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#340 of 1,353 Restaurants in Geneva
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$25 - $43
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French, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed October 13, 2021 via mobile

I really like the place and the concept of offering only two lunch choices, which is very appropriate for the clientele of (mostly) people from surrounding international organizations. However, during my recent visit (and other visits before) I was a bit disappointed because of long...delays in serving the food. Also, I might have been unlucky, but the vegetarian dish every time consisted of a large bowl of pasta with a tasty sauce, but hardly any vegetables or other additions, which seems a bit too basic given the price of the food. I really hope that those issues can be addressed - I would be happy to come more often!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2020

I had a lunch meeting there a week ago because the place was convenient, however, the waiting staff was quite mediocre: refused to show us the written menu, forgot about bringing water (had to ask a couple of times) and we had to ask for...the bill three times. The worst part was they tried to rip us off by choosing the special menu which was 25 francs more in addition to the 23 francs for the normal menu. So paying a bill of over 110 francs for two lunch menus plus a bottle of water (carafe d'eau) at 4 francs is simply outrageous, even for Geneva! We had to argue with the manager whilst the waitress who attended us was being defensive, making excuses for not telling us the price in the first place (she blamed the mask for us not understanding the menus and the price!) yet she said no to bringing the small board where the menus where written. Overall it was a bad experience so I am not taking any clients there again, hence I do not recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Small menu but all dishes well cooked and tasty. Atmosphere quirky and relaxed. Quite pricey though.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

I have been here twice... both times forced due to work. I think it is overpriced for what it is. I paid 28chf for a very tiny starter salad and couscous lamb dish. These are things during lunch that would be no more than 18-20chf...at a restaurant and 12chf at the work cafeteria. And a couscous is not worth more than 15chf. The dessert option was only a bowl of fruit, almost like it was an afterthought. The service is slow and I didn't have any choice since the other option was something I was allergic to (note: no options for allergies since you have 2 options). The concept is nice (old house converted) but they could do so much more with this place. Will not be returning again unless forced by another work event.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

Hidden in a small path connecting WHO/HQ and ICRC in Geneva. Open for lunch only. But what a good lunch it offers. Always two menus. And always good value for your money and excellent taste.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

What a surprise to discover this place! Staff is extremely friendly and food is simple but well prepared. Recommended!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Love the place. Little restaurant. Lovely people. Good food. I can recommend this restaurant any time and they also have private rooms to be reserved for working lunches.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019

This small restaurant is hidden between big organizations in the International neighborhood of Geneva. A lot of international people lunch at this nice restaurant. They have a small menu with always fresh quality food. Service is very quick and friendly and the atmosphere is very...international.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

When a friend told of a restaurant that is in the woods across from the ILO building and the bus stop, I was both intrigued & extremely inquisitive ...when we got there and saw some familiar faces, I was even more intrigued. It turns out...that word is just getting around now as the restaurant has been around for only a year. The story is that the grand daughter/ the owner turned her grand mother’s house into a restaurant ...very popular, good, vibe and good service ...what I had in a rush was quite good...will go back when more relaxed.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Be sure to have lunch or dinner at this amazing restaurant while in Geneva. Simple yet delicious cuisine, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

I have had lunch here a few times. The menu is limited and the food is good but not great and quite expensive. Service was slow during each visit and it's essential to book if you want to eat in the garden or terrace during...the warmer months. Staff speak English.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

What a find! Worth the long walk but not too difficult to find. A limited menu of locally sourced ingredients but prepared to top level. A fine gazpacho, great porc croustillant caramelise’ and a herb ricotta-stuffed chicken leg topped with lardo di Colonnata that was...nothing short of stupendous- simple ingredients punching well above their weight. A nice chocolate fondant to round things off and beautiful quince eau de vie to finish in bellezza! Top everything with an authentic service with a smile in fresh and lively surroundings and the grand formula is complete! Not yet a year old but if the mood remains the same then this place will become a permanent fixture in the Geneva restaurant scene.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Great place wonderful atmosphere excellent service the food is exceptional , I have been there several times, and give this restaurant 5 stars I highly recommend it ,

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice place and good service but terrible food! Limited selection and the vegetarian dish was indigestible.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

I had lunch at la vie des champs. The restaurant is in an old house and well decorated. Food is simple, extremely tasty with good quality ingredients. I appreciated the quick service at lunch time even though the restaurant was full. I highly recommend this...place.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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