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“Great food, lovely location, consistently good”
Review of La Cremaillere

La Cremaillere
Ranked #6 of 26 Restaurants in Montriond
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Keighley, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely location, consistently good”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

You can't really go wrong in the "goat village", so long as you find it in the first place, along a deviation on the piste down from the Les Lindarets lifts to Ardent. Ski (or walk) through in winter (summer), a charming hamlet comprising mainly restaurants, snug at the side of a deep, narrow, valley - a real sun trap when the skies are clear. We've eaten here at La Cremaillere before, and went back again, and the quality of the food remains excellent. Watching the staff charge maniacally around is endlessly entertaining. Large range of traditional savoyarde offerings, with food that never fails to please. During high season booking helps avoid a wait at lunchtime (1230-2 seems to be the busiest period, but obviously this all weather dependent), but meals are served well into the afternoon, and we've seen plenty of groups settling in for what - presumably - was a long 'off-piste' glide into the day's end. Service can be a tad slow when busy, but if the sun's out, you're sat on the terrace (which is very large), and it's been a leg jarring morning, this needn't be a problem. You can also stop here for just a coffee / snack / beer.

  • Visited March 2014
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Nottingham
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“Final Day Lunch”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

A treat - saved this until the final day, and apart from making a prat-fall from the embankment into the restaurant in front of all the waiting staff, had a great time.
Inside fully booked, so ate on the terrace, under the awning with patio heaters in full blast.
Plat du Jour especially recommended.

Visited January 2014
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Glasgow
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222 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
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“Another excellent meal”
Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

And we are back to La Cremaillere again. This time, a different holiday and a different group of family and friends.

We took six adults and six children (from 8 years to 12 years) and had a massive lunch for surprisingly little money. I went with a three course fixed price Randonneur menu for €29 and the kids had various kids menu ideas, from Spaghetti to omelettes, they were all wolfed down and finished off with ice cream and Magnums. The fixed price menu was a great hit, with a beautiful salad to start and the faux fillet main course and a selection of beautiful and very enticing desserts (I had the tarte au myrtilles, a favourite of mine and i can confirm that this was of the top order).

I do like good value in a restaurant, not too concerned with the actual price, but the more expensive it is, the more it needs to do to justify its price. I'm delighted to say that this is probably the best value restaurant I know!

The restaurant team obviously care about the food, the service and the environment and this shows from the moment you are welcomed in the door to the moment you leave with a cheeky genepi. Again, highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Glasgow
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222 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
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“Right - in every way”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I'll keep this simple. The food is exemplary - a modern Alpine offering in the traditional Savoyard setting, scrupulously clean with delightful staff. Really don't have a bad word to say about La Cremaillere.

Advice on the menu? Easy, if it comes with morilles, it's good. Team your lunch up with a tingly apremont or a light gamay and round off with a coupe generale and you're done.

We go big on lunches in the area every year for a couple of weeks whilst we are skiing. We always make a bee-line for La Cremaillere and frequently go back a couple of times.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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“Boyle Family & Friends”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

This is our favourite place for lunch in the Portes Du Soleil. Fantastic fondue and we all look forward to returning year on year.

  • Visited April 2012
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