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Cafe du Grutli

) #130 of 590 Restaurants in Lausanne $$ - $$$ , European
rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 94 93
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“cheese fondue” (15 reviews)
“veau” (3 reviews)
“bone marrow” (2 reviews)
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Swiss, European
$$ - $$$
rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hidden amongst the cobbled backstreets not far from the old town in Lausanne is this small restaurant delivering delicious food. On a hot Friday night the decking out front was busy so we ate at a table inside near a big open widow. Very friendly...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We arrived at Cafe du Grutli after a long travel day from Geneva to Chateau de Chillon and back to Lausanne again. We wanted some fondu and didn't want to travel far from our hotel. We stumbled upon this corner restaurant and was pleasantly surprised....More

Thank James N
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Situated on a very steep cobblestone road in a very old building, down the "stairs from hell" at the base of the cathedral, the location is awesome. We arrived around 20:00 on a Saturday night and fortunately there were plenty of tables. We ordered the...More

Thank clp57
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A nice cosy restaurant near the Cathedral ... tasty cheese fondu ... polite and friendly staff ... would recommend it ...

Thank Zahra M
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

Thank G C
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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...More

Thank xfooey
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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...More

Thank kangelini
Reviewed 11 November 2016 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...More

Thank LausanneWanderer
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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...More

1  Thank Eliannia89
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...More

Thank Tonyh83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Swiss, European
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
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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