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“SUNSHINE IN DECEMBER”

Restaurant Le Mirabeau
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Sat, 5/18
20:00
Ranked #17 of 874 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £35 - £87
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, Swiss
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The specialties of our cuisine: the Chateaubriand, that you simply must try, or even the Bouillabaisse or whole sole and the latest creations: A diverse, seasonal kitchen inspired by the colorful market stalls, is served in accordance with the tradition of quality hospitality.
Reviewed 28 December 2018

The Mirabeau is located about 300 yards uphill from Lausanne's railway station. You require indecent luck to find a parking space within a radius of 100 yards, so a strong pair of legs is required to deal with the gradient from wherever you have been able to leave your vehicle.

We were a party of 14 people meeting up for our association's Christmas lunch and the banqueting manager thoughtfully put us in the veranda, which seated us all in secluded comfort. The main dining room is elegant but was on that day both dark and crowded whilst we enjoyed what was almost the only sunny day of December.

Although we had ordered champagne to greet us on arrival, the fiorts bottle took some time to apprear and came alone. By this time we were all present, so drinks were delayed until a second bottle had been delivered and emptied.

Surprisingly, we we able to order à la carte from a two-page selection of dishes, page one dealing with starters and mains and page 2 dedicated entirely to desserts.

Starters included a generous prawn cocktail, something which has become a rarity since its heyday of the 1960s.
Mains featured fish (sea bass, turbot or perch fillets), a very generous rack of lamb, chicken, diced veal Zurich-style but, surprisingly, no beef. All dishes were served simultaneously by friendly and efficient waiting staff, with occasional added help from the maitre d'. Desserts were either chocolate, iced parfait, or fresh fruit salad, all ,of which resulted in smiles of appreciation.

The house champagne was excellent, as were the white and red wines chosen from an extensive list.

Dining at Le Mirabeau requires determination on account of the difficult access but the guest is rewarded by food of excellent quality, well presented and served.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank COLIN M
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Mirabeau-Lausanne, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Mirabeau, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2018

Dear Colin M,
I would like to thank you for your great comments regarding the friendliness of the service and the quality of the food.
We are well aware that sometines it is difficult to find a parking space nearby the restaurant.
We wish you a happy new year 2019, health and joy.
Kind regards
Joris Barbotin
GM

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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Dinner with friends. Atmosphere is very nice, food was good but for the price, expected more.
The restaurant was crowded with only 3
waitstaff. From order to delivery it took an hour for our meals to arrive. No one returned to see if we needed anything, or if everything was ok. Had to wave someone down for dessert menus, 30 minutes later had to go up to a waiter to ask them to come take our dessert order. Dessert arrived quickly, my espresso took a while.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank marinal781
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Mirabeau-Lausanne, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Mirabeau, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Madam,
I thank you for your email.
We did have a very difficult service on Saturday night with an incredible number of fish and meat cuttings that slowed down the service considerably. Please accept our apologies for this disappointment.
The Mirabeau is a popular address in Lausanne and this very specific day was a mistake that can unfortunately happen in hospitality business.
Yours truly.
Joris Barbotin
GM

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

I had dinner at the Restaurant Le Mirabeau when visiting Lausanne this past summer. The restaurant is small and charming - a wonderful staff to help you with food and wine selections. I had a marvelous dinner of the Dory (fish), with marvelous vegetables, and a wonderful wine to accompany the dinner. The wait-staff takes very good care of the patrons.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank muzique1960
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Mirabeau-Lausanne, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Mirabeau, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear muzique1960,
I would like to thank you for your great comments regarding our restaurant. I will pass on to the team your fantastic remarks.
We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future while travelling to Lausanne.
Kind regards
Joris Barbotin
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Super nice place, with great atmosphere.

The lamb was perfect, as well as the french fries and the entrecôte.

Desserts were also amazing!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 454federicon
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Mirabeau-Lausanne, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Mirabeau, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hello,
I would like to thank you for your great review and comments regarding our restaurant.
We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Kind regards
Joris Barbotin
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Restaurant has good menu, well diversified and the quality is very good. Service is great and staff are again friendly and helpful

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Rodolph D
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Mirabeau-Lausanne, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Mirabeau, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello,
I would like to thank you for your great comments regarding our restaurant.
We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Kind regards
Joris Barbotin
GM

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