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Pinte Besson

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 59 69
09:30 - 00:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great fondue (especially just the nature moitié-moitie!), accompanied with good local wines. Be sure to reserve in advance since the fondue can only be taken in the cute cave-like lower part of the restaurant. (If your a tall person, be prepared to fold your legs in your neck ;)

Thank capitainlamantin
Tampa, Florida
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I split the fondue and the risotto. The risotto was amazing, I highly recommend it! If you do not enjoy strong cheese then this fondue is probably not for you. I am glad that we tried fondue here though, it seems like the best you could get.

Thank hleisie
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really great restaurant, with quality ingredients and premiere meat. The service is a bit slow and they had run out of a couple of dishes, but the food was absolutely delicious. One of the best meals in Switzerland so far.

Thank gingerandhoney
Basel, Switzerland
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate fondue here in January on a snowy day. It can't get better. I highly recommend this place. Do make a reservation, otherwise, you might be disappointed.

Thank Rici17
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here for a business dinner and enjoyed the food quite a lot. We had some appetizers and then fondue, bot traditional and some special one. Food was good, service excellent and the place is quite cozy. Definitely suggested, I will certainly stop by the next time I will be in Lausanne!

Thank ianny1982
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious fondue, cozy atmosphere and warm staff. I highly recommend it for a true Swiss experience.

Thank Jo M
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We had the cheese fondue (50/50), madame croquette sandwich, and a chèvre salad. All the food was really, really good!! Service was quick and the wine tasted good. Ooh and the crumble and merengue with double cream were outstanding!

Thank Deepak G
Espoo, Finland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Reasonably small so best to make a booking. I visited on a Friday evening at 9 pm and got second to last table without booking, there were two large groups in. Food was delicious and traditional, I had the Rösti (roasted grated potato) with ham and egg. Big portion and well prepared. For dessert, rum marinated raisins with vanilla ice... More 

Thank waari
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place when looking for somewhere to eat in central Lausanne. It was full of locals, always a good sign and the French waiting staff were very polite despite us not being able to communicate in French. The decor was cool, very traditional and it's built into a sort of cellar. The food was good, I had... More 

Thank ediork89
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice and efficient staff The setting is really authentic and chilled I had the rösti (plenty enough for 2) - very tasty My friend enjoyed the tartare which was very fresh and well seasoned Will definitely return next time in Lausanne!

Thank Julie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 59 69

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