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Minuit Soleil - L'Atelier des Saveurs

Rue centrale 23, 1003 LausanneSee map

Average price CHF 60

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Guest spacing 2m
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Restaurant menu

  • Average price CHF 60
    Special request
CHF 15
Tomate et Mozzarella
CHF 14
Tomate, ail, origan
CHF 16
Tomate,Mozzarella et anchois
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Goat cheese

Ratings & Reviews


based on 286 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.4/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Giulia R.
    Giulia R.
    • one review

    The food was great. We had mushrooms and goat cheese as a starter which were absolutely delicious. We continued with salmon and chicken as a main course which we could have cut with a spoon considering how soft they were. I repeat myself saying that the food was mind blowing. However, as every good culinary experience, it can never be as great when its delivered poorly. There was only one guy taking orders, serving, answering call etc. So we understood this might have also not been easy for him. There is a limit also to understanding though. He was rushing every table and did not show any empathy at all with any of the guests (or that's what we felt). With us, it just seemed that everything he cared about was that we ordered, ate and left in the shortest time possible. He brought us wine without even giving an explanation, poured water so fast it spilled all over the table, did not wait for us to call him but constantly came pretending we already knew what to eat and drink. He did not even make an effort to change his attitude when we tried to let him feel it. So all we can say is that it's really a pity that such magnificent food was delivered by such unpleasant service.

  2. Jean-Claude B.
    Jean-Claude B.
    • 7 reviews


  3. Li S.
    Li S.
    • 2 reviews

    The food served by The restaurant is great but the service was disappointed there is a problem with the bank card But the waiter have no patience to wait at all.

  4. T Y.
    T Y.
    • one review

    Menu in French, but waiter translated in English for us. Service was very good. Everyone love their food. For me, it was a little salty, but food here tends to be more salty. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

  5. Abigail P.
    Abigail P.
    • one review

    Many TripAdvisor reviews told me that this was the best spot to eat in Lausanne - I would have to agree with them. This cozy spot (easily accessible by the Lausanne-Flon Mètro stop) was the perfect place to finish off our quick but packed trip to Lausanne. Our waiter was so kind guiding us through the French-only menu, and his recommendations were phenomenal. Get the ceviche and the duck - you’ll thank me later! Give Minuit Soleil a try if you’re looking for a dinner spot in Lausanne (be sure to make a reservation) - bon apetit!

  6. Shawna B.
    Shawna B.
    • 2 reviews

    Arrived at 8 and place was full of locals by 8:30. Menu in French but waiters were helpful. Food was good but not memorable. Friend goat cheese starter was delicious with very fresh vegetables. By husband’s chicken was very tender and had a nice sauce, but polenta was dry and flavorless. My tuna was cooked perfectly could have used a sauce, and couscous was flavorless. Loved the vegetables though.

  7. Pamela S.
    Pamela S.
    • one review

    Wonderfully prepared dishes. Welcoming ambiance. A great restaurant for couples and small groups of friend.

  8. Robert D.
    Robert D.
    • one review

    Great menu. Staff very helpful translating French menu to English speakers. Very good food. Swiss Syrah was a winner. Entrees to generous for desert

  9. Lauren H.
    Lauren H.
    • 4 reviews

    We made a 6:30 reservation using the Fork app and then when we got there the waiter told us the kitchen didn’t open until 7:00. So we sat and enjoyed a drink. The appetizers were good (caprese and crab tartare) and the Caesar salad was good, but our main course (chorizo stuffed chicken) was dry and came with a sauce that didn’t save the dish. To top it off, the waiter asked when we paid with a card hoe much tip we wanted to leave. I’m American and living in Lausanne so yes, Americans can tip, but not customary to in Switzerland so I felt he thought we were tourists and he tried to take advantage of us. Bad ending to a meal that was underwhelming.

  10. Erik B.
    Erik B.
    • 3 reviews

    Service was great. Food was okay. My fillet was stringy and not very tender. My wife's fish was good. Starters were fine but nothing to write home about. We had some other amazing meals at the same price point which highlighted what was lacking here.

  11. Don B.
    Don B.
    • 6 reviews

    Good food. Nice atmosphere.

  12. Sezen  S.
    Sezen S.
    • 2 reviews

    Excellent vegetarian food (vegetarians, even non-vegetarians, try the "symphony"!), very pleasant terrace, cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. Definitely recommend it.

  13. Eva W.
    Eva W.
    • 2 reviews

    I ordered the prawn entre - 4pcs for CHF 49....quite expensive. The lamb dish was good, so was the cold guspacho. It was a hot day, so atmosphere was not best. But overall nice place with helpful waiter.

  14. Patrick F.
    Patrick F.
    • 2 reviews

    Food didn’t taste very good Best average... Maybe the cook had a bad day but I wouldn’t come back

  15. Ayla H.
    Ayla H.
    • 3 reviews

    Food was good, bit pricy in my opinion (but might be Lausanne). I had a lovely piece of beef. The salad that came with a lot of the dishes was a bit disappointing though (poor presentation and dressing) The waitress was lovely though! We were also a bit disappointed there was a child crying / screaming quite a bit of the time which affected the ambiance.

  16. Chris B.
    Chris B.
    • one review

    We were very disappointed by this highly ranked restaurant. There was one poor waiter who did an amazing job trying to manage everyone. However the big let down wax the sub standard food. Avoid.

  17. Melanie L.
    Melanie L.
    • one review

    Great food, service, and ambiance.

  18. Andre C.
    Andre C.
    • one review

    Esperava mais

  19. Willi T.
    Willi T.
    • one review

    Excellent food, delicious and served with a smile! We were fully happy and will come again!

  20. Halldora B.
    Halldora B.
    • 3 reviews

    We booked the table less than 30 minutes before we arrived and there were more people at the restaurant than they had expected so there was only one waiter, Arnaud on duty. He was obviously very busy but did a very good job, trying to please everyone and compensate for the long wait

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Opening time

Café Bar Cocktail ouvert de 9h15 à 00h du lundi au mercredi, de 9h15 à 01h le jeudi, de 9h15 à 02h vendredi et samedi celons affluence. Cuisine ouverte de 11h45 à 14h et de 18h45 à 22h.

How to get to the restaurant

Rue centrale 23, 1003, Lausanne, Switzerland

Public transport

Métro 2: arrêt Bessière

Directions to get there

Parking du Rotillon

Lausanne Centre

About the restaurant

VERSION GASTRO – Ouvert fin 2002, le Minuit Soleil a déjà ses adeptes, réunis autour d’une certaine cuisine du Sud, dans une ambiance ensoleillée. L’Atelier des Saveurs s’adresse aux plus esthètes d’entre eux et les reçoit dans l’intimité du premier étage.

NI CARTE, NI MENU - … mais une déclinaison de produits selon l’arrivage et l’inspiration du jour. Sébastien Rithner (Prix-découverte Suisse Romande Gault & Millau 2008) pratique une cuisine d’instinct, inspirée par les saisons. Il appelle cela “menu surprise” ou “menu éphémère”. L’agenda est relativement confidentiel mais les fanatiques finissent toujours par s’y retrouver !

À SUIVRE – Saint-Valentin, Saint-Sylvestre… Les fauteuils de l’Atelier des Saveurs se remplissent irrésistiblement aux dates phares du calendrier gastronomique car les menus sont exceptionnels.


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