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Le Chalet Suisse

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Rte du Signal 40, Lausanne CH-1018, Switzerland
021 312 23 12
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2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
To find back the warm ambiance of a... chalet :)

Big, warm, simple classical food such as fondue of course. An average one but still good. Kids got some paper and pencils to draw. We got a high chair for the youngest one. The kids menu indicates the main dishes only (18CH) but actually, if you ask for it, it does also include a drink and an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Claire-Alan
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big, warm, simple classical food such as fondue of course. An average one but still good. Kids got some paper and pencils to draw. We got a high chair for the youngest one. The kids menu indicates the main dishes only (18CH) but actually, if you ask for it, it does also include a drink and an ice-cream.

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Thank Claire-Alan
Epernay, France
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154 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A Suisse chalet on the hill top overlooking Lausanne and Lac Leman. A bit hard to find by car and a walk from the parking. The atmosphere is rustic Suisse chalet style. Went for the fondue (moitie moitie); a bit bland, maybe possibly heavy on the starch. Added a Suisse white, for nice meal. Reasonable service.

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Thank Lem0ine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

The place has very nice ambiance. The wooden chalet is very cute and cozy. Food is nice, but of course the price is expected for a Swiss restaurant. However the service was very bad. The waiter has that kind of attitude when serving and even was very pushy to ask us to order wine or expensive food. Furthermore, they never... More 

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Thank linhmiaow
Stillwater, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Service here was wonderful, food just average. Prices typical Suisse. Atmosphere definitely like an old school Suisse chalet; quite charming!

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Thank Joanna T
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A lovely place to end after a walk in the surrounding area or a visit to the Hermitage museum. A beautiful view of the lake in chalet style setting. Great for fondue --- and the house special in which the fondue is served in a bread basket instead of a fondue pot. Lovely staff & a warm and homely atmosphere.... More 

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Thank Elsa C
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

in the top of the hill of the Lausanne city there is this restaurant with a wonderful views over the Lemann lake. The atmosphere is so rustic and we ate in a business trip a great fondue (moitie moitie). The only wick point is to be placed bit far from the center where the metro does not arrive. Do not... More 

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Thank Lanur
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Traditional Swiss food- fondue and raclette as well as other dishes. The restaurant is in the woods above Lausanne and its a great experience. Staff are helpful but don't speak much English and were very busy. A really interesting experience

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1 Thank beechenhill
Lausanne, Switzerland
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

If you look for a traditional Swiss evening this is the place to go. Food is straight forward and good without any gourmet expectations. The view is splendid from above Lausanne.

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Thank Carl Gustav S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Touristy it may be, but then I was a tourist and that's what I was looking for. Taken there by a local, in a large multinational and multicultural group, I thoroughly enjoyed the various types of fondue (cheese and meat) and all the rest. Good local wine, kind service. I certainly can not complain! Last but not least, the location... More 

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Thank Lucio F
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The restaurants it's location is good - high up in Lausanne with lake view. If you like to experience a swiss cheese fondue (and that is what they offer bus-tour tourists) ... take a stop here. It is not mindblowing as a cheese fondue restaurants - there are more authentic places in Lausanne to do so.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rte du Signal 40, Lausanne CH-1018, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: 021 312 23 12

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?