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Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Company- Cheneau De Bourg
Ranked #14 of 681 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At this time we do not take reservations, however there is plenty of seating so come on by!
Athens, Greece
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Burger”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

The thing that I love about Holy cow is apart from the local products that they are using as well as the fact that they are trying to promote their burgers as a more healthy option because of the fresh ingredients they add. The different options that the restaurant has make it very special and unique and it is also a reason to visit it again. Cool atmosphere and the service is quite fast. The best spot to go for a gourmand burger with different flavours. I prefer to go there when I am hangover haha for sure the best food option.

  • Visited September 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“good meat but overall not that great”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

found the service at the front desk average, the service from the kitchen when they bring the food was very friendly however. Food was ok, I would say that what makes these burgers is the meat which is good. They sell the fact that they are made with local produce, which is nice, but it doesn't make them amazing all the same.

What I didn't like was the cleanliness of the place, the men's loo was quite dirty, something that always horrifies me in restaurants, and for example the bottle with the tomato sauce for the fries is quite greasy / clearly been used by many sticky fingers before you, and when you are expected to eat your meal with your hands, that's not a great prospect.

When we visited, there were two sources of different music, sounded like there was one in the kitchen and one in the restaurant which was strange.

Overall, would say the food is OK and this place is probably good for students wanting to look trendy (the room in the back of the restaurant is quite cool with its stone ceiling and round shape) but I would not look forward to going back there myself

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Dartagnan_12
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Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Company- Cheneau De Bourg, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Hello Dartagnan_12,

Thanks for visiting our restaurant in Cheneau de Bourg and taking the time to leave your review, your comments are very much valued.

At Holy Cow! we highlight to staff the importance of customer service and providing the best experience for our guests. In addition, we put an emphasis on keeping the shop and restrooms clean and tidy at all times.

We have processes in place to make sure the restrooms are checked every hour. However, sometimes things can get pretty hectic and the next clean up might be a few minutes behind schedule.

This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and we apologize for the situation, we would like you to know we have taken steps to ensure this will not happen again.

Please come visit us again and gives a chance to restore your confidence is us.

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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good and original hamburgers ;-)”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

A large choice of different hamburgers for everyone taste. They propose local product and very good homemade syrup ;-)

  • Visited July 2014
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Baden, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Great burger, but...”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were on the hunt for a restaurant for lunch, and decided to look for this place, based on reviews we read on this site. We finally found it, with some difficulty, as construction is going on around the place right now.
Admittedly, I was immediately disappointed with the "fast food" setting, as opposed to a normal restaurant setting. Indeed, you must go to the counter and order yourself, and pay. Then the food is brought to your table. I do not like this, as I feel silly, standing there, looking at the menu offering while the guy waits for my order. The menu is quite large, containing beef, chicken, and veggy burgers, all prepared in various fashions, going from classic beef and cheese, to honey glazed chorizo and hot chili, to wasabi and teriyaki. Another thing that disturbed me, considering the fast food setting, was the price. For the menu price (Burger, fries and drink), the choices ranged from CHF 17.50 to over 20, depending on the burger. I find that to be a little pricey.
The restaurant is set up with long wooden tables, bench type. You sit, and wait for the food to arrive. Each table has a basket full of napkins, which was nice. Our food arrived fairly fast, which was nice, as we were starving.
This review has its 4 dot rating only due to the quality of the burger. It was very good. The burger was decently sized, and the fries were excellent. Having lived in the US many years, I can say this place should not be envious of US burger joints in any way. Moreover, the quality of the beef is different in Europe, better in my opinion, which gave it a plus.

Overall, we were satisfied with our meal. If we are back in Lausanne, and are in the mood for a burger, I will not hesitate to return. Again, don't expect a pleasant, relaxing sit down experience, as you will not get that here. This place is about ordering your food, you eat, and you leave. But, the food is very good, so if a burger is what you want, don't hesitate. Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Chefsprive
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Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Company- Cheneau De Bourg, responded to this review, October 14, 2014
Hello Chefsprive,

Thanks for visiting our Lausanne, Cheneau de Bourg location and taking the time to write this review, your comments are very much valued.

We are happy to know you liked our burgers. We totally understand that price is important to you. Our aim is to serve you the best value for your money; we aim to focus on the quality and freshness of our ingredients, which we are glad to hear you enjoyed.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon into one of our restaurants.
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the best burgers ever!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

They have one of the best burger ever! The Elvis Blue Cheese, you have to try it! But otherwise anything is good over there, as long as you like burgers : )

  • Visited May 2014
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