Visitors should not take the name of this restaurant and cocktail bar literally, although the food is quite good. A worldly tapas bar, Eat Me serves international cuisine on small plates. The goal is to have diners sample diverse cuisines in bite-sized portions, from street foods to sophisticated dishes from the globe over. In many cases traditional dishes are reinterpreted with modern flair. Dinner served here satisfies the most experienced traveler. Skagenröra, a Swedish seafood and cream soup, is offered along grilled Ibèrico pork steak, for example. The menu, in fact, is organized by world region, from the Americas to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The restaurant is a perfect place to pair a dish with a “culinary cocktail” and tell old travel tales.
This old brasserie, with its elegant interiors, is very famous in Lausanne. Cafe Romand is situated in the very center of town, in the Place Saint François. Of all the great typical dishes on offer, the cheese fondues remain the most celebrated. The establishment's clientele is quite varied, one first comes to the Romand as a student, and keeps coming here well into retirement.
One of Lausanne's most popular restaurants, this Italian eatery has lots of character, charm and most importantly, a friendly staff. The place gets busy, although there is no need to book for a family of four or less. Choose to dine indoors or out on the large street terrace, another reason for the restaurant's popularity. The menu consists of all main Italian dishes, and is reasonably priced.
Located on the shoreline of Lake Geneva is the famous Montreux Casino known to host the Montreux Jazz Festival. The casino was rebuilt in 1971 after it was burned down when a fan set the venue ablaze during a Frank Zappa concert, the incident is memorialized in English rock group, Deep Purple's song, "Smoke on the water". The casino has been a popular venue for many great symphony orchestras and renowned conductors. Today the casino serves as an event venue and is home to one of the best contemporary restaurant and bar in Montreux.
This Italian restaurant isn’t a living cliché, but does offer many kinds of pasta, at least four on one count, including gluten-free types. Although Calabrian is the cuisine of choice, there are dishes from plenty of other Italian regions, and nearly everything is brought fresh from all corners of Italy. The pasta with swordfish and eggplant is definitely an unusual specialty. The menu changes every few months, taking note of the season. The best desserts are the cannoli, which can be enjoyed on the little patio out back to cap off a great meal.
Located on the Place du Tunnel in central Lausanne, this brasserie is famous for brewing its own beer and selling pizzas until early in the morning on weekends. Having a warm atmosphere, at night this place is normally packed. The lower floor concentrates more on the food side of the business and this is where the beer is brewed, while the second floor houses a large bar and a seating area. An ideal place to relax and chill out with friends, this place is definitely worth a visit
This little café is a busy meeting place for locals. You will find them here in the popular Place de Palud, along with musicians who regularly perform at the Caveau situated below the café. This place is definitely different from the other establishments in Lausanne: the decor is reminiscent of old bistros, with its fair share of outdated objects, while the dishes served are mainly large salads, created in original ways and made with top quality ingredients. Occasionally, lectures take place in this timeless bistro and paintings or photographs are regularly exhibited here.
This restaurant is very popular among the students of Lausanne. With modest decor and simple wooden tables and benches it has an unpretentious charm. There is a lot of choice on the menu, including a variety of pasta dishes, vegetarian, meat and fish dishes. The Swiss cheese specialties are also served, with about 8 different types of fondue to choose from. If you want to try something unique, the chef's choice sounds interesting, "Fondue de la Biere relevée a la Armagnac" (fondue with beer and armagnac). Also served is another Swiss specialty, horse steak, which doesn't appear so often on a restaurant menu.