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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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Leeds
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sometimes restaurants can seem false. All for show. Manufactured. Le Vieil Ouchy isn't false in any way. It's small, friendly and serves nicely cooked food in an old fashioned, traditional way. Steak frites. Fondue. That sort of thing. A small but sensible wine menu. And prices at the sensible end of extortionate for us Brits!!

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Thank Tickandbash
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great spot for the traditional Swiss foods. The fondue was quite tasty as were the starters. A language barrier made ordering a bit challenging but that's half the fun of exploring new destinations. Service was very attentive.

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Boston
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this place on Monday, rainy and almost empty Laussane. East to book, and ask for the right table. It is small enough, nice and warm. The candle light dinner with authentic Swiss food. This place got packed quickly. Reservation is recommended. Loved the Rosti with mushroom.

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Thank Rezmataz
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by hotel concierge, this was the right choice for a very nice traditional Swiss meal of cheese fondue and steak. Very old restaurant but very cosy and courteous staff.

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Thank Abu-Saifo
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Fondue. Had to come back after we first went in 2015. The owner is a gem and couldn't do enough to make sure we enjoyed our visit.

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New Forest, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

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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 

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Swiss, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?