Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

A postscript to last week’s post (see here). A few hours of wandering round the Chateau de Chillon and our thoughts were turning to lunch. The cafe at the entrance only offered fast food style snacks and we hadn’t had the foresight to pre-order a function room for a banquet! So we headed across the road to the conveniently situated Taverne du Chateau de Chillon.

Taverne du Chateau de Chillon

Looking out from inside the Taverne du Chateau de Chillon

The Taverne is homely with red-checked table cloths – the sort of place that you associate with Sunday lunches in France or, in this case, the French part of Switzerland. The main restaurant was full of families out celebrating Mother’s Day (they appeared to be locals too, always a good sign) so we found a cosy corner in the adjoining terrace area and settled in. It was useful to be able to speak some French as the wait staff weren’t that good at English but I enjoyed the practice.

The food was hearty rustic fayre such as chicken in mushroom sauce or fresh lake perch and the portions decidedly generous! It was however reasonably priced by Swiss standards compared to some of the restaurants in and around Montreux. A half bottle of the local wine washed the food down well and the view out of the window towards the lake added to the ambience. All in all a very pleasant Sunday lunch!

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8 thoughts on “Sunday Lunch – Taverne du Chateau de Chillon

  1. restlessjo says:

    With a view like that it wouldn’t matter if the food was awful! But it wouldn’t be 🙂 🙂

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    1. No the food was certainly not awful Jo though I am always surprised by some of the negative comments on places like Tripadvisor. However they are mostly positive for the Taverne – good rustic style cooking, which we needed after a good tour round the castle. The local wine as ever was delicious and the view well what more can I say?! 🙂

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  2. Anabel Marsh says:

    Always nice to find somewhere less touristy! And not fast food. The view doesn’t hurt either.

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    1. Yes would highly recommend crossing the road to this place from the Chateau – it’s much cosier and the food was hearty and wholesome. Certainly we found many locals in here whereas the castle cafe (more a kiosk really) was packed with tourists. The view, as you can see, was wonderful! You’re almost at the eastern edge of the lake here where it narrows to go up the Rhone Valley with views of the high alpine peaks! 🙂

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  3. Gorgeous spot for lunch Rosemary and that rustic food sounds like it was just perfect too.

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    1. It was certainly a cosy spot Joy – love rustic style food and the wine and view added to the ambience! 🙂

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  4. kayrpea61 says:

    I’m thinking Mlle has a great job, so she can share all your holidays with you, Mme 🤣

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    1. Mlle is certainly a lucky girl Ken! She’s currently in north Italy staying with the family of one of her flatmate’s – was about to head off jet skiing on one of the lakes when I spoke to her earlier today! She works in music PR in London – she does work very hard though, I might add, so does deserve her holidays!! 🙂

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