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Pinte Besson

€€ - €€€, European,
rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 59 69
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fondue” (93 reviews)
“rosti” (22 reviews)
“bread” (17 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You definitely need to book ahead for a table here - it's a very small space, set in what feels like an old wine cellar. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and feels very Swiss. The food was amazing, we skipped starters as we'd read...More

Thank Bernadette E
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Pinte Besson specifically for the fondue, based primarily on TripAdvisor reviews. It was a good choice, because we really wanted a traditional fondue experience before leaving Switzerland, and this place delivers the tradition. The restaurant dates from around 1790, and it looks...More

Thank CAChris33
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Quaint old pub at rue d l'ale 4. Very friendly service - we only popped in for a quick drink late morning to rest our weary feet and were given a free platter of nibbles comprising salami, gherkins, bread! Pity we'd had a big breakfast...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

If you want to have some classic Swiss comfort food then go here. Good cheese fondue, really lovely Rosti dishes. Not too expensive (for Lausanne anyway). We went on a Thursday night and didn't need to book.

Thank CroydonBoy
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Family & friends celebrating a graduation decided on fondue. Based on other reviews we chose this venue. The 'Moitie- Moitie' ( 2 types of cheese) fondue was delicious. We preferred ours with the steamed potatoes rather than bread. The room in which fondue is served...More

Thank DineFrequently
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This quaint restaurant is set away from the crowds and noise near Lausanne-Flon. We sat inside below a curved ceiling. The waitresses were very friendly and helpful. We had rack of fondue, lamb, risotto and rosti, accompanied by local beer. Everything was great.

Thank MooresRoad
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Great fondue (especially just the nature moitié-moitie!), accompanied with good local wines. Be sure to reserve in advance since the fondue can only be taken in the cute cave-like lower part of the restaurant. (If your a tall person, be prepared to fold your legs...More

Thank capitainlamantin
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I split the fondue and the risotto. The risotto was amazing, I highly recommend it! If you do not enjoy strong cheese then this fondue is probably not for you. I am glad that we tried fondue here though, it seems like...More

Thank hleisie
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a really great restaurant, with quality ingredients and premiere meat. The service is a bit slow and they had run out of a couple of dishes, but the food was absolutely delicious. One of the best meals in Switzerland so far.

Thank gingerandhoney
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We ate fondue here in January on a snowy day. It can't get better. I highly recommend this place. Do make a reservation, otherwise, you might be disappointed.

Thank Rici17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 59 69
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