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Le Lacustre

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Rues-Basses Longemalle
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5, Quai General Guisan, Geneva, Switzerland
022-317-40-00
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 60
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  • 35
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  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
They have attitude!

We went on a wintery day . The food was OK and our waiter, George , was very correct. The atmosphere was cool. When I tried to attract the attention of manager, he looked right through me. So I tried again and again.He continued staring over the top of my head. When he finally deigned to notice me... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Patricia R
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Morges, Switzerland
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Nyon, Switzerland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I got to the restaurant at 12:30. Our menu was brought to us at 1 ! The main course was still not there at 2 !! Do you think I even got an apology ? An effort of the bill ? Nothing. Worst service I have ever experienced and although the food was very tasty and good, I will never... More 

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Hayward, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a nice meal here. Pasta and fish. Swiss wine. Great location to see the sunset and people-watch along the waterfront esplanade. We had an outdoor table - friendly wait staff and quick service.

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Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Rude, awful staff. Slow and unbearable. How can they get this so wrong for such a long time and not try and improve? Demanding a tip was the last straw.........

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Geneve
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is the only restaurant by the lac so if you have visitors or family visiting this is a fair place, you can have a table outside with a great scenery . However the service is really bad, our business diner took us 2:30 for a share starter and a main course. Food quality is fair to good though. The... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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644 reviews 644 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
1,067 helpful votes 1,067 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have eaten here several times and the glass fronted location on the south side of Lac Leman is hard to beat. Typical Italian food. I enjoyed the rocket salad and parmesan cheese starter (large helping), the ravioli, and the panna cotta. All properly cooked. Washed down with Nero d'Avola syrah red wine. All enjoyable but expensive. On 10 April... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Right beside the lake and just the place to relax outside even on a April evening, I only had spagetti al ragu but it was lovely and the staff treated me as if I was spending a fortune. Pleasantly surprised that the meal was reasonably priced (Geneva standards). Was very attracted by the ice cream choices - perhaps next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Came in at around 20.30, and we where a group of around 15 people, and they made room for all of us, even though it looked a bit full before we entered. Food was fairly quick, and tasted good! A bit pricey, but so is everything in Geneve.

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South West England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Title says it all. Positives: The view Negatives: (!) Looked down their noses when we asked to just eat something small. Didn't give us a drinks menu. Gave us olive starter in a glass (?) with one olive pick between 3. Pizza special came without any of the ingredients listed. Didn't cut pizza into individual slices. Started clearing plates before... More 

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Morges, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went on a wintery day . The food was OK and our waiter, George , was very correct. The atmosphere was cool. When I tried to attract the attention of manager, he looked right through me. So I tried again and again.He continued staring over the top of my head. When he finally deigned to notice me , without... More 

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San Rafael, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1,188 helpful votes 1,188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's all about location here. Situated right on Lake Geneva. We picked this place to have a quick bite to eat before our actual lunch. It looked casual enough to pop into just for coffee, hot chocolate and sweets for our kids. Tired after just arriving via train, then taxi, then taxi boat, with luggage in tow, I walked in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, Quai General Guisan, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Rues-Basses Longemalle
  • Neighborhood: Rues-Basses Longemalle
  • Phone Number: 022-317-40-00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 55 - 111
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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