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Le Vieux Four

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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55 route du Boude, 74390 Chatel, Abondance, France
+33 4 50 73 30 56
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We went there twice, didn't have to book but it got very busy after about eight. Food was good. My wife liked the scallop risotto for me the lamb was good. Service was a bit slow and it three attempts to get them to bring us some water. Overall, a good Atmospheric experience, not cheap but not overpriced

Thank Tlb61
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was my third trip here. Marvellous rustic old building with interior décor to match. Reasonable prices for great food. Extensive menu with traditional regional favourites inc Raclette and Tartiflette. I opted for the Raclette meleted cheese dish with charcuterie... devine. Good, attentive service.

Thank WaltBside
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We've been to this restaurant a few times and sometimes the food has been stodgy, with the same accompaniments served for all of the main courses i.e. little thought given to which vegetable or side dish is suited to the fish, meat, poultry or vegetarian main course. This visit I was completely taken aback by the quality of the food,... More 

Thank F00Dandtravel
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very good French restaurant with local and tasty food. At lunch you can get a local menu for 16 Euros including a starter ( we had a salad with backed roblochon- local cheese) a main dish ( rabbit cooked with mustard and vegetables) and a dessert (creme brûlée). Otherwise "a la carte" you can get an excellent entrecôte! Just try... More 

Thank montagneMorzinoise
Ilkley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Choose any of the the tasting menus, wonderful mixture of local ans countrywide dishes, try the stuffed apple with black pudding!

Thank ssemobile
Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had been to this restaurant before both in Summer & Winter and were very pleased with our experience. We had a table booked for 20.00 for 4. We were not welcomed at the restaurant but shown to a small room with only 2 other tables being used. The waitress struggled with French & English. Meals were just plonked on... More 

1 Thank Shirley T
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We love Le Vieux Four so much we held our wedding reception here and this year we again had two splendid evenings - one inside and one on the terrace enjoying the warm evening The first evening my husband and daughter had Raclette and I had the 27€ both were delicious - fish cooked to perfection with fresh to matos... More 

Thank Meryl L
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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Table for five was in a corner such that only one of us could get in and out and if either we or the people behind us moved at all chairs and backs collided A waitress from Kenya who was just great, friendly and helpful An obscure and cheap but surprisingly drinkable champagne A cappachio of scallop to die for... More 

Thank Orcaorca
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute booking. Most of the restaurants were shut because of the end of the season and we were lucky to get a booking here. Fabulous food and great service. Highly recommended

Thank Vicky C
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Very nice terrace, we had nice weather so that helped. Food is very much ok as are the prices. Very well located...wanted to go there again but always fully booked.

Thank Stef H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 route du Boude, 74390 Chatel, Abondance, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Abondance  >  Chatel
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 73 30 56

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?