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The Great Escape

) #34 of 578 Restaurants in Lausanne $$ - $$$, American, Bar, European
rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 31 94
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (14 reviews)
“wings” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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Reviews (253)
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61 - 70 of 253 reviews

Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

We visited this place with a couple of friends a while ago. In summer they have a nice terrace where it's always busy. The burgers are very good and the atmosphere is great, a great escape!

Thank MrX2691
Reviewed 26 September 2014

This bar is the best option in town...good selection of beers (with a crazy happy hour)...amazing burguers...nice environment

1  Thank ingepapo
Reviewed 23 September 2014

This restaurant is famous in London for delicious self made burgers. (Tip from a local citizen) Chips were excellent, meat was medium cooked, just perfect. (see picture) A bit noisy, due to TV and background music, but conversation is still possible. This restaurant/bar provides outside...More

Thank Fae_55
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Best Bar in Lausanne. They serve delicious Burgers and Nuggets! The staff is really cool and the atmosphere is great! You can enjoy your beer with kind people (old and young) on the terrasse or listen to music/ watch your favorite sport inside. It's THE...More

Thank michel t
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

On a sunny Sunday I visited The Great. It was crowded with Young People - dermed to be the place to go for locals. The atmosphere was good, both outside at the terasse and inside. Staff friendly and smiling. Will go there again.

Thank hbgdk
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I stumbled upon this bar last year and had an amazing night. So naturally when I returned to Lausanne this summer I had to make time for this bar. The food is good but not great and the drinks are pretty standard however if you...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Great burger, the fries where a little fiddley to eat with no fork but tasted good, top it off with friendly staff and its a good place to grab some food and a beer.

Thank Dallie_11
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Second time here and this is still one of our favorite burger places in Lausanne! The weather was pretty good and we had a nice table outside. Service outside still quick and friendly!

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Amazing setting just below the Cathedral. Order a beer inside and then stand on the large outdoor space along side the bar. It feels like you are on top of the city! It's especially beautiful at sunset. Great atmosphere, good beer selection, a delicious burgers...More

Thank jmdeneweth
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I may be doing this place a disservice but we went there for burgers just at the end of the Switzerland vs Ecuador World Cup football match (which was being televised on a big screen; Switzerland won). The place was packed both inside and in...More

Thank MonyetS
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Emerson and Jud... R
Do they have Veggie Burgers
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
13:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail