After having visited the charming (small) old town of Vevey and walked along the lake promenade, seen the fork, Chaplin's statue, and the Alimentarium museum (I highly recommend doing one of their cooking classes - they're great), we decided to stop for a late bite to eat. The Hostellerie served food until 15:00, so that was in our favour - hence our choice to eat there. While the location is indeed lovely - right on the market square, with views out onto the lake - the food isn't anything to write home about, to be honest. We had four dishes - 2 pasta dishes, a fresh goat cheese salad (that was good, actually), and the fish dish of the day. It was okay, but nothing extraordinary. The portion sizes were good, though - I'll give them that. The service was hot and cold: while the waitress initially came very quickly, getting her attention in an otherwise almost empty restaurant was nigh on impossible at times, given that she was off on a smoking break or busy futzing. The waiter was, in contrast, friendlier and less disgruntled. I don't want to be mean... Everyone is entitled to having an off day, and I just ended up feeling bad for asking for butter for our bread, for example - a little 'extra' that our daughters love. I'd say that I wouldn't recommend this restaurant outright for anything spectacular, but if you're just wanting to sit down for a decent warm meal and selection of dishes, then it's certainly passable. Prices are typically Swiss. I think we paid CHF 120 for 4 mains, 2 waters, and 2 iced teas... A bit steep, given the quality of the food/service, but then again... it's Switzerland, right?
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