There is a huge choice of restaurants in and around St Martin de Belleville to suit all tastes; indeed lots of people ski to St Martin de Belleville from other parts of the 3 Valleys, simply to come for lunch.
In the evenings, we recommend Le Montagnard which is set in an old hayloft near the St Martin drag lift, and is great for an evening of Savoyard specialties. Equally impressive and a little more of a quirky and “rustic” experience is La Ferme de la Choumette; it serves good Savoyard dishes and great local meats cooked over an open flame but is unique in that the back of the restaurant looks onto the cow shed, where you can see the cows, sheep and goats from the windows while eating lunch or dinner.
It also provides a pick-up and drop-off service to and from the chalet, which your chalet host can book for you.
L’Eterlou is also recommended in the evenings for good traditional French fare, as is La Voute, in the church square, which is very family friendly and serves a great selection of local specialties and an excellent choice of pizzas.
Some of the best lunch stops in the area include Les Cretes (accessible from the top of the St Martin 2 lift), Le Corbeleys (at the top of the St Martin 1 lift) and La Loy, (just above the village) which has a great terrace and good mountain food.
In the village itself, Le Montagnard and La Ferme de la Choumette (which is situated on the right hand side of the blue Biolley piste on the way into St Martin) are also lunchtime favourites.
The most famous of the local restaurants has to be the 3 Michelin starred La Bouitte in the neighbouring village of St Marcel. Diners come from across the 3 Valleys, and indeed the world, to sample Rene and Maxime Meilleur’s award-winning food, served in a fantastic modern farmhouse setting.