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La buvette des Bains des Paquis

quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 738 16 16
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fondue” (112 reviews)
“bread” (22 reviews)
“plat du jour” (11 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Neighbourhood: Mont-Blanc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fondue tastes very good, but it's also the heaviest I have had in Geneva. The cleanliness of the place is what it is, but if you don't mind that you can spend a nice time eating fondue with a lake view.

Thank gingerandhoney
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Out on the Quai it catches the last of the evening sun. A very popular spot. Serves fondue and a dish of the day and a few other things all inexpensive especially for Geneva. Nothing fancy but the food was good and it appears to...More

Thank Doctoronz
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Decided to break our journey to the airport and have dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Location could not be beaten with stunning views of lake, city and mountain. Excellent food belies the simple setting. Plat du jour is incredible value - not just by Geneva...More

Thank Jens S
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Very good and fresh oysters and a house white wine made my day. Great view and simple setup. Could be a little more friendly, though (maybe language barrier).

Thank ricardovares
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Casual "buvette" at the lake baths. Winter they serve fondue in the evenings, also available at lunch on Sundays. It's a"first come..." kind of place and you have to find a spot to sit before they bring the "caquelon". Friendly atmosphere and saying is large...More

Thank NRJ_68
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you have less then 24 hours in Geneva, like we did, then you should seriously consider this place. We wanted to experience an authentic fondue dinner, and this establishment provided exactly what we were looking for! Four of had fondue for 3 (more than...More

2  Thank Lewis_R_B_2016
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I visited here on a sunny Saturday for lunch and it was great, and also full of people. Very good cheese fondue. The restaurant is rustic, so do not expect much in terms of service or decoration. It is basically a self service place with...More

Thank algongar
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

You just can't beat this place for drinks and a bite to eat. This cash only venue has lots of seats and loungers and serves wine, beer and fondue as well as plates of charcuterie and crudités. Just a wonderful place to watch the world...More

Thank woodsie9
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

An excellent choice for Geneva! We camewith my son Sunday night to get a bite. We sat out, it was a bit cold but it was fantastic! All the town in front of you! The place is both for residents that come for a small...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Went to eat at the brains des paquis a few times in September last year. This place is stuffed with people. Totally crowded- but people know where to go !! Located on some sort of peer right in the middle of lake Geneva, happy people...More

Thank Green-Apple-Hamburg
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Loren L
Is this restaurant wheelchair accessible?
18 May 2017|
Response from woodsie9 | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so from recollection.
Nichelle C
Hi, Nichelle. What would you like to know about this restaurant? Do you serve fondue in June?
3 May 2017|
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Gita S
Are you open on Easter Sunday? Could we please get reservations for 10 at 14:00?
15 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Mont-Blanc
  • Neighbourhood: Mont-Blanc
  • Phone Number: +41 22 738 16 16
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