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route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
+41 21 320 50 07
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Showing 33: English reviews
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple refers to the menu which is not too extensive, fast refers to the service who does not miss a beat and is very responsive to the customers needs, and delicious refers to the items on the menu. We were 13 individuals and we must have sampled most everything on the menu - everybody was enthusiastic about the starter, the... More 

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Thank Matthias S
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with friends with expectations of fun but not necessarily good food. Well we definitely had fun as it's with music (so not a quite romantic place ) and dancing but the food was surprisingly good. I had the special which was sea bass baked with local vegetables and it was cooked to perfection moist and succulent. My... More 

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Thank sweetalk
Lausanne, Switzerland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, This restaurant is amazing. The food is great, innovative and tasty. The brunches are great and very affordable in comparison with other places in Lausanne. Very simple, go there and enjoy the ride!

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Thank Max S
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just had a Sunday brunch in the restaurant and I can't say enough on how disappointed I am. I used to be a regular and absolutely loved the service and the food, but it seems L'esquisse has made a turn to the dark side. The service is light years of what it used to be. They keep changing their... More 

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Thank Hingrid U
switzerland
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were a group of 21 persons lunching at L'Esquisse. Our head waiter Lionel was overly attentive, and very accommodating. The food was as always very delicious and the service was very quick. BRAVO L'Esquisse!

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Thank sabdan
Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

went with another couple on a saturday late morning to have a quick coffee before going to Museum next door. Some tables were already laid for lunch, others not. Coffee was refused by maitre'd/owner after having been prepared already by staff - "no, if you don't eat". Not even a quick Espresso. Unfriendly and sad.

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Thank ChristianStr2017
Lausanne, Switzerland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I have been there quite a few time and for many occasions. Great food, attention to detail on the plate, extremely good product quality, in a wonderful location. And the best brunch in Lausanne for sure. Go there!

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Thank Max S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Sunday for brunch. Had asked for a quiet table, which is hard to get, as the place seems to be a magnet for young parents with toddlers. Yet, was impressed with the low level of noise and the positively energizing atmosphere (everybody looking forward to great food) despite the place being packed with people, young and not so much. Impressingly,... More 

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Thank RestAndEat
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had a dinner there. The restaurant is very well located, dishes are tasty and well presented. The personnel is kind and fast. Highly recommended for relaxing and romantic dinners.

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Thank Francesca S
Fayence, France
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167 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We visited the exhibit at the Hermitage. Before we began the visit we nipped in and booked a table in the garden. The foie gras was very well prepared and the tuna tartare was excellent. We had a carafe of house white and it was crisp and full of fruit. The restaurant is in a lovely setting. The staff is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$67
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 320 50 07

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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?