Guidebook for Geneva

Annabelle
Guidebook for Geneva

Food Scene

Best dim sum restaurant in the town!!! Few seats... Booking imperative 079 436 77 18
14 locals recommend
Le Thé
65 Rue des Bains
14 locals recommend
Best dim sum restaurant in the town!!! Few seats... Booking imperative 079 436 77 18
Definitly a place to visit to see another Geneva... Cool place for breakfast or lunch..
Buvette Bains des Pâquis
34 q. du Mont-Blanc
Definitly a place to visit to see another Geneva... Cool place for breakfast or lunch..
Japenese shop with take-away sushi
Uchitomi
13 Rue Ferrier
Japenese shop with take-away sushi
For a Swiss Fondue. Try moitié-moitié
12 locals recommend
Armures
1 Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre
12 locals recommend
For a Swiss Fondue. Try moitié-moitié
Nice pizza and music
16 locals recommend
Le Scandale
24 Rue de Lausanne
16 locals recommend
Nice pizza and music
Best libanese in town... Classy
Yo Mo Lounge Sa
1 Rue Pierre-Fatio
Best libanese in town... Classy
For me, the best restaurant in town ( a bit expensive in the evening) but lunch menus are amazing
Le Flacon
45 Rue Vautier
For me, the best restaurant in town ( a bit expensive in the evening) but lunch menus are amazing
In vieille ville, good bistrot with terrace
9 locals recommend
Café Papon
1 Rue Henri-Fazy
9 locals recommend
In vieille ville, good bistrot with terrace
When All restaurants are closed in Geneva, Luigia will remain open for best pizza and Italien dishes. No booking, you have to wait until a waiter gives you a table but you can enjoy in the meantime a spritz at the bar. Open 7/7
47 locals recommend
Luigia
24a Rue Adrien-Lachenal
47 locals recommend
When All restaurants are closed in Geneva, Luigia will remain open for best pizza and Italien dishes. No booking, you have to wait until a waiter gives you a table but you can enjoy in the meantime a spritz at the bar. Open 7/7
Best burger in town
23 locals recommend
The Hamburger Foundation - Paquis
37 Rue Philippe-Plantamour
23 locals recommend
Best burger in town
Terrace facing the lake
La Belotte
11 Chemin des Pêcheurs
Terrace facing the lake
japenese fusion
Pakùpakù
japenese fusion
Most expensive but trendy place in Geneva
11 locals recommend
La Réserve Genève Hotel, Spa and Villa
301 Route de Lausanne
11 locals recommend
Most expensive but trendy place in Geneva
Super healthy and trendy place. Love the place for a coffee or lunch after visiting MAMCO (art contemporary museum)
10 locals recommend
Birdie Food & Coffee
40 Rue des Bains
10 locals recommend
Super healthy and trendy place. Love the place for a coffee or lunch after visiting MAMCO (art contemporary museum)
Great cuisine... good deal at lunch with plat du jour...
6 locals recommend
Cafe de la Paix
61 Boulevard Carl-Vogt
6 locals recommend
Great cuisine... good deal at lunch with plat du jour...
New trendy peruvian fusion restaurant decorated by a local designer. Perfect if you want to enjoy Eaux Vives neighborhood with nicest bars in town just a 100 meters from the restaurant. Booking mandatory.
19 locals recommend
ALMA Restaurant
6 Rue Henri-Blanvalet
19 locals recommend
New trendy peruvian fusion restaurant decorated by a local designer. Perfect if you want to enjoy Eaux Vives neighborhood with nicest bars in town just a 100 meters from the restaurant. Booking mandatory.

Drinks & Nightlife

Afterwork bar in the quartier des banques
Restaurant Nonolet
5 Boulevard Georges-Favon
Afterwork bar in the quartier des banques
Cool afterwork with spanish wines and tapas.. for aperitive
8 locals recommend
Soleil Rouge - Bar à vins espagnols
32 Boulevard Helvétique
8 locals recommend
Cool afterwork with spanish wines and tapas.. for aperitive
Wines from all over the world to taste with nice "tartines" or tapas
20 locals recommend
Bar Qu'importe
1 Rue Ancienne
20 locals recommend
Wines from all over the world to taste with nice "tartines" or tapas
An alternative cultural center that is self-managed, l’Usine gathers associations and collectivities in an old factory. In 1998, it was officially renamed l’Usine (The Factory) and became the place for Geneva’s nightlife. A Warhol attitude sometimes emerges. You can enjoy a variety of gigs at l’Usine, from reggae, to house, to hip-hop ; and even shows and exhibitions.
29 locals recommend
L'Usine
4 Place des Volontaires
29 locals recommend
An alternative cultural center that is self-managed, l’Usine gathers associations and collectivities in an old factory. In 1998, it was officially renamed l’Usine (The Factory) and became the place for Geneva’s nightlife. A Warhol attitude sometimes emerges. You can enjoy a variety of gigs at l’Usine, from reggae, to house, to hip-hop ; and even shows and exhibitions.
Very nice spot in summer.. Good selection of wines
Chez Lucien
2 Rue de la Scie
Very nice spot in summer.. Good selection of wines
If you enjoy cocktails, you will not regret it!
43 locals recommend
Atelier Cocktail Club
11 Rue Henri-Blanvalet
43 locals recommend
If you enjoy cocktails, you will not regret it!
The largest and the oldest English sports pub of Switzerland, and also home to both our expat and local community. You can always count on a variety of entertaining activities throughout the week—including Quiz nights on Mondays, live bands etc....
14 locals recommend
Pickwick Pub Genève
80 Rue de Lausanne
14 locals recommend
The largest and the oldest English sports pub of Switzerland, and also home to both our expat and local community. You can always count on a variety of entertaining activities throughout the week—including Quiz nights on Mondays, live bands etc....
14 locals recommend
The Baroque Club - Geneva
12 Place de la Fusterie
14 locals recommend
most famous nightclub in town
12 locals recommend
Java Club
19 Quai du Mont-Blanc
12 locals recommend
most famous nightclub in town
Before going to Java, you can pass by the Floor Two at Hotel Kempinski
10 locals recommend
FloorTwo Bar
19 Quai du Mont-Blanc
10 locals recommend
Before going to Java, you can pass by the Floor Two at Hotel Kempinski
This restaurant bar is all about tradition, served with a smile. Do pay attention to details: taste the local milk in the mozzarella or the burrata, think of the dough kneaded by hand on a floured surface while eating the paccheri, witness how the deli meat is sliced right in front of you. At the end of a long working day, enjoy Italy’s cocktail stars such as the Spirtz Aperol or Campari, the Americano, the Negroni, to name only a few, served with a selection of cheese and finger food; do not forget to try the wine!
13 locals recommend
Restaurant Le Décanteur
63 Rue des Eaux-Vives
13 locals recommend
This restaurant bar is all about tradition, served with a smile. Do pay attention to details: taste the local milk in the mozzarella or the burrata, think of the dough kneaded by hand on a floured surface while eating the paccheri, witness how the deli meat is sliced right in front of you. At the end of a long working day, enjoy Italy’s cocktail stars such as the Spirtz Aperol or Campari, the Americano, the Negroni, to name only a few, served with a selection of cheese and finger food; do not forget to try the wine!
Best terrace for a coffe in the Vieille Ville.
37 locals recommend
Café La Clémence
20 Place du Bourg-de-Four
37 locals recommend
Best terrace for a coffe in the Vieille Ville.

Sightseeing

Considered as the most beautiful museum by watch specialists
44 locals recommend
Patek Philippe Museum
7 Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers
44 locals recommend
Considered as the most beautiful museum by watch specialists
70 locals recommend
Kiosque des Bastions
1 Prom. des Bastions
70 locals recommend
117 locals recommend
St Pierre Cathedral
24 Place du Bourg-de-Four
117 locals recommend
The Jet d'Eau is a large fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the city's most famous landmarks, being featured on the city's official tourism web site and on the official logo for Geneva's hosting of the 2008 UEFA Championships
156 locals recommend
The Geneva Water Fountain
156 locals recommend
The Jet d'Eau is a large fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the city's most famous landmarks, being featured on the city's official tourism web site and on the official logo for Geneva's hosting of the 2008 UEFA Championships
The International Monument to the Reformation (French: Monument international de la Réformation, usually known as the Reformation Wall, is a monument. It honours many of the main individuals, events, and documents of the Protestant Reformation by depicting them in statues and bas-reliefs.
18 locals recommend
Reformation Wall
1 Prom. des Bastions
18 locals recommend
The International Monument to the Reformation (French: Monument international de la Réformation, usually known as the Reformation Wall, is a monument. It honours many of the main individuals, events, and documents of the Protestant Reformation by depicting them in statues and bas-reliefs.
The Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, was built between 1929 and 1938 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations. It has served as the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva since 1946 when the Secretary-General of the United Nations signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss authorities.
Palace of Nations
The Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, was built between 1929 and 1938 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations. It has served as the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva since 1946 when the Secretary-General of the United Nations signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss authorities.

Parks & Nature

If you want a peacefull place to relax and enjoy the view on the lake
23 locals recommend
Parc de La Perle du Lac
23 locals recommend
If you want a peacefull place to relax and enjoy the view on the lake
31 locals recommend
Jardin Anglais
34 Quai du Général-Guisan
31 locals recommend
15 locals recommend
Genève-Plage
5 Quai de Cologny
15 locals recommend

Arts & Culture

Great museum newly renovated
34 locals recommend
Meg
65-67 Boulevard Carl-Vogt
34 locals recommend
Great museum newly renovated
A bookstore recently renovated and transformed into a literary cosy bar.
Edition Slatkine
5 Rue des Chaudronniers
A bookstore recently renovated and transformed into a literary cosy bar.
34 locals recommend
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
2 Rue Charles-Galland
34 locals recommend
The Musée Ariana, also known as the Musée suisse de la céramique et du verre, is a museum in Geneva.
9 locals recommend
Musée Ariana
10 Avenue de la Paix
9 locals recommend
The Musée Ariana, also known as the Musée suisse de la céramique et du verre, is a museum in Geneva.
The Barbier-Mueller Museum, founded in 1977, is located at 10 rue Jean-Calvin, in Geneva, Switzerland. Its collection contains over 7,000 pieces and includes works of art from Tribal and Classical antiquity as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from "primitive" civilizations around the world.
10 locals recommend
Musée Barbier-Mueller
10 Rue Jean-Calvin
10 locals recommend
The Barbier-Mueller Museum, founded in 1977, is located at 10 rue Jean-Calvin, in Geneva, Switzerland. Its collection contains over 7,000 pieces and includes works of art from Tribal and Classical antiquity as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from "primitive" civilizations around the world.
The Musée Rath is an art museum in Geneva, used exclusively for temporary exhibitions. It is the oldest purpose-built art museum in Switzerland.
7 locals recommend
Musée Rath
1 Place de Neuve
7 locals recommend
The Musée Rath is an art museum in Geneva, used exclusively for temporary exhibitions. It is the oldest purpose-built art museum in Switzerland.
The MAMCO is the contemporary art museum of Geneva. Opened in 1994 in a factory building, with 3000 m2 of exhibition space, it is the largest contemporary art museum of Switzerland.
36 locals recommend
Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
36 locals recommend
The MAMCO is the contemporary art museum of Geneva. Opened in 1994 in a factory building, with 3000 m2 of exhibition space, it is the largest contemporary art museum of Switzerland.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is a museum located in Geneva. It first opened in 1988 and underwent a significant renovation in from 2011 to 2013.
Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR)
19 Avenue de la Paix
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is a museum located in Geneva. It first opened in 1988 and underwent a significant renovation in from 2011 to 2013.
Museum, research center & archive exploring Swiss emigration & its impact on the world.
Institut et Musée des Suisses dans le monde
18 Chemin de l'Impératrice
Museum, research center & archive exploring Swiss emigration & its impact on the world.

Shopping

The best chocolates in town. Ask for their speciality: Princesse Almond. Roasted almonds, caramelised, coated with milk couverture and dipped in cocoa powder. They are so good.
AUER Chocolatier SA
4 Rue de Rive
The best chocolates in town. Ask for their speciality: Princesse Almond. Roasted almonds, caramelised, coated with milk couverture and dipped in cocoa powder. They are so good.
For groceries or any other stuff you may need
54 locals recommend
MANOR Genève
6 Rue de Cornavin
54 locals recommend
For groceries or any other stuff you may need
14 locals recommend
Globus Dept store
48 Rue du Rhône
14 locals recommend
7 locals recommend
Bongénie Grieder
34 Rue du Marché
7 locals recommend
Apple Rue de Rive
4 Rue de Rive
You have several stores in town but this one is the outlet so prices will be lower!
Zadig & Voltaire
10 Grand-Rue
You have several stores in town but this one is the outlet so prices will be lower!
Luxury watch store and artistic gallery... For the eyes only.
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery
11 Rue Verdaine
Luxury watch store and artistic gallery... For the eyes only.

Essentials

Coop Supermarché Genève Rue de Lausanne
38 Rue de Lausanne
10 locals recommend
Migros
41 Rue des Pâquis
10 locals recommend
Lidl
45 Rue de Lausanne
Open 7/7 and late comparing to other groceries' store
15 locals recommend
Migros
15 locals recommend
Open 7/7 and late comparing to other groceries' store