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“Not friendly”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Romand

Cafe Romand
Ranked #145 of 675 Restaurants in Lausanne
Price range: $19 - $40
Cuisines: Swiss, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not friendly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Now living abroad and visiting my birthplace, I came there to have a drink with a longtime friend on a Monday evening. We decided to stay to eat something and up to there, apart from an unfriendly waiter, there was nothing to say. My ravioli aux tomates gratiné were sad, it should have been called greasy swimming ravioli under a thick layer of not very nice melted but not grilled cheese with rare tomato sauce! My friend had a steak that was just pretty average quality, not so bad, not so good. After finishing, we declined a dessert or coffee and after maybe 10 minutes, he came again to ask the same, again it was declined. 2 minutes after, another waiter came and without a word put the bill on the table and left. Didn't know it, but that was the manager's wife (la patronne). Inacceptable. The total we spent was not far from 70 francs.
I have been there on many occasion through the years and used to recommend it, but these days are over.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank O W
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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“Go for substance, not style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Bright, crowded brasserie. Didn't look like much from the outside, but had recommendations from locals so we tried it. Service leaves a little to be desired, but the quality and quantity of the food was excellent.

Visited October 2012
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Thank mr610
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North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Cheese Fondue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

My friend and I were in search of traditional cheese fondue and this place hit the spot! We did not have a reservation but were quickly seated (on a Saturday evening) by a friendly waiter. The fondue was delicious and wasn't too expensive compared to what we'd seen at other locations (only CHF23/person). We would go back if we returned to Lausanne!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Pamela R
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New Brighton, Minnesota
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123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Average food and service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We went here for some traditional Raclette. The cheese already came melted on our plate with 1 potato in it. We had to ask to get the other meats, etc. it was busy so the service was slow.

On the positive side, I loved the dessert of meringues with chocolate ice cream and double cream!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Lisa T
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

After three weeks of traveling throughout Europe we arrived in Lausanne, Switzerland eager to taste some local fare. Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we were very disappointed not only with the service but the quality of the food, as well. My husband and I felt like we were an "inconvenience" to the waiter. He was very impatient and surly. The fondue, although tasty, got cold quickly and the bread tasted stale. The osso bucco was cold on the inside but was not raw which lead us to think it had been frozen. The chicken was dry and the steak was not very tasty. The vegetables that came with our childrens' dinners tasted like they came out of a can. We were happy the waiter didn't even offer dessert because we were eager to leave.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank mkdad
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