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Restaurant la cheminee

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Chalet les lutins chemin sous le cret | 74390, Chatel, Abondance, France
+33 4 50 17 36 25
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The restaurant is really busy so book, I would ask for a table away from the fire as although it provides the great atmosphere and some of the cooking it is really hot! The steak was great and the local dishes our party tried were plentiful and delicious. The bill was also very reasonable when compared to some other local... More 

Thank Jason C
Madliena, Malta
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142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Anyone who welcomes a family of 13 which included a baby in a pram for dinner already deserves my compliments, but La Cheminee has it all ; good food, service and a very quaint alpine ambiance. We were served by a very friendly and helpful English lady not at all overwhelmed at all by our family group. I recommend the... More 

Thank IanDeCesare
Epping, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Lovely little restaurant tucked up by the super chatel lifts. Fireplace gives it a real cosy feel, and the food was delicious (we had super-cheesy tarte-chèvre and lasagne) but saw others having the spare ribs which looked awesome - I had food envy Friendly owner/manageress which does all she can to squeeze you in

1 Thank Steve_N1059
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Tired after first day skiing in Chatel and needed good wholesome food and that is what we got, all the better as we sat befor a roaring fire. Fillet steak was very good but the string around it should be removed before serving and the lasagne was a delight.

Thank ScotlandGrumpy
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Some of the best food I have ever eaten ! It opens 6 days a week & I ate there 4 times, myself & 4 friends worked our way through most of the menu & not one complaint , everything cooked to perfection & because the restaurant manageress Julie got to know us , we had amazing friendly service to... More 

Thank Bigbird0144
London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Visited as a large family of seven but we're able to book beforehand. Lovely atmosphere with a roaring fire and service was attentive. Food was very very good; we had a selection of dishes including the tartiflette, burger, lamb and steak and they were all decilious and plentiful. Would highly recommend.

Thank Oliver M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

the food was superb, the service very attentive, the speed just right, the quantity, just right & the whole experience was just lovely. oh & €82 for three hungry fellows with three half litres of (excellent) house red! just great.

1 Thank The_Pickerings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

We have just returned from our first visit to Chatel for a long weekend. We booked Friday evening and were not disappointed. The salad Savoyarde starter was superb and could have been a main course on its own! We returned on Saturday evening and tried the Raclette followed by the Café Gourmand, both an excellent dining experience which should be... More 

Thank Ian C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Lucky we booked on a busy Friday night. Food was great, I had Onion soup, Tartiflette and creame brûlée all for 22 euro. Wife had soup and the salad Savoyard, both fantastic. Service slow, but victim of success and worth waiting for, just relax!

Thank Thomas Allan J
Reading, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Lunchtime retreat from the snow for 5 of us. Nice looking traditional restaurant very friendly welcome. Great quality food, all choices were winners. Very reasonable price and close to the main Chatel lift. Ideal lunchtime spot - wholeheartedly recommend

1 Thank GJ W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chalet les lutins chemin sous le cret | 74390, Chatel, Abondance, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Abondance  >  Chatel
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 17 36 25

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?