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Au Vieux Navire

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French, Gastropub
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Rue du Village 6C, Buchillon 1164, Switzerland
+41 21 807 39 63
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Welcoming warmth in contrast to Village!

What a relief to enter this welcoming little restaurant whose warmth surprises you once you have driven through the rather austerely budding modern village. The tolerably buzzing atmosphere of a fully booked Sunday restaurant was further enhanced by professional & courteous attention in serving a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
C L
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a relief to enter this welcoming little restaurant whose warmth surprises you once you have driven through the rather austerely budding modern village. The tolerably buzzing atmosphere of a fully booked Sunday restaurant was further enhanced by professional & courteous attention in serving a very acceptable & well prepared meal. Excellent Crepes Suzettes are prepared at the table with... More 

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Thank C L
Gimel, Switzerland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you travel along the lake shore, between Geneva and Lausanne, make time available to visit a series of very nice, traditional local villages. Buchillon is one of them. And the Vieux Navire is the place to be, for lunch or dinner. Their menu is oriented on lake fisch, and consequently dependant upon seasonal fishing, thus limited in winter. Wood... More 

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Thank jrb437
Montreux, Switzerland
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

A lovely restaurant in the village of Buchillon. The filet de perches were outstanding as was their pumpkin soup with chestnuts and the salads with their home dressing. Super friendly service, a reasonably priced wine list with a good cross section of reds and whites. True professionals - a well worthwhile visit and a definite repeat down the road. Reservations... More 

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Thank LEONIDAS L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Very good food and service. The restaurant itself does not really have any charm (except for the terrace, of course), but if you are looking for a good culinary experience, this is a place to go to !

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Thank Gerald L
Morges, Switzerland
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Lovely restaurant with terrace, serving wonderful food, fish in particular, but not only. Good wines and always good service. You do need to make reservation.

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Thank Andrea B
Singapore
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This unique place with nautical/maritime atmosphere offer good food and nice place for a long chat. I had the filet de perches which was delicious. The dessert was nice too. Service was great and attentive.

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Thank Meutia C
Rolle, Switzerland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We love the filets de perches here so much that only one member of our family has ventured to order anything else (and he always loved what he ordered too - usually a steak). For delicious food and impeccable service in a lovely setting, this is the place to be.

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Thank GDPom
Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you want to impress your boss or partner, come and eat here. In summer, ask to be seated outside the 'terrase' with lake view. Try the 'trio' perche which gives you a nice overview of the different versions they do (leman, herbs, chef). It is expensive however. Make your reservation as early as possible... limited space available.

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Rolle, Switzerland
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Excellent service and highly recommended filets de perches...The crèpes Susettes are the best we have ever had. We were a table of ten on end of June a Sunday evening... though the restaurant was full, we were treated as if we were the only table there with great care and a listening ear to our demands. Recoomend for sure, with... More 

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Thank sou44
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Somehow the place has lost its touch: service was amazing, now it seems "forced" (while still very nice people), food was great, now it is merely ok (the fries have become a disaster). Hopefully it is just a series of bad luck. I will be back but not for long if there is no drastic change.

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VieuxNavire, Propriétaire at Au Vieux Navire, responded to this review

Hello Steve. Thank you for commenting on your experience at Vieux Navire. We do our best to maintain the same high quality food on a daily basis and make sure our staff and service is as good as it should be. Hopefully you won’t be disappointed next time you’re coming, we will make sure your new experience at Vieux Navire... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue du Village 6C, Buchillon 1164, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Buchillon
  • Phone Number: +41 21 807 39 63

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?