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Le Lacustre

Rues-Basses Longemalle
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5, Quai General Guisan, Geneva, Switzerland
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Service good, food lets it down

Service was friendly and quick. Location and decor were really good for Central Geneva. However, food lets the place down a little. We went for pizzas which had plenty of topping, but this made the base very soggy and a little unappetising.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located very conveniently right on the lake Geneva, in the city center, with beautiful views. Alas, the positive ends here as both service and - especially - food are mediocre. I had a steak at >50 Swiss franks, and it was (certainly looked and tasted) fresh from a microwave. At the prices they charge, you can have... More 

Thank 13Sandro
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was friendly and quick. Location and decor were really good for Central Geneva. However, food lets the place down a little. We went for pizzas which had plenty of topping, but this made the base very soggy and a little unappetising.

Thank socialPolly
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited during December so whilst we were enjoying the small Christmas market stalls we decided to pop in here for a drink inside to warm up. The waitress wasn't overly friendly when we said we just wanted a drink & placed us at the back of the restaurant where there wasn't much of a view- maybe that's there policy... More 

Thank Jowilson00
Pretoria, South Africa
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Our second visit to the restaurant. This time for dinner. We arrived early (no reservation) and were seated next to the window with an excellent view of the lake. Authentic Italian dishes, Italian waiters and extensive wine list. I had the seafood trio and my husband the fish of the lake. Both priced SFR 40+. Not cheap but certainly worth... More 

Thank KobieMarie
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm always astonished when I have to pay a plate where I found a hair... even though the plate is redone. 30 euros for a pizza and a free long hair in it, thanks Lacustre! I'll make sure I won't go back!

Thank Jerome_FR
Crassier, Switzerland
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Nice place but a bit pricey. You really pay for the lake/river location but what the heck, if you owned the placed wouldn't you make clients pay? The food is good and the prices within the normal Geneva price range. Not spectacular but acceptable to be able to stare your "chèrie" in her dark brown eyes while the seagulls fly... More 

Thank Andrew W
Sao Paulo, SP
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Its supposed to be a charming place with a lake view.. The location is nice (not incredible) the food was completely bad. My carpaccio was 100% tasteless and my husband risoto was not well cooked .. and it was not cheap. Service very slow.

Thank JanainaBuccioli
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Excelent !! Very delicious food.. The prices are great as the view.. I will visit it the next time i go to geneva... Service and food deserve thumbs up

Thank Bechara Elias K
Aboyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We had a lovely lunch at this restaurant the service was outstanding and the food was presented well as we were having our meal I was putting on a jacket and the lady came right over and said we could move to another table in the sun even though they were very busy she also helped us with our choice... More 

Thank Phyllis W
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I live in Gva for 4 years and quite used to the horrible service but this place is always surprises me more and more. When we came for a drink (not in the busiest hour) the server put us in the dirty table and quickly took an order of 2 glasses of wine. We have waited for 30 minute after... More 

Thank Маргарита Л

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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, European, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings

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