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38 Place Balmat, Chamonix, France
0450530284
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  • 19
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 22
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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
well done version of the typical cuisine

Have been here several times. It's a great location, especially if you can sit outside in the sun. The menu is pretty typical of chamonix but I think they do it better than the rest. Love the moules frites and the goat cheese salad. I've always thought the service was fast and good, and the servers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
chelsvacance
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  • Late Night
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Have been here several times. It's a great location, especially if you can sit outside in the sun. The menu is pretty typical of chamonix but I think they do it better than the rest. Love the moules frites and the goat cheese salad. I've always thought the service was fast and good, and the servers are really friendly.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Our chalet host found this restaurant that would accommodate the 30 of us in our ski group. The waitress we had was excellent and the wide choice of food was great for the range of ages (3-69) and the quality of the food great.

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Victoria, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Knew this was probably a tourist trap but it was convenient. I just had soup which was okay, but hubbie enjoyed a burger followed by crepes for desert and he thoroughly enjoyed both. The servings were quite large. The menu is a bit ordinary and very geared toward the tourist. Service was okay, prices okay, but for anything more than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This restaurant was probably the worst I have ever visited. We waited 15 min to get sitted, the guy who served us seemed unable to speak neither English nor French. He was excessively rude, not only to us but also to other visitors nearby by. The menus were thrown on the table for us ( it is not a joke),... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited twice on our stay and both times they we're understaffed and unable to cope with the amount of people. The first time I thought it was because it was Boxing Day but seems the staff are always over run. The food was ok but we had much better from near by restaurants. The issue was we asked for... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The restaurant has a great central location and is in competition with many others. We were greeted cordially and waited on attentively. Drinks were promptly supplied and our food arrived in good time. Good lunch food and generous portions. Just avoid the water offered; expensive.

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Hong Kong, China
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66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's the second time I come for dinner here: the location is extremely convenient and in summer you can also sit outside and do some people watching. Both times the food I had was quite average... the mussels were a bit salty and cooked in a very bland onion broth. My friend's pizza was just plain. Service is kind and... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We dined here tonight and had a reasonably good experience. We had to ask for water which I thought was a given in every restaurant. The fish soup I had was tasty with small croutons and cheese to add to the soup. The garlic bread was slightly burnt around the edges however it was tasty. The lasagne was also tasty... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We chose La Potiniere becuase the great location it had. It is on the main street in chamonix center, which is full of shops, cafe and restaurants. We ordered italian menu unless chicken nuggets for the kids. We had vegetables Pizza, Onion soup, Lasagna, Spaghetti and chicken nuggets for the kids. I can rate the food as average, the Lasanga... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Average food, service ok not a long wait for food and drinks even though quite busy outside, very similar prices and food as most of the restaurants in the town.

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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

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