Clarion Collection Hotel Lavaux
Phone: (41) 21 7999393
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Bars & Cafes
A small brasserie-style restaurant located in Lutry, a small medieval lakeside suburb of Lausanne which is always a bustling place on a sunny day. Catering for around 60 guests at a time, this restaurant has a terrace which is open in summer and a number of dining rooms should the weather turn sour (and of course for the winter months). The decor is slightly rustic and Mediterranean while the food is largely local, with such specialties as fillet of perch. Vegetarians are welcome. There is also a large array of French and local wines. Clientele ranges from business people to locals to tourists. Service is relatively rushed as there are few members of staff, and the kitchen is relatively small. In other words, do not expect to sit down for a leisurely four-course meal. A restaurant with a certain charm.
This little brasserie in the center of Lutry, a small lakeside district of Lausanne, is renowned for its real Bacchus fondue. Other local dishes are also served, but the Bacchus is the most popular one at the Restaurant du Leman. Located within five minutes of the waterfront, this restaurant is quite a favorite, especially in the summer months. Nonetheless, in winter it remains a very cozy dwelling, which is usually full of locals, who themselves are full of cheer and wine! A very interesting Vaudois experience.
This small croissanterie is located in the center of the old part of Lutry, a medieval lakeside suburb of Lausanne. The decor consists of open stone walls and wooden furnishings, which make it very cozy. Located in a small gallery it is also quite hidden from sight, yet the crowds always seem to find it in high season. Serving teas, coffees, croissants, sandwiches and other pastries this is a very nice place to pop into for an afternoon snack.
La Lagune is an odd tropical-themed restaurant overlooking the harbor at Lutry (a medieval lakeside district of Lausanne). Originally known as the Vieux Stand, this tropical paradise's food is actually quite good. The menu offers such plates as shark, ostrich, impala and other such specimens, which means that the price is relatively high. The portions are rather small. The decor is reasonably subtle, with hints of 'African Safari Gear' and other such accessories. In the summer months there is also a large terrace that opens out onto the lakefront.
Located in the 'Les Chevreuils' hostelry, Jardin Gourmand restaurant is very popular amongst the locals and the visitors to the hotel. While on the ground floor of the hotel, with access to the gardens in summer, this restaurant has a stunning view over the lake and the mountains. The decor is traditional, simple and tasteful and so is the food. The fine cuisine is recommended by many locals and is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is largely Swiss or French based and will most certainly warm your hearts and your appetite.
Park N' Hear is another way to describe this jazz and café venue because it is located five meters from the Mon-Repos parking lot. A fantastic concert hall, you are practically sitting on top of the stage. Offering a wide variety of cocktails, this is an ideal place to hang out with your friends. Their program is made up of multiple jazz vocalists, duos and trios, from Switzerland and abroad. For further details, please check the website.
The Bleu Lézard is one of the most popular café/bar/clubs in Lausanne. A good place to eat by day, by night the bar becomes busy with a diverse mix who tend to spill outside to the tables in the street so the crowding is bearable. There is no charge to enter the club downstairs where they feature live music and various popular DJs. An added extra is that the bar is also an exhibition space for young artists, which changes every month, making for great conversation pieces.
For all you sandwich lovers out there, this small café is definitely a must. It serves a large variety of delicious sandwiches, pastas and breakfasts. It attracts mostly younger customers due to its early opening hours, as it feeds the hungry after long nights of dancing. However, during the day it is a great place to grab a light snack, or a heavy one depending on your appetite. It is very basic in its decoration, and is not the best place to dine for a full-course meal. Prices are very reasonable.
A warm and inviting atmosphere and metal beats in the air will pull you to the Lapin Vert. Head towards the cozy bar on the upper floor and fetch yourself a drink. The place is heavily crowded by college students and over energetic party groups. So if you don't mind the noise, Le Lapin Vert is the perfect spot for a fun time out!
Without a doubt one of the bistros with the best atmosphere in Lausanne. The waitresses and waiters are always in a good mood, which is infectious and has spread to many regulars. From the terrace, customers will warn you if your car is parked in a way which may make it an easy target for traffic wardens. The atmosphere is quiet at first, but warms up as the evening progresses, fuelled by a wide range of beers. The food is excellent and well priced.
As in all cities across the world these days, Lausanne has its very own Irish bar named Kerrigans. Although the entire decor is obviously false and the building is none-in-the-least bit retro, this bar does create some element of charm and atmosphere (not to mention the Irish brews on tap - Guinness, Kilkenny, German Franziskaner white beer, and English Strongbow cider). Snacks and sandwiches are served all day and in the summer months there is quite a large panoramic roof terrace with views of the city of Lausanne and the cathedral.
Hot food is served all day at this traditional English/Swiss pub, White Horse Pub. Weather permitting, sit outside on its small, yet lovely wooden terrace, or inside in the large spacious bar. There are two dartboards and regular competitions take place. If you are interested in challenging the locals, you need to sign up at least three days before the event. It is very well located, just a 30 second walk away from the lake.