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“Nice pub and burgers” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Great Escape

The Great Escape
18 rue de la Madeleine, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
021 312 31 94
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Ranked #23 of 411 Restaurants in Lausanne
Price range: $11 - $17
Cuisines: American, French, Hamburgers, British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Geneva, Switzerland
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19 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice pub and burgers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The pub spirit and decoration make you feel as if you were in England, very nice!
The average age must be around 25-35 and feel free to go there to see a rugby or football match with friends!

The burgers come quite quickly if nobody's around, but you can easily wait 30 min at the "rush hours".. Still they taste really good (again, better when there are not many customers around) and are not too expensive.
Nice place to hang out!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“dry....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

After hearing too many good reviews about the great escape, i decided to try it. It was said as the best burger in town...honestly, i'm quite disappointed. I tried the great beefburger and the meat was dry, no sauce and the bacon is very cold. definetely not the best burger in town. Holy cow and zooburger is lots better.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Sunday night beer in Lausanne?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Ok, so Sunday night in Lausanne, Switzerland. I didn't hold much hope of getting a beer in a decent pub.
Walking up to the cathedral on your right there is a white, shabby looking house...
Which doubles as a really good pub (let's qualify "good" - I mean for a Sunday night in a destination not renowned for it's Sunday nightlife)
Lots of people outside, and inside, really busy. Football on, but not in your face.
Now I am not talking about the food here, as I didn't eat (but they do have food). Atmosphere only.
Really friendly barstaff, good mix of people.
Good variety of beer on tap.
Downside I was served beer in a plastic glass, but hey, it was beer in a good pub.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vicenza, Italy
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Recommended!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Best place in Lausanne, nice people and good food. Hamburgers especially. Has a nice garden outside, it's often very crowded.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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san diego
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice lookout terrace with view of Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Probably the only decent place in town where people can congregate and mingle. Worth a visit to unwind should you find yourself in Lausanne.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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