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Le Chaudron

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Swiss, European
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Planachaux, Champery, Switzerland
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Hazel Grove
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I have to say that on a recent to Le Chaudron the only thing which was impressive was the toilets with its clear glass window, as a gentleman I had eye contact with outsiders at the urinal. The negatives, in the self-service part were plastic plates and bowls, really poor quality ingredients and coffee free coffee. I cannot stress how... More 

Thank Philip L
Lausanne, Switzerland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Was here already two times, with friends. Can't decide which experience was worse. The staff is really rude. The first time 8 of us ordered food and drinks while the 9th wanted to just have his sandwich, but they made him leave saying "it is not a picnic place". Makes a lot of (business) sense, right?The second time when asking... More 

Thank Gábor A
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

The soup was probably the worst I have ever tasted, basically flavoured clear water with a couple of finely grated bits of vegetable. A total rip off at €6. Don't visit this place!

Thank Richard A
Degagnac, France
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Pizza is very tasty. Staff is very helpfull and nice. very easy to get there even with unexperienced childeren on skis!

Thank schelfhout-veulemans
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185 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I have reviewed many places on trip advisor and I am always fair to establishment, knowing that we all have off days. I went here two days running whilst skiing at Les Crosets and on both occasions I was disappointed beyond imagining. Of course you don't expect he best culinary experience or best trained staff on a mountain, but this... More 

Thank marlowbilly
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

good peach syrup beer and a cheese fondue also great rack of ribs in orange sauce ...had to go back for a second visit

Thank Elan W
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

An ideal stop-off for lunch, particularly when the sun shines and you can sit on the terrace. Basic mountain food very well cooked with good friendly service.

Thank tommotomlin
Le Creusot
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

We went there with some friends in order to eat in the self service area. As it was crowded and as the prices were not much different from the one in the restaurant on top of it, we decided to go there. This was the right choice as the food was much better than downstairs (some friends ate downstairs the... More 

Thank Stephane D
Cheshire, UK
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213 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

Stopped here a couple of times in the week when skiing through and no complaints. They have their own version of van Chou, which is Apple and brandy based, very nice. Also they have a great home made pear schnapps. Food is good, huge servings, and friendly staff, perfect for a lunch stop.

Thank Martyn K
Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

I've stopped off here a couple of times and found it reasonable in food and value for money. Only for lunch as it's on the slopes. No complaints!

Thank ross g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Planachaux, Champery, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Portes du Soleil  >  Champery
Located in the 'Port du Soleil' ski-region.

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