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La Vieille Porte

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2 Place de Mairie | village médiéval d'Yvoire, 74140 Yvoire, France
+33 4 50 72 80 14
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Am excellent place to hang out after the tour on the boat. Nice wine and great service. We loved the set menu for th at with locale food. Opted not for the fish but the local dear which is great.

Thank Greg195
Tampere, Finland
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

It's probably best to book in advance. The terrace was nicely covered, spacious and had spectacular views on a sunny day overlooking the lake. This historical location was thoughtfully maintained, clean and pretty. Food and service were excellent. Quality seemed high and the salad and carbs were served separately, which I also liked. The rather laboursome frog legs were on... More 

Thank pierupoika
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Good and sophisticated french food. Variety of choices also with kids menu. Prices more similar to Switzerland than France. Crowded at lunch with day trippers across the lake Leman. Nice terrace with lake view.

Thank skivaz
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We have visited here several times over the years and think it is the best restaurant because of the views over the lake (Lac Leman). We always dine outside where you can see the old buildings of Yvoire and also the lovely gardens of the restaurant and, of course, the view of the lake. We ordered the 3 course set... More 

Thank allaboutcricket
Lausanne, Switzerland
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

The service was very nice, the view with gardens and the lake was just amazing. We selected our dishes a la carte, and every dish we had was delicious including the wine and the dessert. The risotto we had with shrimps and -very tender and yummy- scallops was really good, though I have to warn Italians - they might complain... More 

Thank PinarAky
Dorset, United Kingdom
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431 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Got a table outside just before 2pm and the place was humming. Excellent well prepared dishes- the rognons de veau especially. Not cheap, but there was a good selection of wines. Excellent service and wide menu choice. Well recommended with a shady terrace, Very popular with the locals.

Thank oilmanDorset_U_K_
New South Wales, Australia
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We dined here a year ago and gave this restaurant a good review and it deserved it. Perhaps a change of ownership? Definitely it wasn't up to the previous standard. The entree and sweets let the dining experience down, the main meal was acceptable. Sorry, we expected better.

Thank Judy D
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We didn't feel like eating what is basically fish and chips so we opted for and their normal three course menu option. All the meals were good but nothing really stood out. My risotto, looking stunning, was too salty. The salted caramel meringue dessert was probably the best. Service was also average. I probably wouldn't return as I've tried the... More 

Thank gauy
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The entrance to this marvellous restaurant is right beside the ancient city gates. We ate outside in glorious sunshine overlooking the lake with snow on the mountains as a picture perfect backdrop. Protected from the light breeze by the stone city walls this was a perfect sun trap for a casual Saturday lunch on our way back to the airport... More 

Thank Paul D
Foster City, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Located right by the main gate to the medieval city of Yvoire, the restaurant is a wonderful complement to this shining pearl of the Geneva Lake. Setting, decor, overall ambience, it all just fits and blends perfectly together at La Vieillie Porte. My wife and I went for one of the dinner menus, which consisted of seemingly unending stream of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Place de Mairie | village médiéval d'Yvoire, 74140 Yvoire, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Yvoire
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 72 80 14

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?