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The Great Escape

rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 31 94
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (14 reviews)
“wings” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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11 - 20 of 253 reviews

Reviewed 14 December 2016

It's great because it has all sport events you wish on tv, but gets extremely crowded especially in summer, so if you're claustrophobic, it isn't a good idea, but if you want to drink and watch sport, it's perfect !

Thank Julien B
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My favorite pub in Lausanne! Beer is always cold, the ambiance is super nice. I've tried burger and salads and I was never disappointed, I love their burger. A place to go with friends, as a couple, to meet new people... Full of expats. I...More

Thank Julia A
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Food quality mediocre, bland chicken wings comparable to microwave food. We were served a burger with what seemed to be off mayonnaise. Complained as the burger was uneaten, and we were offered a coke in return!! Beer was good.....

Thank mmck88
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very nice atmosphere, it is a bar-eataswell-watchsoccer place, good food, cold beer, interesting people and a nice terrace outside overlooking the fountain. I will go back for sure when in Lausanne again

Thank RoulaAsdfc
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went there after the Color Run had beers and wings in the sun on the terrasse, the service was friendly, I'm sure we are going to make this a tradition

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is right in the center. Very cozy atmosphere inside, but especially outside in the summer. The prices are very doable. They also have happy hour (half hour)

Thank Fleur_zonneveld
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Great Escape mostly serves really good hamburgers with various toppings and beer. It's got a pub atmosphere with classic rock (think Beatles). There is a lot of seating outside. You place your order at the bar, and you're given a beeper that goes off...More

Thank Lin0515
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great food, amazing location!One of the best burgers I have had and reasonable prices! I loved the atmosphere of this place and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The square up front was the ideal place for drinks and meeting people. Absolutely recommended

Thank NataliePierce87
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Good beer offering, beautiful view of Lausanne, friendly guests and staff, good atmosphere: is there anything else you can wish?

Thank Ramiz I
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The first impression when I got there with my family was bad, it was at 9.30 pm, the tables outside was below standard and the inside was full. We thought about leaving but we went inside and luckily we had a table for four. Beer...More

1  Thank Shaheer F
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Emerson and Jud... R
Do they have Veggie Burgers
3 April 2015|
Response from jonnym_ch | Property representative |
Hi Emerson, they don't have veggie burgers as far as i know but they do have a nice salade de chèvre chaud :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 17
American, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
13:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 31 94
  • E-mail