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“OH, YEAH... !!!???” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant de la plage

Restaurant de la plage
Ranked #9 of 78 Restaurants in Nyon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$57
Cuisines: Fusion, Swiss, European, Bar
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Amazing view, super fresh and home-made food, fresh fish from Léman Lake (Nyon area), local, organic soul food, cooked with love and served with smile!
Nyon, Switzerland
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
“OH, YEAH... !!!???”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I don't understand what the raving is all about. Agreed, the setting is exceptional. But after that...? The gesture of the lady who financed the renovation can only be applauded, but having thrown out last summer's (2013) crew (for whatever reason) was definitely a set-back. The staff in place now is awful... from their attitude and behavior to the way they operate the place and treat their customers. Yes, indeed, reservations are a must... but try to get through to them: "We have more important things to do then answer the phone!" The new 'Carte' and its prices is another let-down... for a place that is (just) a little summer canteen with nothing special on the menu... except for steep charges. It used to be (a lot) different... and better... and at reasonable costs... and with a phone answering machine to make reservations. Service, too, is something these new tenants must learn. The waiter smoking in the back and telling his guest to ask a colleague for coffee isn't exactly the way to leave a (good) impression. Neither is the waitress who sits down to eat, hoping that somebody else will notice that her patrons are waiting for the rest of what they ordered. And this during lunch-time when the place is packed. Yep, indeed, the surroundings are unique and the view is awesome. But for such an environment (on the main route to Nyon) to attract clients is rather easy. What I'm saying is this: Don't make it a habit to frequent the place too often... you’ll get more and more disappointed and eventually won't go back. At least that's what I promised myself, while hoping that the old team is asked to come back for next year's season.

PS: Oh, yes, there is one more thing I'm hoping for: That the bloody coffee brand/machine is changed. What's being served now is disgusting. And I'm not the only one with this wish!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Nyon, Switzerland
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“I like it here alot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Surely, its the combination of the setting and the ambience that makes this place special.
great place to unwind, relax and have a nice meal. good and updated menu, local wines and beers, BIO,

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KG_pofok
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice but service........”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

The lake view is awesome, make sure u make a reservation. Food is very good and healthy, good selection of fish from the lake, and its all fresh. The only negative part of my experience is service. Although majority of servers are extremely friendly they lack professionalism. The wait between meals is toooo long. Out of 3 times i been there, once i had to cancel desert because could not wait any longer, 30 minutes, and the other two times i went to pay to the bar because the server was nowhere to be found. Would i be back? I think yes, but don't know how much longer i can keep it up

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Thank Dmitry C
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Geneva, Switzerland
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great beach cafe - food something different from the norm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

We were so happy to see the revamped Nyon beach cafe come back better than ever. This new team is working hard to offer something better than the usual beach cafe fodder - locally sourced produce, freshly cooked dishes (even the ketchup is homemade). The concept must be popular with the locals as you had to book at lunch and dinner in the warmest days. What a successful start for this business. A good selection of offerings on a daily changing menu - a little seasonable tart of courgettes for example, with salad all at around 10-12 Chf, other tapas style dishes that sounded delicious. Such a change to move away from the standard sausage and chips for children - instead, for example homemade fish cakes lovingly shaped into little fishes. We also enjoyed the idea of "pimping" our hotdogs. Great to have a sunny terrace above for coffees and a permanent bar area looking across the lake. On occasion the service was slow but give them a break, they only just opened. Sorry it is now closed for the season - cant wait to go back in the spring.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LissyBtravels
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