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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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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've only discovered la Cheminee this year as I tend to eat in the same place all the time! I think on this experience that this will become my favorite. Prices are in line with the rest of Chatel unless you want pizza or burgers but the Cheminee does a lot better than that. Wine is actually a bit cheaper... More 

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Thank gb2cv
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely cosy restaurant close to the bubble lift. The restaurant happily accommodated our party of 6 for a late lunch so we could have a last morning skiing. We all enjoyed the delicious menu Savoyard with enormous portions! The roaring fire and sheepskin rugs on the seats made it a very inviting break from the January snow. Wish we... More 

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Thank Amanda187064
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely little restaurant this is. Cosy and lovely decoration. Staff very welcoming and friendly and a real log fire which warms the place well. Food choice is varied and appealing to most tastes. I had lamb shank which was huge, full of flavour and came with imaginatively presented vegetables, a homemade gratin to die for and salad. My... More 

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Thank JimmR1968
Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So friendly, relaxed and welcoming. This has become one of our favourite places to go for yummy raclette. It's reasonably priced, the children love it here too and the service is great.

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Thank Bean_in_Bath
Grimaud, France
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in the restaurant but will certainly be going back. Just before you get to the telecabine in the village. The brochette de boeuf I had was very tender and tasty with fries, salad and two sauces. Dessert also, sundae au citron was lovely. The service was attentive but just at the right pace for a relaxing meal. Best... More 

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Thank LaGrimaudoise
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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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 

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Thank IanDeCesare
Epping, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
69 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

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Scotland
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46 reviews
26 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.

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Thank ScotlandGrumpy
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
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?