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Le Monchu

1, rue du Lyret | Chamonix, Mont Blanc, 74400 Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 53 04 80
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Ranked #62 of 162 restaurants in Chamonix
Price range: $20 - $67
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When u go to this place remember u r in the alps and the people are at different pace of life. Order a drink and wait patiently while they present u with culinary delights. Try everything on the menu if u have the time. Unfortunately I'm not a fan of frog legs but tried it anyway...maybe I'll try it in... More

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Le Monchu is nice & cosy as well as reasonably priced. We had meat on a hot stone that we grilled ourselves at the table. Sadly the quality of the meat was not ideal, meaning that the resultant cooked meat was below expectations. The first courses were nice, as was the wine the waiter recommended. Sadly, apart from the wine... More

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fondue and meat at stone were great, but unfortunatelly, the service was horrible. Maybe you should try another one or cross your fingers.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I visited this place with my girlfriend during our one day stay at Chamonix. The restaurant inside is very nice - rustic, wooden chairs and tables, nice old decorations. We decided to go for menu and house white wine. Wine was really good for a house wine. We had salads, local sausage with puré, some dish with cheese and bread... More

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Chamonix, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It is a nice place to experience the food from the region. Aparently there is a tale behind the name "Monchu" means the tourists around this region. Something like "lupis" in New Zealand. I was there with a friend and I think it was a good value for money.

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Nottingham
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Had a meal at Le Monchu last Sunday night. I was with a large group of friends and one waitress looked after us all evening. Excellent service and lovely food.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My night was spoiled by some very arrogant and even ignorant service by the staff. I'm not sure why the staff were so unpleasant to me and my daughter but clearly our faces did not fit. The food was OK at best and overpriced for what it was.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Service was very good with friendly staff. Menu is extensive and fairly typical for the area. We chose the duck, which was cooked to our taste. Sides were nicely cooked, but a bit bland. However, the orange jus compensated. The deserts were pleasant and rounded off a more than acceptable meal. A close call between average and good. For the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Had a great dinner with my family. Had the fondue with mushrooms and different kinds of meat. It was fantastic. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Pricey but worth it. Would go here again.

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Australia/Colorado
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I was determined to have cheese fondue while in the Savoyarde region. Our hotel recommended this restaurant, centrally located in Chamonix. We were greeted warmly by Marine who quickly brought us drinks and shortly thereafter a cheese fondue to share. I've only had fondue once before - served by the French family who hosted our daughter on an exchange trip.... More

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