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Pinte Besson

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Swiss, Fondue
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rue de l'Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
21 312 59 69
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9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • 94
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely place but the food was not on par

It was my second visit (after rather long break) and it was a bit disappointing. The food was a micsture of great and mediocre. For example salad was delicious but the fish and meat - way overcooked. The french fries were also very good. Other issue - service. Forgot to bring us entre so it was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
MaciejMal
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It was my second visit (after rather long break) and it was a bit disappointing. The food was a micsture of great and mediocre. For example salad was delicious but the fish and meat - way overcooked. The french fries were also very good. Other issue - service. Forgot to bring us entre so it was delivered after the mains... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Restaurant overall good, setting in fantastic old buliding. Food delicious and good value (we had the non-fondu options of the day - a fish and chicken dishes). Staff were friendly and courteous, first courses arrived promptly, but there was too long a delay between the starters and main courses (20 minutes?). We complained and then were served. Staff were very... More 

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fantastic bar/restaurant in wonderful old building in central Lausanne. Booked online and had a massive 'pot' of excellent fondue. lovely romantic atmosphere with plenty of locals enjoying food and drink

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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

From outside this restaurant looks like an old pub, which it is somehow, since it is a 18th century wine cellar (the oldest in Lausanne). We went for a beer and we stayed for a fondue :) What is striking when you enter is the strong (lovely for some, harsh for others..) smell of melted cheese. The prices are maybe... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The quality of food was good, especially they have had good fondue which was my favorite. The place is cozy and service was good. I have got one fondue which was enough for one person if you are hungry. the price is a little high, cause you are in Swiss.

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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place is great fun for an inexpensive night out. Beer or local Swiss wine and a proper Fondue. The charcuterie plate starter is also very nice. I agree with the critical review about the bread being nothing special. But the fondue is very authentic and the venue itself is the real reason to come. Full of fun loving locals.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We just came back from the Pinte Besson restaurant and I can't help but write this review immediately. The place is ordinary and the service, well, depends on how much are you willing to order. We were a group of three and one of us is not feeling so well for a big meal but some hot drinks and appetizer.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. I ordered the cheese half and half fondue and some cold meats. It was totally incredible and nothing was left on my plate. The wine that they gave us was amazing and went so well with the meal. Great staff and an amazing looking restaurant with... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rue de l'Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: 21 312 59 69

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss, Fondue
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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