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rue Beau-Sejour 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 (0)21 312 95 85
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 51
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Work Dinner

Went to the Chat Noir that was recommended by a friend who lives in Lausanne. The atmosphere is noisy and the tables are very close to each other - certainly not a restaurant where you have a lot of privacy. However, the food was very good and the waitress attentive and quick. The bill was slightly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Christian Z
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Chat Noir that was recommended by a friend who lives in Lausanne. The atmosphere is noisy and the tables are very close to each other - certainly not a restaurant where you have a lot of privacy. However, the food was very good and the waitress attentive and quick. The bill was slightly overpriced, even for Swiss... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The starters we really excellent I had an unusual poached egg and my colleagues had the Spanish ham. Main course we had deer served with fruits and vegetables with a game sauce it was sensational with the local red wine. Service was fine however the restaurant is closed in a Saturday only in Switzerland would that seem like a good... More 

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Thank Corakaya1
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

One of Lausanne's best address, the restaurant is cozy and the upper deck gives a secured sense of privacy. The lunch daily menus are affordable and have an excellent value for money. Service is impeccable, food exquisite, some would ask: what more?

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Thank RedIsInspired
Lausanne, Switzerland
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

A restaurant I regularly count on for group business dinners. Always a broad choice to please everyone, fresh & well executed from classics to more unexpected dishes, from tasty meat to delicate fish. I personally prefer eating downstairs for the setting though the private room upstairs, pretty dark, can allow more privacy and freedom when with a large group. Waiters... More 

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Thank Pouparino
Lausanne, Switzerland
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had a business dinner here with a group of 16 people - and was therefore seated on the first floor in a private dining room. In the main restaurant, the seating is typical French-style brasserie - i.e. small tables with relatively little space in between. We had a set menu - and everything was delicious and well prepared. Interesting... More 

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Thank JH1052
Pully, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Do not get discouraged from vintage furnitures.We had perfectly cooked meals served with a warm smile. Not an easy combination in Lausanne

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Thank Fabio R
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Prices are not cheap in switzerland and this restaurant is no exception. Partly the wages for staff are quite high I think waiters get between CHF35K and 50K per year, beats minimum wage in Uk somewhat.Anyhow, the food here is always good, I had the veal, L had a sort of beef casserole with potato puree, very tasty. Chose a... More 

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Thank Glyndwr100
Munster, Germany
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a restaurant within walking distance from the train station, and while approaching it one can stroll through one of the nicer residential streets of Lausanne. If you have reserved you will get a table, but only during the week (closed Sat/Sun). The restaurant has around 15 or 18 tables inside, also some out-side, and I found it busy,... More 

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Thank Stefan S
Vevey, Switzerland
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good place for lunch - and I am told also in the evening. A booking is a must, as it is bustling (and noisy) with activity during the Lausanne lunch hour. Good menu, but also excellent Menu of the Day, which will not disappoint and provides good value. At its peak at a lunch be prepared for a bit of... More 

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Thank Nigiov
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

The people serving you are too serious and too polite. They lack spontaneous behaviour and take them selves too seriously. One lady who serves there used to work in Restaurant du Theatre where she was so nice. But now she has to abide by these 'professional' rules. Pity the owner does not allow his employees to just be themselves.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rue Beau-Sejour 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 (0)21 312 95 85

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 120
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

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