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route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
+41 21 320 50 07
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“foie gras” (3 reviews)
All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Simple refers to the menu which is not too extensive, fast refers to the service who does not miss a beat and is very responsive to the customers needs, and delicious refers to the items on the menu. We were 13 individuals and we must...More

Thank Matthias S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with friends with expectations of fun but not necessarily good food. Well we definitely had fun as it's with music (so not a quite romantic place ) and dancing but the food was surprisingly good. I had the special which was sea...More

Thank sweetalk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, This restaurant is amazing. The food is great, innovative and tasty. The brunches are great and very affordable in comparison with other places in Lausanne. Very simple, go there and enjoy the ride!

Thank Max S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just had a Sunday brunch in the restaurant and I can't say enough on how disappointed I am. I used to be a regular and absolutely loved the service and the food, but it seems L'esquisse has made a turn to the dark side....More

Thank Hingrid U
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were a group of 21 persons lunching at L'Esquisse. Our head waiter Lionel was overly attentive, and very accommodating. The food was as always very delicious and the service was very quick. BRAVO L'Esquisse!

Thank sabdan
Reviewed 14 April 2017

went with another couple on a saturday late morning to have a quick coffee before going to Museum next door. Some tables were already laid for lunch, others not. Coffee was refused by maitre'd/owner after having been prepared already by staff - "no, if you...More

Thank ChristianStr2017
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I have been there quite a few time and for many occasions. Great food, attention to detail on the plate, extremely good product quality, in a wonderful location. And the best brunch in Lausanne for sure. Go there!

Thank Max S
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Sunday for brunch. Had asked for a quiet table, which is hard to get, as the place seems to be a magnet for young parents with toddlers. Yet, was impressed with the low level of noise and the positively energizing atmosphere (everybody looking forward to...More

Thank RestAndEat
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had a dinner there. The restaurant is very well located, dishes are tasty and well presented. The personnel is kind and fast. Highly recommended for relaxing and romantic dinners.

Thank Francesca S
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We visited the exhibit at the Hermitage. Before we began the visit we nipped in and booked a table in the garden. The foie gras was very well prepared and the tuna tartare was excellent. We had a carafe of house white and it was...More

Thank Whitebeard83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$67
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 320 50 07
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