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The Great Escape

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 31 94
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Today
10:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 13:30 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 recommend to many people and always get good feedback.

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Thank Julia A
Lyon, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.....

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Thank mmck88
Athens, Greece
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank RoulaAsdfc
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Jonathan C
Delft, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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)

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Thank Fleur_zonneveld
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 when it's ready. The meals are served on metal trays; you'll be charged a 2... More 

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Thank Lin0515
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank NataliePierce87
Rapperswil
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Ramiz I
Cairo
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 and wine was good but the burger was excellent. Tasty , cooked perfectly, bun great... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Oi tripadviser, Love this cosy sports bar. The staff is friendly, the burger are good and the little square in front of it cute. One of my favorite place in lausanne

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Thank Raphaël P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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

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