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La Potiniere

French, European, Fondue
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38 Place Balmat, Chamonix, France
0450530284
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
To late for breakfast !

We arrived at 11am which is when the breakfast service stops - no chance of a cheeky extension and we decided not to keep trying elsewhere - so cheese and ham pancakes it is ! Food average a good people watching spot - but nothing special.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We arrived at 11am which is when the breakfast service stops - no chance of a cheeky extension and we decided not to keep trying elsewhere - so cheese and ham pancakes it is ! Food average a good people watching spot - but nothing special.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Wasn't impressed by the foodi had today. . It was average. . I was mislead by the crowd of people and went there ordered three courses .. all of them were average. . The service was ok The cleanliness was average as well The atmosphere was very good.. you surly can find better options in the neighbourhood

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I went there with my family for evening meal. We were greeted at the door which was very nice. Our waitress was polite and helpful. We got snails and grilled raclette and fondue. Food was delicious and and portions were big. It was great feast. prices are reasonable for Chamonix. I could recommend that place to anybody. Would like to... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The service was very good; smiles and efficiency. Food was good, but not at the level required by its pricing. Quite expensive ... even for Chamonix. The hamburger - could've been better, especially due to poor quality bread. The other food we got was fine. Keep in mind - a Cole is ~5Euro and 0.75l of Evian - ~8Euro. An... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife wanted moules frites for dinner and the children wanted pasta and pizza so La Potiniere seemed to fit the bill. It was busy and the staff were welcoming. I ordered a pizza with lardons and potatoes on. Not sure why I ordered this and it was definitely the blandest pizza I have ever eaten, with a very cardboard... More 

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Huntington Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is right on the main "drag" in Chamonix in the centre of town. Huge amount of outdoor seating. The service is fast and friendly, menu selection running the gambit from moules/frites to fondu to hamburgers to huge salads. Trying to find something over €20 is not easy - excellent value and fair prices for beer and wine. Wish... More 

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Rockford, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A group of 4 of us had lunch here and we all were relatively pleased. I had the special of the day for lunch, chicken, and it was very good. Nice presentation and very good taste. The meal seemed like a good value. The others in my party seemed to like their entrees. 2 people had salads and liked them... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

early afternoon and needed a light lunch to hold us until dinner. Me wife and I shared a hamburger and enjoyed a glass of wine. It was a nice day and sat outside - service was good.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Tuesday lunchtime in Chamonix in May will usually be quiet. I had lunch here with a friend last week. We were there for a long catch-up so were surprised when our food order was served at lightening speed. The indoor tables were virtually empty, although there were hardier souls than us eating outside . The speed of service obviously wasn't... More 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very friendly staff looked after us and made a great fuss of the baby we had with us. Drinks were quickly prepared and delivered with a smile. Not expensive and a relaxing stop from showing family around Chamonix. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Place Balmat, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: 0450530284

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European, Fondue

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