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Le Vieil Ouchy

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French, Swiss, European, Central European
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place du Port 3, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 616 21 94
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New Forest, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We wanted to show our two young boys a traditional fondue on our brief lunch stop in Lausanne after taking the boat across the Lake from Evian. This cafe was welcoming, perfectly located near the lake, boat quay and children's area. It was busy at lunchtime but with the nice outside seating in the sunshine (in February!) it was still... More 

Thank LynseyC
West Vancouver, Canada
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I and another couple stopped by Le Vieil Ouchy for dinner our first night in Switzerland. We did not have a reservation but decided to drop by on a warm sunny evening after walking along the promenade on Lausanne's port. Unfortunately the outside terrace was full so we were seated inside. We were the only customers in... More 

Thank Siwa08
Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I tried the fondu in the restaurant and it was great! The atmosphere is friendly and the view is amazing.

1 Thank Fanni G
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

After walking the lake promenade, chose this restaurant as it was busy with locals (always a good indication) small but cosy with authentic vibe, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Variety of meals looked great too. Sat at the outside tables overlooking the waterfront, chose a delicious local white wine (recommended by the server) from the extensive list and... More 

Thank sjd254
Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great service and good value for money. Food excellent. I love the atmosphere. Steaks are good and you can have a fondue if you prefer.

Thank Kevin N
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very romantic restaurant although also great for dinner with friends. It has a lovely view of the lake and the food was marvellous. No more expensive than the other restaurants around, and the staff were superb.

Thank Zahava L
Guernsey, Channel Islands
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We were headed to the Olympic Museum and stopped here for lunch. We each had a roasting, both different but excellent, hubby had a very pleasant beer and I had a wonderful red wine - I asked what it was and it turned out to be Italian, Primitivo. We finished with very good coffees and left feeling that we had... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Le Vieil Ouchy is a quaint, charming restaurant right on the lake in Lausanne. The fondue was traditional and delicious, and it looked as if the local patrons were enjoying other dishes, as well. The decor and ambiance truly make this a memorable place to have lunch.

Thank ColoTennis
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had a salad and fondue here. The fondue was fine, but we had better elsewhere in Switzerland. The restaurant is on a busy street in front of Lake Geneva--great for people-watching, but not a quiet romantic experience. Overall it was fine but nothing special.

Thank Lin0515
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend wanted to try the fondue on our last day here. That was tasty, but she doesn't know how other tastes. I had something like a half burned burger, they didn't had any of the ice cream tastes I wanted. For our 8 months old son there was a baby chair. But in the chair was still some food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Swiss, European, Central European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place du Port 3, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 616 21 94

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