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Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf

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$$ - $$$
French, Swiss, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
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rue Pierre-Viret 6, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 323 53 90
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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Lachen, Schweiz
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Nice local food, friendly staff, good selection of wines. As an addition very cozy and with a nice touch. Price range in the evening is o.k.; somewhere between mid-range and fine dining experience. Certainly a place to revisit next time being in Lausanne.

Thank Laedine
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

In town with colleagues and we happened to pass by. Decided to give it a go. Glad we did. Highly recommend the aquavit and herring as a starter. I am not a fan of herring typically, but these two paired were great. The rest of the meal did not disappoint. Friendly place with a great owner. Made us feel like... More 

Thank raleighguy02
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I went here with a few co-workers from the Netherlands and the US. We stumbled across the restaurant by chance. The owner took very good care of us! He made amazing recommendations! The food was the best we had the entire week we were in town. I had the filet of beoff, and my colleagues had the lamb and steak.... More 

Thank Chris A
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

You will not really find a typical swiss, but rather french cuisine here. The atmosphere is really nice, food prices are a bit higher. I recommend any tartar - they are fantastic! You can go through restaurant to Giraf bar, where we had some good weiss bier. The music was mostly french and they have finnish beer called Lapin Culta.... More 

1 Thank Viki C
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Always a nice experience, easy going and nice staff, swiss traditional cuisine, prices can be a bit on the expensive side but nothing too shocking. Good wine list and good food, decoration is the very typical swiss restaurant you'd expect.

Thank Kevin D
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This used to be my go to restaurant for most occasions. I have recommended it to all my friends and family living in or visiting Lausanne. Initially, I was intrigued by its rustic and cozy decor. Later, capitvated but, its food and attitude of its employees. Until today I can honestly say I was a satisfied customer! Today, I left... More 

Thank Annie A
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Nice Swedish traditional dishes! If you are also looking for Brasserie style dishes, you found your spot! Salads are delicious, as well as their coquelet. Very cute terrasse in summer, and they also have an amazing "Table d'hotes" for big groups, one of the nicest atmosphere in Lausanne.

Thank Camille A
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Hard to park around, go metro. Food is good as well as service. Too expensive for what you get. Pastry is creatively approached, rest is as classic as you can be.

Thank Sermytrip
Concord, NC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We decided to eat here after the good reviews we found on Trip Advisor. The service started out wonderful. The server was friendly and she recommended some great local wines. We then had another person who was either the owner or the manager take our order. He recommended the salmon which we ordered, but we specified at least two times... More 

1 Thank bandit13
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Dinner time visit We took metro from lake front to cathedral then just below it on the road is this lovely restaurant. The service was first class and it was one of the best meals we have had in a long time We sat outside and enjoyed the sun and the food The one downside is it is close to... More 

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Gary A, Responsable relations publiques at Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy to hear that you had one of the best meals you had since a long time. Thantkyou for having shared your experience @ the Vieux-Lo and we really hope you had a nice stay in Lausanne. Looking forward to welcome you soon. Kind regards. Gary Ahlgren More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$51
French, Swiss, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Pierre-Viret 6, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 323 53 90

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?