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La buvette des Bains des Paquis

#44 of 1,425 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Swiss, European
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quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
022 738 16 16
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice experience on a cool Fall day. on a very crowdy deck with an excellent view on the Geneva lake and in a Genevoix 'fast food' atmosphere. The fondue was excellent with a glass of Swiss white wine. Unique experience.

Thank Solofo
Basel, Switzerland
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Geneva do like the local Genevans do. Bains des Paquis is a 'get your own food' diy restaurant with some of the best Cheese fondue I've have had in quite some time. You have to fetch your own food but the quality is none less than some way kore pricey restaurants (especially in Geneva). Great viande de Grisson,... More 

Thank RWJanssen
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We greatly enjoyed the cheese fondue at this Genevan lakeside institution. For fondue, bookings must be made in advance by 'phone. The system is a little complicated for the uninitiated; you go to the counter and pay first. If you have reserved a table inside then you'll be shown there by a waiter. Note that you sit on benches, which... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The sound of drumming filled the air as I walked towards the pier - this is a place the locals and tourists can mingle - surrounded by Lake Lemon with the United Nations buildings and Botanic Gardens a 30 minute stroll away, its a great casual place for having a meal which will not break the bank

Thank MLF-traveller
Aix-en-Provence, France
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Enjoyed a very affordable dinner (15 CHF / plate) by the lake with our young kids. You sit at the tables or bring your plate by the beach, which is very nice. Watching sunset on the lake, having a swim between two bites of a delicious dinner: great recipe for a pleasant and relaxing family dinner

Thank Julie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Delicious fondue in a relaxed setting. You order and pay at the counter- could be tricky to follow if you don't speak French. The breakfast is hearty, healthy and very reasonably priced. A refreshing start to the day.

Thank Rosie V
Paris, France
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151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

This place is all about conviviality and socialising, so go with friends and/or family. No fancy dining but a fun atmosphere. In the winter and spring its speciality is fondue which goes well with the general chumminess of the place. In the summer it's a swimming spot but I've only been when it was freezing outside. A trip to the... More 

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Geneva, switzerland
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Not a restaurant so much as a gathering place with friends, you will need to line up to place your order and will do your own service. But you will be rewarded with a very friendly environment, nice pique nique food as well a great daily special, some good basic wines, and a beautiful and original setting of old public... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place food is not great but you go for the view or to swim. Lovely to hang, out of season and enjoy the sun. Food could be better as it's sloppy and is a self serve.

Thank jill w
Lausanne, Switzerland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to cool down after a day of work. Value for money, friendly staff, nice people and a beautiful view at city's promenade.

Thank Noah R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Swiss, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: 022 738 16 16

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?