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Cafe Beau-Rivage

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$$$$
French, European, Swiss
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place du Port 17-19, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 613 33 33
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Valencian Country, Spain
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extensive menu with fine food Starters are not very big, however the main course I ordered could have been enough as a single course... Excellent desserts, recommending the chocolate mousse for the chocolate lovers... Attentive and friendly service. Pricey compared to other restaurants. Paying a premium for the location and being part of the Hotel Beau Rivage.... In summer time,... More 

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Thank Business_Runner
Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a beautiful brasserie with a wide selection on the menu. Whether you are having breakfast, lunch or dinner, you are assured of the highest quality in food and amazing service!

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Thank benbatouta
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Best customer service, great english speaking waiters (bonus for us). Food was spectacular. The complementary bread was to die for. Cocktail list was great. But the best part, was the view we got on the way to and from. Amazing!

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Thank Leonie Y
Almelo, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is part of the great Hotel Beau Rivage. The location is superb just meters away from the Lac Leman. It offers a great selection of Swiss wines and excellent fish and meat dishes. I started with the Carpaccio follows with the Swiis veal. Great choice, however quite expensive for non Swiss Guests. Definitely a good choice when you... More 

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Thank Marcenlinda2015
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had family dinner at this restaurant , it's a beautiful place with a great terrace but the food and the service are terrible ! There is no word to describe the arrogance of the Maître D and his incompetence ! We waited more than 20 minutes before they came to the table to acknowledge our presence , just unbelievable... More 

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Thank Caroline E
Sandoz-Hotels, Manager at Cafe Beau-Rivage, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. I am sorry to read that the service and food at the Café Beau-Rivage did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that our priority is our guests’ satisfaction and that your points have been seriously discussed with the managers to avoid future happenings. We continually strive to exceed our customer's expectations and very... More 

Plymouth, Michigan
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144 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Cafe Beau-Rivage offers a delightfully varied menu with an extensive wine list. I'd highly recommend the perch dinner as it was lightly seasoned, flavorable, and tasty. Dessert trolley had no less than 10 selections from fruit tarts to chocolate treats. While the food was delicious, the service was less than desirable. The waiter was no where to be found once... More 

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Sandoz-Hotels, Manager at Cafe Beau-Rivage, responded to this review

Dear Peg L, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Please be assured that our priority is our guests’ satisfaction and that your points about the service have been seriously discussed with the managers to avoid future happenings. We continually strive to exceed our customer's expectations and very much appreciate feedback such as yours, which plays an essential part in helping... More 

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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is situated in the beautiful Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne Ouchy and I was delighted to have lunch there. The food was exceptional - I had the beef tartare and it was seasoned and cut to perfection! Definitely a hit. What was a complete miss was the service - our toast came once we were all but done... More 

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Thank Julia W
Switzerland
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have not been to this restaurant for years and was pleased to note the continuing high standard of service and great food. Dishes to note are the foie gras with black cherries and the rack of lamb. The dessert trolley has a wide range of amazing choices and very generous portions. The wine list has a good section of... More 

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Thank Umkong
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The setting and the tables was amazing, however the food quality was terrible, definitely not up to the standard especially not for the price of the meals. Very disappointing and greasy food.

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London
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I like this restaurant - do not be fooled by the word cafe - good varied menu at a reasonable price for Switzerland. We had the fois gras and tuna spring roll for starters and both had the escalope of veal for main. All very good. We shared a chocolate mousse which was absolutely delicious. Good local wine list. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$71
Cuisine
French, European, Swiss
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place du Port 17-19, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 613 33 33

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