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“Good food but be careful with waitress behavior”

Ganter Brauereiausschank
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Lausanne, Switzerland
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good food but be careful with waitress behavior”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The food was really good, so was the location and general atmosphere of this place facing the cathedral. We very much enjoyed our time. When we asked for the bill, the waitress (whose full name and surname were on the bill...) asked if we wanted to add a tip. We declined thinking if want to we can always leave change,like we do back home.. She informed us that service is not included... We thought her behavior was rude. We live in Switzerland and tips are not mandatory, only if you are pleased with the service. Waiters do not rely on tips for their base income and it is bad manners to ask a client for it. I had heard that it is the same in Germany, which an internet search confirmed. I think it is a pity some waiters butcher hospitality and rules of service for a few extra euros. I read about similar misguidance with the service gratuity in Berlin, happening to foreigners. A nice place like this restaurant should have more professional waiters.

  • Visited July 2014
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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122 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good kitchen; strange service”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

"Essen ?"... "Trinken ?" ..... strange waitresses; do they have a German language problem ? Ordering sirloin steak; nobody asked how we wanted them cooked ? Luckily, the kitchen can read minds and a perfect medium-rare steak came. So 10 points for the kitchen; 3 for the service personnel.

  • Visited March 2014
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Paris, France
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very good typical Schwarzwald specialties”
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Very nice brewery/restaurant ideally located in the center of Freiburg near the cathedral. It serves excellent Schwarzwald specialties with large portions at a very reasonable price. Service is also great. I recommend this restaurant when visiting the city!

Visited January 2014
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Ashdod
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142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent value for your money”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

No pretense. Simple and tasty typical German food that is served in abundance. The service is prompt and professional. The red wine is excellent. A whole meal for two people plus a generous glass of red wine and two large beers came to 60 euros service included. We really had our fill.

  • Visited September 2013
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260 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food at reasonable prices”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

In the shadow of the cathedral, you could expect a bit of the 'St Marks Square' syndrome for such restaurants, particularly as when we approached the service staff were traditionally dressed. Luckily for us they had an English menu (albeit with an American flag on it!!) Schnitzel jumped out at us, and the price was reasonable, so three of us had it, my wife had ravioli, all accompanied by a large beer each. It was very filling for a lunch, so no room for dessert. Good prices, excellent quality food, excellent service, and all on a beautiful sunny day, with the cathedral towering above us.......magic!!

Visited August 2013
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