I had diner at La Porte Sainte Claire Restaurant with a friend, we really enjoyed the terrasse, seeing the people walking around us and the view on the porte is lovely! I felt like a perfect tourist! One of my favourite place in the heart of Annecy Old Town.
The food is fresh, a mix of traditional food with an World/Asian touch.
I will recommend this lovely gourmet restaurant, its specialities are mussels, lake fishes and frog legs.The profiteroles are delicious!
The Chef Laurent Créa worked previously in Sénégal, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Polynesia and Thailand. With his wife, they opened the restaurant in 1995.
I will recommend you to book your table at La Porte Sainte Claire Restaurant, specially during the summer!
For more information http://www.porte-sainte-claire.com/#page_restaurant
The restaurant is also at the bottom of the Castle https://www.taxi-massingy.com/en/annecy-castle-museum/, in case you need a digestive walk up hill, the view is fantastic!
A little bit of history, the famous door, next to the restaurant is a reminder of the old couvent which used to be called Clarisses. The door is still in very good shape and used to be very important, as it was the entrance for people coming from Aix les Bains and Chambéry.