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Cafe du Grutli

$$ - $$$
Swiss, European
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rue Mercerie 4, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 94 93
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A nice cosy restaurant near the Cathedral ... tasty cheese fondu ... polite and friendly staff ... would recommend it ...

Thank Zahra M
Geneva, Switzerland
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

went to the room upstairs which is IMHO somewhat nicer than the one downstairs. Both service and food were good. Price OK considering the location.

Thank G C
Brooklyn, New York
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212 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The place was packed. We arrived late but fortunately were able to be seated. Make a reservation and don't be late. We came for the fondue and boy was it tasty. We started with the charcuterie with cheese, then the fondue (came with bread and a bag of small potatoes) and finished with profiteroles. Beer. Yummy! Lots of locals. Place... More 

Thank xfooey
Hong Kong, China
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596 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
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 for a few days

Thank kangelini
Lausanne, Switzerland
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147 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 only drawback was that it's very loud inside so hard to carry on a conversation... More 

Thank LausanneWanderer
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 and precised people have to call if they are not on time. Well, if I... More 

1 Thank Eliannia89
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 told the owner that we were new to Fondue so we would be happy for... More 

Thank Tonyh83
Paris, France
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 and reminiscent of a small French restaurant. We loved it.

1 Thank Svein-Ole
Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 and roasted sausage. But above all you'll be conquered by Willi's and Heike's warm welcome.

1 Thank Philzangger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European
Breakfast, 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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?