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Pinte Besson

Certificate of Excellence
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Swiss, European, Central European
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rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 59 69
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09:30 - 00:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of the best place in lausanne to have authentic swiss fondue. The decoration is cool and it seems to be popular among local old people. This is also one of the few restaurant in lausanne where you can order fondue for just one person ( generally you need ( or pay for ) min 2 person to... More 

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Sydney
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Love love love this place. We had the half half fondue which is just bread in an insanely rich sauce, got all the trimmings (onions, cornichons, best potatoes you'll ever eat). It is amazing, historic, a nice mix of tourists and locals, easily accessible on the number 2 bus. Highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I think we just caught them on a busy night - it was a Friday night and the "La nuit des Musée" festival was going on. We came here for dinner and had no problem getting a table which was great / lucky so they weren't too busy for us. However, we did not have such luck with the food... More 

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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My family and i had dinner at Pinte Besson tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent and the cost reasonable. The atmosphere was welcoming and the staff were excellent. The kids enjoyed the food, particularly the Fondue and Rosti. I would highly recommend.

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Thank Peter G
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great place great authentic SWISS food I had the best fondue au fromage The stas is friendly and well trained Definitely recommend it

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Zürich
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious fondues, rustic but cosy atmosphere, friendly service. Probably the only reason to look forward to the cold winter days. RECOMMENDED

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Dined at Pinte Besson with my family of four based on a search of fondu in Lausanne and we were not disappointed. Pinte Besson is a small restaurant and located in a very old looking building. With an solid menu, we elected for a traditional cheese fondu and the staff was very accommodating in our request for one diner's gluten... More 

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Algonquin
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I was recently in Lausanne and wanted to take my mom someplace to have fondue. She never had. We found Pinte Besson and are so happy we did. We arrived for an early dinner on a weekday. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very authentic, the staff is extremely nice and helpful, the prices were on point, and the fondue... More 

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Thank Urbestpalal
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

8 of us visited here after searching for a fondue restaurant online and this place did not disappoint. We all ate from the traditional fondue set menu which was ample enough food for 1 between 2. Service was great, speedy and luckily for us they spoke a fair amount of English as not many of us could speak fluent French!... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

A small but cosy restaurant where we got to sit at a small table almost pinned against the wall. Although it was not that comfortable it was well worth it because of the delicious cheese fondue. Also very friendly service and I would definitely come back if I had the chance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 00:00
Thursday
09:30 - 00:00
Friday
09:30 - 00:00
Saturday
09:30 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?