Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Restaurants, Swiss Villars/Ollon/Gryon
4 out of 5 stars
Lac des Chavonnes
©Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes
Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes
©Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes

Tranquil lunch spot above Villars.

This rustic farmhouse-style hotel restaurant occupies an idyllic spot by Lac des Chavonnes, a short hike or ski from the Bretaye mountain rail station above Villars-sur-Ollon. From spring to autumn its lakeside terrace makes for a lovely lunch spot when hiking on trails around the beautiful Vaud countryside, whose peaks and troughs are reflected in the water. And in winter – when you may not be able to even see the lake for the amount of snow that covers its frozen surface – it’s just a short flat skate from the bottom of the Chavonnes chair lift. It’s not the cheapest of places, but the food – hearty local dishes including rösti, tartiflette and trout fished from the lake – is good quality and a welcome change from the cheap, poor quality hot dog and chips found elsewhere in the ski area.


Venue name: Restaurant du Lac des Chavonnes
Address: Bretaye
Opening hours: Open 9am-7pm daily (summer – mid Apr-mid Nov), 10am-5pm daily (winter – mid Dec to mid May) plus Thu-Sat evenings on reservation.
Transport: Train from Villars to Bretaye
Price: Main courses CHF20-40
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