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Grand'Rue 10, Chexbres 1071, Switzerland
+41 21 946 50 70
Mon 07:30 - 23:45
Tue - Sat 08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:45
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice food and a special thanks for opening on an evening that the restaurant is normally closed. With just our group of 15 in a reasonable sized restaurant is was hard to judge what the atmosphere would be like on a normal evening.

1 Thank Tony L
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good food with lots of choices and they made you feel like a local. Our meal was good, but not as memorable as the comradery created by the chef and owner who offered us an additional glass of wine probably because we were engaging and friendly. Nice selection of wines including the Meritage recommended by our waiter. Easy walking distance... More 

Thank redroverma
Athens, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had our hotel book our dinner at this restaurant after reading the reviews. It seemed like the most reasonable option for cost in the area. We felt like it was the best meal that we had in Switzerland. The meal was fresh and there was local wine from the area. We were happy with the service and felt this... More 

Thank Ashley D
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We were here as part of a group with set menus. I had beef & morrel mushrooms and the preparation was flawless. But I saw of diners orders coming out of the kitchen that involved some pretty dramatic table side presentation. I wish I would have come separate from our group so I could have tried one of those dishes.... More 

Thank David J
Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

While in Chexbres we went looking for a small local restaurant with good food and Le Lion D'Or fulfilled all of those and more. Friendly people, outdoor seating in a hot August night. Excellent food from a varied and interesting menu.

1 Thank ElredL
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We had our hotel call for reservations on a Monday night after reading other reviews but there was plenty of space in the dining room. Service was friendly to the point of being a bit cocky.... some people like that. Lots of choice on the menu at what are reasonable prices for Switzerland. Food was fine but not particularly memorable.

1 Thank rclip
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We walked to Le Lion D'Or on a Tuesday night from our hotel. We found the main dining room fully booked, but we're able to sit in the bar area. I had the steak entrecote which came with a choice of fries or pasta. I went with fries but wished I had chosen pasta as it was fresh and delicious...... More 

1 Thank Penny G
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

We chose this place based on the good reviews from you tripadvisers. And how well deserved these were! Friendly staff, tasty food: the lamb racks I had were dreamy, local table wine was so cheap and decent in quality. We didnt go for anything fancy, as it was some quick lunch, but I would love to try any other wine... More 

2 Thank P H
Nyon, Switzerland
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

We’re on the way home from the Valais (family of 6) and the highway starts getting crowded with end-of-workday traffic; a good reason to stop for a bite to eat. Next exit: Chexbres. Out comes the Smartphone and I look up TripAdvisor. ‘Top-rated Chexbres Restaurants’. Ranked #1: Le Lion d’Or, 19 reviews, very good to excellent ‘Visitor ratings’ (one unhappy... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Great food, service and atmosphere; would definitely be back if in Chexbres again! Located in centre of village not far from the station.

Thank Biggles18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Italian, Swiss, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:45
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:45
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:45
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:45
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:45
08:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand'Rue 10, Chexbres 1071, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Chexbres
  • Phone Number: +41 21 946 50 70

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