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Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville

Grand-Rue 39, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 70 30
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“fondue” (57 reviews)
“onion soup” (6 reviews)
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Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Grand-Rue 39, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Neighbourhood: Cité
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Reviewed yesterday

The food is good but the waiters have a bad attitude and are slow. It takes ages to be served. Avoid the place if you do not want to wait long hours for your food, bill etc.

Thank AAM A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped for lunch, onion soup and fondue. Was was bit too long, but food was delicious. French onion soup is true work of art. If it were not for wait, i would easily give it 5 stars.

Thank mpotok
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here for an early dinner on the rainy evening we arrived in Geneva (restaurant was recommended by our hotel) and it fit the bill. Low key, not fussy. my partner had a pretty french onion soup (covered with a nice pie-crust type cover)...More

Thank Astilbe_Arendsii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple brasserie style with good value and rriendly service. In a nice corner of the old town. Slightly touristique but therefore the waiters do speak English if your french needs some help.

Thank Disserning
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviews mentioned the maitre'd was very rude and they are completely correct. That was a terrible start. I asked politely for a menu after waiting 10+ mins with zero attention then he went a little nuts. My wife and I were rather shocked. The...More

Thank SlimShaneyStandUp
Reviewed 16 April 2017

After long time of waiting the asparagus was still very hard and even cold. The plate contained 5 pieces of asparagus for 25 CHF, which Im ready to pay if it's very well done. After asking for the bill it took again 20 min so...More

Thank Kira T
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Locals warn of this restaurant as being amongst the cities ultra touristy and kitsch restaurants, right in the centre of the old town. It certainly lives up to this reputation with a very Swiss Menu, including the famous Fondue. There is a nice price tag...More

Thank Nathan V
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We went there today for lunch. The maître d' treated us so badly, we ended up asking for cheque and leaving mid-meal. There were other groups being ignored and left without service at tables for considerable time also, only to be greated with a rude...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I like this place because it has a certain charm and the waiters are very friendly. The food is good as well and the location is very central in the old town. Because of that it is also very touristic, but it's what you might...More

Thank Eszi
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A charming place in the old town of Geneva. Great service, and the food is great. It is a must to visit when in Geneva.

Thank Trond H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand-Rue 39, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Cité
  • Neighbourhood: Cité
  • Phone Number: +41 22 311 70 30
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