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“Simple, warm, delicious”
Review of Pinte Besson

Pinte Besson
Ranked #12 of 681 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swiss, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Thonon-les-Bains, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Simple, warm, delicious”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Switzerland is expensive, folks and what'smore you often regret paying through the nose for what you receive. What a joy, then, to visit the Pinte Besson where we got fantastic, friendly service, and large, reasonably-priced portions of simple and delicious bistrot food (lamb chops, rosti a la vigneron, onglet). The kids got crayons and colouring books and we got reasonably-priced local wine. All of this is to say nothing of the fact that the room itself is a historic treasure (opened in 1750 if the sign out front can be believed). I don't know where else in Lausanne I would recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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Neuchatel
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice little restaurant”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

It is a very nice little restaurant in Lausanne. Has a few tables, good service ( something that you cannot find often in Switzerland) and acceptable food. Food was not the best ( I ate meat), but it was a very nice evening with friends.

  • Visited February 2013
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A nice old tavern with amazing food!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I think the atmosphere is really cool, and it's definitely a good choise. It's a great place to eat and there are every kind of typical plates. It's rare to find some seat if you don't have a reservation because they have only a small room inside and few seats outside: but you can solve it easily with a phone call. It's clearly a bit expensive but not too much if compared to all the rest of the city. The food is superb and aboundant: there is nothing more to say!

Visited April 2013
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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Nice fondue in a cosy atmosphere”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

This small restaurant is located in the center of Lausanne, in a small cave. Food is quite delicious and moderately priced. Staff was really friendly as well ! I highly recommend if you want to taste typical Swiss cuisine.

  • Visited February 2013
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Zollikon, Switzerland
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Rustic traditional Vaudoise”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Had a great time at Pinte Besson. As long time Swiss residents, it's always great to find that secret location with many locals but also tourists. The menu is traditional Swiss and overall, prices are great for Switzerland. Agree with previous writer that the back tables by the kitchen area are best. Reservations are recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
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