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La buvette des Bains des Paquis

#51 of 1,444 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Swiss, European
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quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 738 16 16
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Geneva, Switzerland
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 :)

Thank pauweldesmedt
Geneva, Switzerland
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Fantasavestheday
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank emimurata
New Hampshire
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176 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank ski&brew
Budapest, Hungary
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Peter-Altorjai
Sydney, Australia
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236 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the pier/jetty on Lake Geneva this place is known by the locals as the place to go for Fondue in the colder months. It's an unpretentious venue, where you order outside the restaurant and then depending on the weather can choose to sit outdoors or indoors. Famous for its cheese fondues, these are made with champagne and not... More 

Thank S D
Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always packed very unfriendly and ... you have to pay to get to the restaurant .... Avoid at any cost !

Thank pse1818
Ahmedabad, India
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a simple - self service restaurant in Geneva. The place is unassuming but the Fondue is to die for! It's exteremly light and dosn't feel too heavy. They also have great salads, fresh artisan breads and a few beverages. There were long lines by the time we finished dinner.. so reservations are reccomended.

Thank ShaanZaveri
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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173 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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

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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
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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: +41 22 738 16 16

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?