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“Beautiful food beautiful view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buffet de la Gare de Glion

Buffet de la Gare de Glion
Glion Railway Station, Montreux, Switzerland
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Ranked #35 of 96 Restaurants in Montreux
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Warwickshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful food beautiful view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Glion nestles on the mountainside above Montreux and the restaurant nestles above the station! It was a wet day so we took a ride up on the funicular and went into the restaurant for drinks and croissants. We could see the rain clearing above the lake as we munched. We had a look at the main menu and it was so interesting and appealing that we decided to come back to the restaurant later that day. The restaurant serves hot food all day and evening. We had one of the specials - a dish of vegetables topped with meat and a Rosti. Some well seasoned salad accompanied our meal. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly. We highly recommend this beautiful location which serves excellent food. Go by funicular from Territet or train from Montreux.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Excellent meals on two evenings. Fantastic views. A lovely lady served us some excellent home cooking.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
“Great experience, great price, great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

As noted above, this unimposing restaurant has some of the best views of any restaurant in the area! I had the lunchtime special of soup and chicken with paprika sauce and french fries for 18 chf. The menu has a lot of Ukranian specialties. I enjoyed my meal, and savored the beautiful views over Lake Geneva while I ate.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alicante Province, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Fabulous views - a hidden gem.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

On New Year's Day, we went up the funicular, as there was very little else open and we wanted to take in the views over Lake Geneva. Initially this restaurant looks like a run of the mill railway station cafe, however on entering, the view takes your breath away. This family run restaurant was a delightful spot to spend a couple of hours leisurely eating, drinking and taking in the view. The manager who was also the chef (and possible owner we weren't sure) spoke quite good English and was very friendly. We both chose typical German food, wiener schnitzel with accompaniments and were very impressed with the quality of the freshly prepared food. We could see him preparing and cooking it and he was keen for our feedback. The cost wasn't too high considering the high cost of everything in Switzerland and the portion size was more than adequate. The 80s English music which was continually playing in the background, added to the atmosphere for us 80s fans and we would definitely recommend this place.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glion, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“go for the view and nothingelse”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

very long wait for frozen food and if only it had been cooked proprely !

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