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La buvette des Bains des Paquis

#29 of 1,493 Restaurants in Geneva
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quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 738 16 16
06:30 - 22:00
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out on the Quai it catches the last of the evening sun. A very popular spot. Serves fondue and a dish of the day and a few other things all inexpensive especially for Geneva. Nothing fancy but the food was good and it appears to be byo wine but the bar prices are also reasonable.

Thank Doctoronz
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to break our journey to the airport and have dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Location could not be beaten with stunning views of lake, city and mountain. Excellent food belies the simple setting. Plat du jour is incredible value - not just by Geneva standards.

Thank Jens S
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168 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good and fresh oysters and a house white wine made my day. Great view and simple setup. Could be a little more friendly, though (maybe language barrier).

Thank ricardovares
Naples, Florida
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Casual "buvette" at the lake baths. Winter they serve fondue in the evenings, also available at lunch on Sundays. It's a"first come..." kind of place and you have to find a spot to sit before they bring the "caquelon". Friendly atmosphere and saying is large tables (some with benches) so easy to make contact/conversation. If you're lucky with the weather,... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have less then 24 hours in Geneva, like we did, then you should seriously consider this place. We wanted to experience an authentic fondue dinner, and this establishment provided exactly what we were looking for! Four of had fondue for 3 (more than enough), a plate of fresh oysters, wine and drinks and the bill came to about... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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112 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here on a sunny Saturday for lunch and it was great, and also full of people. Very good cheese fondue. The restaurant is rustic, so do not expect much in terms of service or decoration. It is basically a self service place with long tables and benches. And good food! The view over the city is also good.

Thank algongar
Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

You just can't beat this place for drinks and a bite to eat. This cash only venue has lots of seats and loungers and serves wine, beer and fondue as well as plates of charcuterie and crudités. Just a wonderful place to watch the world go by and the drinks are very affordable. I could sit here for hours. A... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

An excellent choice for Geneva! We camewith my son Sunday night to get a bite. We sat out, it was a bit cold but it was fantastic! All the town in front of you! The place is both for residents that come for a small walk and to get a bite, as well as for visitors that are given the... More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Went to eat at the brains des paquis a few times in September last year. This place is stuffed with people. Totally crowded- but people know where to go !! Located on some sort of peer right in the middle of lake Geneva, happy people having quality time, lights, the lake with all its ducks and swans, most delicious cheese... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great and enjoyable to go there.. changes from classic restaurants of Geneva... so cool experience. The only negative thing for me is the winter prices (summer good and very affordable). When you think that it is self service, they don't accept cards, it is super cheesy smelly inside and you seat on a bench with other people you don't know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 89
Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Mont-Blanc
  • Neighbourhood: Mont-Blanc
  • Phone Number: +41 22 738 16 16

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?