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Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

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Bretaye, Villars-sur-Ollon 1884, Switzerland
+41 24 495 21 31
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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154 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The setting is pretty and the terrace is perfect for a good lunch. Wide choice of brasserie type of food and also Swiss specialities. Röstis with morels sauce was good but you could count the morels (= not many) and it was pricey. Service was good but slightly busy and it was quite long to get our food, however we... More 

Thank Chris77CH
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant serves appetising food and a pretty view of a lake in the summer in which you can swim in. This place is accessible by many hiking trails either through the woods or in the open fields. It can get a little overcrowded in prime time but it is worth it.

Thank Aidanreith
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Good kitchen great terrace on the lake. Worth the extra little hike required. Don't forget to feed the fish some bread!

Thank jjboor
Totnes, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

As has already been said this is a great restaurant in Summer and Winter..perfect location (highly recommend a dip in the lake in the Summer) .. good selection of local food and wines and all served by very friendly staff!

Thank mike c
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Best secret in Breteye, food out of this world, beautiful location, beautiful in the summer as well as the winter. Well worth the effort !

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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We have often gone to this wonderful restaurant both in the winter, skiing in, and in the summer walking up or driving over. It is under new Management with excellent service and a fresh menu. The decorations are traditional and welcoming. The manageress outside is very good and conscientious. The location on the little lake makes it a wonderful destination... More 

Thank Michael M
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218 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank CecilGgibley
Pully, Switzerland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Lara M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?