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Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

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Bretaye, Villars-sur-Ollon 1884, Switzerland
+41 24 495 21 31
09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As has already been said this is a great restaurant in Summer and Winter..perfect location (highly recommend a dip in the lake in the Summer) .. good selection of local food and wines and all served by very friendly staff!

Thank mike c
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Best secret in Breteye, food out of this world, beautiful location, beautiful in the summer as well as the winter. Well worth the effort !

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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We have often gone to this wonderful restaurant both in the winter, skiing in, and in the summer walking up or driving over. It is under new Management with excellent service and a fresh menu. The decorations are traditional and welcoming. The manageress outside is very good and conscientious. The location on the little lake makes it a wonderful destination... More 

Thank Michael M
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215 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not the first visit, this time we dined inside, pleasant enough with attentive staff. Menu adequate. Located on the small mountain lake well worth the visit about half an hour walk from Bretaye.

1 Thank CecilGgibley
Pully, Switzerland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Tried this restaurant back in 2015 and we were very disappointed with the service. It is true they were packed that day. So my husband and I decided to give this restaurant another chance last weekend. We booked a table for 2 ahead of time. When we arrived, instead of someone saying "bonjour" they simply stared and said "oui?!". I... More 

2 Thank Lara M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Unique alpine lakeside location with delicious seasonal food. Lake trout is a highlight. A little on the expensive side if you choose hearty warm dishes. Go for the fish, the homemade chicken nuggets (!) and the tomato mozzarella + desserts.

Thank Eric S
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Worth every step of our hike in intense heat to jump in the lac (to cool the outside) and then into the restaurant garden for beer and sorbet (to cool the inside). Beautiful beautiful setting.

Thank nsbasti
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The contrast between this restaurant and the last mountain restaurant I visited (and reviewed - Refuge de Taveyanne) could not be greater. While the Refuge offered charmless service, the service at the Lac des Chavonnes was excellent. The food also was far superior. One could choose between the usual Alpine produce (rosti etc) and high quality, fresh fish which was... More 

1 Thank GvKl
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We were a group of 20 people and we all enjoyed our lovely three course meal. The portions were big and flavoured well.

1 Thank Emmelou1
Lausanne, Switzerland
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had made a reservation and arrived on time, the host was very rude. They were overwhelmed and made us wait to get our table, then to get the menu, finally after getting his attention we were able to order but after an hour no drinks or food had arrived. We decided to leave. The setting is very special but... More 

1 Thank viajeros14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bretaye, Villars-sur-Ollon 1884, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Villars-sur-Ollon
  • Phone Number: +41 24 495 21 31

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