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Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville

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rue d'Yverdon 1, Crissier, Lausanne 1023, Switzerland
+41 (0)21 634 0505
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9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 157
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful restaurant for the very special occasion

We have heard the reputation of the restaurant since Girardet and Rochat owned the restaurant, but we never have chance to book it during the Friday and Saturday over 3 past years. It’s always overbooked. Now the Chef Benoit owns the place and we decided to go regardless the weekend availability... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have heard the reputation of the restaurant since Girardet and Rochat owned the restaurant, but we never have chance to book it during the Friday and Saturday over 3 past years. It’s always overbooked. Now the Chef Benoit owns the place and we decided to go regardless the weekend availability. We could book the dinner on Thursday night for... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A magical moment and now a fond memory. A place were the top of the fine cuisine meets the top of the service. If you add a beautiful place were you have enough space to feel like a royality, the warm welcoming (but not too much), the energy and enthousiam of the Chef Benoit Violier... you got the picture. The... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been coming here over the years -for us it's a place to celebrate . We loved Girardet, adored Rochat and what can we say about Violier - only that he is a genius ! The quality of the food is just about the best and the presentation of it , a work of art ! And Benoit Violier... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What can i say, when food becomes pure emotion and philosophy, it is very difficult to explain and that says it all at the same time, Philippe Rochat truly is on of the masters of its time a real life, Michelangelo or Verrocchio if you wish. I seated at 12:30 for lunch and i got up some around 16:00 noon... More 

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Canton of Jura, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I've been there 3 times already and always had a different menu degustation. It's just amazing how the food could reach such a high level. If you have the cahnce to visit the cuisine, do not hesitate. The Chef, Benoit Violier, is a specialist for the "chasse".

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

One of the best experience in gastronomie ....bravo the chef and the team. The menu degustation is just out standing...

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

What a discrepancy between the high quality of the food and the poor service (except for the sommelier). As we saw the chef when we left, we knew he was present, but he had actually not appeared a single time in the dining room during the 4 hours we spent there. We expected a flawless experience, but it was not.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful tasting menu, attentive and efficient service, out-of-this-world dishes will make your 4-hour dinner fly by.

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Varca, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We have eaten in this restaurant in the 1990s when Fredy Girardet was its chef and it was rated among the best in the world. After eating at regular intervals, we decided to try the surprise menu concocted by Benoit Violier, the current chef. The seven-course meal provided original ways of serving crab, lobster, sea bass and beef. After the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Wow! Reputation of being one of the top restaurants in Switzerland, having evolved from days when it was run by legendary Frédy Girardet. Following on from superb Philippe Rochat, Benoît Violier certainly impressed us as well. Impeccable service from moment of arrival. The cuisine was exquisite, with subtle flavours derived from freshest of ingredients. Each course was as good as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rue d'Yverdon 1, Crissier, Lausanne 1023, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne  >  Crissier
  • Phone Number: +41 (0)21 634 0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 240
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

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