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La Vieille Porte

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2 Place de la Mairie, 74140 Yvoire, France
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 41
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
picturesque

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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  • Late Night
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bendigo
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126 reviews 126 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 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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Prangins, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good restaurant with wonderful views from their outdoor terrace. Visit when it is warm. Won't disappoint.

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Barcelona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It was the first time I have been in Yvoire, a nice middle aged village. The time has stopped here, The restaurant is just crossing one of the arcs of the wall. Charming ambience, and delicious food. I ordered snails, delicious, and as a main course risotto with shrimps and Saint Jacques, very good and tasty; probably the rice a... More 

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houten
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

When I visited my friend in Geneva, she took me to this special restaurant. She is coming here often and.....she did not lie a bit about their food. Good quality and the fish from the Lake was delicious. It is a cosy place to be and the atmosphere is relaxing. The staff is very helpful and friendly. When you visit... More 

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Founex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had (wrongly) assumed that this place would serve a different kind of food to the usual "tourist traps" in Yvoire because of the Michelin sticker on the board out front. Not so. The view is nice, the tables comfortable and the waiters ok. The champagne kir was nice. But the food was quite honestly terrible, from starter to desert.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

its not fine dining, but the portions are excellent and the quality is very good. i had the local speciality of perch from the lake and an addictive rose wine. the deserts were awesome, and i recommend the chocolate confection. the view across the lakeis atmospheric and you can eat as you watch the sunset.

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Two "seniors", we were warmly welcomed by attentive staff who ensured we were comfortably seated, giving us a choice of inside or terrace dining. The meals we had were delicious and very attractively presented. The advice we received about appropriate wines for our meals was spot on. The interior decor is an interesting blend of old and new and the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Smooth reservation, lovely views and delicious food, attentive staff. We'd like to thank you for lovely birthday lunch with our overseas visitors who thought your restaurant was delightful :-)

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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