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“Excellent food in a neat location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buffet de la Gare des Eaux-Vives - CLOSED

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Buffet de la Gare des Eaux-Vives
7 Avenue de la Gare des Eaux-Vives, Geneva, Switzerland
022-840-4430
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Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Geneva
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a neat location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The food is very tasty and innovative. They also have wines you do not find everywhere. This is definitely a place for the cuisine lovers, I recommend it

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hertfordshire, UK
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Quality of cuisine is overshadowed by very poor service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

The unusual location of this restaurant is perhaps its main attraction. The quality of cuisine, whilst good, is by no means exceptional; the high cost would not be justified even if the service was reasonable; however, as stated in previous reports, it is not; it's actually terrible. All things being considered, we would not return, even if we could; it is being forced to move at the end of March as the site is being redeveloped, so it's not a decision we will need to make.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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112 reviews 112 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Good eating in a lovely environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Not cheap, but this is Geneva, but lovely well prepared food, attentive service and a pleasent environment

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Geneva
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

We came weekday, lunchtime, for the dish of the day. We were served a mise-en-bouche of unusual flavours (mini soup and ice-cream). The main course consisted of incredibly chewy pieces of beef and two ravioles filled with finely chopped vegetables served in a soup bowl, which was akward to eat out of. We left most of the beef and did express our disappointment - no reaction from staff. CHF 29 for a dish of the day is expensive for the quantity and quality. A case of mutton dressed as lamb.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“A victim of its success”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

Up until a couple of years ago, the Buffet was reliably one of Geneva's best restaurants. A recent meal there was totally disappointing. The service was excruciatingly slow, the dishes were so magnificently presented that you were never exactly sure how to attack eating them! Unfortunately, these gorgeous - and rather twee - dishes were rather bland as well. At such high prices, the food really needs to be not just pretty, but delicious. The atmosphere is cold and even the Buffet's rather cozy, if slightly seedy, charm couldn't warm it up.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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