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Cafe du Grutli

££ - £££, European
rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 94 93
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cheese fondue” (16 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:30All hours
Swiss, European
££ - £££
rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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11 - 20 of 84 reviews

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 5 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
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Amazing local food in a warm atmopsphere. Suacise de chou vaudois emiçncée de veau with rosti great salads great wine cant go wrong

Thank kamran f
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Found this lovely Cafe by accident when we were walking around in Lausanne. We wanted to eat local specialties and had cheese fondues with local wine at this Cafe. The food was delicious, and so was the service. The atmosphere can be described as quaint...More

1  Thank Svein-Ole
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been a regular since I was a kid (I don't tell you what year that was!). This is a must in Lausanne: old wooden walls, 19th-century bistrot ambiance, and 90% of it is genuine. Traditional, no-nonsense brasserie food: check out the Schnitzel, fondue...More

1  Thank Philzangger
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meat fondue here as a group. Salad was delicious also. We ate upstairs which was quite nice.

Thank One2travelUsa
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Sat outside on a warm sunny evening. Fantastic choice on a large and varied menu. Food was very good and service was very friendly and efficient.

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Cute little place on a side street not far from our hotel. We sat outside and had a lovely meal. I asked our waiter for a recommendation and he suggested the beef stroganoff and my hubby got the wiener schnitzel. Their version of stroganoff was...More

Thank Michele G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 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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