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Le Refuge des Gourmets

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90 route des Framboises, 74140 Machilly, France
+33 4 50 43 53 87
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Douvaine, France
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderfull place, excellent meals, perfect service, outstanding choce of wines, perfect: We all lked it.

Thank cs102003
Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The food looks beautiful on the plate but lacks real talent when it comes to flavours. The food is a tad pretentious. The staff are friendly. Don't think we'll be going again.

Thank kbj666
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Everything about this restaurant is excellent. THe warm welcome, the terrace, professional service and the food. We had the menu du Marche and could not fault it. WE will definitely be back.

Thank david b
Geneva, Switzerland
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

First of all the reception and the service is very professional in a 1900 setting. The Menu had quiet a small choice, but everything had a very tempting name. We had for lunch the first menu, Foie gras of a nice texture and taste with a pure of fresh green pease and a wild strawberry jam, very original and tasty.... More 

Thank Steven G
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This place is very rare high quality French restaurant. The chefs have real talent and passion for cooking that you can even feel in the air, and nothing imitation like other places. The decoration, service, table setting and plate selection are not extravagant and correct. And each cuisine served was fantastic! I couldn't help to tell the son chef that... More 

Thank Mutsumi K
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2016

With an amazing service and even better food, I warmly recommend Le Refuge des Gourmets! The Michelin star is well deserved!

1 Thank Fanny B
Zermatt, Switzerland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

The newly awarded one-star Michelin restaurant deserves its status. High quality traditional French recipes revisited by sophisticated Chefs. Fresh mountain and countryside herbal flavor applied to well prepared meat and fish. We have tried the Surprise Menu which is well balanced between earth and sea/water. The service is sharp and friendly. The wine list is extensive and precise. Very good... More 

Thank AbFaBSwiss
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

When you go for the first time, a good sense of direction, or a GPS, is advisable, but your hunt will be well rewarded at the Refuge des Gourmets, where an engaging wait staff will serve you a classical, yet inventive, French cuisine integrating locally sourced ingredients in an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere. The relatively small size of the restaurant... More 

Thank C F
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

I visited this restaurant together with a group of friends on a Friday evening. I did not like the setting or ambiance at first (it looked a bit too old for my taste) but the service and food compensated plenty. We had the truffle menu which is seasonal and all the dishes were delicious! We were served woth different kinds... More 

Thank CrinaVaitis
Cranves-Sales, France
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012 via mobile

We went to this restaurant to celebrate an important anniversary and were looking forward to something really special based on a recommendation. Sadly we were very disappointed. The food was overly complicated and the flavours muddled. In an attempt to be creative and "gourmand" it missed the mark completely. The service was distant and haughty - perhaps they thought this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 route des Framboises, 74140 Machilly, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Machilly
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 43 53 87

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?