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The Great Escape

18 rue de la Madeleine, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
021 312 31 94
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Ranked #20 of 398 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $17
Cuisines: American, French, Hamburgers, British
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Vaud, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Amazing setting just below the Cathedral. Order a beer inside and then stand on the large outdoor space along side the bar. It feels like you are on top of the city! It's especially beautiful at sunset. Great atmosphere, good beer selection, a delicious burgers and other bar food. Great night out!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

So this place is the sh1t. I come here all the time and everyone is always having a f|_|cking awesome time. beers-a-flowin, chicks-a-...looking hot But seriously, tons of beers, awesome location to hang out and drink outside, watch sports, etc Big expat community in Lausanne and we all hang out here because WE KNOW WHATS UP so yeah come here.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I may be doing this place a disservice but we went there for burgers just at the end of the Switzerland vs Ecuador World Cup football match (which was being televised on a big screen; Switzerland won). The place was packed both inside and in the outdoor seating area and everyone was excited. We had burgers, at the recommendation of... More

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Vaud, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Went for lunch and tried one of their burgers (#1 of 4), and it was amazingly great! Big selection of beers, both on tap and bottled. Kind and swift service too! Definitely not the last visit there!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Went there quite a few times during my stay in Lausanne. Overall a very nice and lively bar. However, during Friday and Saturday it is very crowded making it almost impossibe to stay inside. There is space outside - a small yard- that should be great when the weather is nice. Would definately recommend for a beer especially during happy... More

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