A better selection than you might expect
Tignes now has about 60 restaurants, many of which are much-of-a-muchness, providing relatively low-cost dining for the huge number of self-catering visitors. However for gourmets the first choice must be LArbina. On its first floor this unpretentious three-star hotel has a dining room and wine list that one would be lucky to find in a good four-star property. Pat the patron is very passionate and knowledgeable about his wines especially those from the Rhone valley - and has many interesting unlisted bottles he is happy to serve to those whom he feels will appreciate them. Copies of Robert Parkers definitive guides lie on the bar for reference.
Just along from LArbina is the Clin dOeil, a tiny little restaurant with space for about 24 people run by a two-man team. The food is truly inspirational and there is an interesting and very competitively priced wine list. Les Campanules is another good restaurants in Le Lac.
The Le Caveau is one of the better places in Val Claret. The Ski dOr is a Relais & Chateaux hotel also in the Val Claret area that has a decent formal restaurant but rather more questionable decor. In Le Lavachet, La Ferme des Trois Capucines claims to be the highest year-round working farm in Europe. It also has an atmospheric restaurant, where you eat traditional Savoyard fare while watching the cows behind a glass wall.