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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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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
A fine restaurant nicely decorated

At the Geneva lakeshore, French side, you can enjoy here delicious dishes, specially if you love freshwater fish accompanied by tasty sauces and of course French fries. Classic environment in a very picturesque village, decent service and reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Antonis_Papadakis
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

At the Geneva lakeshore, French side, you can enjoy here delicious dishes, specially if you love freshwater fish accompanied by tasty sauces and of course French fries. Classic environment in a very picturesque village, decent service and reasonable prices.

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Arbaz, Switzerland
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We have eaten here on several occasions, and always leave with a full tummy and smiles on our faces. The food and the service are absolutely wonderful, and the location is great with a pretty dining room. Definitely a good choice if you are in Yvoire.

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Thank ValaisTraveller
Lausanne, Switzerland
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143 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

The old dining room is lovely. Excellent filet de perche, generous serves. The service was excellent and attentive despite it being quite busy. A lovely place to enjoy an afternoon with good food and wine!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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130 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I went with my family and we all ordered the "Menu Traditional" which has Filet de Perche as the main dish. We all agree that this was the best Filets de Perches we ever had. I recommend the one with chanterelle sauce. The smoked salmon I had as a starter was tasty but not very inspiring, in contrast to the... More 

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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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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187 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

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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310 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

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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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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