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Le Tramway

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French, European, Swiss
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rue de la pontaise 6b, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
+41 21 646 39 72
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Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great small restaurant, trust the reviews!

It is a small friendly restaurant, one waiter, small menu. But you know what? You really don't need more than that to please the customer. Just go there before the restaurant closes and enjoy a very nice meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Piotr M
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It is a small friendly restaurant, one waiter, small menu. But you know what? You really don't need more than that to please the customer. Just go there before the restaurant closes and enjoy a very nice meal.

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Thank Piotr M
Zug, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Le Tramway is a cute little restaurant located 10-15 min walk from la Riponne. It's not in the centre but further away from the crowdy city and my favourite hideaway. I love this place because it's a small restaurant with a alternative chic style with a small menu and only selected and well-made and presented dishes. They have a few... More 

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1 Thank Annabelle188110
bistrogourmand, Propriétaire at Le Tramway, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your commentary, it's very nice... Just a precision, the owner is in the kitchen... See you soon... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a very small restaurant just out of the main centre of Lausanne but easily accessible by no 1 tram. There are limited choices but the food was excellent and particularly the game and fish. The service was very good and the price reasonable for Switzerland.

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Thank Patrick L
Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The food was excellent with local and fresh product. The dishes were all delicious from the starters to Dessert and well presented. The staff is very friendly, nice atmosphere and very cosy place . I definitely recommend it and will go back soon.

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Thank 27gaby77
bkara malta
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited the restaurant last week, actually by mistake because we confused it with one with a similar name. The place is sweet, with a little outside terrace and a few tables inside. The menu in French is on a board and we did not get much help with translation into English. We tried a few 'different dishes' such as... More 

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Thank malta32
Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We came in 10 minutes late and the waiter was extremely rude to us during the whole diner. They only serve 5 different main dishes and didn't have 2 of them. They also added 10 Francs to the bill and called it "Cuisine" for no reason at all, when we asked about it he told us that it was because... More 

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2 Thank Nicolas A
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Worst restaurant in Lausanne !Extremely Overpriced ! They charged WATER and BREAD even!!!Plus the majority of the menu plates were not available! The menu contains few items anyway!

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5 Thank Michel A
bistrogourmand, Propriétaire at Le Tramway, responded to this review
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Bonjour Monsieur, Désolé que vous ayer été déçu par notre établissement, mais pas autant que nous par votre comportement. N'hésitez... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is a French Bistro. The restaurant is simple, people are nice and food is very good. Portions are abundant and very well prepared. Ingredients are fresh and the menu changes through the year. Prices are in line with Lausanne, but portions are bigger than usual. Prices are available on the site of the restaurant. Since I went there... More 

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1 Thank Valeria C
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just a lovely place with really good food at good value and great friendly service, a mini get away for that Bretagne feeling. Earthy!!

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Thank AFlowergirlX
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had two creative starters with traditional ingrédients including the tartar. Mains were fish and the entrecôte, both were well served and tasty. The environment is clean, traditional and pleasant. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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1 Thank Charly_CH

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rue de la pontaise 6b, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 646 39 72

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 72
  • Cuisine: French, European, Swiss

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings

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