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L'Elephant Blanc

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rue Cite-Devant 4, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
+41 21 312 64 89
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
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18:30 - 00:00
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

in an eccentric setting. not too big. bathrrom up the tight staircase. very nice food as well as dessert. very casual.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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263 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A friend and I enjoyed a dinner outside on a summer’s evening. Located adjacent to the cathedral, this is one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Lausanne. The food was good and decently priced for the area. The food was also fresh and the service friendly. But the food wasn’t particularly memorable. The standard Continental Europe faire. I would probably go... More 

Thank GroteAppel
Lausanne, Switzerland
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Ordered a Classic Burger, which came completely burned, covered with a black, charred crust. The potatoes were absolutely black and burned. The chocolate fondant was presented as a chocolate sediment in a tea cup with small pieces of strawberry on top! one of the worst deserts i ever received in a restaurant. Not worth a visit (lunch).

Thank Michael M
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Good food n nice service Fresh n refraishing meets Prix corrects n they have a very good beers The Bill also correct

Thank Lams A
Hong Kong, China
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159 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Small restaurant near the cathedral. Seemingly simple fare, but done excellently. I was not a fan of meringue, but they changed my mind. Service was good as well.

Thank PH15
Barcelona, Spain
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The food is prepared with high quality ingredients and prepared with great care to details. The vegetables are fresh and cooked perfectly. The fish is also from the market and deliciously cooked. I particularly like that although the presentation is very meticulous, the emphasis is more on quality than artificial sophistication. Above all it was a delighted eating food that... More 

Thank Francois C
Ile-de-France, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

At the back of the Lausanne Cathedral, a small cozy restaurant where all the products used are fresh and swiss quality. We were amazed by the food, it tasted soooooo good. I really do recommend it... We spent such a great time with my boyfriend and we are for sure coming back !

Thank dgtraveller94
Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

No complaints. The food was very good the service was prompt atmosphere is nice. Very close to the cathedral. I highly endorse this lovely restaurant.

Thank David60898
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

While sitting at Il Ghiotto, we noticed that the meals coming out at L'elephant blanc looked scrumptious. A week or so later, we decided to try it out. Well, there were no vegetarian options except for two out of the 6 or so appetizers. They were willing to make at least two dishes without the fish and crab which was... More 

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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This cute little restaurant in the old city part of Lausanne is a hidden gem! The service was great, which is hardly the case in Lausanne and the food was delicious. The restaurant is a bit pricey but worth it. It has only a few tables, so you better make a reservation. We will definitely come back!

Thank MissTraveller88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Cite-Devant 4, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 64 89

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