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“The best restaurant in Les Contamines ”
Review of L'Air du Temps

L'Air du Temps
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The place is small and very cosy. So réserve in advance if you want to be sure of a table. There is a great fun atmosphere in the restaurant. You have an open wood oven burning which provides a different kind of warmth and charm than you experience in other places. The owners are great, friendly and ready to do anything to ensure your experience is nothing short of wonderful. The servings are big, to say the least. They have the traditional Savoie dishes such as fondue, raclette, tartiflette, etc. Plus other offerings such as duck, fish and beef steaks. Great food. Wine list is not massive. Only drawback. Afterwards when you have had your fill, bottles of génépi, limoncello and amaretto are brought to you table for you to help yourselves. This restaurant is just a great place to relax, have a laugh and enjoy good food and good company. A must visit after skiing all day. Cannot recommend it enough.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I first went here 16 years ago and love it. Cosy and warm but also with fantastic food.

The Rossini is fantastic and the four gras is delicious. The home made deserts are good with the tiramisu the best. It's different and crunchy but fantastic.

Love it. Just what you need after a day skiing.

Thank Renze
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This resturant is one of the best in Contamines and well worth the short walk.
The food is excellent with meats .seafood and all local specialities . Service is pleasant and helpfull. The room is a mixture of chic and charm with the pizza oven giving a warm glow that envelopes the whole room

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Thank Neil A
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

A whole new look for L'air du temps and a slightly different menu. We went for our first night pizza - drinks and some tapanade and bread arrived whilst we chose. The Pizzas were thicker and not brilliant, but we were offered a take home for what we diid not eat, which was great. The side salad was delicious, not listed on the menu but just ask. The 28 euro menu looks v good value - probably should have tried that. Deserts were nice. Still the lovely generosity of a limoncello / amaretto shot with the bill. The service was at a nice pace. Yann the patron has retired and is much missed. We do wish the new patrons every success and will be back.

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Thank Suzie N
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

We had a lovely meal here last year, but things have taken a decided downturn. I think it may be under new management? A perfect pizza last year, is now a rather soggy, doughy mass. Other food was good, with very large portions - I would go for one course only - but not at the same standard as previously.

Annoyingly, they have now started a dish where people cook food at their table on a hot plate. So the whole place stinks of frying meat (in addition to the fondue odors). I was there two weeks ago and my jacket still smells as though it was cooked in a deep fat fryer!

So, if you like a big portion of average food, and don't mind the smell, proceed with caution ...

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Thank APEdinburgh
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