Monday, 5 September 2011

Review - Restaurant les Berges de Vidy

This restaurant has a generous-sized terrasse as well as indoor seating, and benefits from being located at a camp site right next to lac Leman, giving a peaceful and scenic place to enjoy lunch, a drink or an ice cream. I have eaten here a few times since moving over to Switzerland, and it was in fact the place where I had my first lunch as a Swiss resident (see blog entry The Big Move for evidence of this).

Filets de perches
The menu has a fairly wide choice of meals, including steaks, tartare, fondue, pizzas, pasta dishes and a variety of salads, but I have only ever tried the filets de perches (like a healthier, Swiss version of fish and chips), mainly because it is absolutely delicious. These little fishies live in the lake and are supplied fresh to the restaurant, no doubt one of the reasons why they taste so good.

Priced at 36.- CHF, they are not the cheapest filets de perches you will find in Switzerland, but having eaten the same dish in other places I can assure you that you will get your money's worth here.

The full menu for the Restaurant les Berges de Vidy is available on their website.

The restaurant is open from March/April to October, depending on the weather (although the campsite is open all year round). Reservations are advised during the busy summer periods, particularly at the weekend. Staff here do speak basic English as it is a popular destination for campers from all over Europe, as well as visitors enjoying a stroll along the lakeside.

Address:       Chemin du Camping 3, 1007 Lausanne
Telephone:   +41 (0) 21 622 5005

09 / 10 - Location - gorgeous scenery and peaceful setting
09 / 10 - Food - (based solely on the filets de perches) delicious
06 / 10 - Price - a bit expensive for some dishes
Overall - 08 / 10 - a very nice place to eat that will leave you satisfied with your choice.

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