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Pinte Besson

) #9 of 588 Restaurants in Lausanne $$ - $$$ , European,
rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 59 69
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fondue” (91 reviews)
“rosti” (21 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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11 - 20 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jo M
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
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...More

Thank waari
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...More

Thank ediork89
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
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food (I had steak, my friends had salad and rosti) was decent but average. The building is interesting (very old). Service was very friendly but sometimes slow (although we were not many at the time)

Thank LifeEQ
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I found this place based on Yelp review. It's a bit tiny and you will miss the restaurant if you are not trying to look for it. We came here at 6:30pm, and it's a bit empty. The restaurant gradually fill up. Service is quick....More

Thank my8286432
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The restaurant has two floors, one for fondue and raclette and the first floor for the people who are not ordering cheese based food. I had a rosti that was good and also the meat was well prepared. The dessert was simply fantastic. Only negative...More

Thank Marco C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We saw the amazing qualifications of this place so we decided to go for it and we had some morilles fondue and some desserts. Everything gost 100 frrancs :-o The personnel was really gentle and hard working, the food quality was ok but I wasn't...More

Thank Olivia_Horace
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Although the menu is rather short,but all the dishes on it are well made. As it's a small a place it gets crowded fast, so reservation is a must, but the athmosphere is amazing. I It feels like you're in a pub 100 years ago....More

Thank 263juditp
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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