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“Tourist Trap”
Review of La Taverne de Chamouny - CLOSED

La Taverne de Chamouny
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We went in there because we had missed the 2pm lunch cut-off at the other restaurants in the area. Dour inside with the regional pong of stale cheese, my tartiflette (potato, cream and cheese gratin) was inedible, my wife's eur 18 burger was pathetic and my daughter refused to eat the spaghetti bolognese, the smell of the latter haunted me for the rest of the day.
A wart on the beautiful town of Chamonix, if you are in dire need of food between lunch and dinner, you would be much better of at McDonalds.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Seamus2910
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Wellington
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Expensive tourist trap with tiny portions of ordinary food to add insult to injury”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We were desperate for something to eat and settled on this place after finding many places shut. The positive was the food came out quickly but the rest of the experience was ordinary. This is a typical French tourist trap with main meals appearing reasonably priced but then they charge a fortune for drinks and dessert. The mains were pathetically small and the kids meals rubbish for the price. I am so angry and at being ripped off. The waiter was obviously expecting a tip as he rushed over after we left. He was disappointed. But here's a tip anyway: have some respect for the tourists which are the life-blood of the town and stop ripping them off. Avoid at all costs.

Visited May 2014
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Thank JB_in_NZ
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Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“If only we knew”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

After going for walk we were looking for a nice feed and came across la taverne De chamouny. We ordered pizza and salad. The pizza was terrible and the salad was ordinary. We complained about the pizza and thankfully were not charged for it. But be careful about the extras, they quickly add up. A place to avoid.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank grrdobbie
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“That one time you didn't use trip advisor...”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We always use trip advisor to help with our traveling, and it helps tremendously. This restaurant--well, we were tired, hungry, and just went in, without checking. Oops. Just read all the other reviews, and avoid it. Do not let the varied and huge menu fool you...nothing is worth ingesting.
Is there a zero rating? Will trip advisor develop an "alert" system if you wander too close? Please do, help us all.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank PatrickStevie
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

We sat down on a beautiful sunny day will the intention of having a meal and were greeted by a miserable man who couldn't put a smile on a clown's face. We ordered drinks as we weren't yet ready for food (though prices not . displayed in.menu) and he brought out bill with drinks. Ashamed to say it was €9.10 for half a pint of lemonade (from the bar tap) and half a pint of sparkling water. Needless to say we decided to leave.and find food elsewhere. DO NOT GO HERE

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank londongal1990
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