If you want a great British or American style burger in a decent bar-restaurant, there are two obvious choices in Les Deux Alpes: Smithy’s and The Spot.
Smithy’s Restaurant is upstairs from their lively late-night bar and has a much more relaxed ambiance. The burgers on offer here include classic beef, chicken and veggie combinations, as well as some that only just qualify as burgers. I went for La Maman – sliced, pepper-crusted fillet steak with mushrooms, mozzarella, rocket pesto and roasted tomato chutney. If you are not looking for a burger, Smithy’s serves a good choice of chargrilled and Tex-Mex dishes too.
My personal favourite for burgers is The Spot. Now in its fourth year, the ‘Build your own burger’ menu has been a success from day one. Fill in the provided form with your choice of bread, patty(ies) and other fillings from a long list of options, then let the chefs create your masterpiece. There are a few ready-made burgers if you are not feeling inspired but building your own is much more fun. Take the time to name your burger and you could win the burger of the week competition for a free meal. The menu also includes pizzas, steaks, fish and veggie options.
For a no-frills pub-grub burger, you could do worse than the Red Frog – a popular French-run Irish pub at the Venosc end of town. The menu is simple and tasty, featuring burgers, fish and chips, and English breakfast among the highlights.