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Le Bain des Paquis

Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201 , Switzerland (Hollande)
022 738 16 16
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Ranked #116 of 1,180 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $89
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Hollande
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158 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

They say, everything is pricey in Geneva. not this place... and it has the high standards as the rest. It is a small buffet on the pier/bath and you have to pay for the entrance even if you go just for the food and not for swimming, but it is worth it. In the summer they have (after 6pm) plate... More

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Rome, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great fresh fish and unique atmosphere if u don't mind crowds, crowds, crowds. Excellent location if weather permits.

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Evian-les-Bains, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I love spending a sunny afternoon at Le Bain des Paquis. Easily accessible, this is a great place to lounge in the sun, read a book, enjoy a well-priced massage, and a delicious lunch. The ambience around the lake is one of the best and I always make sure that I either start or end with lunch there! I have... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Best location and simply one of the few remaining public spaces on Lac Leman. A must in summer, although loaded, as well as throughout the year...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ok, the "buvette" may look nice and prices low. But be aware that they sell HORSE dried meat instead of beef dried meat... since 15 years without informing their clients! In Switzerland, when you buy dried meat you are supposed to buy beef dried meat NOT horse dried meat! Otherwise it has to be clearly written so that clients are... More

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Shanghai, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Meeting old friends in Geneva, we had been adviced to go there I thought this would be a proper restaurant.. But no, it's a canteen!! But an amazing one! You pay 2CHF the entrance if the beach, and after you need to find a table, then queue to pick up some food then enjoy the afternoon.. Food is really good... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Food is not too bad but far too expensive for what it is; always crowded AND you have to pay an etnry fee to the restaurant, this is a world première ! Apparently this fee is not used to renovate any of the buildings that might never been upgraded since 1860. Far better places to visit in Geneva !

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Note: This review is only for the fondue. Maybe it's because everyone raves about the foamy fondue at Bains des Paquis, but I had very high expectations for this place. I was disappointed when I ate there, and I will probably never go back for fondue if I can help it. The service was ok, the cured meat platter was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The BDP (Bain des Paquis is an institution in Geneva). This restaurant does the job extremely well. There are two occasions to go there to eat: Either for a cheap lunch on the terrace. (The location is just amazing on a sunny day). In addition, the usually-delicious today's special comes at only 14. Chf. A bargain for Geneva, and a... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

After trying a few places for a fondue on a Sunday, and finding them closed, we remembered there was a place near the water. Luckily it was open, and even more luckily, it was awesome. The menu isn't huge but there was soup, and wine as well as fondue and meats. You order at the window outside and then take... More

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