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Le Cinq

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rue Centrale 9, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 40 11
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The restaurant was beautiful and has a romantic, upscale ambience without being stuffy. Food was excellent, from starters, main course and dessert. Service was superb, and we were so lucky that the chef came out and took photos with us. The experience was memorable.

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Thank jsong00001
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Very expensive for what you get. Few people was in the restaurant, tablecloth was broken, dessert was made last week... Really not for the price of more than 100chf, not worth it at all. I would never recommend this place. Even service was quite bad, taking very long between each dish served....

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Thank Ana María P
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Very tasty food but small portion for the price. We took a beef rossini and a fish with lemon sauce, it was very good but we didn't have much of vegetables and rice or potatoes. I had literally 1 slice of potato in my dish! And for the price you pay I expected more...Otherwise friendly staff and good service.

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Thank Cecile335
Lausanne, Switzerland
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This restaurant is a gem - difficult to find, but worth a visit. The restaurant is located on the fifth floor in a pretty anonymous building in the center of Lausanne. The place is very small and very cozy. Food is always of very high quality and wine list pretty good. Service is professional and attentive and I always enjoy... More 

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Thank JH1052
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This place is pretty hard to find as must take a lift in a passageway to get to it. Once there, you are overlooking the roofs of the Flon district and can concentrate on the food you are going to order. Our v"elouté de courge aux bolets" was very good, and the "veau du Simmental" (Central Swiss valley, renowned for... More 

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Thank Gerald L
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is somewhat hard to find at the top level of an inconspicuous building. But once found .. you will enjoy this wonderful kitchen.

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Thank evertverhagen
Philadelphia
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278 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Le Cinq is a fine restaurant (on the fifth floor - hence the name) in the center of Lausanne. The daily specials are varied and reflect in price the elevated reputation of the restaurant. A great deal is the weekly business luncheon, two excellent courses offered for sFr 25 and and a daily dessert for sFr 7.50. We opted for... More 

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Thank Epices6
Lausanne, Switzerland
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

difficult location - forth floor reachable by two lifts. simple decor but exceptional food - presentation and quality. Great price - quality ratio. Make sure to book at least a week in advance - always full.

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Thank Michael M
Cully, Switzerland
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I went there for dinner with friends and family,matter a fact, we did choose this restaurant at the last minute,and we weren't disappointed at all.The service was excellent ,they know what they are serving ,which is very important of course.The food well presented and tasty.Excellent choice of cheeses . Well done

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Thank Rogerio J
Lutry, Switzerland
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

5 years ago I used to go to this restaurant everyday to have lunch as I used to work nearby. Their lunch sets were always very diverse and creative, at a very reasonable price. By that time, they had just opened. I also went for dinner sometimes and never got disappointed even though the price for "a la carte" is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$100
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Centrale 9, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 40 11

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