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Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

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Bretaye, Villars-sur-Ollon 1884, Switzerland
+41 24 495 21 31
09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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193 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not the first visit, this time we dined inside, pleasant enough with attentive staff. Menu adequate. Located on the small mountain lake well worth the visit about half an hour walk from Bretaye.

Thank CecilGgibley
Pully, Switzerland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Tried this restaurant back in 2015 and we were very disappointed with the service. It is true they were packed that day. So my husband and I decided to give this restaurant another chance last weekend. We booked a table for 2 ahead of time. When we arrived, instead of someone saying "bonjour" they simply stared and said "oui?!". I... More 

1 Thank Lara M
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Unique alpine lakeside location with delicious seasonal food. Lake trout is a highlight. A little on the expensive side if you choose hearty warm dishes. Go for the fish, the homemade chicken nuggets (!) and the tomato mozzarella + desserts.

Thank Eric S
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Worth every step of our hike in intense heat to jump in the lac (to cool the outside) and then into the restaurant garden for beer and sorbet (to cool the inside). Beautiful beautiful setting.

Thank nsbasti
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The contrast between this restaurant and the last mountain restaurant I visited (and reviewed - Refuge de Taveyanne) could not be greater. While the Refuge offered charmless service, the service at the Lac des Chavonnes was excellent. The food also was far superior. One could choose between the usual Alpine produce (rosti etc) and high quality, fresh fish which was... More 

1 Thank GvKl
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We were a group of 20 people and we all enjoyed our lovely three course meal. The portions were big and flavoured well.

1 Thank Emmelou1
Lausanne, Switzerland
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had made a reservation and arrived on time, the host was very rude. They were overwhelmed and made us wait to get our table, then to get the menu, finally after getting his attention we were able to order but after an hour no drinks or food had arrived. We decided to leave. The setting is very special but... More 

1 Thank viajeros14
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We hiked to the restaurant (not a trivial task in the snow), expecting special mushroom dishes. Did not get any. What we did get was cheese fondue and stale bread for two (CHF26 each), and one mushroom dish (CHF34) that was nothing to write home about. Total price with 3 soft drinks was nearly CHF100. As for the service, we... More 

2 Thank y g
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Wonderfully accomodating staff, fabulous Swiss chalet with delicious food. Heaven to pop into after a morning of hard skiing for really really good food (I recommend anything cheesey!!). My husband and I kept coming back as we quickly realised it was a gem amongst some fairly average other mountain restaurants. Be aware that you need to walk up a small... More 

Thank Lexie L
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Bit of a trek to get to but the welcome and service were great and can recommend the Roast Beef with salad and chips. Another of my party had the Tete de Veau which was also well cooked and presented. Thank you for a memorable lunch- can recommend.

Thank Dee L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bretaye, Villars-sur-Ollon 1884, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Villars-sur-Ollon
  • Phone Number: +41 24 495 21 31

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