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The Great Escape

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , European
rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 31 94
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good53%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (32 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, European, Pub
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rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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11 - 20 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This pub has everything. Nice beers, nice food, happy hour after 22.00 ( only 4 Franks the big one ), screens for watching football. The stuff that is working there is excellent. Many thanks for the wonderful night and the snaps :)) Au revoir !!!

Thank Ορφέας Γ
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Cool bar in a very nice location. Went there on Thursday evening, was still warm enough to stay outside. It was really busy but still got quickly my drink at the bar.

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Can say that I felt uncomfortable having that beer there. Music so bad and loud. Hopefully was not the permanent DJ.

Thank Jari A
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a great place for expats and locals alike to enjoy a beer, some food, sport or just to catchup through the day with a coffee. The burgers, priced around 14 CHF with chips are great tasting and good value for Lausanne. The pints...More

Thank Bryanajones
Reviewed 13 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 11 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
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Questions & Answers
26 May 2017|
Response from Ballyhar |
My error, it's on Saturday. I'll be in Nancy...
Emerson and Jud... R
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
US$ 11 - US$ 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
1:30 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
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