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“good atmosphere, food and entertainment” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Tornalta

La Tornalta
Rue Parc, 74340 Samoens, France
0450349868
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Ranked #21 of 35 restaurants in Samoens
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
aylesbury, bucks
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“good atmosphere, food and entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Very cosy and snug restaurant, only seats about 40. When we were looking for somewhere to eat just the look of the big old doors looked intriguing.
When we booked there were two staff serving but the two nights we ate there just the one man was on duty. The pace at which he worked was a lesson to many waiters, never a wasted moment. The empty carafe of wine was replaced with a full one in a blur of a few seconds. Quite entertaining, but we didn't feel rushed.
Menu was mainly Savoyard. Charley's Crust was a novel local dish. Bread soaked in wine, with melted cheese, ham, pear and a fried egg on top. Served with green salad and more ham. Sounds a bit strange but it was delicious. The duck was also particularly good. All main courses were enjoyed.
Only had desserts the first night as we felt that they were only average on first night.
Would not hesitate to go again for the main courses and the setting/atmosphere.
Booking essential as popular.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reepham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

We've eaten in La Tornalta regularly over the past 9 years and can honestly say we've never been disappointed. Good menu choice with plenty of Savoyard fare but also many other choices, food always beautifully cooked, friendly and attentive staff, cosy atmosphere in a picturesque setting.- all make this our favourite restaruant in Samoens. The "Menu du Reveillon" (New Year's Eve) is a revelation! N.B. Booking is essential, even mid-week out of season, as many locals eat here (always a good sign!)

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Capel Curig, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Often open when others are closed, good standard of food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Close to the square & Church in Samoens. Often open when others are closed for the quiet season. Good menu, good food and nice atmosphere

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“High quality Savoyard cooking, in centre of town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

This traditional Savoyard restaurant is right on the main square. it has a cozy feel (especially two small side rooms - one for two and one for 6 people) and a warm welcome - and very good food.
The menu is typical Savoyard - fondue, raclette, etc, but all done to a high standard. Very nice wine list as well. It's the sort of place that you can go back to several times without feeling tired of the place.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

We went here twice when we went for our holiday to Samoens (the second time after trying the different restaurants and deciding that the La Tornalta was the best Samoens had to offer). There was a set menu for 20 euros including a decently sized steak meal. Another option on the menu was different types of local sausage baked in a rich cheese sauce. Very rich but delicious!
n.b. Visiting Samoens cheese dominates, wherever you go a selection of local cheese dishes are sure to greet you.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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