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Le Chalet Suisse

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Swiss, European
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route du Signal 40, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
+41 21 312 23 12
11:15 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:15 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 14:30 - 22:00
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459 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,609 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here with some family members. The atmosphere was perfect, even with the snow outside, and the inside the feeling was really like to be in the mountain in a chalet. The food was ok, but I have eaten better fondue elsewhere, and please note that the smell inside can be really strong, for cheese burning in pot... More 

2 Thank Elmunyoz
Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Strongly recommend for a very typical Swiss restaurant with high quality food. Nice location in Lausanne to stop by before or after a nice walk in the area around the castle. The fondue "Monsieur", never tried before, was a very nice surprise, with grain mustard and Cayenne pepper, really tasty and something different, really worth trying (with potatoes as extra... More 

Thank Rickycavo
Lausanne, Switzerland
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The place is typical, the food is typical and good and the staff is very friendly ! In summer chose the terrace, you'll have an incredible view on the lake. For the rest it's all great

Thank Julien B
Lausanne, Switzerland
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Can really recommend for a lunch, an evening out with friends, we went after a morning hiking, Got a little private room to ourselves (Guess you could fit 20 people) and every interaction with the waiters was friendly and fun - which is RARE in Switzerland. Plat du jour was nice, piece of meat potatoes and veggies and an ice... More 

Thank Gunnel B
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were taken here by friends to give us an authentic Swiss meal. We weren't disappointed. Nothing fancy just good tasty rustic food. The others went for cheese fondue, which they said was great. I went for a local sausage served with potatoes and cabbage which was really tasty. The place was packed and it got very hot with loads... More 

Thank Hidej
Oxford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very good food, and good service. Fondue with white whine and never forget the "coup du milieu": with fondue never cold drinks, tea or white wine. Ambiance superb!

Thank Paulo V
Lausanne, Switzerland
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180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The menu is very carefully put together with a lot of special meats for example. There is always a lunch special . The restaurant is big and tastefully decorated. Staff are friendly . Prices are in line with other restaurants.

Thank mrscatalano
Lausanne, Switzerland
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Chalet Suisse is very well known in Lausanne, every time you have a guest in Lausanne you go there.And the tradition has been kept at a satisfying level since many years. We went with some family members visiting for the first time and they were really pleased about the atmosphere, the service and the food. Fondue with mushrooms and... More 

Thank Federica T
Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Definitely the place to go to for local Swiss fare. The chalet is cozy and homey; dress lightly as it gets hot in there! While visiting family in Switzerland, they took me here to try the 'best fondue ever'. Definitely did not disappoint! I also had the Entercote de Cheval (horse steak) and it was absolutely delicious. The meat was... More 

Thank Fayez E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It would be so nice to smile, saying sorry the kitchen is slow versus make a decision fast otherwise we won't be served before 2pm. For the fondue, officially it is 230g per person; it is a maximum but much lower than the 300g in chapet st denis. Not sure why What a pity.

Thank newvoltaire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:30 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:15 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
14:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route du Signal 40, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 23 12

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