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“Convenient location behind the station”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Avenir

L'Avenir
Ranked #502 of 675 Restaurants in Lausanne
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, French, European
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Gympie, Australia
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476 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Convenient location behind the station”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

A busy place, noisy on a Friday lunchtime as very popular with local office workers for lunch at CHF18.50 menu de jour. Good wine list but a Grandveux at CHF40 is not cheap, probably best to stick to a carafe. Service was amiable & fast despite being busy, hasan outside terrace if the weather is OK. Cost for 3 with the Grandveux was CHF 127, not bad for CH.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not bad for the neighbourhood”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Live in the neighbourhood and on a mission to find my favourite eating haunt. This will not be one of them even if the food and service are correct. It seems Italian but it got confused with offers of choucroute and Parisian entrecote. The menus could do with an upgrade, literally. On the whole, a great place to stop by if you cannot get reservations at the nearby Cafe de Grancy or Cafe du Simplon that offer much better food and ambience.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Kelvin T
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stockholm
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Agreeable restaurant with a few wrinkles”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

L'Avenir is a gracious restaurant in the 'sous gare' area with a lot of positive features, the interior and patio are pleasant and laid back, there is a wealth of fresh pasta dishes (with formats and sauces combined freely), very nice daily dishes, quite decent prices, attention to vegetarians and a generally good atmosphere.
These features make it one of the more appealing restaurants in the city in this price class. The grade is not excellent due to some unevenness in the fresh pasta combos where some of the sauces are watery (I do not think it compares to the Italian version like another reviewer claims) and on our last visit we found the service a bit sneaky with the promotion of salad before the meal. We were asked after finishing our order and after closing the menu if we did not wanted some salad and assuming it would be either free (as in many other restaurants of this sort) or at least reasonably cheap we said yes. The bill revealed that the small and far from extra-ordinary salad was 9chf. Per person!
This remains a good neighborhood choice but I feel reluctant to go back for above reasons.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank se_traverser
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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“For Serious Pasta Connoisseurs”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Probably the best pasta joint in town with a range of home-made pastas from orecchiettes to gnocchis, cooked to perfection and served with a selection of simple yet delicious sauces. My companion was Italian from Rome, a real pasta connoisseur, and she reckoned this was one of the best pasta on this side of the Alps.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Another popular restaurant convenient to the main Lausanne station. Their menu is a tad more varied and interesting than Cafe de Grancy, and there's always something vegetarian. Small terrace seating (not open to the street) is available. Friendly service. Decent prices. A good choice in the neighborhood.

Visited April 2012
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Thank sfvoyage
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