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La Vieille Porte

2 Place de la Mairie, 74140 Yvoire, France
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Ranked #5 of 26 Restaurants in Yvoire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

It is the second time I eat in this restaurant, and probably not the last time. Excellent meat and 'filets de perche'. Lovely decoration and very friendly staff. In summer we can eat outside and admire the lake view. I recommend!

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Dublin Ireland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The excellent rating should be seen in the context of our expectations ... La Vielle Porte doesn't claim to compete with Noma or Mugaritz (two we have visited this year), but for what it is, our group thought it was top class. Great staff, friendly and warm welcome ... beautiful, old building with atmosphere. Very good food - nothing fancy... More

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