room…

Service times

Winter: 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Summer: 7:00 am to 10:30 am. Cold buffet from 4:00 am during sporting events.


Afternoon snacks

Afternoon snacks


Keep the magic going with a delicious afternoon snack* that brings back memories of childhood

a buffet for adults and children alike including crêpes, waffles, home-made cakes, meringues, sweets and marshmallows, fruit skewers and a chocolate fountain, topped off with a hot chocolate with Chantilly cream or a hot wine.

* during school holidays only, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

A lovely stay in a wonderfully presented hotel

↳ Petit-déjeuner 5 / 5
A vast selection and fresh foods
↳ Restaurant 5 / 5
Well priced and beautifully presented food


Original cuisine in the mountains

We went to this place several times during our week-long stay, feeling like having the delectable Caesar salad and enjoy the tataki (which my fiancée adored). I also loved the Caesar-style tartare and the Angus Chateaubriand (yum!) with baked foie gras (yum yum!). The wines were great and reasonably priced, and the sommelier was really friendly. The hotel and restaurant are tastefully decorated, doing justice to the dishes and the wines...


A real gem !

A great place serving up elegant cuisine looking over the Alpine peaks! The delicate crab meat with Espelette pepper was absolutely divine. And I couldn’t get enough of the “Tour Rose” dessert, with raspberry macaron and soft lychee centre. This is a fabulous place if you’re into delicious, creative cuisine.


A fabulous dinner

I had dinner here with my husband. The food was great, the views of the mountains were simply stunning, and the place was tastefully decorated in a contemporary mountain style – something we’d never seen before. The panoramic view of the mountain  was breathtaking. The staff were really attentive and the sommelier served us some great wines by the glass throughout our meal.…



to continue with us!


  • Kids' club with theme weeks
  • Hotel shuttle with valet / porter service
  • Integrated ski shop

Exclusive Services

  • Free concierge service
    Access to the Spa offered