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Cafe Beau-Rivage

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place du Port 17-19, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 613 33 33
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Paris, France
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115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a Sunday evening. The service was so-so which you just don't expect at this place. The waiter brought us someone else's dinner. We had a special request for a side dish that was served in the bar, the answer was no. All that said, our meal was excellent and I will enjoy returning.

Thank MyNixie
Lausanne, Switzerland
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we reserved the table in advance, plus we called to confirm our arrival 10 minutes earlier, the staffs had difficult time to find the reserve table for us. The service was super slow and neglected. The restaurant was not full and there were at least four staffs, but they were badly organized. I ordered entrecôte, asking for rare,... More 

Thank Suradech S
Sandoz-Hotels, Manager at Cafe Beau-Rivage, responded to this review

Dear Suradech S, Thank you for your valuable feedback about your last experience at the Café Beau-Rivage. Please be assured that our priority is our guests’ satisfaction and that your points have been seriously discussed with the managers to avoid future happenings. We continually strive to exceed our customer's expectations and very much appreciate feedback such as yours, which plays... More 

Heidelberg, Germany
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Often there dinner. A wide variety of dishes, desserts. All very tasty, large portions. Vegetarian menu. And always friendly service. Beautiful terrace.

Thank Ishodvinoe
Boston, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family loves this restaurant in Lausanne. Every dish we had over 2 nights was delicious. Onion soup, cauliflower velotte, beef cheeks with truffle potato espuma (insanely good) and potato gnocchi with sweet potato curry espuma - all divine!

Thank mbdonley
Pune, India
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had two meals there; both were excellent - wide choice on the menu; the service impeccable as we found all over this property

Thank RF2303
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere is always present, service is good and good is always of good quality. Great place for family and friends in a magnificent hotel.

Thank Marco M
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177 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice and adventurous menu: not only the usuals. Very considerate yet warm staff. Will be back for sure.

Thank SwizerlandRoisindubh
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We reserved for lunch today for 4 persons at 13:30 and upon arrival we were told to wait for 30 minutes because they didn't have a free table!!! Totally unacceptable for such a "class" establishment!!! If you don't have free tables don't take reservations and don't spoil people's weekends!!! I refuse to visit this place again!!!

Thank George S
Grenchen, Switzerland
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Ive been going here for years now to enjoy a special shellfish evening with an old friend. The food and the service are impeccable, and the ambiance is elegant yet cozy.

Thank Argo5
Valencian Country, Spain
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Extensive menu with fine food Starters are not very big, however the main course I ordered could have been enough as a single course... Excellent desserts, recommending the chocolate mousse for the chocolate lovers... Attentive and friendly service. Pricey compared to other restaurants. Paying a premium for the location and being part of the Hotel Beau Rivage.... In summer time,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 44 - US$ 71
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place du Port 17-19, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 613 33 33

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?