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L'Esplanade

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Swiss, European, Central European
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avenue du Chene 42, Aubonne 1170, Switzerland
+41 21 808 03 03
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 08:30 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We try to eat at least once a week at L'Esplanade as we love the food and the view. The staff are so courteous and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. There is an excellent choice of wines and champagnes. I celebrated my 60th birthday there in September and had a wonderful time. I love how light and airy... More 

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Visited for lunch on a sunday. The restaurant is light and airy with a huge panoramic window. Staff were polite and friendly and happy to talk through details on the menu. The food was good quality, very tasty and a good variety on the menu.

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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I expected average food and uninventive menu. The quality of the food was nice, but it was quite "old fashion" style. The decor is outdated.

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Thank TAMousse
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This restaurant offers an incredible view of the Lake and the vineyards that surrounds the beautiful medieval town of Aubonne. We visited the place on a Saturday. The food was pretty good, except perhaps for the fish which a bit dry. The deserts alone were definitely worth the drive. All in all, this place has a lot of potential to... More 

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Thank Mailin80
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We have eaten here on numerous occasions as our daughter resides in Aubonne. The views are spectacular overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps. Try and reserve a window seat. Food is good especially the small Perch from the lake. However the wine list lets this place down. Mainly Swiss wines, but not good ones. Reasonable service.we keep returning despite the... More 

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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

Food is mediocre, but price wise is a rip off, menu at chf62, took just meat from the menu, they charged for it chf55, means the starter and desert would cost only chf7. When owner was confronted he said he served bigger size of meat and not a joke size, meaning if you take menu the meat is joke size.... More 

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Switzerland
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Good service, great view, horrible and expensive food. Went with a friend and what a disappointment. I should trusted other reviews before going. CHF 70 per person wasted. Not recommended.

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Saint Sulpice, Switzerland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I've been going to L'Esplanade for years and I have always found the experience delighting. Good food, excellent service and the view....there is no words to describe it. My husband and I went back last week and what a disappointment. The restaurant changed owners and the quality has gone down the drain: - the service is mediocre. The servers were... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Excellent View of the lac leman but very disappointed with the food. Filets de perche seemed to be cooked in reused oil and came out dry and almost barbecued. The chef's choice of a vegetarian plate was nothing but an uncreative stack of veggies which made me feel that I was on a strict medical diet. Who serves fries with... More 

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Porto-Vecchio, France
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Uneven quality of cooking. Some delicious starters. Excellent filet de fera. Fresh perch filets directly from the lake, but unfortunately not well cooked and dry. delicious chestnut dessert but awfull pear tarte tatin, cold and soggy. Good choice of wine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: avenue du Chene 42, Aubonne 1170, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Aubonne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 808 03 03

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