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All 431 Lausanne Restaurants

The Great Escape

18 rue de la Madeleine, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
021 312 31 94
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Ranked #24 of 431 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $17
Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, French, Hamburgers, British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a great pub, my husband and I love it, either for FUN beers on the terrace when the weather is good, or to watch English football on a Sunday when our team is playing. The burgers are exceptional, there are plenty of beers on tap, the atmosphere is great. One place we consistently go back to. Not haute... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

feel in London, have a London Pride & burger at the great escape. very cool bar, lausanne's best terrasse in summer

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We visited this place with a couple of friends a while ago. In summer they have a nice terrace where it's always busy. The burgers are very good and the atmosphere is great, a great escape!

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Cali, Colombia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This bar is the best option in town...good selection of beers (with a crazy happy hour)...amazing burguers...nice environment

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Basel, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant is famous in London for delicious self made burgers. (Tip from a local citizen) Chips were excellent, meat was medium cooked, just perfect. (see picture) A bit noisy, due to TV and background music, but conversation is still possible. This restaurant/bar provides outside seating.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Best Bar in Lausanne. They serve delicious Burgers and Nuggets! The staff is really cool and the atmosphere is great! You can enjoy your beer with kind people (old and young) on the terrasse or listen to music/ watch your favorite sport inside. It's THE PLACE TO BE on Lausanne

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On a sunny Sunday I visited The Great. It was crowded with Young People - dermed to be the place to go for locals. The atmosphere was good, both outside at the terasse and inside. Staff friendly and smiling. Will go there again.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I stumbled upon this bar last year and had an amazing night. So naturally when I returned to Lausanne this summer I had to make time for this bar. The food is good but not great and the drinks are pretty standard however if you are wanting to relax in the sun with friends this is the best place for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great burger, the fries where a little fiddley to eat with no fork but tasted good, top it off with friendly staff and its a good place to grab some food and a beer.

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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Second time here and this is still one of our favorite burger places in Lausanne! The weather was pretty good and we had a nice table outside. Service outside still quick and friendly!

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Additional Information about The Great Escape

Address: 18 rue de la Madeleine, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Phone Number: 021 312 31 94
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 17
Cuisine: American, French, Hamburgers, British

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