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“Best place for fondue in Neuchatel centre” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of la taverne neuchateloise

la taverne neuchateloise
Ranked #28 of 141 Restaurants in Neuchatel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Cuisines: Swiss, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London, England, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Best place for fondue in Neuchatel centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Great selection of fondues. Good atmosphere in a cellar style restaurant and great for large groups as well

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank FunkyWildcat
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Saint-Petersburg
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Old-fashioned, but so family-warm...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Visit this place every year and always feel the same. First of all, it is a good place to try out famous Swiss fondue (and you have a large choice here). Secondly, the atmosphere is extremely friendly. The Taverne seems family-owned, and that is why you are likely to have nice people around. Better coming there with your friends - it easier to share a fondue and a bottle of white Neuchateloise. It's quite a popular place, very often full, so make sure you reserve a table on weekend. Would advise it to anyone coming to Neuchatel (who can stay an specific cheese smell :)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katherine F
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“disappointing! do not understand positive ratings!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

based on the positive ratings leading to this restaurnat ranking #3 of all restaurants in neuchatel, we went and were expecting a special evening out. Boy, were we disappointed:
Firstly, the menu has a choice of few steaks and a few salads. No fish at all (Neuchatel is situated on the lake?), nothing else. Main focus of the menu is fondue (many different ones offered, so if you want a fondue, there is great variety indeed).
Secondly, the salads we ordered out of pure desperation were mediocre at most. We had a chicken salad and were wondering what the little round ball were on top - looked like processed meat, tasted somewhat close to chicken.
Thirdly, the wine was (even for Swiss standards) very expensive and of relatively poor quality - and we know Swiss wines are great (we especially like the white wines here)!

Overall, given the location on a street in town, the ambiente is nice on the terrace with rose bushes, the service is ok - but do not come here for a salad!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tigerfee
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Santa Barbara, California
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632 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“When in Switzerland, you must have fondue .... and this is the place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Truly amazing variety of fondue dishes, served in a quaint atmosphere with friendly efficient service. If you find yourself in Neuchâtel, you must make this small restaurant one of your stops for dinner. You will not be disappointed here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Waterloonie
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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best place for Fondue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

We had a reunion dinner there and the staff were extremely accommodating and gave us a set price with choice of 3 main course options. Very friendly and located right across from the port.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Christine W
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