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The Great Escape

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French, American, Hamburgers, British, Pub
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18 rue de la Madeleine, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
021 312 31 94
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great burgers

Took our 16 year old son for his first beer. It was lovely. Very nice burgers and excellent chicken nuggets, only thing we would of changed is that we would have preferred fries instead of potato slices. We had booked a table which I would recommend if you have children with you as it does get very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Lydia1973
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My friends and I waited 1h20' for 4 burgers to be made! And for what? A burger at CHF 19.- which is half empty... better value for money and no waste of time at Holy Cow, can assure that! In addition to that, when getting back to the counter to get my plates' deposit was asked whether they were mine,... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Took our 16 year old son for his first beer. It was lovely. Very nice burgers and excellent chicken nuggets, only thing we would of changed is that we would have preferred fries instead of potato slices. We had booked a table which I would recommend if you have children with you as it does get very busy very quickly.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Nice place to hang out and have burgers and beer. Self-service place with great outside area. Restrooms could have a refurbishment though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Authentic pub, with a great hamburger, outstanding pints and perfect ambience to see sports with friends! Don't miss it when in Lausanne

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This place is situated on top of the Riponne's place. You'll enjoy a tremendous burger while watching football inside if you like, or, during summer, you'll be outside drinking beers on the huge terrace full of people. The atmosphere is always excellent at night. Great escape indeed...

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Really good burger and a pretty decent selection of beers. Friendly waitresses as well. This place is worth a visit if your in Lausanne.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to watch english football and came across the Great Escape which is a stone's throw from The Palais Rumine. Quite an international crowd made up of a mixture of Students from the uni and expats. 3 screens for watching sports and a good selection of beer on draft. Small seating area to the left. Nice... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you've been in Lausanne long enough and are in your 20s or 30s, chances are you've heard of or have been to the Great Escape. The ultimate meeting point to the Lausanne youth. Ideally located on top to the place de la Riponne, the place is full all year long. Frequented by students and expats alike, english is usually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Really a good place to eat on Sunday! The Great Escape has not only all that burgers that everybody is talking about but you can also discover the fabulous Benidict Eggs with salmon and spinach that are really tasty😀 they're usually booked, so if you want to have a table and not to seet on the chair near the Bar,reserve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you're looking to have some beers and something quick to eat, go to The Great Escape. They have a lot of barrel beers, very accessible and some pub food. Most of the times is fully crowded, however you can enjoy some time with friends. Music is loud... If you can bare that, you're in!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 rue de la Madeleine, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: 021 312 31 94

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 17
  • Cuisine: French, American, Hamburgers, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?