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“Our first Swiss meal”
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Au Chalet
Cuisines: Swiss
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Description: The Au Chalet - Swiss Restaurant is located in French-speaking Switzerland, between Lausanne and Montreux, above Vevey, on the Mont-Pelerin. Perched high above Lake Geneva in the heart of the Lavaux Terraced Vineyards, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, our magnificent traditional inn with a terrace features one of the most spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains. In an authentic Swiss wood decor, the Au Chalet restaurant offers you one of the best cuisines featuring local products and dishes. Swiss specialities and traditional dishes, such as fondue, raclette, tomme vaudoise (local soft cheese), croute au fromage (cheese croute), rosti, beef from local farmers, a dried meat platter and Alpine farm cheeses will allow you to savour succulent regional dishes prepared in-house using only the best products from our small local producers.
Venice, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Our first Swiss meal”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Very charming place and great fondue. Although we were a bit jet lagged, the waitperson was very helpful in helping us select our dinner. Turned out to be one of our best meals. I would eat here again without question!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Gary B
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Geneva, SWI
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“What a VIEW! Good food and service.”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

If you take the fenicular up to Mont Pelerin, then you literally arrive on the terrace of the Au Chalet. No need to go searching for it. The view on the way up in the fenicular is brilliant but when you actually set foot and bum on the terrace of the Au Chalet, it is spectacular. Luckily, we went on a gloriously sunny and warm late September Saturday afternoon so we could still take full advantage of sitting on the terrace. The menu yes is primarily Swiss traditional fare such as fondu, rosti, veal sausage, etc. but there are options such as beef tartare, filet de perche, baked trout, etc. We all went for the rosti which was very good, tasty and substantial in portion size. The wine list is also quite good. While we did not eat inside, I did go and have a peep and it is indeed lovely - all wooden. We were not disappointed at all by our visit. The surroundings and service made it a really nice afternoon - we did not leave until well after 3.30pm. Outside of the main mealtimes of lunch (12-2pm) and dinner (7-10.30pm) you can still avail of the Au Chalet and have a coffee, glass of wine or something simple to eat from a limited choice e.g. a malakoff, board of cheese and cured meats, etc. (This limited choice is equally available during lunch and dinner). I am not sure it would be ideal to take small children there purely from the point of view that crying or noisy children would ruin the whole experience. It would ruin mine anyhow. Reasonably priced also considering the view and its one of the Kempinski restaurants. Looking forward to real winter to have a fondue there and admire the snowy peaks!

  • Visited September 2013
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Fribourg, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not only Swiss food”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Nice pure Swiss chalet with also a very nice terrace overlooking the lake. A wide choice of food, from the usual raclettes and fondues, but with different specialties of cheeses, to the filet de perches (lake fish) and specialties of the day.

Visited August 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Excellent views above Vevey & Lake Geneve”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This restaurant is close by the top station on the Mont-Pelerin funiculare high above Vevey VD. It is popular with groups and families having a meal out.
Limited menu - specialises in fondues. Good open air seating for a warm day. Great views over the lake towards Evian and the mountains beyond incl Les Dents du Midi
In July 2013 I had 3 dcl local wine, a large Weiner Schnitzel, a wonderful meringue stuffed with thick cream for CHFr 79.60 + tip.

  • Visited July 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Restaurant with a view (a great view)!”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

This was the 3rd time we ate in this restaurant, the last two times for lunch. But this time, we went there for dinner for the occasion of our wedding anniversary. The food (including their legendary Fondue) was great also the steak which is served almost raw on hot stone where you can cook it the way you find. But, what a view of Lake Geneva and the surrounding vineyards and mountains. There is a free ride with funicular to the restaurant which will take you through beautiful vineyards and breathtaking scenery. Very close by, is Le Mirador Kempinski Hotel which seems to own this restaurant. I would suggest a visit (a few minutes walk) to this hotel for a coffee or a glass of wine and you will enjoy one of the best views of Vevey and Lake Geneva.

  • Visited July 2013
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