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Cafe Restaurant de L'aviation

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18, ch. des Coquelicots, Vernier, Geneva 1214, Switzerland
+41 22 341 12 32
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's fine

OK, so you'll wince when the bill comes and the service is sporadic at best, but if you have to eat in Geneva it's probably about as good as it's going to get on a value basis. The food is nice, the portions generous and the location is great (if your office happens to be next door)....plus in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Local cuisine
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went because Trip Advisor reviews looked interesting. The food I ordered was not especially appetizing. Maybe I should have just paid the 30 Swiss francs for a hamburger and fries. Don't order the chicken curry. It was overcooked. The vegetables turned to mush. I was travelling alone so was seated alone inside the restaurant. Big mistake. Once the food... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

OK, so you'll wince when the bill comes and the service is sporadic at best, but if you have to eat in Geneva it's probably about as good as it's going to get on a value basis. The food is nice, the portions generous and the location is great (if your office happens to be next door)....plus in summer the... More 

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Sydney
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have been to the aviation 3 times in the last few weeks, twice for drinks after work, once for lunch The first time was okay. the 2 remaining were just a disaster and especially last week. The attitude is wrong, there is no service, no smile and no respect for their customers. It is the only place in the... More 

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Thoiry, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is loosely themed with passangerplanes, the stake sizes follow the names of famous aeroplanes. Dispite the reputation of planefood, the food there is good. Entrecote with mushroomsause and fries is amazingly good. Its bit noisy since its always full. Parking is bad, better leave your car to the shopping center 100 meters away.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

geneva's secret for great steaks with a special a 'well-kept secret' sauce ! always very popular , lunch time and evenings and often, fully booked unless reserved in advance ! The steaks come in 3 sizes 180gm, 250 gm or 380 gm with names based on old French aircraft like Caravelle, super-caravelle or the more recent airbus 380. I would... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Great local restaurant near the Geneva airport. Very high quality food. You must try the steak Caravalle. Vin of the day was fabulous. A must visit place if you're close to the Geneva airport.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The real benefit of L'aviation is its convenience to the airport, and, in my case, the Holiday Inn when you don't fancy the trek into the city - to me it's not any cheaper. I'd booked a table for one, was shown to a table for four and then once I'd settled down was moved - not a good start.... More 

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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wat a gorgeous steaks they have here! Perfectly cooked, smothered in their own signature Caravelle saus, extra servings of saus and fries included. Served with a smile, no extras charged for that! Lovely! Ow, but book a table, even for lunch! When you're on your own, eating at the bar will be allowed if you didn't make a reservation.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Just behind the shopping center near the airport you will find this star café. It is obviously known by employees all working in connection with the airport. Vegetarians can have a hard time when looking on the menu, which is dominated by steaks. And order steaks!! Meat was tender, grilled to perfection, served with a superb mustard sauce, frites and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Such a great place to get your Steak and Frites craving cured.... If you order the 260gr or 380gr Caravelle steak you get a 2nd serving of fries and sauce.... oh my gosh it's soooooo good. So good! They have a variety of other options including vegetarian pastas, veal, fish but go for the steak! You won't be disapointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18, ch. des Coquelicots, Vernier, Geneva 1214, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva  >  Vernier
  • Phone Number: +41 22 341 12 32

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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