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Restaurant la cheminee

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Chalet les lutins chemin sous le cret | 74390, Chatel, Abondance, France
+33 4 50 17 36 25
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Having dinner out with a group of 17 can be a hassle in ´petit French restaurants´ but here we where very welcome. This small but cosy restaurant has everything you want after a day in the snow. Nice wines, cold beers, big grilled entrecotes or home made burgers with crunchy fries and ever smiling staff. The fireplace adds to the... More 

1 Thank Mijn O
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Thank you so much. Much appreciated More 

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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant feels cosy and seems to be a family run business. The owners are warm and welcoming. The menu is simple and served much the same fare as most other restaurants in town. We found it slightly pricier than some of the other restaurants but it's a small complain as the food was great, service wonderful and wine was... More 

1 Thank Lucy C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight and it was amazing 👍 Very warm welcome, great atmosphere and food was fantastic I can especially recommend the wild boar, fantastic! Great menu, good wines excellent kids menu A must do restaurant in Chatel

Thank John B
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Book in advance! It took us three attempts to get a table here but was well worth it. A great menu choice and very warm welcome in the form of courtesy staff, a roaring log fire and choices other than fondue and more cheese.

1 Thank Blacklily999
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I've only discovered la Cheminee this year as I tend to eat in the same place all the time! I think on this experience that this will become my favorite. Prices are in line with the rest of Chatel unless you want pizza or burgers but the Cheminee does a lot better than that. Wine is actually a bit cheaper... More 

1 Thank gb2cv
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

A lovely cosy restaurant close to the bubble lift. The restaurant happily accommodated our party of 6 for a late lunch so we could have a last morning skiing. We all enjoyed the delicious menu Savoyard with enormous portions! The roaring fire and sheepskin rugs on the seats made it a very inviting break from the January snow. Wish we... More 

1 Thank Amanda187064
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

What a lovely little restaurant this is. Cosy and lovely decoration. Staff very welcoming and friendly and a real log fire which warms the place well. Food choice is varied and appealing to most tastes. I had lamb shank which was huge, full of flavour and came with imaginatively presented vegetables, a homemade gratin to die for and salad. My... More 

1 Thank JimmR1968
Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

So friendly, relaxed and welcoming. This has become one of our favourite places to go for yummy raclette. It's reasonably priced, the children love it here too and the service is great.

Thank Bean_in_Bath
Grimaud, France
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

First time in the restaurant but will certainly be going back. Just before you get to the telecabine in the village. The brochette de boeuf I had was very tender and tasty with fries, salad and two sauces. Dessert also, sundae au citron was lovely. The service was attentive but just at the right pace for a relaxing meal. Best... More 

Thank LaGrimaudoise
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The restaurant is really busy so book, I would ask for a table away from the fire as although it provides the great atmosphere and some of the cooking it is really hot! The steak was great and the local dishes our party tried were plentiful and delicious. The bill was also very reasonable when compared to some other local... More 

Thank Jason C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chalet les lutins chemin sous le cret | 74390, Chatel, Abondance, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Abondance  >  Chatel
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 17 36 25

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