The food at La Galejade was well priced and very satisfactory. The service was very good as well. A good selection of wines and beers was also available at reasonable prices. All in all, not a bad choice for dinner at all especially since it is situated right beside the canal, making the outlook extremely pleasing as well.
Just as I was preparing to leave a family group came in wanting to get a table for dinner. There were five people all together and plenty of tables seemed to be available. The manager however, told them that there was no room for them, which seemed quite strange to me in light of the fact that the staff had almost tripped me up in the street to persuade me to come in for dinner.
The father pointed out a table near to mine which would have nicely accommodated them and asked if they could have that table and was told very emphatically "no". They were unceremoniously ushered out of the restaurant and were left to go find somewhere else.
I hope I'm wrong but I couldn't help but wonder if the fact of their obvious ethnicity had anything to do with them being refused service. I was walking in the area for at least an hour or so after witnessing this incident and the restaurant did not become packed out or anything like it, in all that time. I'm afraid it left me with a bad taste in my mouth.
Annecy is paradise for devotees of good ice cream. My very best favourite ice cream shop (and I did try many of them in three days) was Glacier des Alpes which I could see from my hotel room.
This shop was always packed with people, sometimes two and three deep at the counter and it didn't take me long to find out why. I asked for a tub with three diferent flavours and I was invited to have in addition, a smaller complimentary scoop of any other flavour that I would like to try. I was in ice cream heaven!!!
I chose this restaurant by virtue of its great location, which was right in the same building as my hotel.
I found the food to be satisfactory but not particularly memorable. There was a Plat du Jour on offer at a reasonable price, but I opted for a Salad Nicoise which was passable and filled the gap.
Service was OK and house wine was good.
The first time we visited Lac Annecy and the delightful Old Town area of Annecy, we spotted our name on the river Thiou. It was a restaurant and they had fondue. How exciting! We love fondue and having our own name on the restaurant was too good to pass by so we stopped for dinner. We had a lovely seat outside watching swans on the river and all the people walking past.
Our waiter was a gem. He spoke at least five languages, one of them ours, and loved to talk about the area. When we told him we stopped because the restaurant shared our name, he immediately disappeared inside and returned with the restaurant business card and gave it to us.
Their specialty is Savoyard food . . . comfort food by anyone's standards.
Favorite Dish: We've returned a few times and always had the fondue so I have no idea what the other foods are like. I know the fondue is very good and the service has always been excellent. We took our oldest daughter once and she got the fondue too so we have zero experience with other foods on the menu but all three of us will recommend the fondue.
This is not a gourmet restaurant but the setting is sublime, the food (at least the fondue) is very good and the service excellent.
We return whenever we're in Annecy and that is a good recommendation.
As we headed to the Gorges du Fier, we were looking for a Patisserie to buy some morning tea.
We found this Patisserie on the D116 route.
Inside, was a marvellous selection of cake's and goodies, so we chose, and then had our morning tea overlooking Castle Montrottier.
Excellent cake's from here!
We visited L'appart in its first week, (everywhere else was full.) Access is down a small alleyway and up a flight of stairs: it is a beautiful old building, lovingly restored with just the right ambience. We were so impressed by the food, the staff - just about everything. 3 course meal with wine and aperitifs just over 50 Euro per head.
Favorite Dish: Lamb Tagine - a dish originating in North Africa. Spicy, filling and very enjoyable.
We had 3 wonderful evenings at this great place for wine connoisseurs and just plain wine lovers. A large selection of wines on the menu and even more in the cellar! The two owners are knowledgable and can pick the best wines for your taste. The atmosphere is relaxed, down to earth and un-snobbish. Indoor or outdoor seating in a small alley off the beaten path. You´ll go back to the hotel (as we did) full of taste and dreams. We would recommend to try out the Coteaux du Loir 2004 and the Savigny-Les-Beaune 1999. Also they have a great selection of cheeses and hams which was enough for a late night dinner or snack. Website: www.barlacave.com
Favorite Dish: Coteaux du Loir 2004 and the Savigny-Les-Beaune 1999
Just like most restaurants in the old town, this one is a pizza restaurant. But apart the pizzas, all restaurants serve other dishes too.
Favorite Dish: My husband chose a pizza and I had a Savoyarde Salad. Looking good, but both were flavourless.
The view from the terrace is beautiful, with a nice view on the St-François church. The inside of the restaurant is nice too.
In fact there is no difference between this restaurant and all the other restaurants.
The customer pays a fair price for fair food, but doesn't get pampered.
Favorite Dish: We had a grilled steak with pepper cream sauce, a glass of white wine and a small jar of red wine and paid only € 35 / 2 persons
In my intro I wrote about the cheap restaurants in the old town. This is one of them and also the best of the 3 restaurants where we had lunch or dinner.
Warning for the ladies: the batroom on the second floor is quite shabby, but that's not the point. The room has an immence window, facing the toilet facility... and no curtains! The geraniums on the window ledge don't really interfere with the view.
Favorite Dish: Among the local dishes, Tartiflette is a simple, but very tasty gratin oven dish, with bacon, potatoes and a reblochon cheese sauce.
We paid € 40 for 2 Tartiflettes, a small jar of red wine and 2 coffees.