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route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
+41 21 320 50 07
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“foie gras” (3 reviews)
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European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
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route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place benefits of a very nice location but unfortunately the stuff makes you feel very unwelcome... actually they hardly look at you or have the patience to reply to any question or take your order. My daughter ordered a vanilla ice cream. They served...More

Thank Ifigenia D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

as its next door to the Fondation de l'Hermitage, people that go there want to eat afterwards. Their menu is very limited and expensive, frs 6.50 for un dl de Gamay et les plats commence à frs26, Il faut RESERVER autrement attendre.

Thank rosy002
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting on Lausanne's hills located in a dependance of the Hermitage museum. Nice terrace. The brunches are excellent and the prices are right. Small wine list. No draft beer though. Recommended

Thank esalagean
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Simple refers to the menu which is not too extensive, fast refers to the service who does not miss a beat and is very responsive to the customers needs, and delicious refers to the items on the menu. We were 13 individuals and we must...More

Thank Matthias S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We went there with friends with expectations of fun but not necessarily good food. Well we definitely had fun as it's with music (so not a quite romantic place ) and dancing but the food was surprisingly good. I had the special which was sea...More

Thank sweetalk
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Honestly, This restaurant is amazing. The food is great, innovative and tasty. The brunches are great and very affordable in comparison with other places in Lausanne. Very simple, go there and enjoy the ride!

Thank Max S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I just had a Sunday brunch in the restaurant and I can't say enough on how disappointed I am. I used to be a regular and absolutely loved the service and the food, but it seems L'esquisse has made a turn to the dark side....More

Thank Hingrid U
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were a group of 21 persons lunching at L'Esquisse. Our head waiter Lionel was overly attentive, and very accommodating. The food was as always very delicious and the service was very quick. BRAVO L'Esquisse!

Thank sabdan
Reviewed 14 April 2017

went with another couple on a saturday late morning to have a quick coffee before going to Museum next door. Some tables were already laid for lunch, others not. Coffee was refused by maitre'd/owner after having been prepared already by staff - "no, if you...More

1  Thank ChristianStr2017
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I have been there quite a few time and for many occasions. Great food, attention to detail on the plate, extremely good product quality, in a wonderful location. And the best brunch in Lausanne for sure. Go there!

Thank Max S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$67
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 320 50 07
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