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Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, European, Swiss, Scandinavian
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rue Pierre- Viret 6, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 323 53 90
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18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Thu 18:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Swedish traditional dishes! If you are also looking for Brasserie style dishes, you found your spot! Salads are delicious, as well as their coquelet. Very cute terrasse in summer, and they also have an amazing "Table d'hotes" for big groups, one of the nicest atmosphere in Lausanne.

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Thank Camille A
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Hard to park around, go metro. Food is good as well as service. Too expensive for what you get. Pastry is creatively approached, rest is as classic as you can be.

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Thank Sermytrip
Concord, NC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We decided to eat here after the good reviews we found on Trip Advisor. The service started out wonderful. The server was friendly and she recommended some great local wines. We then had another person who was either the owner or the manager take our order. He recommended the salmon which we ordered, but we specified at least two times... More 

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Thank bandit13
Rome
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Dinner time visit We took metro from lake front to cathedral then just below it on the road is this lovely restaurant. The service was first class and it was one of the best meals we have had in a long time We sat outside and enjoyed the sun and the food The one downside is it is close to... More 

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Thank TCinci2015
Gary A, Responsable relations publiques at Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy to hear that you had one of the best meals you had since a long time. Thantkyou for having shared your experience @ the Vieux-Lo and we really hope you had a nice stay in Lausanne. Looking forward to welcome you soon. Kind regards. Gary Ahlgren More 

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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great food in a beautiful medieval setting. Maybe there once was a view, but not from the outside dining are at least (we didn't go inside). Very pleasant young staff that made up for some inexperience with energy and personability. Almost all of the food was extraordinary quality. Minor quibbles - people were smoking on the patio which was mildly... More 

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Thank Charlie P
Gary A, Responsable relations publiques at Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf, responded to this review

Dear Charlie, Thank you. We are really happy to read your comment and we hope to welcome you soon @ The Vieux-Lo. Kind regards. Gary Ahlgren More 

Hong Kong, China
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130 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Noticed this place on my way to and from the cathedral but never thought of going in for meals (somehow no one recommended it to me). Then on Friday night, while having difficulty getting a table elsewhere, our large group ended up here. It was certainly an enjoyable evening. The service was great; the food was of nice quality and... More 

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Thank PH15
Gary A, Responsable relations publiques at Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment. Hope to welcome you soon. Kind regards. Gary Ahlgren More 

Washington DC Metro Area
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Lots of choices on the menu. many beef or veal or lamb dishes. The Swedish Chef prepares salmon tartare and gravlax and a few other dishes. The dinner size green salad was quite large, enough to share. The ravioli dish was very unique and tasty. The selection of fruit sorbet were rich with fruit. And the chocolate mousse was very... More 

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Thank BeltwayRider
Gary A, Responsable relations publiques at Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment and for having taking the time to share your experience. We are happy to read you and to know that you had a great night @ the Vieux-Lausanne. Hope to welcome you soon. Kind regards Gary Ahlgren More 

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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The food was good but far from amazing. We ordered the beef tartare and rack of lamb with potato gratin and vegetables. Service was okay but our waiter was not very personable and nothing worth mentioning. For the amount of money spent on our dinner we could have had an amazing out of this world meal but it was just... More 

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Thank Mdoanvu
Gary A, Responsable relations publiques at Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment that we take very seriously in consideration. I hope you haven't forgot the restaurant as you said in your comment. I feel sorry if you found the meal just okay, next time explain it to our waiter and we will change it, or suggest something different. Communciate directly with the service is better... More 

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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, waiters are friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. I ordered the 'tartellete' and it was wonderful! Worth it!!

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Thank CinthiaV
Gary A, Responsable relations publiques at Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your comment. Hope to welcome you soon @ the Vieux-Lausanne. Kind regards. Gary Ahlgren More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We went as a group of 6. My wife's daughter recommended this restaurant and she really hit the bulls eye. Great ambience, find menu card with a great selection of plates, ranging from fish to meat to pasta. The bread served with the food was excellent. We ate a number of different plates: angus beef, tournados, sea food. Very friendly,... More 

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Thank Philip P
Gary A, Responsable relations publiques at Restaurant du Vieux-Lausanne et Bar Giraf, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We happy to read your comment and to know that you loved our restaurant, the ambience, the menu and the service. We really hope to welcome you and your family soon. Kind regards. Gary Ahlgren More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$49
Cuisine
French, European, Swiss, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Saturday
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Pierre- Viret 6, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 323 53 90

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