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“Attractive but a nightmare and forget hospitality”
Review of La Taverne de Chamouny - CLOSED

La Taverne de Chamouny
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Myself and my wife had noticed already a couple of times, strolling Chamonix walking area, the Oysters exhibited outside of this restaurant and having to wait friends on their way for dinner, we decided to enjoy an aperitif with Oysters and white wine there. First of all they could hardly speak any English word (surprising in a tourist city like Chamonix and for a venue right in the center of the city); we were then seated rudely in a table after them having tried to squeeze us in an impossible corner at the entry with blowing wind, provided cheap paper towels by a smelly waiter which could not explain any difference in price and quality of the offered Oysters. Finally we handled to order 12 oysters and a bottle of Puilly Fume. The place was almost empty at 7 PM of a Sunday evening in winter season, and this should have told us something! The Oysters were all dead (though we cannot honestly complain having been poisoned) and the bottle of wine was a very regular one available at Carrefour for 10 Euros. The bill came at 120 Euro that even for Chamonix is overpriced for an aperitif in such a rude place and with a smelly waiter. Suggest everyone to stay out until management won't change :).

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Thank Emiliano B
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Avoid this place . Rude service and overpriced . We take "le plat du jour" and we could not eat it . Never more .

1  Thank Pedro M
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

I wish we never had arrived so late in the night. Nothing besides your regular McDonald's was open upon arrival so we decided to checkout La Taverne. An obvious mistake. Over-priced food, terrible service, a dish that looked like it came straight from the microwave. It would be inhumane to recommend this place to anyone :P

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Thank Marko R
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

its in the main part of town, so thought we should stop in on our first night in Chamonix.

will always check trip advisor in the future.

May as well eat out of a dumpster.

DONT GO THERE- How is this place still open, must be the location YUCK

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Thank KKent
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

During our evening meal on 15.1.14, we were provided with rude service, short measures of drinks (beer), someone else’s picked at bread basket and were told the house red wine wasn’t available (cheapest wine was E14/half bottle!). Wished I'd read where to avoid before I visited Chamonix as we're clearly not the only ones with an awful experience at this restaurant! If you want a great eating experience on a budget try Poco Loco, you can eat in or takeaway - super little place.

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Thank coopersnoop
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