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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 92
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Had to try the cheese fondue!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
chargee88
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 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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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?