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Les Cygnes - Chez Jules

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Port de Sechex Margencel, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
+33 4 50 72 63 10
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Sciez, France
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43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Now eating on the terrace in the sun watching the ducks and the swans on the lake and surrounded by flowers is a great way to have lunch in the summer, and most enjoyable. Then having lunch on a sunday, indoors in the winter and choosing from the varied menu - local fish or delicious filet of beef with mushrooms... More 

Thank Felicity L
Kabul, Afghanistan
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The cooking is excellent here. But the service was not impressive. It was quite bad. The adults were served on cold plates, yet the children promptly received hot plates. Weird idea of family service. The waitress kept moving extremely hot plates over the head of the children. We have changed places just to make them safe and the woman complained... More 

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Fillinges, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Don't look any further for a great place to eat local fresh caught fish..Generous portions..terrace on the lake, efficient waiters..perfect fish..We had assortments of five grilled fish that were cooked to perfection...

Thank Evey H
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

We reserved one month in advance for a 90th birthday anniversary for 9 adults and one small child. It was lucky we did because after arriving at mid-day the restaurant gradually filled up to what we reckon must have been some 200 places in the several salles and the terrace. Did this mean that we were not well looked after?... More 

Thank Nigel W
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Lunch or dinner, always a great place to be (do book beforehand), the filets de perche (small fish filets in just butter sauce) with fries and a nice glass of white wine will make your day. It's on lake Geneva with nice views and swans and ducks swimming only a few yards away.

Thank pi2
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a fish speciality restaurant with all types of Filets de Perche. We all took the special menu for Filets de Perche and I had a duo Fera carpaccio as a starter and was delicious. The filets the perche sauce ails, persil , noisettes was a bit too oily but tasted good. This was served with a salad and... More 

1 Thank Tounguette R
Ottery St Mary
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

This popular restaurant is sited alongside the lake and offers a superb menu at sensible fixed prices. The fish dishes on offer are highly recommended. Very helpful waitress who has previously worked in England.

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Thonon-les-Bains, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the best fish restaurant in the region. Try filet des perches avec citron for example. Lovely big terrasse right at the lake's edge. Great for kids too as lots of birds and action on the lake. Staff are friendly and excellent service. The restaurant is in operation since 1938.

Thank hushmymouth
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

The menu Fera for 32 € was super from start to finish however be warned to go on an empty stomach as the dessert will tend to unbutton your trousers somewhat. Eat outside under the umbrellas on a sunny summers day next to the Lac Leman is most charming and atmospheric indeed.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

On a hot July day I can think of nowhere more idyllic to have lunch. When you arrive the elegant setting with grey linen tablecloths, sparkling glasses and cutlery and cool white sun umbrellas give a wonderful impression relaxed sophistication. Of course this is renowned as a fish restaurant and the filets de perches are the star attraction - cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Port de Sechex Margencel, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Thonon-les-Bains
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 72 63 10

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?