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“Top restaurant in Vallandry”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant La Caleche - CLOSED

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Restaurant La Caleche
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cranbrook, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Top restaurant in Vallandry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We've become regulars at Peisey-Vallandry, which means we've become regulars at La Caleche - as far as we're concerned, the top restaurant in Vallandry. You can get all the Savoie faves everywhere, but La Caleche puts that little bit of extra effort into dishes like croziflette, tartiflette, and Savoie fondue. Big eater tip: order the Diots / croziflette combo - it's like getting two great Savoie dishes in one meal!

Visited April 2013
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Thank djJazzyKerry
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Suffolk
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“This busy restaurant speaks for itself.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

The fact that this little Savoyard restaurant is always busy speaks for itself. The combination of potatoes, onions and cheese that make up the local fare, Tartiflette, Raclette, Diots, etc,. is excellent comfort food after a day on the slopes and this little restaurant serves up some of the best around. The ambiance is what one expects with pine woodwork and chequered table cloths with very friendly service. The menu is more extensive than just local dishes but although my family have eaten there on many occasion we prefer the traditional cooking.
An extensive wine and drinks list supplements the food. If you have a small child then high chairs are available. In high season be careful to book ahead so as not to be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2013
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Europe
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301 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Typical restaurant for the region with lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Most of the restaurants in this area serve cuisine savoyarde - emphasis on cheese, potatoes, bacon and fondue. La Caleche is no exception, but has extra dishes which make the visit worthwhile. The dish, piece du Boucher, was a huge portion of steak with fresh morels; the duck was lovely; and the entrecote was delicious. I would also be remiss if I failed to mention the excellent frites.

On the night we were there, there were at least four large parties and the service wasn't quite as fast as it might have been, but it was relaxing evening and we didn't care.

The decor is quite basic but comfortable; the wine list is short but interesting; the menu, as I said, offers more than many of its competitors in the village.

  • Visited January 2013
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great little bistro cafe with superb food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

A typical French bistro type restaurant. The layout isn't at the high end of the gastro restaurant but the food is simply magnificant.

The place was packed and people were being turned away all night (so please make sure you book) This is probably the best little restaurant in Vallandry.

Typical Savoyard menu with excellent desserts. Good choice of wine and a fine menu of starters and mains. The staff were all very friendly and spoke either French or English to you. They were attentive without hovering and dealt with our order well.

We were booked into another restaurant instead, but so glad that we cancelled that booking and chose restaurant La Caleche.

Visited February 2012
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Wimborne
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing food with fantastic family service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

My family and I visit Vallendry 3 times a year and we have most of our meals in La Caleche restaurant. The food is of a consistently high standard and I would recommend the duck for main course!! The service is always brillaint as well as the prices. Would definitely recommend at least 1 visit to La Caleche restaurant when staying in Vallandry.

  • Visited January 2011
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