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I'm sure this topic has been discussed before but as restaurants come and go and their reputations ( not to mention chef's ) change I thought I would bring this up again..

my brother and his wife are on a wirlwind tour of the grynch estate next week and mrs. G and I are looking for somewhere nice to take them for a mid week lunch

so far the winner is "le clef d'or in Bursinel ... nice food and nice views but I'm willing to listen if you have more recommendations?.. you're favourite little place that you've always kept secret ?

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ok kids n kidneys...
I'm sure this topic has been discussed before but as restaurants come and go and their reputations ( not to mention chef's ) change I thought I would bring this up again..

my brother and his wife are on a wirlwind tour of the grynch estate next week and mrs. G and I are looking for somewhere nice to take them for a mid week lunch

so far the winner is "le clef d'or in Bursinel ... nice food and nice views but I'm willing to listen if you have more recommendations?.. you're favourite little place that you've always kept secret ?

thanks ,

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There is a very nice Buffalo Grill down there apparently............
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Re: restaurant recommendation.. La Cote ( Vaud )

I rather like the Cafe-restaurant de la Poste in Lutry.
The food's reasonable and it's right on the lake, which your visitors might appreciate.
I've never had too much of a problem parking around there either, but then I'm old so eat relatively early.
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I rather like the Cafe-restaurant de la Poste in Lutry.
The food's reasonable and it's right on the lake, which your visitors might appreciate.
I've never had too much of a problem parking around there either, but then I'm old so eat relatively early.


we are probably aiming to stay this side ( GE ) of Lausanne.. but thanks ceppy... I'll look into it.
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I must say that Clef D`Or is very nice indeed. Good choice
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we are probably aiming to stay this side ( GE ) of Lausanne.. but thank ceppy... I'll look into it.
Yes, it would be a bit of a drive, Grynch, but useful if they have you out driving round the whole of Lake Leman, and are offering to put you up locally afterwards in gratitude for your efforts.
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Yes, it would be a bit of a drive, Grynch, but useful if they have you out driving round the whole of Lake Leman, and are offering to put you up locally afterwards in gratitude for your efforts.
excellent suggestion ceppy and under different circumstance I would certainly recommend this ( that my brother take out HIS wallet ) but unfortunately they are flying in tueday night, spending Wednesday with us and then flying off again first thing Thursday morning
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Re: restaurant recommendation.. La Cote ( Vaud )

It doesnt exactly fit the ticket but did you think of Chateauvieux or even the lake cruise and enjoy Chateauvieux food at sea?
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I must say that Clef D`Or is very nice indeed. Good choice
grumpy...we had seen it a few times and read excellent reviews but we never made it there until just last month ( two months ? ) when Vaud has hosting the "cave ouvertes"

excellent food
excellent wine
fantastic view... and I don't know if you've ever seen there selection of Armagnac ? various years at various prices... they've got a 1946 I think it is at Chf 95.-- per glass (don't quote me on that ) .
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It doesnt exactly fit the ticket but did you think of Chateauvieux or even the lake cruise and enjoy Chateauvieux food at sea?
we were thinking chateauvieux but again it's wrong direction for where we want to be travelling and as above they only have the one day here.

chateauvieux lake cruise?... I've not seen any info on that this year .. is it on their home page ?



EDIT... grumpy.. don't know if you've ever been to clef d'or but I gotta tell you.. the fois gras there tops the one at ChateauV. ( and that aint easy )
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we were thinking chateauvieux but again it's wrong direction for where we want to be travelling and as above they only have the one day here.

chateauvieux lake cruise?... I've not seen any info on that this year .. is it on their home page ?



EDIT... grumpy.. don't know if you've ever been to clef d'or but I gotta tell you.. the fois gras there tops the one at ChateauV. ( and that aint easy )
The lake cruise is the usual cgn one that leaves at 12h20 except that now "chevrier"? the chef from ChateauV is doing the food its a 2hour cruise
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The lake cruise is the usual .........

thanks again.. mrs G and I had talked of doing this last year but somehow never got around to it.... I just checked the ChateauV site for a link to the steamboat and this has been placed as a contender.
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Take a boat to Yvoire. It's super impressive, great fish, great service.
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Take a boat to Yvoire. It's super impressive, great fish, great service.
food on the boat? ( its only half-hour from Nyon no?) ... or can you recommend a specific place in Yvoire?
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food on the boat? ( its only half-hour from Nyon no?) ... or can you recommend a specific place in Yvoire?
It's not food on the boat, you get of at Yvoire and walk up, it's on your right hand side, before you take that little up road out of the gate of the town.

Le Vieux Logis

Grande Rue (C5) - 74140 Yvoire
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 72 80 24 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 72 90 76
E-mail: contact@vieuxlogis.com
Internetwww.levieuxlogis.com

We have taken all our guests there, the best was actually the regular menu, perche (ton of it, served on giant hot plate heated on candle, with sage, butter and lemon sauce), french fries and nice green crispy salad. The whole experience was fab, lovely servers and wine is excellent. Nice deserts too. Book ahead, just to make sure, but we never had to. Now it's the season, I'd book.

They have other fish, too, not huge menu, but nice cloth table linen, napkins, wood, serving chilled white wine should you want it, standing right next to you, zero plastic, formaica and grumpiness. Very pleasant.

CGN boat from Nyon here.
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Hi

Think the Clef d'or in Bursinel does do view and food well, but some other ideas are

Aerodrome at Prangins - no lake view, but bonus of watching flights take off/land and food is good so long as you are not in a large group

Florimont above Gex - ok slightly off piste, but has good view and is suitably chalet chic with food cooked on hot stone, fondue etc

Rectiligne in Divonne - has super view of Divonne lake and good lunchtime specials, but understand the evening is pricey.

La Pecherie outside Aubonne - literally lakeside and specialises in filet de perche if you like that!

Cafe de l'Union in Crans-pres-Celigny - no view, but great food and always booked out NB may be on summer holidays soon

Hope you have a good meal!
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Hi

Think the Clef d'or in Bursinel does do view and food well, but some other ideas are

Aerodrome at Prangins - no lake view, but bonus of watching flights take off/land and food is good so long as you are not in a large group

Florimont above Gex - ok slightly off piste, but has good view and is suitably chalet chic with food cooked on hot stone, fondue etc

Rectiligne in Divonne - has super view of Divonne lake and good lunchtime specials, but understand the evening is pricey.

La Pecherie outside Aubonne - literally lakeside and specialises in filet de perche if you like that!

Cafe de l'Union in Crans-pres-Celigny - no view, but great food and always booked out NB may be on summer holidays soon

Hope you have a good meal!

thanks for the list moose... the only other on your list that I've tried is the Aerodrome... this was recommended by a friend ... maybe we hit it on a bad day a couple of months ago but were very disappointed both in quality of food and in the service ... I wouldn't take guests there until and unless we go back ourselves
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