La Bavaria

Rue du Petit-Chêne 10
Located at the top of rue du Petit-Chêne, La Bavaria (13 GaultMillau points) is one of Lausanne’s legendary restaurants. Its team has successfully restored the setting without altering it too much. It has also modernised the menu card while maintaining its reputed brasserie-type dishes such as sauerkraut.

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Rue du Petit-Chêne 10
1003 Lausanne

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09:00 - 23:30
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Lausanne main train station and Metro M2 nearby

Palud square

In the centre of the square is the town’s oldest fountain, adorned with a statue representing justice. Close by, a clock presents the history of Vaud in animated scenes every hour from 9:00 to 19:00. On Wednesday and Saturday mornings this is the site of the country market, which also sets up shop in the neighbouring pedestrian streets. Every first Friday of the month, it plays host to a craft market. Typical cafes, boutiques and large, elegant shops complement what this high-class district, which is completely pedestrianised, has to offer.

La Cité

This is a quarter full of typical small bistros and craft shops. To the north of the Cité hill, at Place du Tunnel, avenue César-Roux avenue and Place de l’Ours, shops and quirky bistros cry out to be discovered. It is around the Cité hill, sculpted by the Flon and Louve rivers, that the mediaeval town grew. Its cobble-stoned pedestrian streets as well as its monuments, the Cathedral of Lausanne, the St-Maire Castle and the Old academy, bear witness to that.

Lausanne Cathedral

At the heart of the old town, the majestic Lausanne Cathedral overlooks the city. Seen as one of the most beautiful gothic art monuments in Europe, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.

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The Munich-style brasserie has been part of the Lausanne landscape since 1881. La Bavaria has been included in the reputed GaultMillau guide (13 points) thanks to the work of two young Chefs that have received their training from the region’s greatest chefs.

One of the à la carte dishes, sauerkraut, has maintained its reputation as the restaurant’s signature dish. The talented young Chefs also confer a gastronomic touch to their brasserie dishes. The skilfully restored setting has kept its “Belle-Epoque” charm but now also offers a pleasant terrace that is highly appreciated during the summer.

This establishment has been awarded the “ Café historique de Lausanne ” label established by the city of Lausanne in 2021. The most beautiful Belle Epoque brasserie in Lausanne. The historical views show that all the elements of its décor are still present today. This brasserie embodies a city that is opening to cosmopolitanism at the end of the 19th century. Recently renovated, la Bavaria has been awarded the ICOMOS title of “Historical Restaurant” for the year 2021.

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