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Eating Out

Local Restaurants 

We love our food, and have put together an overview of our favourite restaurants and dishes.

Please be aware, many of the restaurants on the list require reservation.

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15-20 min drive from Palexpo

Café de la Paix

Lunch or dinner | Delicious | A typical bistro setting | Reservation recommended


Café des Bains

Afternoon, or Evening | In Planpalais | Trendy | Reservation recommended


Le Thé

Rue des Bains | Great dumplings!

Ou Bien Encore

Rue des bains | Try the chocolate cake and ginger infusion

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15-20 min drive from Palexpo


Excellent Japanese (same level as kakinuma) | Very cosy! | Reservation essential

Restaurant Little India

Afternoon or Evening | In Plainpalais | Trendy | Reservation recommended



Good Korean food

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Rive Droite

Hôtel des Bergues

10 min drive from Palexpo

Bistrot des Bergues

Chic and delicious | Reservation essential

Il lago

Very cool and refined cuisine | Italian | Reservation essential


Fusion food / Japanese | Delicious | Reservation essential

Restaurant Patara

Thai, at the Beau Rivage

Lillo Ristorante

Place de Saint-Gervais 1, 1201 Geneva


Traditional Italian/ Cosy Contemporary

Nice terrace on the river

Reservations Essential

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City Centre

15 min from Palexpo

Restaurant Bon Génie

A lovely café in town, perfect for lunch, any time of the day

Restaurant Capoccacia

Great for food, any time of the day

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Rive Gauche

20 min from Palexpo


The best Japanese | Reservation essential


Restaurant l’Adresse

Service until 3pm on Saturday | Inventive Mediterranean, with boutique attached


Very good Japanese

Osteria ZAZA

Superb, and newly opened | Italian | Fresh pizza and pasta

Restaurant Road Runner

Burgers and fries!

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Just Outside the City Centre

Restaurant la Closerie

Delicious Italian food (lovely terrace for good weather!)

Restaurant Auberge de Vandoeuvres


Restaurant à l’Osteria de Vilette

Great terrace

Collonge Cafe

Excellent, with a magnificent terrace



Fusion food

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In the Countryside

L’Auberge d’Onex

Chic and expensive! Very good

Restaurant Auberge de Dully

Chicken and fish only | Just outside Geneva

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For Fondue

Bains des Pâquis 

“The Geneva rock experience”

Au Vieux Carouge

The best!

Aux Armures

In the old town

Les Antiquaires

In the old town

Café du Soleil

Very good

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Da Paolo 

Great Pizza!


Fun and lively | no reservations possible

Pizza Leggera

Rue Adrien-Lachenal 6, 1207 Geneva

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At the Airport

Le Chef

If you are looking for some quiet time or a space for a business lunch or a meeting on arrival/departure, Le Chef at Geneva’s airport is a very good option and so is the tarmac view nice.

If interested, please contact Salomé Ruiz at: info@lechef-geneve.ch mentioning you are a participant in GemGenève.

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If you love food, and understand a bit of French,