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“Amazing food and unique atmosphere!”

Refuge de Pre Verel
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Montmin
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We discovered this place in spring 2013 during a week of paragliding training, and we are now back home after our fourth visit in 4 months of time(!)
Being real foodies we eat in many different restaurants from self service to Michelin star, but the Pré Verel is really unique... Imagine a wooden refuge, remotely located in the mountains, breathtaking view, wonderful fresh food, good wines and a welcoming, warm and friendly staff. Each day they serve a good three course menu for a very reasonable price, but at least once you must try their speciality: Agnus beef. A huge block of carefully selected and matured meat is salted, spiced and grilled by chef Evan over charcoal in the open fireplace of the dining room before it is cut and served with delicious gratin Dauphinois. What a difference with the tasteless watery meat we find in today's supermarkets. Be sure though to leave a small space in your belly for one of their special deserts of which the ingredients unfortunately are a well kept secret. The Pré Verel team are producing pure magic day after day, so It is no surprise that the place is fully booked most of the time. Don't forget to make a reservation!

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We discovered this place in spring 2013 during a week of paragliding training, and we are now back home after our fourth visit in 4 months of time(!)
Being real foodies we eat in many different restaurants from self service to Michelin star, but the Pré Verel is really unique... Imagine a wooden refuge, remotely located in the mountains, breathtaking view, wonderful fresh food, good wines and a welcoming, warm and friendly staff. Each day they serve a good three course menu for a very reasonable price, but at least once you must try their speciality: Agnus beef. A huge block of carefully selected and matured meat is salted, spiced and grilled by chef Evan over charcoal in the open fireplace of the dining room before it is cut and served with delicious gratin Dauphinois. What a difference with the tasteless watery meat we find in today's supermarkets. Be sure though to leave a small space in your belly for one of their special deserts of which the ingredients unfortunately are a well kept secret. The Pré Verel team are producing pure magic day after day, so It is no surprise that the place is fully booked most of the time. Don't forget to make a reservation!

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Thank bruserg
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B in St Jorioz, so we drove up to this delightful,magical hideway one evening on the offchance of a table being available. They managed to squeeze us in and what a delightful experience it was! We started with the most delicious mushroom tart, followed by rack of lamb, so tender and with the most amazing flavour. We finished the meal with an irish bread and butter pudding and a rich chocolate fondant in salted caramel sauce - simply devine! As we were about to leave, the chef (carrying some glasses and a bottle of liquer) came across for a chat - well it would be rude not to join him in a tipple wouldn't it? Evan and his small hardworking team create an amazing dining experience, the restaurant was full to bursting, the open fire (also used for some of the cooking) blazing and the atmosphere was buzzing. All ingredients are fresh and local and absolutely everything including the sauces are homemade. Evan's passion for good food is clear and although the 'lunch' session had not finished until 6.30 pm, when we left the evening session at about 10pm he was about to start ' prepping ' for the next day. This was the best meal we have eaten in the Annecy area in the 15+ years that we have been visiting the region. Can't wait till our next visit!

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Thank Ann D
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Breathtaking location.
Amazing food.
Go there!
The drive up the mountain to this place is stunning, the food is fresh, filling and the view is priceless. We had warm goats cheese salad & mushroom tart to start - then fondue Savoyard - both beautiful - a bottle of savoie wine, couple of desserts,
Coffee/apperetif and all for under €100. I'd pay double this for the view.

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Thank SarahC_8
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Found this place quite by chance so knew nothing about it and it turned out to be our favourite place to eat from our entire French trip . Stunning location , brilliant food and a wonderful chef . Quite amazing and absolutely worth the drive to get there

Thank nickt1812
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