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$16 - $32
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European, Asian, Contemporary, Fusion
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed April 6, 2022 via mobile

I visited this place with a friend and we definitely enjoyed our cocktails. However, the dishes took way to much time to be served, which wouldn’t have been an issue if the quantités were decent. All in all, we believe that the food was ok...but not great value for money. I wouldn’t come here again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022

The Uncle Gau restaurant is very well located in the centre of Lausanne on 2 floors! The evening menu consists of "finger foods" to share or about 12 "stopovers" which are based on 3 ingredients such as "Carrot/ Peanut/ Chili" or "Beef/ Hazelnut/ Absinthe". Staff...are friendly and answer questions well. Nice presentation of the dishes. On the other hand, dishes are inequivalent in terms of size or taste. Interesting discovery all the same.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 21, 2022 via mobile

Our dishes were presented such as Top Chef "inspired " apologie de l’excès.. I’m not sure the chef in the kitchen has the level to be so pretentious. Dinner was okey but the place lacks of ambiance, then again to each their taste. Service was great !...I would recommend this place for lunch with friends or family but not for dinner. Unfortunately we left hungry after a 6 course menu and although we could see the hard work behind some of the dishes, we felt it was clearly overrated.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 24, 2021

We just happened in here. When we walked by the food on the plates looked so delicious, we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. This place is in the heart of Lausanne. Rather original menu and presentation.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed November 12, 2021

As soon as we arrived we were told we only had a window of 2 hours. The atmosphere of the restaurant has more the vibe of a café as opposed to a chic restaurant. The dishes were made of simple ingredients and disappointed for the...price. The desert was made of an old and tasteless cookie.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2021

Dear Mathile, We are disappointed to hear about your experience. We constantly try to do our best to offer a unique experience at Uncle Gau. With that being said, with all the work we are doing behind the scenes (especially the kitchen team & service...More

Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Great ambiance, amazing food, very nice personnel, extraordinary combinations on the menu, highly recommended! A bit loud though!

Date of visit: August 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2021

Dear Traveler0512321792, We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in our establishment. Thank you for your feedback from our cuisine concept to our service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon at Uncle Gau ! Team Uncle Gau

Reviewed August 13, 2021

After reading about this new restaurant in the Gault&Millau newsletter recently, we went for dinner and really liked this concept of sharing the food and the amazing tastes of this world cuisine. The dishes are very nicely presented and such great flavors ! We loved...it ! Service is very nice and efficient. Definitely a place to return to !More

Date of visit: August 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2021

Dear Kesslyv1, We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in our establishment. Thank you for your feedback from our cuisine concept to our service. It's really important to us to offer a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon at Uncle...More

Reviewed August 11, 2021

A new place in Lausanne with a very interesting Eurasia cooking approach which is desserving a visit.

Date of visit: August 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2021

Dear David, We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in our establishment. Thank you for your feedback about our culinary concept. We look forward to welcoming you back soon at Uncle Gau ! Team Uncle Gau

Reviewed August 4, 2021

Uncle Gau restaurant was simply amazing. I believe it was the best dinner we have ever had so far and it was a real culinary experience. I am glad we went out of our comfort zone that evening and tried their fusion cuisine that was...a joy for our taste buds. I almost forgot the cocktails. We had the cocktail of the day with some triple sec, cinnamon and roasted apples and the Flowers for Aunty recommended by our waitress. Delicious, literally! Oh, and the Cheesecake, with the cheese cream foam and the avocado integration, God! It felt like a floating feather. Moreover the staff explains you the menu very well, telling you about the ingredients and dedicating time for you. And I’d like to thank our waitress, because she was happy, friendly and yet very professional. Uncle Gau opened 3 months ago, but I think soon they will take the Michelin ⭐️. Personally I would have preferred a different music and more substance to the interior design, these 2 elements are too flat for the rich experience the chef offers, it seems like the place has no personality. Nevertheless, Uncle Gau is a must try for the good food lovers which changed our rainy and grey afternoon in Lausanne.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Dear evamaier2021, We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in our establishment. Thank you for your feedback from our cuisine concept to our service, without forgetting our signature cocktails. We are making some playlist with Asian vibes inspiration really soon ! ;) We look...More

Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

I was disappointed. The dishes are ok, but nothing exceptional. I would have expected a more tasty experience. Service was good and they’re open to feedback, but it’s definitely not a good price-quality ratio.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Dear Lia_Vale, We are saddened to hear of your disappointment. We constantly try to do our best to offer a unique experience at Uncle Gau. Our price-quality ratio is determined from the service offered as well as the artisanal & local sourcing of products. Team...More

Reviewed July 19, 2021 via mobile

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Uncle Gau, a new Eurasian fusion restaurant that opened 2-3 months ago. I must say I don’t have high expectations as I thought the dishes would be very complicated and too elaborate, however it was everything but...that. The restaurant has a concept where the customer orders multiple small dishes and if with multiple people everything is shared. The way in which the dishes were crafted let you taste both the European and Asian elements but the way in which they were blended together enhanced their bonding and made the compliment each other. Food wise I would say this restaurant is a score and I highly commend the chef. However although I understand it is a new restaurant and COVID restrictions might influence things, I found myself waiting for a very long time. I noticed this especially when waiting for the first few dishes and also between a few of the other dishes however, the dessert I have to say didn’t take longer than expected. So I would say that the wait could be improved but other than that this place is perfect for a casual fine dining experience which has a lot of uniqueness.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Dear thescretviewer, We would like to thank you for your detailed feedback. We take your constructive comments into consideration to improve the wait times for & in between dishes. Our team adapts, changes & improves on a daily basis, & we trust the wait times...More

Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

On a rainy busy day, we were trying to get any available table in a restaurant for dinner. To our luck, we were able to get the last table at Uncle Gau with no reservation. Very friendly and professional staff. The restaurant design was warm...and elegant. The dinner menu consists of sharing Eurasian cuisine plates. The food was phenomenal!! We could tell how much research was put into every dish. Tasty, fresh and just incredible!! A must in Lausanne.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Dear forsteph30, The whole team would like to extend their biggest thanks to you for such a complete & wonderful review. We are happy you get the chance to obtain the last table that night ! We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal as...More

Reviewed July 13, 2021

From the décor to the amazing staff providing great service, great beers and cocktails. superb concept with a limited but oh so good menu of great freshly cooked fusion Eurasian cuisine. Thankfully a great new concept in Lausanne. I apologise for the photos being taken...after eaten but as soon as the food arrives you want to dive in. share with friends, the Broccoli is to die for, the pork so tender and lamb amazing.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2021

Dear Ibmillar, Wow! The whole team at Uncle Gau would like to extend their biggest thanks to you for such a complete & wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal from the service to your crafted beers & cocktails. Your comments truly...More

Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

Asian and European flavors masterfully blended by the chef, Cocktails are very interesting, Service is impeccable and very friendly. Justine put together a great concept and a very nice team. Well done!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2021

The whole team at Uncle Gau would like to thank you for your review about our cuisine & service. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience in our restaurant ! I, Justine, agree that we are all passionate about hospitality & I am happy...More

Reviewed June 20, 2021

Be pleasantly surprised by the marriage of Eurasian tastes in each plate, whilst sipping on a unique cocktail or a drink from the menu of beers, wines & spirits!

Date of visit: June 2021
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UncleGau, Directeur général at Uncle Gau, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2021

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time as well as the service ! Your comments truly motivate us & we look forward to welcoming you again at Uncle Gau! Team Uncle Gau

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Uncle Gau is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4