Brasserie de Montbenon

  • Restaurants
  • Ville Marché
  • price 2 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

This newly renovated brasserie is great for a stylish lunch or beer on the sunny terrace.

Opened at the end of 2014, this stylish brasserie occupies a prime location on the classy (and grassy) Montbenon park, a favourite Lausanne strolling and lounging spot since the 19th century. Outside, the bandstand-style structure sports a large sunny terrace with far-reaching views of Lake Geneva and the mountains beyond. Inside, the vast room combines period features (cornicing on the high domed ceiling, a stained glass window) with contemporary decor including a long chrome bar and a zig-zag shaped mezzanine.

As for the food, the brasserie’s modern Swiss-French menu draws on seasonal ingredients to create generously-sized dishes including salmon tartar, crayfish terrine and chicken cordon bleu, plus at least one dish of the day. It may not be the cheapest place in town, but for the quality and upmarket atmosphere it’s reasonable. And judging by the crowds each lunch time, it’s already become a popular choice for a smart-casual business lunch.

Eager to cultivate its social side, the brasserie hosts a programme of events such as chocolate tasting, garden parties and petanque nights.

Written by
Marc Checkley


Allée Ernest-Ansermet 3
Bus 12, 13, 66
Main courses CHF25-40
Opening hours:
8am-1am Mon-Fri, 9am-1m Sat-Sun (food served until 11pm)
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