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Eating in Montreux

Any recommended must-eat restaurants? Open to all types of flavors and hoping for a nice ambiance, something that would suit some German in-laws.

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Old 02.11.2011, 17:44
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Re: Eating in Montreux

Head here, it's one of our favourites and has a gorgeous view of the lake.

They use spice though, so ensure that your in-laws like things with a little zing

http://www.palaisoriental.ch/
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Re: Eating in Montreux

I lived in Montreux for 2 years and tried a lot of the restaurants (except the Palace, so cannot comment). The restaurant with the most flavour was maithai between clarens and montreux. Good Thai but obviously pricey! I have been told that sukothai is good but service slow (between montreux and villeneuve). If you don't mind a bit if a trek, then please try Cafe Berra in Choëx (in a small village above Monthey). Need to book way in advance, especially during the winter ski season. Excellent food! It's small but great menu, excellent, good wine list and great service! Definitely one of our favourites. Not cheap... But last time I was there, the steak was so good, it was like biting into butter! For a very relaxed bistro atmosphere, there's always Café de la Place, chez Francine (Corsier sur Vevey), which has the traditional food as well as mussels. Bit of Chaplin decor on the walls... Good luck with entertaining the in-laws!
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Re: Eating in Montreux

Thanks! I'll look a bit more into Cafe Berra as it looks to suit our style very much.
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Re: Eating in Montreux

There is that pizzeria style place right next to macdonalds which is really good. My mom insists on going there when they visit.

Then you have to try the burgers at the Jazz Cafe, which is run by an American. (little tiny place across from the music store where the commune is)

The place a few buildings further has good pizza also.

Cheese fondue MUST is the cafe globul or something like that (little dodgy place in that little street between ave des alpes and the main road in town) The one up in Glion also is very good (only restaurant there besides victoria hotel)
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Another vote for the palais. It's got a very cool, opulent look and the food- Persian among others is yummy.
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Re: Eating in Montreux

Great news that you'll be trying cafe Berra! You can check out their menu and prices online, and it should also be available in English. www.cafeberra.ch. I think they may also do a menu for lunch, but during the week. Bon appétit.
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Re: Eating in Montreux

The other thread I started gives a better idea of what we're looking for, but still open to other suggestions.
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Re: Eating in Montreux

Search has now expanded into Villeneuve or anywhere in between!
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Great news that you'll be trying cafe Berra! You can check out their menu and prices online, and it should also be available in English. www.cafeberra.ch. I think they may also do a menu for lunch, but during the week. Bon appétit.
Never realized just how far out of the way it was. Looks amazing but preferably within walking distance of Montreux/Villeneuve.
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Re: Eating in Montreux

This place is excellent and just like you ask for in the other thread: http://www.lacergniaulaz.ch/philosophie-cadre.html

It's up in Les Avants, directly above Montreux. There's a mountain train up there from Montreux station, or you could walk up the Gorges du Chauderon (quite a hike though and probably not as nice in Winter months). It's also accessible by car but I got the impression that's not an option for you.
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Re: Eating in Montreux

Looks fantastic, fingerscrossed! Spot on!! I just may have to rearrange our itinerary to squeeze this in

Have you been there personally? How are the prices? Is it easy to walk there after the funicular?
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I've been there personally and the food is excellent, we were a group of six and it worked out at about CHF90 per head for 3 courses (including wine).

Starters range from around 12-20 if I recall correctly and main courses from 30 to low 40s (filet de boeuf was 42 I think).

I've only been there once by car (as a rear seated passenger in the dark, no less). I think the walk from the funi is quite short (1km perhaps) but bear in mind that there will be snow in the area soon if not already.
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Re: Eating in Montreux

Okay great. Just need to check how late we would have to be finished to catch the last funicular. And then call to reserve Thanks again!
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My two fav restaurants in MOntreux are the Museum ( http://www.museum-montreux.ch/ ) which specialises in charbonnards and fondue and La Rouvenaz ( http://www.rouvenaz.ch/ ) which is more of a pizzaria.

Both are worth checking out!
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Re: Eating in Montreux

FYI - For anyone interested in going to La Cergniaulaz without a car, you need to take the GoldenPass train from Montreux to Les Avants, the funicular from Les Avants to Sonloup (6min, CHF5 one-way) and then walk for roughly 1km, all in all about an hour from Montreux.

Also, the last funicular down from Sonloup to Les Avants leaves at 19h35, so you should plan for an earlier dinner.


Update: I just called the restaurant again and they offered to pick us (4 people) up AND bring us back to Les Avants so that we wouldn't have to worry too much about scheduling. So far, this place is living up to its reputation!
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Re: Eating in Montreux

I'd definitely recommend La Cergniaulaz for anyone interested.

The food was exquisite and perfectly cooked, the service was friendly, the prices were fair and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

Definitely a hidden gem. Reserve in advance.
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Re: Eating in Montreux

thanks.... as I said earlier in this thread... I thought the place had closed, it's good to hear it's still open and the food is still top notch.
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Re: Eating in Montreux

I was back there again last night, this time without the safety net of my french speaking neighbours, and I'd like to add that the owner & service staff were very friendly and speak good english (but were also happy to listen to and help me with my dodgy french ).
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