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Review of La Vieille Porte

La Vieille Porte
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Yvoire
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dublin Ireland
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Loved it ...”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The excellent rating should be seen in the context of our expectations ... La Vielle Porte doesn't claim to compete with Noma or Mugaritz (two we have visited this year), but for what it is, our group thought it was top class.

Great staff, friendly and warm welcome ... beautiful, old building with atmosphere. Very good food - nothing fancy or flashy just excellent ingredients, well prepared and well presented ... good value - which means by no means the cheapest restaurant in Yvoire, but good value for what we got.

Would definitley return if we were in Yvoire again. .

  • Visited October 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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110 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Delightful discovery”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We discovered this delightful restaurant while walking around beautiful Yvoire on our day trip by boat from Geneva.

We were warmly greeted by a gentleman, who informed us that there was one last table available. for lunch.
After much thought, we decided to have the set lunch menu, and were pleased we did as the food was delicious, and very reasonably priced.
Our lunch was just wonderful, and it was the highlight of our day trip to Yvoire.

This most charming village, is a must if visiting Geneva. The boat trip to get there and back cost 65 euros, the scenery from the boat is worth that alone.

If visiting the beautiful village of Yvoire, we recommend you try this restaurant, you will not be disappointed. Try and arrive early, to avoid missing out on a table.

  • Visited August 2012
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New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great View outside and great local food”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

The local fish is the best and view is great. This is a great boat ride to get there from Nyon Switzerland. The town is great for shopping and ice cream. La Vielle Porte has the best hours of operation and a great view of the lake. Make reservations if you want the best table. There are only a few staff that speak English.

  • Visited August 2011
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