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“Possibly the best Filets de Perche around the lake”

Cafe du Port - Rolle
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Rolle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Iloilo City
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Possibly the best Filets de Perche around the lake”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

The place is an institution and the quality of the Filets de Perche has not declined in the 35 years that I have been visiting, irregularly though, the place. I also don't remember seeing any guest eating anything else from the menu. You should know why you go there... The place has not changed, the decor is the same, the copper burners are the same, the plates.... the smell. Only the staff changed.... I have tried a number of places for Filets de Perche on the Swiss and French sides of Lac léman. None compares. Now, the portions are extremely generous (for a price of CHF 45.-, well above average) and an offer of two different portions at two different prices (as practiced by other restaurants specialized in Filets) would be welcome. My wife couldn't finish her second serving and despite a good appetite I couldn't help her. A pity for the fish, still a rarity... Count CHF 130.- for two (Filets de Perche, half bottle local wine, water, coffee). Finally, Rolle is a lovely village of the Western cost of Lac Léman and the Restaurant very well located in the small port. You will appreciate a short walk along the lake for digestion! Reservation indispensable although you might get lucky if coming after the first service, like arriving at 13:15 for lunch.

  • Visited April 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Why Not Try the Morilles and the Steak?”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Cafe du Port is well known for its fillet de perche. Portions are fair for the price we paid (about CHF 55 for each main on average) They come in 2 servings. Although delicious, it tends to get rather boring after the first serving. I ordered the Morilles with Toast (in 2 servings) and it was delicious. My mother-in-law ordered the Steak with Morilles sauce ( 1 serving ) and she loved every bite of it. The atmosphere there is a tad bit uptight for our taste, however during special occasions, we would not mind going back there again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Nyon, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Dissappointed - and it used so be the best!”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

The 'filets de perche' are still excellent but the service was really not up to it today!
There were flies around are table all along
I have a gluten allergy and asked for the fish to be cooked without flour, that was fine but my husband and son were served first fish cooked in flour and the same utensiles were used to serve mine - so now I am ill for a week!
The children wanted chocolate mousse without wipped cream, they were served with wipped cream and the waitress said they could put it to the side... Not what you expect of a restaurant in this class.
So really bad service - even though the fish is still good.

  • Visited October 2012
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MEXICO
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“De lo mejor!!”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Best dish ever! filet de perch there is the most awesome food ever. This small restaurant serves a green salad (lettuce) with a perfect dressing and then main dish: Filet de Perch, and fries. Both are perfect. I tried to go there for the 3rd time but it was sunday and they close ;(

  • Visited August 2012
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California
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142 reviews
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“5-star Filet de Perche near Geneva”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

When in Geneva (or surrounding area), the very best filet de perche can be found at this restaurant. Friends recommended it and having eaten filet de perche at many retaurants, this is definitely my favorite now. The filet de perche menu is 44 CHF (definitely expensive by American Standards and a tad high for Switzerland). The filet are fresh, served meuniere style -- nicely buttered -- served with pommes frites (french fries) and a small green salad (swiss style--very fresh). Couldn't be better. It is a very popular restaurant so reservations are recommended. The restaurant is cozy and service excellent.

  • Visited July 2012
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