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.
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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