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Av Emile-Jacques Dalcroze, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
+41 21 601 48 38
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

When we arrived, the restaurant manager was screaming insults at one of the waiters, which could be heard even from the terrace once we got our table and lasted at least 5 minutes. Not very professional to say the least. Hope it has been settled since. The pizza was good and the location is beautiful. Recommend getting there by noon... More 

Thank Prilly1008
Lausanne, Switzerland
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had a great dinner in a very good location. They accommodated easily for being a bigger party than we booked for and also for some of our party arriving late. The food is very good, the fish made on a salt crust is among the best in the city. The only drawback is that it is so popular that... More 

Thank Carlos0112
Monthey, Switzerland
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice place, but only for the offered panorama. Meals are expensive for a medium quality and not well served in the plate. Service is sufficient. They rely on groups/companies reservation for afterwork parties. Recommended for a drink, not for lunch/dinner.

Thank David P
Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a beautiful location, but the food they serve is an absolute scandal. Uneatable, just disgusting and they dare to charge prices in line with a Michelin star restaurant. For me this restaurant has to be closed by the authorities. It's an insult to the city of Lausanne.

1 Thank PimYam
Evora, Portugal
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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Good option, exceptional offer, but essential a wonderful lake view. Vidy can gives us the best options and watergate is one of those : )

Thank Ricardo M
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is by the waterfront and has an amazing view of the lake and mountains. The scenery really adds to the experience. I had the bass here and my friend had the beef. Both were enjoyable. The restaurant was extremely crowded and we waited exceptionally long for our meals so if you are very hungry load up on the... More 

Thank Swiss_mountains
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

It's hard to beat the unfriendly warming you get when you inquire about having coffee on the patio of this restaurant. Pretentious place taking advantage of its lake side location.

Thank Guillemette6
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195 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Management has changed a while ago and I had high hopes on big improvement of the service level, unfortunately it's still not what it should be. They are not very friendly and with these prices they should. They are very fortunate with the location in case of nice weather. The food was nice and well prepared. It's also a nice... More 

Thank Jopie66
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Service was beyond terrible and staff were unapologetic and unhelpful. Never even managed to taste the food, it was difficult enough getting a drink.

1 Thank Wizee157
Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

My wife and I went there for a light lunch. The waitress eventually came to our table and we ordered two cold starters, a carafe of water and two glasses of rose wine. After 15 minutes or so, we had to remind the waitress about the wine. After another 25 minutes or so, still no food. We complained to a... More 

1 Thank rhw4444

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Emile-Jacques Dalcroze, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 601 48 38

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