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Le Pingouin

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Grand-Places 18, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 322 77 22
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10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal place for lunch in the city centre, great choice, quickly served and reasonably priced. Staff is pleasant too!

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Thank Bianca1700
Moscow
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 16, 2017

There was a good choice of fish, meat, pasta meals. English-speaking friendly. Fast service and credit cards accepted

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Thank Kosta78
Lausanne, Switzerland
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

I fully agree with other reviewers: the food here is mediocre, the portions small, the price high for what you get, the time between one dish and another in our case was 20-30 minutes, and the manager (patronne) is a dishonest lady who has no idea how to manage the business, treating not only her employees but also the clients... More 

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Thank Bofill
Switzerland
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295 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were recommended to eat here. However, our fish was not great - oily, a bit sloppy. The atmosphere was not great either and there is no view ( in a city of stunners).

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Thank IOWman
McKinney, Texas
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014

I have always been told you can't get good beef in Switzerland, well as long as I have worked for a Swiss company. This place proves the nay-stayers wrong. There were 5 of us, one had a beef filet, 3 had horse filets and one had a mixed skewer. Before you turn you nose up to the horse, it's very... More 

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2012

excellent bbq dishes cooked on open fire, lunch menues at very reasonable prices. Outside sitting not great, I therefore prefer it in winter.

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Thank daebischer
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2012

A rather unappealing canteen setting, with very poor food and extremely lifeless service - don't bother, there are much cheaper and nicer places nearby!

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Thank Bigsnakey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand-Places 18, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Fribourg  >  Fribourg
  • Phone Number: +41 26 322 77 22

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?