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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)
“steak” (12 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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71 - 80 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 4 June 2015

I went here with my family on a Friday night. The restaurant was fairly busy but not every table was occupied. Still, service was very slow. Our drinks order took about 20 minutes to arrive, and was followed by the food 2 minutes later. The...More

1  Thank iamnotbatman
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

We had to try the traditional (cheese) fondue half and half 24.- before we left Switzerland. We shared one serve between the 2 of us and its more than enough! They only serve bread (a massive basket) with the fondue. It was a bit much...More

1  Thank chargee88
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Went here for a dinner with my wife. The environment looks good, with soft atmosphere. We had a very good fondue with a plate of regional meat. Price was reasonable, compared to the average of Swiss restaurant Only advice: book your table at least one...More

Thank dtullo
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Nice place with cute decor. Service very pleasant and sweet. Congratulations to the two very upbeat waitresses. Unfortunately the stuffed vegetables needed more cooking. Historical venue, good for a meal.

Thank tirilou t
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Not the most exciting decor, but the traditional dishes like the fondue and rosti are delicious. Fun to go with a group of people. Don't miss the vacherin for dessert.

1  Thank lc_blank
Reviewed 1 April 2015

I went there to try the fondue for the first time. Seeing from the picture on this website, it looks like the fondue contains the cheese, a basket of bread and a mixed plate (meat and vegetable). But actually, the found only contains the cheese...More

1  Thank Cheng Q
Reviewed 26 February 2015

It was my second visit (after rather long break) and it was a bit disappointing. The food was a micsture of great and mediocre. For example salad was delicious but the fish and meat - way overcooked. The french fries were also very good. Other...More

Thank MaciejMal
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Restaurant overall good, setting in fantastic old buliding. Food delicious and good value (we had the non-fondu options of the day - a fish and chicken dishes). Staff were friendly and courteous, first courses arrived promptly, but there was too long a delay between the...More

Thank swissbill460
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Fantastic bar/restaurant in wonderful old building in central Lausanne. Booked online and had a massive 'pot' of excellent fondue. lovely romantic atmosphere with plenty of locals enjoying food and drink

2  Thank Ejn1974
Reviewed 30 January 2015

From outside this restaurant looks like an old pub, which it is somehow, since it is a 18th century wine cellar (the oldest in Lausanne). We went for a beer and we stayed for a fondue :) What is striking when you enter is the...More

Thank DoctorNo34
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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