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The Great Escape

) #36 of 591 Restaurants in Lausanne €€ - €€€ American, , European
rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 31 94
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good53%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (14 reviews)
“wings” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, European, Pub
€€ - €€€
rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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51 - 60 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 5 May 2015

This place is situated on top of the Riponne's place. You'll enjoy a tremendous burger while watching football inside if you like, or, during summer, you'll be outside drinking beers on the huge terrace full of people. The atmosphere is always excellent at night. Great...More

1  Thank MartinaGary
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Really good burger and a pretty decent selection of beers. Friendly waitresses as well. This place is worth a visit if your in Lausanne.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We were looking for somewhere to watch english football and came across the Great Escape which is a stone's throw from The Palais Rumine. Quite an international crowd made up of a mixture of Students from the uni and expats. 3 screens for watching sports...More

1  Thank josgray
Reviewed 30 March 2015

If you've been in Lausanne long enough and are in your 20s or 30s, chances are you've heard of or have been to the Great Escape. The ultimate meeting point to the Lausanne youth. Ideally located on top to the place de la Riponne, the...More

1  Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Really a good place to eat on Sunday! The Great Escape has not only all that burgers that everybody is talking about but you can also discover the fabulous Benidict Eggs with salmon and spinach that are really tasty😀 they're usually booked, so if you...More

Thank Nastia_Kunitsyna
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

If you're looking to have some beers and something quick to eat, go to The Great Escape. They have a lot of barrel beers, very accessible and some pub food. Most of the times is fully crowded, however you can enjoy some time with friends....More

Thank Z4cha
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Get the chicken nuggets! Excellent bar food, great atmosphere, with a lovely terrace overlooking Riponne square. Perfect for those long summer evenings.

1  Thank Tanya C
Reviewed 26 February 2015

What else could you want in a sports bar? It can get crowded when there are soccer matches on - or there are multiple sports competing (Rugby, Football, F1, etc.), but this is the place with a great - and broad- selection of beer. FYI:...More

1  Thank Nate H
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I really loved what I ate there. I also love the variety of beers on tap. It is a great place if you want to have a good burger while enjoying the nice atmosphere of Lausanne. I remember the service to be acceptable, and the...More

2  Thank dannynocera
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Good bar with a decent selection of beers and typical bar food (which is pretty good), lots of space outside with good views of the Cathedral and the Riponne. Book for a table as is very popular and always a sociable crowd.

1  Thank toby r
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Questions & Answers
25 May 2017|
Response from Ballyhar |
My error, it's on Saturday. I'll be in Nancy...
Emerson and Jud... R
3 April 2015|
Response from jonnym_ch | Property representative |
Hi Emerson, they don't have veggie burgers as far as i know but they do have a nice salade de chèvre chaud :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
American, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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
  • E-mail
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