Wooed by food Having real Swiss food in Lausanne

Issue: Winter 2013
Lausanne's Swiss restaurants cater for visitors and residents alike. Find out about some of the most enticing dining options Lausanne has to offer.

Le Chalet Suisse

The essence of Swissness condensed into a restaurant that will impress friends or business partners from abroad. Located in the forest of Sauvabelin, a short metro stop from the city centre and situated nextdoor to the prestigious Hermitage Foundation Museum.

Route du Signal 40
1018 Lausanne
021 312 23 12


La Bavaria

A brasserie offering good decent food that will leave you pleasantly satisfied. It claims to be the oldest bar in the city, has an amazing selection of beers to choose from and its own beer cocktail with syrup.
Always packed. Book ahead.

Rue Petit-Chêne 10
1003 Lausanne


Posh Nosh

Le Pur attracts the cool crowd to their terrace – for a drink or a Mediterranean-inspired meal. Known for their reasonably priced ‘eat-as-much-as-you-like' Sunday brunches, it's worth checking out.

Rue du Port-Franc 17
1003 Lausanne
021 311 99 33



A hipster wine bar/restaurant serving up beautifully presented dishes, with a dedicated section on the menu for vegetarians.
Reservations recommended.

Place de l'Europe 9
1003 Lausanne
021 320 13 13


Café Romand

A busy, old-fashioned brasserie in St-Francois. Specialities include croute – essentially an alcoholic cheese on toast with an assortment of accompaniments, varieties of rösti, and sausisson vaudois, a typical dish from the area. Busy during lunches – best book in advance.

Place Saint-François 2
1003 Lausanne
021 312 63 75


Anne Sophie Pic

For the ultimate decadent gourmand, this 3 Michelin star restaurant is an experience of the senses.
Set on the terrace of the exclusive Beau-Rivage Palace hotel with a direct view to the lake, the taster menu will delight your taste buds and keep you gasping in awe plate after plate. Booking ahead is a must.

Beau-Rivage Palace
Place du Port 17-19
1000 Lausanne 6
021 613 33 39



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Author: Rashida Rahim

Rashida Rahim is a true Brit with Bengali-Italian roots, based in Lausanne. By day she works in the field of Training & Development and in her free time likes to travel, bake and try as many hair raising sports as possible.

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