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Le Bain des Paquis

#70 of 1,313 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Mont-Blanc
Swiss, European, Fondue
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Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201 , Switzerland
022 738 16 16
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 111
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  • 132
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Food is good quality. It's especially know for its fondue (so go in the winter). But in the summer you can sit outside and the landscape is awesome. It's understaff so be patient and zen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Lilly_grise
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food was simple but scrumptious. We enjoyed one of the best fondues and a bottle of white wine for a very economical price. The ambiance was nice and we lingered there enjoying the view of the lake and the simple joy of good food and good company.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Entrance fee to access the pier. Very crowded and turned around to leave before I even got to the end of the pier.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Food is good quality. It's especially know for its fondue (so go in the winter). But in the summer you can sit outside and the landscape is awesome. It's understaff so be patient and zen.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good sized helping. I had the prawn salad for lunch. Delicious. Was recommended to us by husbands brother and we would certainly recommend

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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I ordered steak in this restaurant. It looked cooked externally. When I cut it to it, it was red and uncooked inside. I just couldn't eat it like that. I went back to the chef and asked them to cook it. They refused to cook and I had to sadly trash my food and find some other food. Nobody has... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you like uncomplicated yet good quality food in a beautiful setting, Bain des Pâquis is the place to go. It's literally in the lake with a beautiful view of the city. The prices are very decent as the restaurant is run by anon profit organization.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

This is my favourite place to eat and relax when I'm in Geneva. You can combine a swim in the Lake with a lovely meal. It's great for lunch or for an early dinner. The food is plentiful and delicious, and exceptional value for Geneva. It's also nice just to take a drink and relax. Highly recommended.

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Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Bains de Pâquis has a very famous "buvette". It is self-service except for the fondue (only served during the winter months)). During summer months, around noon and at diner time, ordering can take some time, so better come early ( Try their breakfast at CHF 10 (ask for the "bircher müsli"). Or the "plat du jour". It changes every... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Le Bain de Paquis is a must-do in Geneva, even for the experience alone. It is very interestingly located on a narrow stretch of concrete and pebbles which runs from downtown Geneva towards the center of Lake Geneva. On a sunny day, you'll see tons of people having fun around there. It's fun, an experience not to be missed!

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very relaxed atmosphere, next to Lake Geneva, and surrounded by nice kind people. The staff behind the counter is a little slow to be honest, as they seem to be understaffed but overall the service is pretty good, and there's almost always chairs available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Mont-Blanc
  • Neighborhood: Mont-Blanc
  • Phone Number: 022 738 16 16

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 89
  • Cuisine: Swiss, European, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?