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“excellent food, nice atmosphere”
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Ranked #22 of 120 Restaurants in Montreux
Cuisines: Swiss, European
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Dona Di Piave, Italy
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“excellent food, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

I had dinner at this restaurant with customer and the food was delicious. Service is not exceptional but the waiter was speaking Italian and that helps a lot in looking for the right choice.
I strongly suggest the soup of legumes and the dish with three different wild meat: deer, roe deer and boar. Also the pumpkin soup with wasabi was very good.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Montreux
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food.”
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

If you want to have a very nice meal for a good value, come here.

Just bear in mind that if you are treated well or get good, fair service, you are lucky.

I have learned through my experience this rule, which is that at most places in Switzerland, service is usually poor and everything is quite expensive, it is very ironic, but the sad truth.

However food here will never disappoint. Just arm yourself with patience and don't let that the "empty plate in front of you for the last 15 minutes after you have finished" and being ignored in the most delightful way by that rude waiter, get to you.

Just my advice.

Cheers.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank nellycious
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Sydney Australia
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593 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Lovely views of Lac Leman and good food”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had lunch in late August at Safran, which overlooks Lac Leman. As it was a bit chilly, we dined inside but the terrace would be very inviting on a slightly warmer day. We had the green salad, chicken madras curry, lake fish en paplllote, thyme creme brûlée and meringue and strawberries. We enjoyed the main courses, but the desserts were very large, particularly the meringue dessert which was two long, large strawberry meringues, between these was three scoops of strawberry ice cream covered with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and there was some strawberry coulis on the plate! Definitely best shared by people with a very sweet tooth! Service was not wonderful but we were not ignored as others have been.
We recommend this restaurant for its delightful location, and good food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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180 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Expectations of a poor lunch were exceeded”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had the misfortune to go to the first restaurant we past which happened to be Safran. My husband was craving the filet du perche and we saw they had it on the menu so we sat down. At 1:30 the restaurant was not crowded and should have served relatively quickly. However we waited 20 minutes to place any order drinks or food, and we waited and additional 15 minutes for the 3 salads. Only my husband had an entree, and we sat and sat and sat while two other tables who came after us were served their hot food. Finally after an even longer period my husband asked the seriously under motivated waiter what was the problem and he said he would check.....to never return to our table. Just as my husband went to the cashier to just pay for the salad and leave his fish and chips arrived......by this time he was so annoyed he didn't want them anymore. The salads were good from a taste and quality standpoint but the dining experience is so frustrating as to border on shear unpleasant! Also the prices here are fairly steep for the mass market ambience and terrible service.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank marlena m
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent food, perhaps lacks a bit of atmosphere.”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant because it was attached to our hotel (Best Western) The food was beautiful and well-presented. I had a gazpacho soup and my husband had the seasonal asparagus soup - both we're delicious. This was followed by a Thai green chicken curry and a steak, again delicious. We would definitely eat here again, although a couple of the waiting staff lacked a bit of personality and a smile - not a massive issue but it slightly affected their tip!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank CVF2012
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