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“Excellent quality and first-rate service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Chili

Black Chili
Rte de France 22, Morgins, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Morgins
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Description: New restaurant - has Facebook listing. Excellent!
Norwich
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Excellent quality and first-rate service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The is the last restaurant in Switzerland (it's only a few hundred metres from the French border...) but one of the first for quality.

Stumbled into it one cold November night in the down season, and it was one of the few places open. Quiet, but really good food.

The menu concentrated on game (it was the hunting season...) and I had a delicious, extremely well-cooked and presented plate of mountain pig. The dish managed to be rustic but elegant at the same time. Don't remember the pudding because I had enjoyed too much wine by then!

Service also excellent - the chap was attentive, and really cared about his wines. A real discovery, and a faultless meal. If ski-ing in this section of the Portes du Soleil it is well worth a detour...

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good food... but the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I have to give this place high marks on atmosphere, and VERY high marks on service. They took us in on a Friday night, sans reservations and were VERY accommodating. This is the probably the most 'high-end' restaurant in Morgins. If you want to impress your date, you take her here. The food quality is great too. Now granted, I am judging them on a "we're in the middle of the freakin' mountains"- scale. What I mean is, I'm not judging this or any restaurant in the area on a NYC-Paris-London-Tokyo scale. If you compare it to that, then it only ranks as average. But hey, somebody's gotta schlep the water-crest up hill so, there's some slack. Really, the only area were this restaurant misses the mark is on the price. The prices border a bit on ridiculous even for Switzerland (US$30 for a bread-bowl of Chili). There is simply no excuse for the prices. Especially when the wine pour is delivered with a pipette. And I'm aware that this is an issue with Europe in general, but could they dole out some tap water for the table? Especially for a place that serves some spicy food on the menu, a bottle of water for the table should be an issue of ransom - especially at these prices. If you go, the food is good but be ready to pay through the nose. 'Le De Vins' up the road is a more reasonable alternative.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great food, some fab local dishes and very friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

What a find! The staff were wonderful, very friendly and helpful. The food turned out to be the star though. Foie gras will never quite be the same and the duck was delicious....and the 'fighting cow' beef was exceptional too. Shame we didn't have any room for dessert. We had a very interesting discussion about the vegetables, with translations being provided on a smart phone and raw examples coming from the kitchen...a really good meal and a fun night.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

food was second to none but was rather expensive 3course meal bottle of cheapest wine which was perfectly good enough was 125 swiss francs ouch!

Visited January 2013
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“excellent food, quality, presentation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Best resto in Morgins - well appointed, simple, small with few tables. Well presented food, great vegetable side dish, fantastic ravioli. Went one night, and immediately reserved for a second night. Enjoyed the wine - Vielles Vignes. Owners very pleasant, nice service.

Visited December 2012
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