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“top restaurant at top of the funicular”
Review of Au Chalet - CLOSED

Au Chalet
Cuisines: Swiss
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Description: The Au Chalet - Swiss Restaurant is located in French-speaking Switzerland, between Lausanne and Montreux, above Vevey, on the Mont-Pelerin. Perched high above Lake Geneva in the heart of the Lavaux Terraced Vineyards, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, our magnificent traditional inn with a terrace features one of the most spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains. In an authentic Swiss wood decor, the Au Chalet restaurant offers you one of the best cuisines featuring local products and dishes. Swiss specialities and traditional dishes, such as fondue, raclette, tomme vaudoise (local soft cheese), croute au fromage (cheese croute), rosti, beef from local farmers, a dried meat platter and Alpine farm cheeses will allow you to savour succulent regional dishes prepared in-house using only the best products from our small local producers.
Basel, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“top restaurant at top of the funicular”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went for a hike which took a little (!) longer than anticipated and dropped into this restaurant on the way back to the funicular for sustenance. It was really really seriously good! Sat on the terrace overlooking Lake Geneva. We had the menu du jour - very good food very reasonably priced, lovely staff, all smiles and welcomes (and we were in our sweaty walking clobber), and the view was terrific.

Take funicular from Vevey and restaurant is 2 minutes away. (Mountain hike is not obligatory)

  • Visited June 2014
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Helpful?
Thank Tony S
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Le_Mirador_Kempinski, Directeur général at Au Chalet, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Dear Sir,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at our restaurant Au Chalet, Mont-Pèlerin Lake Geneva with the TripAdvisor community.

It is a pleasure for us to read that you enjoyed your time in our restaurant and especially that you found our staff welcoming, the food really good and reasonably priced. Your comment is a great source of inspiration for our staff motivation.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon in our restaurant for your next venue in the Montreux-Vevey region, we wish you a pleasant day.

Best regards,

Jean-Marc Boutilly
General Manager
On the behalf of Le Mirador Kempinski team
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53 reviews from our community

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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect fondue with amazing view”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place definitely worth a visit! Very nice, friendly, helpful and well-trained staff will help you to choose a dish for your taste. we took Fondue and it was one of the best i ever tried! Great collection of vine with possibility to buy bottles of ones you liked and to take them away.
Breathtaking panoramic view to Geneva lake and Alpes will be a good side dish for what ever you choose for dinner!
Strongly recommended!

  • Visited August 2014
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Helpful?
Thank Villemu_Lind
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Le_Mirador_Kempinski, Directeur général at Au Chalet, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Madam,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at our restaurant Au Chalet, Mont-Pèlerin Lake Geneva with the TripAdvisor community.

It is a pleasure for us to read that you enjoyed your time in our restaurant and especially that you found our fondue one of the best you ever tried, and especially that you found our service friendly, helpful and well trained. Your comment is a great source of inspiration for our staff motivation.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon in our restaurant for your next venue in the Montreux-Vevey region, we wish you a pleasant day.

Best regards,

Jean-Marc Boutilly
General Manager
On the behalf of Le Mirador Kempinski team
Report response as inappropriate
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Munich, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great fondue place”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Come here to eat some excellent and very original Swiss Fondue with a view of Lake Geneva and Vevey. If you're coming up from Vevey do not take the. Ar but instead the little train! Saves time and means that you can have more Schnaps

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank ARThiel
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Le_Mirador_Kempinski, Directeur général at Au Chalet, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Sir,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at our restaurant

Au Chalet, Mont-Pèlerin Lake Geneva with the TripAdvisor community.
It is a pleasure for us to read that you enjoyed your time in our restaurant and especially that you found our fondue excellent and very original. Your comment is a great source of inspiration for our staff motivation.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon in our restaurant for your next venue in the Montreux-Vevey region, we wish you a pleasant day.

Best regards,

Jean-Marc Boutilly
General Manager
On the behalf of Le Mirador Kempinski team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“View”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Suisse menu with a stunning view.

In summer always go for the terrace! U are literally above the clouds.

Out of my favorites I would recomend the steak tartar, rosti with cheese and egg and hot stone steak)))

  • Visited November 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Ekaterina W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Le_Mirador_Kempinski, Directeur général at Au Chalet, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Madam,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at our restaurant Au Chalet, Mont-Pèlerin Lake Geneva with the TripAdvisor community.

It is a pleasure for us to read that you enjoyed your time in our restaurant and especially that you found our menu excellent. Your comment is a great source of inspiration for our staff. Be assured
that we have share your comment with our team.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon in our restaurant for your next venue in the Montreux-Vevey region, we wish you a pleasant day.

Best regards,

Jean-Marc Boutilly
General Manager
On the behalf of Le Mirador Kempinski team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Doha, Qatar
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent swiss restaurent”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very good food, nice bar and top location. Views from the restaurant are breathtaking.
Nothing much to dislike about!

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Divyes
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