As we already mentioned way back in May, the rate of restaurant VAT in France has been cut to 5.5% since July 1st. French restaurants are now obliged to pass on this reduction to the customer and accordingly have to reduce the price of up to a dozen items on their menu.
CD HQ has heard of at least 2 establishments who have made the change. Aux Petits Oignons in Les Carroz, which reopens this week for the summer season, has lowered the the price on nine dishes, including a 1 euro reduction on the plat du jour, and 4 euros off on two off their Savoyard specialities. The restaurant is also hosting a special jazz dinner on the 14th July, and has a kids eat free offer during the week - where a children's menu is free when the Menu Carte is purchased by an accompanying adult.
Bar le National in St Jean D'Aulps, near Morzine, has also made a splash with the announcement that "Bar le National has reduced prices on ALL PIZZAS....permanently!!!" The bar also has Ben & Jerry's and fresh salads at a cheaper price.
So that's great news. If you know of anywhere else that deserves a mention let us know!