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La buvette des Bains des Paquis

#39 of 1,484 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 738 16 16
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 go by and the drinks are very affordable. I could sit here for hours. A... More 

Thank woodsie9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 walk and to get a bite, as well as for visitors that are given the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 having quality time, lights, the lake with all its ducks and swans, most delicious cheese... More 

Thank Green-Apple-Hamburg
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great and enjoyable to go there.. changes from classic restaurants of Geneva... so cool experience. The only negative thing for me is the winter prices (summer good and very affordable). When you think that it is self service, they don't accept cards, it is super cheesy smelly inside and you seat on a bench with other people you don't know... More 

Thank David H
Geneva, Switzerland
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place that everyone who really lives in Geneva goes to. You find everyone here. Food is simple, but the menu of the day is ALWAYS worth it. Summer or winter - its a great place just to hang out. During winter they serve one of Genevas best fondues. Only thing I have never understood; why is the... More 

Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the posh city of Geneva you can still find some nice and relax places such this one. Long tables, people sitting together, eating fondue and drinking wine. You order your food outside, take your drinks with you to your table and then they bring you the fondue. Music outside with a DJ. I loved it.

Thank Jsthetraveller
Sunnyvale, California
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238 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fondue is very very tasty. V different from what you can have anywhere. It's a bit lighter, a bit yeastier and frothier. and don't eat to the end as the fat and cheese separate. Free bread. Meat plate appetizer is nice too. Wine they have Pinot, Chardonnay and Cremant (aka bubbly wine) Lastly place takes cash only. No US $.... More 

Thank Wander_Lust1969
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Located over the Lake, is the best place to taste the typical swiss fondue. Although other products such as oysters and ham are offered, the fondue is the main course for everyone. The price, is the average price for Geneve.

Thank AlexGrima
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Nice, cheap and worth coming! We were all wet, and we got warm there and dryed our clothes. Thay have fireplaces! Lovely

Thank JasonBerthon
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Want to feel like a local? This is the place. It's a very very informal restaurant. Definetly you need to make a reservation to get a seat.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?