Lausanne à Table I Événements gourmands de mai à décembre

Lausanne à Table propose plus de 30 événements gourmands, festifs et décalés de mai à décembre !

Les tables libanaises

Echoing the 4th edition of the  Lausanne Méditerranées  event, to be held from September 30th to October 8th, 2023, with Lebanon as its theme, the Lausanne à Table team invites you to take a look at some of the city’s Lebanese restaurants to whet your appetite ahead of this week of shows, concerts, parties, screenings and conferences. Hummus, falafel, moutabal, tabbouleh, zaatar, kebbé, fatayer, fattouche, labné, chawarma – how about it?

Man’Ouchy

Who hasn’t seen their colorful foodtruck at a local festival or event? The length of the queue sometimes says a lot about the appeal of their dishes and man’ouchés (traditional galettes topped with a variety of on-the-spot preparations). An alternative way to sample their generously garnished sandwiches and other mezzés is to eat at their Lausanne restaurant, open 7/7.

Man’Ouchy, Rue Dr César-Roux 9, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.


Keyann Café Libanais

Located on the outskirts of Pully, this large, colorfully decorated restaurant boasts an extensive menu devised by Maya, its founder, who left Lebanon in 2003 and wanted to rediscover the authentic tastes of her homeland in Lausanne. The large, shaded terrace is particularly pleasant.

Keyann Café Libanais, Avenue du Léman 79, Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.


Le Levant

A warm atmosphere, a painting of the iconic Lebanese singer Fairouz on the wall, a lively terrace, pretty heart-shaped falafels, and a bread oven that never sleeps: these are just some of the things that attract customers to this small local restaurant near Bel-Air. Since the reopening of Grand Pont, a 2nd take-away style location has opened nearby.

Le Levant, rue de l’Ale 22, and Le Levant To Go, rue du grand Pont 4, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.


Cuisine Orientale C&O – Voile d’Or

One of Vidy’s finest terraces, overlooking the port and lake, C&O is open 7/7 and specializes in grilled meats. Their “discovery” plate of hot and cold mezzes served with salad is a good option for sampling a little of everything.

Cuisine Orientale C&O – Voile d’Or,Avenue Dalcroze 9, Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.


Taolé

Opposite the Opera, this contemporary Lebanese restaurant, whose name means “table”, welcomes its customers in a warm atmosphere around a large olive tree in the center of the dining room. Its varied menu makes you want to try everything. Order their “arnabit” hot mezze (fried cauliflower topped with tarator white sauce, onions, and pine nuts), and you’ll be telling us all about it.

Taolé, Avenue du Théâtre 1, Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.


Obeirut

Since late 2022, Alan Geaam, France’s first Michelin-starred chef of Lebanese origin, based in Paris, has been creating the menu for this grand restaurant. He comes to Lausanne once a month to work behind the stove, giving us a chance to meet him. A mezze buffet is available at lunchtime, a practical option for those who like to be spoilt with a variety of choices.

Obeirut, Rue Belle-Fontaine 2, Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.


Oh ! Liban

Just a stone’s throw from the station, Oh! Liban, which opened in 2009, is said to have been the city’s first Lebanese restaurant. It has continued to delight diners ever since, either with its large mezze buffet at lunchtime, or à la carte during evening service.

Oh ! Liban, Avenue de la Gare 29, Monday-Wednesday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. and Saturday 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.


Ras Beyrouth

Between Place de la Riponne and Place du Tunnel, this small, 2-table space is mainly for takeaway: you choose your mezzes and galette toppings according to your inspiration, with a view of the counter where dishes are prepared on the spot.

Ras Beyrouth, Rue du Tunnel 14, daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.


Baytouti

Located at near the train station between Parc de Milan and La Maladière, this Lebanese delicatessen with its charming ambiance has a few tables for on-site munchies. Open mainly for lunchtime service on weekdays, it’s a convenient place for local employees and neighbors.

Baytouti, Avenue de Cour 71b, Monday – Saturday 11:30 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 20:00


Saveurs de Beyrouth

On one end of Place Chauderon, this neighborhood restaurant opens for coffee in the morning and stays open until the evening: you can sit either on the terrace or at one of the few tables inside and enjoy mezzes, salads, and Lebanese grill platters.

Saveurs de Beyrouth, Place Chauderon 38, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.


*This blog post is not a ranking; the order is at random.