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La Potiniere

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38 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
0450530284
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Atlanta, Georgia
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209 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great cafe with large outdoor seating area right on the main pedestrian street. We ate lunch here two days in a row. Outstanding croque monsieur and onion soup. Good service.

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Thank rllbol
Hove
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571 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looked busy so thought we would try this restaurant. Beer was decent and this may explain how popular the terrace was, but the food, mostly pizza, was only just average. Pizzas lacked taste and the bases were not pleasant.

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Thank Jim B
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was happy to find a restaurant open at 6pm, as I was in chamonix with my wife and soon to be 3 son. I was surprised and appreciated the speed of the service When we asked for it. Litterally 3 min after we ordered, the waitress was serving fries and the hot stone. Food wad good but nothing outrageous.

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Thank kenzothekat
Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

One of the most predominant dishes in all French bistros....I always order them while I'm in France. This bistro serves a more than ample amount of mussels but sadly lacked any flavor or taste. Not only was I disappointed by the mussels, but the French fries were just as lackluster. Maybe this is a place for tourists and not locals.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

While in Chamonix, recently on business, we were recommended this establishment. Even though it was cold night, we ate outside under the glow of radiant heaters. The service was efficent and friendly dealing well with taking our orders through our french agent. The food was excellennt the beer and wine could not be faulted, as a beer drinker was very... More 

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Thank brainl61
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It must be a good place for a big beer, but food is mediocre. Prices might be appealing, but it really is not worth it. If you pay close attention, it has all the tourist trap signs all over it. Go elsewhere for lunch or dinner, value yourself.

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Thank Guille G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Eight of us popped in here for lunch without a booking. It was right in the middle of town opposite the Post Office with lots of seating outside. I thought it was going to be a bit commercial but once inside the welcome and service were great and staff were very accommodating for those with dietary requirements. It's not really... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Tasty dishes, cozy place and friendly staff! Little bit expensive but its worth it! Easy to find in the center.

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Thank RMankovski
Brighton
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We're not the type of people who write bad reviews or complain about nothing, but I really can't think of many positives! First up, I've got coeliac disease - I get really ill if I have even a tiny amount of gluten. After checking their allergen menu (which they had available) I asked for the waiter to also inform the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Seriously. I wasn't after haute cuisine or anything, and knew from the laminated menus this was going to be an eat and go experience. I hadn't expected pizza bases that came from Iceland however, and sauces in plastic sachets. The staff seem nice, bless 'em, but they should find other jobs IMO, apart from the cook. Prime location is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
  • Phone Number: 0450530284

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