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“Our best meal of the week at Val Thorens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Chaumiere

La Chaumiere
Val Thorens Centre | la vanoise, 73440 Val Thorens, France
+33 4 79 00 01 13
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Ranked #14 of 54 Restaurants in Val Thorens
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“Our best meal of the week at Val Thorens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

We had our best meal of the week at La Chaumiere in Val Thorens.

The prices are correct, even marginally cheaper than other restaurants along this strip, and we found it hard to fault them.

The food was great - hearty Savoyarde meals (we had tartiflette and warm goat's cheese salad), followed by brilliant desserts and a very competent Italian coffee. As opposed to other reviews, we had brilliant service and the proprietor was humourous and attentive. The resto was packed and the atmosphere bubbling.

Definitely recommend this one if you're in town for a week. You'll need to make a reservation in high season for evening meals.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Tasty Food - but hygenic and attitude problems!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2009

We had lunch and dinner at La Chaumiere in February 2009; the food was very good, e.g. Steaks, Steak Tartar, Salads, Foie Gras, Escargot - all really tasty.

However, we also had a Cheese Fondue at the Dinner and discovered significant mold on the bread (generally bread for Cheese Fondue should be 2-3 days old for better texture). While it is unlikely to cause severe health problems, it is at least disgusting. When we asked the waiter about the molded bread, she removed it quickly and brought new bread; it seemed like a common occurrence.

Given that we had really enjoyed our two meals there (apart from the mold) I asked the owner if that is common and if I should be concerned about hygienic standards in his place (the prior day I had steak tartar, i.e. raw meat, which could cause severe food poisoning if gone bad); the manager became very aggressive, dismissive and arrogant. Not only had this incident ruined the evening for me but his arrogant attitude made me even more concerned about the restaurant’s focus on hygiene (or lack there of). So unless you want to take a risk - stay clear (or order a bottle of vodka with the meal for disinfection)...

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“Very good food at average Val Thorens prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

I am writing this review not because La Chaumiere is such a gem, but because Tripadvisor lists only one, very expensive restaurant in town at this point.

La Chaumiere is on the main walking/shopping street of town, just across from the Centre Sportif.

La Chaumiere serves very good Savoyarde food (raclette, tartiflette, etc.) in charming surroundings with good service. It is in many ways a typical Val Thorens restaurant (the menus, decor, and prices of the restaurants are generally pretty similar), but the food here is distinctly a cut above. My tartiflette was delicious.

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