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La buvette des Bains des Paquis

#46 of 1,411 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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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice place , foreigners and local love to get there in winter time.... food is 5 on 10 , smell inside 1 / 10 and when you left.... it seems you have a cheese in your pocket. Explanation: It is an old restaurant , really if you want to have a different evening and do not spend too much ,... More 

Thank luca b
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We went to Geneva with my friend for few days in October and we found this place being recommended online for the cheese fondue so we decided to give it a try. And we didnt regret it. The atmosphere was amazing, place was busy full of happy people, and in the background there was a DJ playing which was great.... More 

Thank AgatatheTraveller
Geneva, Switzerland
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335 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

You need first to find a seat on the wooden bench and share a long long table with dozens of other people. no privacy but that is the fun part as it is perfect to socialize and make new friends. However, the food won't get you closer to the chef, on contrary it send you away as it is terrible.... More 

Thank jaynice1
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We ate a great fondue and the bread was home made. The ambient was young and cosmopolite but the facilities were full of mosquitoes and not very clean. We strongly recommend this restaurant for sunny days to enjoy the sun.

Thank Clara U
Geneva, Switzerland
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Having just arrived in Geneva a couple of days before, a fondue was necessary to get back into the local groove - and it works everytime in the buvette of Le Bains des Paquis. The restaurant serves fondue during winter and we were just able to get the tail end of the season. As usual, one needs to make reservations,... More 

Thank Cecilia J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Typical Swiss restaurant, full of locals, which means that they do everything in the traditional way. Amazing views and cheap for what would you think of Switzerland.

Thank Fran d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Having gone with a group of 70 people as part of a conference, the restaurant delighted us with an incredibly tasty fondue (probably one of the best I've had). Although I wasn't able to see the prices, it is definitely worth experiencing the delicatessen in the middle of the Lac Lemain. The only downside I saw was the long waiting... More 

Thank Daniel S
Szczecin, Poland
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

That was the first time when I was eating fondue and I really loved it. The place does not look nice at first sight, but we really liked that atmosphere. There was a small problem with the reservation that I made a day before - the staff has no information about it, but fortunately he found us a table.

Thank piotrekm83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Swiss, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?