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The Great Escape

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, European, Pub
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rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 31 94
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 13:30 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My favorite pub in Lausanne! Beer is always cold, the ambiance is super nice. I've tried burger and salads and I was never disappointed, I love their burger. A place to go with friends, as a couple, to meet new people... Full of expats. I recommend to many people and always get good feedback.

Thank Julia A
Lyon, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Food quality mediocre, bland chicken wings comparable to microwave food. We were served a burger with what seemed to be off mayonnaise. Complained as the burger was uneaten, and we were offered a coke in return!! Beer was good.....

Thank mmck88
Athens, Greece
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very nice atmosphere, it is a bar-eataswell-watchsoccer place, good food, cold beer, interesting people and a nice terrace outside overlooking the fountain. I will go back for sure when in Lausanne again

Thank RoulaAsdfc
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went there after the Color Run had beers and wings in the sun on the terrasse, the service was friendly, I'm sure we are going to make this a tradition

Thank Jonathan C
Delft, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is right in the center. Very cozy atmosphere inside, but especially outside in the summer. The prices are very doable. They also have happy hour (half hour)

Thank Fleur_zonneveld
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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188 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Great Escape mostly serves really good hamburgers with various toppings and beer. It's got a pub atmosphere with classic rock (think Beatles). There is a lot of seating outside. You place your order at the bar, and you're given a beeper that goes off when it's ready. The meals are served on metal trays; you'll be charged a 2... More 

Thank Lin0515
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great food, amazing location!One of the best burgers I have had and reasonable prices! I loved the atmosphere of this place and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The square up front was the ideal place for drinks and meeting people. Absolutely recommended

Thank NataliePierce87
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good beer offering, beautiful view of Lausanne, friendly guests and staff, good atmosphere: is there anything else you can wish?

Thank Ramiz I
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The first impression when I got there with my family was bad, it was at 9.30 pm, the tables outside was below standard and the inside was full. We thought about leaving but we went inside and luckily we had a table for four. Beer and wine was good but the burger was excellent. Tasty , cooked perfectly, bun great... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Oi tripadviser, Love this cosy sports bar. The staff is friendly, the burger are good and the little square in front of it cute. One of my favorite place in lausanne

Thank Raphaël P

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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
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
American, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
13:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 31 94

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