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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 34
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  • 34
    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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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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633 reviews 633 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
1,062 helpful votes 1,062 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
1,179 helpful votes 1,179 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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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Took the family there for lunch. Lovely sunny day and on the river front Food was ok. Location is very good But the service was truly shocking. Needs to ask for coffee 3 times, bill 4 times ... Would not recommend at all

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

located in the centre of Geneva, tucked away between bridge, lac and shopping district, this place is always full with shoppers, tourist or business lunchers. the drawback is that the service is stretched, especially if the terasse is open. sort of good fall-back option, food is good but not great. pizza is ok, but overall fairly expensive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The setting for this restaurant is great as a visitor to Geneva, being right on the lake. The food was fresh and tasty. I had the raw fish appetizer and grilled swordfish as my main course. Try the bread, it was one of the highlights of the meal.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?