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“a terrific find”
Review of La Chaudanne

La Chaudanne
Ranked #3 of 164 Restaurants in Morzine
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Holbeton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“a terrific find”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Just outside the bussling centre of Morzine (great ski location by the way) our party of 6 blokes with varying degrees of skiing ability, education, sense of humour and taste scanned the street for something to eat and drink after a full day of ski.

We stopped to survey a handsome bar and restaurant called La Chaudanne. To be honest it looked too polished for us; we thought they would be nervous to even let us in.We went in none the less and were warmly welcomed.

Downstairs we were seated to check out the menu; a wine bar area beautifully decorated in timber and granite vaulted ceilings. Top notch. It even had an area of glass ceiling so that you could get to know quickly by simply looking up those that arrived for dinner.

It is usual to pay through the teeth at such places; the Alps, a resting place for exploitative restraunters. However, as we guzzled excellent house wine and nibbled generous compimentary snacks we discovered a superb menu at great rates.

A 3 course plat du jour or only 22 euros finished off with a complimentary Aplen spirit/short that blew the socks off any Grappa was better value than most restaurants I have patronised. The chef was obviously talented and the manager generous as the portions were finely made, and assembled plus large enough to feed fat, hairy 40 somethings!

menu:
Home made pigs pate with exceptional orange and herb leaf salad, home made onion chutney and home baked bread to start
Slow cooked beef shin with red wine sauce that was soft and tender with garlic and creamed potatoes, large plate of fresh green beans, carrots and celeriac puree with salad for main
Various sorbets with choco tart for dessert
Finished with expresso coffee.
Attentive waiter, excellent service, fine wine, beautiful decor, generous menu. Brilliant.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Lovely food, lovely building”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

A great meal with some friends recently. Excellent service and good value if you go for the set menu.

  • Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is a short walk from the centre of town but definitely worth it, although you need to book in advance. There is a fantastic wine bar downstairs. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, the service was good and the food delicious. Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2014
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food and excellent service”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We run an annual trip to the slopes and this year chose Morzine. Our 'gala' dinner was held at La Chaudanne and after meeting with Thierry and his team we felt completely confident that we had made a very good choice.

But they surpassed our expectations - food was stunning and service matched it. This is a first class restaurant and they did not let their standards slip an inch - even though they were serving 65 guests at the same time...

As an added bonus they have a lovely wine bar downstairs which our guests certainly enjoyed.

As said in previous reviews - it is a three minute walk at the Southern end of the town - it really is worth those three minutes....

  • Visited January 2014
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Half term visit”
Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent night here,drinks in the wine bar downstairs were fun, followed by some very tasty food in the restaurant - the atmosphere was good, service excellent & smooth especially as it was so busy.
Overall very happy and highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Matthew J
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