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Le Refuge des Fondues

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17 rue des Trois-Freres, 75018 Paris, France
0142552265
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7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 153
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  • 65
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  • 34
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  • 59
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This place is interesting

First thing .... Bring cash! They don't take credit cards. This is a neat little place. Yes ... little. Definitely a place to eat while in Paris, if for nothing else but the experience. It will cost you 21 euros per person. The food is pretty good. Wont win any awards, but definitely not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
na5kar40
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Coral Springs, Florida
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Coral Springs, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

First thing .... Bring cash! They don't take credit cards. This is a neat little place. Yes ... little. Definitely a place to eat while in Paris, if for nothing else but the experience. It will cost you 21 euros per person. The food is pretty good. Wont win any awards, but definitely not bad. If you can, try to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It appeared as if it was the only fondue place in Montmatre (we couldn't be more wrong). A sign said in french and english 'open everyday from 18:45' and a fixed menu is to be readen too. We were there 18:45, entered and a few french unfriendly men were eating. In french they inmediately kicked us off: 'on ouvre á... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

1- Even though it's written on a sign outside, restaurant opens 18.45 ( we got at this time there ) they didn't let us in. Suddenly other tourists arrived close to 19 hrs and they didn't let them in either, so all we had to wait freezing. 2- Once we finally got in, we were forced to leave our coats... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

18 years ago my wife and I visited this restaurant. Without doubt it was the highlight of our visit. We tell all our friends about this place. I am amazed it is still open BRILLIANT

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I first came here 15 years ago and had great fun then too. Don't expect the best meal of your life but do expect to have a laugh. When you go as a couple you have to choose either cheese or meat fondue. This isn't really a problem as it is very cramped and you will be almost forced to... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I'm going to be honest... I never quite remember how good the food is, but the wine is good and free flowing! I've been here twice with two different groups of people, and all have enjoyed the experience of jumping over tables and drinking wine out of baby bottles. The first time I went there was a bit of a... More 

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Vilamoura, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't expect to have great food but definantly an experience worth trying..all of it put together the baby bottles,jumping over tables,and having to chat with ur neighbor without choice add up to an experience worth trying

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was a good while ago when I went to this restaurant with a large group of friends. It was a fun evening out: eating good, honest and simple food, drinking from baby bottles and reading the messages written on the walls!! Have fun with your friends! Go and enjoy the experience in Belle Paris!

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Paris, France
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I first came here in the 80s when I was a student, and recently went back with some old friends. The food and wine are not the greatest, but I don't think that's the point. Somehow wine in baby bottles makes for silliness in all shapes and sizes, and the fondue -- well, at least that's also entertaining to cook.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Very unusual, come here if you want to have a fun experience (like drinking wine from baby bottles, stepping over the table to take got seat etc). Fondu itself is good, but don't expect too much from the food/drink part, come here to enjoy your evening and have fun. Also good for romantic dates!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 rue des Trois-Freres, 75018 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
  • Neighborhood: Montmartre
  • Phone Number: 0142552265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Neighborhood Profile
Montmartre
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.