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“Honest food”
Review of La Catogne

La Catogne
Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Orsieres
Cuisines: Swiss
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Description: This is a lovely and very local hotel/restaurant. The restaurant is very popular with the locals and those guys that come across is by accident.
Reviewed 20 August 2014

La Catogne is on the road to the Col du St Bernard. We were surprised by the quality and the perfect service in this place. The food was fantastic. The bottle of wine they did advise was perfect.
Even if you are hungry, you will have enough food.

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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We perceive La Catonia as our home restaurant and dine there once or twice a month with friends or family for the last 8 years and never failed. Located at the entrance to the Valle Ferret in the Swiss Alps, 2 kilometers from Orsieres, on a main road to the Italy border, it exists for more than 60 years. Originally it was the custom house motel-restaurant serving travelers from Italy to Switzerland and backwards.

It is a causy Swiss family restaurant with a challet type atmosphere, wooden logs embedded in bright plaster walls and ceiling, a fireplace and a lot of a warm, friendly attitude of a team and of the owner, Silvia. The entrance serves as a bar, the internal room as a restaurant. The service and food are excellent as well as a choice of local wines (Petite Arvine, Johannisberg, Mont d'Ore and others) and wines from the neighboring Italy.

Selection of starters includes, inter alia, gambas in a whiskey sauce, escargot in butter, smoked trout in a leak sauce. For the main dish you can choose a duck in an orange sauce, game meat (in the hunting season) and a selection of fish dishes, also, naturally, a selection of typical swiss dishes like meat and cheese fondue, all very tasty. The highlight is the Pave, a piece of beef fillet (can select from 200 to 500 grams) served on a preheated slate stone with a selection of grilled vegetables and potato gratin aside, excellent!

I highly recommend this family restaurant, even to the visitors on their way to the Verbier ski site, it is a detour of only five minutes from the main road to Verbier.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Drove past this restaurant many times and there were always cars parked outside so we thought it must be worth a try. Since we first discovered it we've been back many times. Friendly service and good honest food. I enjoy eating in the small courtyard garden although it is beside the main road. I would certainly recommend it.

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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Discovered this place having come through the Grand Saint Bernard tunnel from Italy. We just had a light lunch. I had a sandwich and my wife had a salad. The food was just what we wanted, the prices were reasonable and the service was good. What more do you want as a hungry traveler? If we pass this way again, we'll certainly stop.

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Thank Andy_Diluvian
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Based on the previous reviews, we went to this restaurant. Prices are reasonable and the welcome is warm. But I think we did not have luck about what we ordered: Mushrooms "chanterelles" were bitter, full of water and the sauce had not taste. The kids fish stick were still frozen.
I think the regular cook was not present or they are more specialized in meat. But not a good experience.

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Thank otrinh
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