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Pinte Besson

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Swiss, Pub, 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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great Local place to get Fondue

When in Lausanne, I always get fondue from Pinte Besson. It is cozy, has its regulars who seem permanently toasted but it's not a dive... The fondue is so great and the service is excellent. I remember going to Pinte Besson when people were still smoking in the restaurants. That used to be my only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When in Lausanne, I always get fondue from Pinte Besson. It is cozy, has its regulars who seem permanently toasted but it's not a dive... The fondue is so great and the service is excellent. I remember going to Pinte Besson when people were still smoking in the restaurants. That used to be my only con about this place. Now... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was our last night it Switzerland and we decided we needed to try cheese fondue here before we left. We got two of the "Fondue Menus", which includes a green salad, serving of fondue and a meringue desert. We could not finish all of the fondue, I'm thinking we would have been ok just ordering one serving and sharing... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went here with my family on a Friday night. The restaurant was fairly busy but not every table was occupied. Still, service was very slow. Our drinks order took about 20 minutes to arrive, and was followed by the food 2 minutes later. The drinks order was wrong, and we had to ask for water 3 times, eventually arriving... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had to try the traditional (cheese) fondue half and half 24.- before we left Switzerland. We shared one serve between the 2 of us and its more than enough! They only serve bread (a massive basket) with the fondue. It was a bit much for us to eat all that cheese and bread and we'll probably never eat it... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went here for a dinner with my wife. The environment looks good, with soft atmosphere. We had a very good fondue with a plate of regional meat. Price was reasonable, compared to the average of Swiss restaurant Only advice: book your table at least one week in advance!

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Feurs, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nice place with cute decor. Service very pleasant and sweet. Congratulations to the two very upbeat waitresses. Unfortunately the stuffed vegetables needed more cooking. Historical venue, good for a meal.

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not the most exciting decor, but the traditional dishes like the fondue and rosti are delicious. Fun to go with a group of people. Don't miss the vacherin for dessert.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I went there to try the fondue for the first time. Seeing from the picture on this website, it looks like the fondue contains the cheese, a basket of bread and a mixed plate (meat and vegetable). But actually, the found only contains the cheese and a basket of bread. Also, I feel the cheese is a little bit too... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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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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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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Additional Information about Pinte Besson

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