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Cafe du Grutli

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Swiss, European, French
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rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 94 93
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09:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Geneva, Switzerland
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went to the room upstairs which is IMHO somewhat nicer than the one downstairs. Both service and food were good. Price OK considering the location.

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Brooklyn, New York
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160 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was packed. We arrived late but fortunately were able to be seated. Make a reservation and don't be late. We came for the fondue and boy was it tasty. We started with the charcuterie with cheese, then the fondue (came with bread and a bag of small potatoes) and finished with profiteroles. Beer. Yummy! Lots of locals. Place... More 

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Thank xfooey
Hong Kong, China
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532 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locals told me that this is THE place of choice for a Cheese Fondue. We came here in a group and enjoyed thoroughly! Even people who chose something else enjoyed their meals. Very nice evening. Just be aware that your clothes will smell of cheese for a few days

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Thank kangelini
Lausanne, Switzerland
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great fondu and other traditional dishes looked nice as well. Service was friendly and efficient. And I agree with them for turning away people that are late for a reservation....it's a business and they are losing business when their tables are empty. My only drawback was that it's very loud inside so hard to carry on a conversation... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say as I didn't taste it at all. I booked for 8h30. It took me a bit longer to find a parking place so I arrived at 8h45. The owner says to me he gave my table away because of the delay and precised people have to call if they are not on time. Well, if I... More 

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Brisbane
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews we set off without a reservation. the host was a little hesitant but as we were early diners and not looking for a late night he welcomed us. After that small hesitancy the night just got better and better. We simply told the owner that we were new to Fondue so we would be happy for... More 

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Paris, France
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Amazing local food in a warm atmopsphere. Suacise de chou vaudois emiçncée de veau with rosti great salads great wine cant go wrong

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Thank kamran f
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Found this lovely Cafe by accident when we were walking around in Lausanne. We wanted to eat local specialties and had cheese fondues with local wine at this Cafe. The food was delicious, and so was the service. The atmosphere can be described as quaint and reminiscent of a small French restaurant. We loved it.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been a regular since I was a kid (I don't tell you what year that was!). This is a must in Lausanne: old wooden walls, 19th-century bistrot ambiance, and 90% of it is genuine. Traditional, no-nonsense brasserie food: check out the Schnitzel, fondue and roasted sausage. But above all you'll be conquered by Willi's and Heike's warm welcome.

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USA
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582 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meat fondue here as a group. Salad was delicious also. We ate upstairs which was quite nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss, European, French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 94 93

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?