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La Terrasse du Petit Palais

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avenue Claude Nobs 2 | Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
+41 21 962 12 00
12:00 - 22:00
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Beijing, China
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

La Terrace du Petit Palais is one of our regular lunch spots if we have a family gathering in or near Montreux. The service is always professional and usually pleasant. The food is always competent and sometimes wonderful. The wine list is decent, they always have our reserved table ready in our preferred spot, and of course the setting under... More 

Thank TeaSpray
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice view over lake Geneva. Good service with friendly and professional waiters. We had an excellent octopuss carpaccio as a starter, and "filet de perches" and a seafood risotto as mains - both a bit disappointing. Perches in particular were cooked with too much butter. Prices relatively high, but understandable, given the location.

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Dulles, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

You can't beat the location, overlooking the lake right in he center of Montreux. Tables are well spaced, waiters are friendly and the food (mostly Mediterranean) is delicious though on the expensive side. The eggplant-parmigiana and the risotto were unbelievably good. The veal escalope in breadcrumbs and French fries too. I also want to mention their homemade bread and tapenade.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Operated in usual Fairmont style, La Terrasse is located the lake side of Avenue Claude Nobs almost adjacent the Fairmont le Montreux Palace. Great Views and ambience. The Terrasse has limited operating periods during the warmer months and is operating at a fast and furious pace during Montreux Jazz Festival. The Terrasse is covered, providing respite from the summer sun... More 

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Dulles, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

When food is delicious, service is excellent and the view is beautiful, there is not much you can say or add. You'll find at least starter and an entree reasonably priced. The rest is not that expensive compared to Swiss standards and it is anyway worth every penny. While waiting for your meal, you'll taste incredibly fresh homemade bread with... More 

Thank Swissworld_traveller
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Stopped for lunch and enjoyed every part of it. The location is lovely overlooking the lake, the service was attentive and dietary requirements were met without any problem at all. The food was excellent.

Thank BGREG1
Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Overlooking Lac Lehman ( Geneva ) with the French mountains and the paddle steamers passing on Mothers Day lunch ! Book table next to the lake. Charming staff but lacking in training. Waiter did not write our Order down. My table request had not been noted but fortunately one was available. I have been known to walk out if the... More 

Thank Srenim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Despite the excellent service I have always received at Fairmont's premises, I had a really bad experience here one Summer Sunday at La Terrasse. Just to give a hint, salad was not selected (had bites from caterpillars), service was not polite and acted lazy, and the ice cream had freezer salt bits which undoubtedly added up to the already ruined... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This restaurant is part of the Montreux Palace Hotel and very expensive, but worth it. We sat out on the lovely terrace with views of the lake.

Thank Texasstarr
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

The terassedu petit palais is outside the beautiful la coupole building on the geneva lake front. Walking through the building to the terrace is a journey through the Belle Époque. Unlike a lot of other lake front dining options you are one floor up and back from the walking path in a garden so you feel special. Food at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$91
Seafood, Arabic, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: avenue Claude Nobs 2 | Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Montreux
  • Phone Number: +41 21 962 12 00
A BALCONY OVER THE LAKE From the moment you step onto La Terrasse du Petit Palais, you are taken by the outstanding beauty of the Swiss Riviera. With its incomparable open air setting over the lake and Alps, La Terrasse serves a seasonal cuisine in mediterranean style for lunch and dinner, complemented by a colorful and indulgent line-up of ice-creams and refreshments in the afternoon. You will not want to leave!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?