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Le Vieux Four

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$$ - $$$
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55 route du Boude, 74390 Chatel, Abondance, France
+33 4 50 73 30 56
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Derby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This was my second visit to the restaurant and we dined as a table of 3. We did not reserve a table but luckily we were sat very quickly! The service from beginning to end was amazing and we were well looked after. Two of the party had the steak and 1 had the lamb, all three dishes were amazing... More 

1 Thank Abbie W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This restaurant has a beautiful interior with lots of interesting old features. Our cheesy main courses were all ok, nothing special, but the grand marnier souffle was excellent. And the service was good.

Thank Happyreturn2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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?