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“Good food, excellent lake Geneva view - loved their Creme Brulee” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie Nouveau Metropole

Brasserie Nouveau Metropole
Grand-Rue 55, Montreux, Switzerland
+41 (0)21 963 75 58
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Ranked #75 of 94 Restaurants in Montreux
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent lake Geneva view - loved their Creme Brulee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We had spent the entire day traveling and had a 2-hr stopover in Montreux. We hit the Chillon Chateau and immediately started looking for a place to eat as soon as we were back. This is right across the CGN. It looked empty, so we were not sure if they were seating still at 5pm. They immediately seated us from where we had a good view of the lake and the departing boats. Food was good and promptly served - we told them about our train in an hour and they made sure we had our food time and thus, did not miss our train! I ordered one of their pizza which me and my friend managed to finish off. Think my friend also liked the fish dish she ordered. Best part was the Creme Brulee - one of the best! I loved it and can't stop thinking about it - if I ever go back to Montreux, am sure hoping they are still around and you know what I am ordering already! :))) Nice friendly service - a little overpriced menu however!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Isle of Man
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good, wholesome food, and helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We visited this restaurant twice for an evening meal. They have a wide menu and the food is excellent. The staff, though finding English difficult, were very helpful. Good value. Nice food. Satisfying meals.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carouge, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

You would be better off trying to nutritional value from licking the sidewalk than by dining at this excuse for a restaurant.

1. My steak was tough, like the poor animal died in terrible fear. I was not offered a proper knife for cutting this rubber-like slab of "meat", but perhaps that is because they didn't have a chainsaw at hand.
2. The wine did not taste like merlot and when I asked to see the bottle from whence it was poured the waiter said the barstaff was too "busy".
3. The staff would be doing a huge favour by waiting on you and they would make you know it.

Avoid.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Appalling service, average pizzas, overpriced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We stopped in Montreux with friends and decided to have a quick lunch so we could walk on the lake front afterwards to Chateau de Chillon. Although there were enough empty tables, the waitress reluctantly accepted us. And then we had to wait, and wait, and wait, asking all the available waiters for a menu, finally got some. and then had to wait and wait and wave at everyone so we could place our orders. There was enough staff around, but they were busy chatting and bickering. Food was passable. Behind us people had to beg to get some bread while they were waiting, threatening to pass out.
Same waiting game started again to get the bill. By the time we were out, we had no time to walk up to Chillon..we had to go back to the station...Appalling

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Great food, terrible service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We stopped here for a late lunch, were given a small menu which we thought was due to the time of 3pm.

It was difficult to get the waiters attention from the start, once we had his attention. 2 of us ordered pork escalope, 2 order steak and chips, all our meals were approximately 26 swiss francs. My friend changed her order from pizza to steak at which our waiter rolled his eyes with annoyance.

Netherless our food arrrived and we were all very pleased with the quality of our food. It was all very tasty and we were happy. The steak appeared to be a good cut, although it didn't melt in the mouth.

When our bill arrived, we had been charged 44 swiss francs for the steaks. When we queries this our waiter huffed and said it was correct. I asked to see the menu where we showed him the steak was approx 26 francs. Our waiter than left us and brought back a different menu, much larger with a lot more choice and showed us a sirloin steak advertised at 44 francs.

We said no, we were given the other menu where there was only one choice of steak which we ordered. The waiter said 'you ate sirloin steak and saw it was sirloin steak so you should pay.'

The manager than came over and told us if we didn't pay the extra than the waiter would have to pay the difference as it was his mistake. We said fine. He then walked off and said it was between us and the waiter.

We gathered our money and left about 10 francs extra, the waiter counted the money, and said (with an angry voice) he was tired and may have made a mistake but we ate sirloin steak and should pay for it, he was very aggressive to us 4 girls.

I said we would pay for what we ordered and he had our money.

He said 'Have a good life'.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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