The smaller, semi-circular dining room has a wall of windows – perfect for starry-eyed dinners à deux.
Creature comforts: leather, fur, and sheepskin, dressed up with silks and diamonds at dinner.
Fur, feather-trimmed curtains, wood, horn and leather: the hotel’s unabashed alpine opulence continues in its restaurant, which glitters with candles by night. Big-game and animal-print furnishings add a safari flavour to the mix; white-leather chesterfields, log-adorned ceilings, and vast antler chandeliers keep things quirky. The menu at the Beef Lodge is a carnivore's dream, serving delicious slabs of perfectly cooked meat including rib of Black Angus or Bavarian beef, fillet of Simmental beef and choice cuts of lamb and veal (there are also juicy scallops to please pescetarians). Tables are dressed in immaculate clotted-cream-coloured linens, so eat tidily.
Le Bar Espace Trappeurs looks to New England for its style: all bleached wood, muted forest-and-farmhouse hues, log tables and antlers – many antlers. Stake out one of the chesterfields inside, or snuggle under a fat fur blanket on one of the outside seats. In such a setting, only champagne cocktails are appropriate (though we wouldn’t turn down a frozen vodka shot, either).
Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 11am; lunch is noon ’til 2.30pm; dinner is 7.30pm until 10pm. Tipples are to be had in the bar between 11am and 11pm.
Order hot dishes to your room during the restaurant’s opening hours; cold options after.