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La Vieille Porte

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2 Place de la Mairie, 74140 Yvoire, France
04-50-72-80-14
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  • 6
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  • 2
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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
Beautiful view, good food and great service

We arrived on the ferry and thought we had better find a place to reserve a table for lunch before it became too busy. This restaurant had great seaviews and good fixed price menus. The food was good, particularly the starters and desserts. The perch for main is similar to that in many restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Catherine B
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
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English first
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Four of us for lunch. Despite booking, they had only one table left in bright sun, so we opted to wait for quarter of an hour with a bottle of local rose for a table under the extensive awnings. The rabbit terrine, and the escargot with girolles were our best choices for starters. Risotto with prawns and scallop, filet de... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We really enjoyed our evening meal sitting outside with a lovely view over Lake Geneva. Our waiter was very friendly, he spoke excellent english and was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent, we chose the CHF28, we shared an entree of escargots and a very tasty salad, we both had lamb shanks with excellent accompaniments for mains,... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We arrived on the ferry and thought we had better find a place to reserve a table for lunch before it became too busy. This restaurant had great seaviews and good fixed price menus. The food was good, particularly the starters and desserts. The perch for main is similar to that in many restaurants but there are other mains available.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went to the village of Yvoire on a beautiful sunny day (Jun 3) with a recommendation from a friend of mine: dont miss the restaurant, it is the best in Yvoire. So, after an hour of a lovely promenade around the village, I came across the restaurant and entered it through the garden access. I saw beautifully set tables... More 

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Cayman Islands
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270 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We arrived I to town and asked that we could have an outside table in an hour. No problem was the answer. We went around the town, beautiful, and returned for lunch. We waited 2 minutes in the garden area and then got a nice table outside, the place was full. The service was good, the food delicious and plenty... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Try the local Filets de perche "maison". It's the local fish and food in and around the Lake Geneva. Personally I love the "maison" which is typically (but not always) cooked in butter and lemon. Bon appetit

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Gurgaon, India
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lovely view of the lake from the restaurant is one of the biggest points of this restaurant. The staff is cordial and helpful, they suggested us what to eat after asking us our preferences. The salad was very fresh and outstanding, even the fish that we ordered was a delight. Though one might have to wait for a table if... More 

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Bendigo
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127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Enjoyed all of our stay in Yvoire- everything was clean, pretty and well maintained. A real pleasure to visit this medieval village.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great food and Great service. The house is really well furnished, so the atmosphere is nice. Amazing view.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Having been recommended this restaurant by a 'foody' friend we thought we'd give it a go and were not disappointed - the restaurant itself is beautiful and beautifully located - the service was very good - efficient and yet not rushed - we enjoyed 3 courses each from 'Le Menu Gournand' which was EUR40, and coming from Geneva we thought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Place de la Mairie, 74140 Yvoire, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Yvoire
  • Phone Number: 04-50-72-80-14

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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