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Le Bain des Paquis

#65 of 1,300 Restaurants in Geneva
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Mont-Blanc
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No better place on a sunny day for lunch at the lake

Let's start right away with what you may not like: - it is very crowded at lunch time on a sunny day and you'll queue and you'll have to be smart to get your food quickly (as above mentioned it is the best place for lunch at the lake) - The menu selection is limited And that's it… All the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Constantin-A. P
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Let's start right away with what you may not like: - it is very crowded at lunch time on a sunny day and you'll queue and you'll have to be smart to get your food quickly (as above mentioned it is the best place for lunch at the lake) - The menu selection is limited And that's it… All the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were taken her over Christmas by seasoned locals who said "this is where you go for fondue". Who can argue with that! We sat at a long table in elbow banging room with the neighbours and steamed up plasticated windows onto the lake brimming with white swans and ate the best fondue I have ever had. Not being local... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

After almost 15 years in Geneva, Bains de Paquis remains one of my favourite places to eat when I'm not looking for elegance. Whether in Summer or in Winter it offers good food and the wonderful sensation of being close to nature. The restaurant is right in the middle of the lake. In fact I love to eat there when... More 

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Milan, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I booked coz on we otherwise u would not find a place..the food is good but, considering the place you have -a little space so close to others- and the service -you have to bring everything yourself, they just bring you the fondue and it takes more than 30 minutes- it is really expensive. 70 chf for a fondue, three... More 

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Geneva, switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This would be a five stars if you are looking for a friendly, super-casual, inexpensive social place to have a drink or a bite in a unique setting on the lake, with all the vistas, at the site of an old fashioned (and beloved) public swimming pool. It is popular and often crowded but that is part of the odd... More 

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If fondue is on your to-do foodie list, don't miss Le Bain de Paquis. What Bain lacks in elegance, this little gem more than makes up for exuding character, warmth and coziness with delicious fondue. Located on a pier over Lake Geneva, you order and pay for all food at the counter on the deck outside and then ask the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

When the staff at your hotel or Tourist Information Bureau tell you that Le Bain de Paquis is the best place for a fondue - beieve them! Go prepared for rustic surroundings but the most fun you can have even if you don't speak the language very well AND the fondue is absolutely beautiful. The daytime menu is good and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If there must be one restaurant to bring a tourist to in Geneva, i would recommend the " Buvette des Bains des Paquis ". First of all, you'll never eat that close to the Geneva lake than at the "BBP". It's so close, you may have to pay attention on how much you drink ;) ! Then, the food is... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

One of my favorite places in Geneva! It is in many regards special: It is the only restaurant on the lake, it is fairly cheap for Geneva, it is managed by some kind of association, and it is probably the only place in town where you go to the sauna, swim in the lake, and eat a fondue :) The... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is really cool bar/restaurant. It is located on shore of the lake on pier in area of old spa. During our stay we went there every day for lunch – there are always few delicious and cheap options you can choose from. We loved you can take you food out to pier, open wine and relax. My favourite place... More 

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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 0 - 89
  • Cuisine: Swiss

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?