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French
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

We hiked up the mountain with the plan to have lunch here. It was busy when we arrived and we opted to sit at, what we thought was, a long communal table. There was no reserved sign. We weren't approached by serving staff so we...presumed it was self service. I went inside to order drinks and get menus. Meanwhile, my husband was approached and rudely told to leave. I came back with drinks and we were once again told to leave with full (and paid for) glasses. I was certain this was a misunderstanding so I went inside to speak with management and was told their kitchen was overloaded and couldn't handle additional orders. No service. However, while we finished our drinks (we weren't going to leave full drinks), we witnessed a number of new tables arrive and receive service, including the non reserved table we initially sat at and a four top (like us) that had wandered in without a reservation. We left hurt, hungry, and confused.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Since this is the highest chalet in the area, you get a view on both the valley to the north and the Annecy lake to the west. Good place to eat, fill up water bottles in the summer, and go on hikes.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Whilst this place is rather off the beaten track, it is worth the effort of getting there. Perched 1400m above Lake Annecy the view alone are worth the journey. We ate here on an August evening after climbing La Tournette. The food is traditional &...hearty Haute-Savoie fare, mostly using the cheese which is made on the premises - in thelarge barn to the R of the outdoor seating area. After a complimentary Kir we decided to have the 'Fondant Du Chalet De L’Aulp', or melted Reblochon cheese in white wine & garlic, with steamed potatoes, smoked ham & salad. Lots of bread was also served. The food was great & very filling, the wine good & a large carafe of wine just 11€. We had a superb sunset which rounded of the day perfectly. Pick a day with fine weather for a great culinary experience.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Worth the drive and the hike for the gorgeous view on the Annecy lake and the traditional cheese meal. Plan on a sunny day in early July for dîner and sunset. You may have to ask local people to find the place which is actually...a farm. Also starting point for mountaineers to climb La Tournette.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We heard about this place whilst in Annecy and thought some local rural food in a mountain setting sounded good. The road to it is initially a windy but well paved surface and then it just become a rough track. We half expected that our...group would be the only ones daft enough to ascend in normal cars but other also made it without four wheel drive. Once there the scenery is amazing. We got there as the sun was going down and the sound of the cow bells made it a true alpine science. The food was really nice and whilst reasonably simple had great taste. The staff were really friendly and spoke enough English to compensate for our level of French! Definitely recommend this place but not in bad weather and use a reasonably robust car.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Le Col de L'Aulp is a must if you are near Annecy. The views over the lake are breathtaking. There are lots of walks in the area but we have two children (10 and 7) so could t do anything too time consuming. From the...main car park below the Col de L'Aulp the walk takes about 30 - 40 mins and was just enough for us as a family. The sign post suggests you go left and following the winding road but there is actually a footpath immediately in front of you which takes a more straight line up the hill. You need reasonable footwear to take this route (I.e not flip flops!) but it's not too strenuous and a much nicer walk then taking the road. If you do take the road you need to be aware that some cars do derive right to the top so can be a bit annoying having to watch your back. If you want to eat at Chalet de L'Aulp you must book. We didn't and every single table was reserved. They do sell beautiful sandwiches to take away though so we took these to the hill and sat and looked over the lake whilst we ate them. I don't know about the waiting on staff but the staff in the bar where we ordered our sandwiches did not speak any English. It wasn't an issue for us as my French is adequate to order food and drink but if you have no French at all you might struggle. There is an eco toilet at the main car park and a toilet at the Chalet. Overall it was a fantastic day out and I would highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you like to experience traditional dishes of Haute Savoie this is the place to go. Few Kilometers after the Col de la Croixfrie suplombing the Lake of Annecy you will reach either driving with a four wheels drive on a dirt road or stopping...in the parking below and after walking up 20 minutes you will reach le Chalet de l'aulp. you will find yourself in a refuge style of restaurant overlooking the Lake of Annecy and the alpage of " La Tournette". The restaurant is very rustic and offer mountain food based on Cheese like Potato Fritters,Potato gratin with reblochon, Omelette etc. As soon as you seat down they will offer you a Kir (White wine with cream de Casis). The dessert as well are excellent like: Blue berry tart,Raspberry tart, fresh soft cheese with raspberry sauce. This is an authentic mountain feeling restaurant with a magnificient view of the surounding mountains and the Lake of Annecy. An experience not to miss.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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