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Le Cigalon

route d' Ambilly 39 | Geneve, Thonex 1226, Switzerland
+41 22 349 97 33
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“french border” (2 reviews)
“chef” (5 reviews)
“dishes” (5 reviews)
French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gastropub
route d' Ambilly 39 | Geneve, Thonex 1226, Switzerland
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

As a birthday present my wife invited me to Le Cigalon. Their receptivity was outstanding, we noticed the attention given to each client. The meal was absolutely delicious. I can not recommend any other restaurant for such fine fish anywhere in the Franco-Swiss area of...More

Thank emile2007
Corinne B, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018
Google Translation

Merci Emile 2007 pour votre visite au Cigalon et votre enthousiasme. Au plaisir de vous revoir Corinne Bessire

Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We went to the cigalon in a very heated summer afternoon. That inconvenient spoiled a bit the other wise beautiful lunch that we had. Fish was perfectly cooked in all its forms. We took the Ocean Gourmand menu. Every dish was an interesting discovery. And...More

Thank Yared B
Corinne B, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Hello Yared, Thank you for your message. It's true that we had a very hot summer and that some days were complicated on the terrace but the summer is so short that we want to enjoy. to the pleasure of receiving you Corinne Bessire

Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

My mouth went for a short vacation and came back extra happy. An anniversary to remember. Must try. The staff were very friendly, each plate that came brought a smile to our faces. Happy mouth, full tummy, nothing more to say. Except, merci pour le...More

Thank Fbbouille
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Lovely restaurant but quite far outside the Geneva city centre, you will need 20 minutes to reach it by car. It is literally adjacent to a former French border control point. We took the tapas tasting surprise menu. In general we enjoyed it even though...More

Thank AsiaLovers
Corinne B, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017
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Bonjour, Merci pour votre gentil message. Juste une chose m'interpelle, nous ne vendons pas le champagne rosé à 25.- mais...More

Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem brilliant top fish restaurant. Very nice terrace. Good selection of wines. Clearly recommended

Thank esalagean
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Visited Le Cigalon for a dinner with friends. The first impression is that of a welcoming small restaurant, located just meters from the French border. The chef is at the door to say "Bienvenue" and the tables are set in the garden on the rear....More

Thank Marco B
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

To visit if you like fish and sea food , a little far from Geneva city center but easy to find :) Nice terrace, very good service with the smile :)

1  Thank Laurence A
Reviewed February 13, 2016

Excellent, constant good cooking. Original dishes that change with the seasons. Service discreet and efficient.

Thank Madeleine C
mamanchat, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2016

Bonjour Madeleine, Thank you for your nice message and sorry for my late reply. Best regerd, Corinne Bessire

Reviewed December 11, 2015

We went there for a lunch last week. Four of us ordered the Fish menu. The fish of the day is monk fish (lotte). Everything is fine but nothing more impressive to add. We have tried some Michelin star restaurants in this area and this...More

Thank Lalita R
mamanchat, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2016
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Merci Lalita pour votre message. Nous proposons effectivement chaque jour un Fish lunch différent, celui ci est proposé en fonction...More

Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant is a real surprise in the zone between Geneva and neighbouring France at the end of the tram line. Fresh, interesting ingredients with a chef who clearly knows what he is doing with imagination. There is a lovely terrace next to the kitchen's...More

1  Thank helen p
mamanchat, Propriétaire at Le Cigalon, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2015
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Bonjour Helen, Merci pour votre magnifique "anglo-message" j'espère que celui-ci permettra d'attirer les anglophones de Genève et d'ailleurs. Au plaisir...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$54 - $150
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route d' Ambilly 39 | Geneve, Thonex 1226, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Thonex
  • Phone Number: +41 22 349 97 33
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The best Fish Restaurant in Geneva since 21 years.
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