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La Vieille Porte

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2 Place de Mairie | village médiéval d'Yvoire, 74140 Yvoire, France
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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399 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 of 5 stars 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 

Thank in-search-of-a-nick
Athens, Greece
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

At the Geneva lakeshore, French side, you can enjoy here delicious dishes, specially if you love freshwater fish accompanied by tasty sauces and of course French fries. Classic environment in a very picturesque village, decent service and reasonable prices.

Thank Antonis_Papadakis
Arbaz, Switzerland
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We have eaten here on several occasions, and always leave with a full tummy and smiles on our faces. The food and the service are absolutely wonderful, and the location is great with a pretty dining room. Definitely a good choice if you are in Yvoire.

Thank ValaisTraveller
Lausanne, Switzerland
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195 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

The old dining room is lovely. Excellent filet de perche, generous serves. The service was excellent and attentive despite it being quite busy. A lovely place to enjoy an afternoon with good food and wine!

Thank LausMac13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Place de Mairie | village médiéval d'Yvoire, 74140 Yvoire, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Yvoire
  • Phone Number: 04-50-72-80-14

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