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“Disappointing in just about every way except for the aperitif”

Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace
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Ranked #3 of 679 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $98 - $360
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Beau-Rivage Palace has placed Anne-Sophie Pic at the helm of the kitchens of its fine-dining restaurant. While continuing to preside over her restaurant in Valence (France), the three star Michelin chef has entrusted the realisation of her creations to Kevin Gatin. The restaurant has been awarded two stars in the Michelin guide and 18/20 in the Gault Millau.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing in just about every way except for the aperitif”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Was really looking forward to a great leaving meal at Anne-Sophie Pic's. having been to both Le cerf in cossonay and rochat in crissier, we were expecting similar standards. Unfortunately, with the exception on the beetroot starter (extraordinary), the scallops were overcooked, the sauce over salted. We were given an additional dish as a replacement...also oversalted. Sole slightly overcooked. Meat dish was forgettable, dessert (quince) was in edible (we all left it). The sommelier was rude and obnoxious.....the saving grace was the aperitif...very cool bar. Martinis mixed in front of you. Staff knowledgable and friendly.
So if you're looking for a gastronomic experience and a night to remember, there are many other options in Lausanne and the surrounding area.

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beaurivagepalace, Manager at Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear gavinhawkes,
thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you have been disappointed by the service of our sommelier and the dishes served.
We would like you to know that we took good note of your comment and discussed it with the team as our main goal always is to please our guests with high quality food and service.
Otherwise, we are glad to read that you enjoyed the aperitif in our BAR and hope that you visit us sometime for another one!
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Lausanne
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Outstanding food in top location”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Anne-Sophie Pic opened this restaurant in the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne. What can I say? The food, wine and service was outstanding - you pay for it but that's to be expected in an place like that. Well worth it on a special occasion if within budget.

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switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent but not the top yet”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Really liked the place, nice design. Food was just excellent even though the pre-dessert was in my opinion a bit too sugary for the following lighter dessert (baba). Brilliant cheese selection. Brilliant wine selection (sommelier has excellent know how...but needs to listen first to client). Excellent experience in conclusion but some details could be improved

Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“high class”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

expensive but servie and quality are there if you have some money to spend in a very good food and unique location, dont hesitate!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Most memorable meal of the year”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The mix of traditional and modern interpretation of French cuisine was delightful as well as the peaceful atmosphere

Visited August 2012
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