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Pinte Besson

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Swiss, European, Central European
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rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 59 69
09:30 - 00:00
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Amman, Jordan
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pinte Besson is a nice little restaurant (where reservation is warmly encouraged), offering swiss fondue only at the ground floor and not upstairs (you might want to specify if you want a fondue while booking a table). The service was excellent - If I had a restaurant I would immediately employ the two lovely waiter and waitress we had !!!... More 

Thank Sebastien G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere and service is very frienldy. We tried several kind of fondues, all were good and well made. I wouldn't recommand for big groups though because the inside is very tight

Thank Alban P
Bucharest, Romania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Food was really tasty. The lamb (owen made) is excellent. The beef as good as well. For fondue is recomanded to have prior reservation.

1 Thank TudorDimi
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to have a typical fondue here is the place to go. However, be aware that: - the cost for a dinner is very expensive - The place is very characteristic but not really confortable seats - There is a strong smell of cheese (which somehow expected) So 3 is a combination of typical place for a fondue... More 

Thank Vincenzo S
Paris, France
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I was invited for lunch to this restaurant. It is supposedly the oldest restaurant in Lausanne. It feels like an old cellar which I likred. The food is typical bistro fare fondues, stews steack etc. The food was good, by no means wow! The service was so so. We had to ask for the bill four times

Thank kamran f
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Definitely best Fondue taste and experience in the area. The platters are excellent as well. But the selling point of this resto is the history and overall ambiance that comes with the dining experience

Thank Mikey G
Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of the best place in lausanne to have authentic swiss fondue. The decoration is cool and it seems to be popular among local old people. This is also one of the few restaurant in lausanne where you can order fondue for just one person ( generally you need ( or pay for ) min 2 person to... More 

Thank 1sandip
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Love love love this place. We had the half half fondue which is just bread in an insanely rich sauce, got all the trimmings (onions, cornichons, best potatoes you'll ever eat). It is amazing, historic, a nice mix of tourists and locals, easily accessible on the number 2 bus. Highly recommend.

Thank CateSydney
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I think we just caught them on a busy night - it was a Friday night and the "La nuit des Musée" festival was going on. We came here for dinner and had no problem getting a table which was great / lucky so they weren't too busy for us. However, we did not have such luck with the food... More 

Thank spikevball
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My family and i had dinner at Pinte Besson tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent and the cost reasonable. The atmosphere was welcoming and the staff were excellent. The kids enjoyed the food, particularly the Fondue and Rosti. I would highly recommend.

Thank Peter G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Swiss, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de l' Ale 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 59 69

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