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“Nice view, average food”
Review of Hotel du Lac

Hotel du Lac
Ranked #15 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Upon arrival on 27 August we can across their terrace overlooking the lake. It's is bit quieter than the rest of the strip so we decided to ear here after a long day travelling.

The hotel / restaurant advertises a 'light lunch' menu during the day which ends at 3.30.

I had the lasagne which was average at best. Most disappointing was the dessert of panna cotta with fresh strawberries. This modest portion was drenched in the most sickly and sticky strawberry sauce which would even dissapoint on an ice cream. It was clearly shop bought and of low quality, not made from fresh strawberries (as I have since tried in Florence).

Service was functional but the waitress was not very warm or inviting.

The few is nice and best enjoyed perhaps with a glass of wine and saving the food for somewhere else.

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Hotel du Lac is in a quiet lakeside position with stunning views over the Lake. The casual passer by may not realise that as well as a bar, it serves lunch only to non-residents (not dinner) on its magnificent (but sheltered) terrace from 1230-1530 each day. It is a modest menu but each item is generous and perfectly presented. A small and well chosen wine list is explained by the knowledgeable waiter. There are only about 10 tables, and by 1.30 they were all full - so I'd advise getting there early. What is great is that it is completely away from the rather overcrowded lake-front which get all the tourist trade. Here is peace, elegance, and quiet where one can sit and contemplate beauty, both gastronomic and visual. 100 Euros for 3, with wine, mineral water, and coffee, was exceptional value for a truly memorable meal.

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile
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