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Cafe du Grutli

rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 94 93
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“cheese fondue” (16 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Even the chef came out to eat (we were the last service at lunch) The best Omble Chevalier so far: this was en vapeur ( steamed) so that is the way to cook it from now on A good lunch

Thank hem0116
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed my meal here. Had the Perch and my friend, the filet de boeuf. Pleasant staff and surroundings. Swiss pricing but pretty good value.

Thank Beckybumbledrop
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I took my parents here during their visit to Lausanne. Everybody had to have escargot before they went home. They went well with the fresh bread they served. We had broiled salmon and veal Wiener schnitzel - escalope de veau Viennoise. They have a good...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 21, 2018

After being on a long Rhein river boat cruise, we wanted a simple, light dinner meal. Seared foie gras on a bed of lettuce for my companion and thin slices of smoke duck breast on a bed lettuce for me filled the bill along with...More

Thank Centurytravel
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at this nice and welcoming place. Food was OK, cheese fondue was fine. However the bill of around 150 chf for lunch consisting of 1 cheese fondue, 1 salad, 2 dishes for kids and 4 glasses of drinks did not seem...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

I've tried their moitié-moitié fondue and tomato fondue; both were really good. Their staff is really friendly and nice. I personally didn't like their dessert menu.

Thank Arash Z
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Had fondue with 8 people here, pretty impressed! restaurant is small and nothing fancy on the inside, but they make an excellent Fondue - and have excellent service, which is rare. Price was very good too

Thank ilovecorndogs
Reviewed October 29, 2017

There appeared to be a lunch meeting downstairs, so we were directed to a cozy toom upstairs. With drinks and dessert the bill seemed expensive, but the "plat du jour" was very good, and prices in general in Switzerland seem expensive to us. We had...More

Thank ShortStack12
Reviewed October 27, 2017

I recently had dinner with my family at the Café du Grutli in Lausanne, which I can only recommend. The food and atmosphere were excellent. Our waitress was very nice, and even the owner of the place came round our table to make sure everything...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed October 11, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our perfectly cooked beef filet with an exquisite red wine sauce. The salad and fresh vegetables were tasty.The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Prutsch, were personable and attentive, making certain we were happy with our entries. Mr. Prutsch and my husband...More

Thank Mary K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 94 93
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