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La buvette des Bains des Paquis

#41 of 1,463 Restaurants in Geneva
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Mont-Blanc
Swiss, European
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quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 738 16 16
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bain des Paquis is quite a dodgy place and it gives you a feel of eating on an old old dusty boat (if you seat inside). Despite this, it's the best fondue to my taste. The fact that you can't possibly get in without reservation on a cold day confirms it's good!

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Thank Jacques G
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a cheese lover, so I tried quite a few places in Geneva for fondue. My rating comes down to three places - Ban des Paquis, Cafe du Soleil and Les Armures. Ban des Paquis is quite a dodgy place and it gives you a feel of eating on an old old dusty boat (if you seat inside). Despite this,... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a vin chaud each day of our three day trip. The outside dining area with its fires is a great place to sit. We did attempt to sit inside but never found a seat. You order from an open cafe counter and it's all very informal but a great atmosphere especially when the lights go down.

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1 Thank theharrogatelady
Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very typical. Chill place for all people. Beach very close and you can swim and sunbath in the Bains. Fondue experience is unique ! Definitely one of the best experience in Geneva.

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1 Thank Freemaxou
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Such a cool place to hang out during summer months in Geneva. The location is just impressive, serving enjoyable lunches and dinner tapas. During winter they are serving a very good cheese fondue! For payment, they accept only cash. Definitely recommending it!

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1 Thank Felix31000
Geneva, Switzerland
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is a great restaurant to go with friends as it's not that expensive and you can get good fondue with a great lake view :)

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Thank pauweldesmedt
Geneva, Switzerland
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136 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Having lived in Geneva for over 15 years this place still serves the best cheese fondue. Light and fluffy with delicious bread. Not the place to head for a romantic dinner for two but rather a group of mates or work colleagues. Be weary though that the dried meat they service is horse meat and not beef.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

If you're looking for an authentic Genevois experience and like fondue, there is no where better. You are on benches, and the tents stink of cheese, but the food is well worth it! Order at the bar outside, and soon they'll deliver your fondue to your table by shouting out your name.

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Get the fondue, find a spot at a table outside (on a pier in the lake) if the weather is OK, sip a white wine and enjoy lunch. This is a unpretentious place that looks like a USA beach seafood shack except they specialize in fondue. It is busy so visit at an off time. Order at the window ,... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

On a pier on de Lake of Genéve, a bit away from the noisy town, you will find the best 'fondue au fromage' in a community ran restaurant. Serving only outside, lovely smelly wood-heated outdoor stoves, inside the

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$89
Cuisine
Swiss, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, 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
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: +41 22 738 16 16

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