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Pinte Besson

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European
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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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

I took my mom to Pinte Besson to introduce her to the traditional Swiss dining, and made a right choice. The location is conveniently central, the interior is traditional and warming. We've got a table just next to the bar and enjoyed a glass of wine with the locals. Obviously, we had a fondue, and in addition to the dipping... More 

1 Thank Anya_Ukr
Lausanne, Switzerland
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156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Perfect place to have fondue in the middle of Lausanne in what they claim being the oldest restaurant in Lausanne. Excellent cheese fondue.

Thank Harald C
Bologna, Italy
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160 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

This seems to be a typical Tavern of the old good time: some tables in the entrance then the bar. We had a fondue and a rosti with an artigianal beer, all good and large. We'll be there again next time in Lousanne

1 Thank NosiSakatia
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

Went there to have dinner and it was one of the best meals and experience I've had so far. Since I don't speak french, I thought I would have some kind of problem with the staff. I was surprised to have a good service with a waitress that tried to understand my orders with patience and kindness. I tried the... More 

3 Thank Fernanda B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Was looking at a place to have Fondue at Lausanne, and decided to head to Pinte Besson basis Trip Advisor reviews. The restaurant itself is like a tavern with an old world charm. The cheese fondue was excellent, and so was the staff. Certainly recommended. Tried the Rosti too - but i guess their speciality was the fondue

Thank ssanjay_99
Lausanne, Switzerland
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is one of the best places around central Lausanne to have a good cheese fondue, or other traditional Swiss dishes. Good food, good service.

1 Thank saeta26
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

The fondue here is great, but there are many other fantastic meals. The meat dishes are always a success and the seasonal meals are very tasty. If you want good food in an authentic cavern, then the Pint Besson should be your first choice. I regularly go to Lausanne so I know what I am talking about!

1 Thank Nicolas R
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Tasty rosti and side salad. Good wheat beer, lovely accommodating staff and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank skidometer
Munich, Germany
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

This place is very authentic, special and we had a very special wedding party / banquet there. Food was tremendous, setting was fun (and ancient) and just have the best memories there. Highly recommend it!

1 Thank Yan S
Delta, Canada
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Very unique place to dine. The interior was built in the 1700's. We were looking for a Fondue. One of those things that you have to do when in Switzerland. We had the 1/2 and 1/2 fondue and it was very good and very filling. We also had the house red wine which was very tasty. Our waiter was excellent... More 

1 Thank Continent-Bouncers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?