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“Guess who came to lunch......” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Vache

La Vache
Attleas Mountain, Verbier, Switzerland
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Ranked #46 of 60 Restaurants in Verbier
Price range: $21 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Amersham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Guess who came to lunch......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Popped in out of curiosity, after reading a piece in a paper before our ski trip.

So had to take a look.

Very inviting once past the rather stark ( not Phillip sadly !!) looking exterior, with a cosy feel and a solid menu choice inside- saw previous comments about Mr Blumenthal's involvement but cant say I would guess that from the food.

So when up a mountain with limited places to eat its a winner !

Oh and the terrace is great to sit with a beer on a sunny day ( second visit) and guess who popped out of the restaurant...only Prince Harry et all.....

So give it a go when heading to Le Tortin and have a congratulatory beer once you survived it on the way back....!!

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Oh La Vache!,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Was curious to try out this new restaurant on the pistes...a bit wary of Verbier prices and a star's backing.... True, a little chaotic when you arrive with everyone clamouring for a table so reserve ahead of time. While the menu is not huge, the quality/price is there and the staff do their best to please. Decor is very cosy (as can be the seating arrangements when busy) but having visited most other restos on the pistes in Verbier we were very happy with our meal...in particular- soups are delicious with generus portions, hamburgers, assiette valaisanne etc worth mentioning. The manager (Christian) is very pleasant and accommodating.....keep up the great work, we will make the trip from Nendaz again!

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“So cold by the door”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Really wanted it to be fab after mad skiing morning but so cold stuck by the door- wind whistled through the restaurant - many people sat with coats on ! Our waiter was great but food was slow and random. Nicely decorated! Also shame you have to go outside to come back in from going to the toilet.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Overall very good; quality uneven though”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have eaten here 4 times in the past month so that tells you something - it is pretty good. However, sometimes the hamburger is amazing; today it was merely OK. Since the restaurant is still new I guess they are still finding themselves. But I like the menu, food is good & prices fair. You do need to reserve though!

  • Visited January 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Refreshing ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Crossed the valley from Crans-Montana for a day out and to try La Vache. Loved the ambience and the blanket table cloths etc. Yes, there's not a lot of evidence of Heston's involment and the prices are not, as written in the Times, considerably cheaper than the competition. But it's warm and friendly with a presentation rarely seen in the Alps. Mrs G's goulash soup was good and a fair portion, we guessed they'd picked up on a previous criticism.
Will definetly go again.
Geoff (flash) Gordon

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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