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Palais des Nations cafeteria

#543 of 1,493 Restaurants in Geneva
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Avenue de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 917 12 34
08:30 - 17:30
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Geneva, Switzerland
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136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A wide range of food selections, both hot and cold at very reasonable prices by Swiss standards make this place very unique. View of the grass knolls of UN office in Geneva and the company of UN staff from all over the world make dining at this place an experience to remember for those who are visiting the international city.... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Tremendous selection, hot and cold buffet or cooked to order. The price is very reasonable compared to Geneva (very expensive). Cash only - no credit cards.

Thank JBWert
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you are in the international Geneva and need to get a bite (and happen to have a UN badge) this is a great option. Food assortment is rich and the quality is high, as it should be, given the location)) A meal can range from a 2.50 chf salad to 9.80 chf vegetarian options to 11.30 for a nice... More 

Thank Gabdulhakov
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Broad spectrum of choices, from pizza to salad buffet, vegetarian, lean meal, steak,... The perfect venue for anyone at the Palais des Nations. Friendly staff at the counters and at the check-out. Actually pretty good for a canteen.

1 Thank johannac456
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

I eat here often. There is always a great choice of freshly prepared food at affordable prices. The patisseries are fantastic! Lovely to sit outside at this time of year.

1 Thank Sandra N
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The buffet selection is excellent, including fish, sushi, seafood, cheeses, and the usual salad ingredients. Charged by grams (not cheap but worth it)

Thank Jackey M
New Delhi, India
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

It is perfect for the purpose it is meant for, which is to serve people working in the Palais des Nations with a modestly priced meal and with consistent quality everyday. It fairs really good on that. Food they serve is not something to crave for, but it is filling and it is very conveniently located within the campus itself.... More 

Thank Devash12
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231 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

For a caffeteria designed mainly for UN staff and delegates, the variety of choices and quality is outstanding. You can always select among pasta, grill, vegetarian, salad bar and lots of other dishes. In warm weather nice outdoor terrace with a view of Palais des Nations garden and mountains. Prices are very reasonable considering that while you are on "international... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

It's a cafeteria...so don't expect gourmet meals with exquisite presentations. It has a salad bar with lots of variety, steak and burger section, entrees section and an assortment of desserts, drinks, beers and wines. If you are in Geneva, and happen to visit the United Nations at Palais des Nations...eat at the cafeteria. You will most definitely find something you... More 

1 Thank Mnorid
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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418 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Compared to Geneva's shameless prices, I thought this was reasonable. I had a pasta dish with salmon that was cooked in the moment and quite tasteful. The queue was long though and tables scarce.

Thank TheLegos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Ariana
  • Neighbourhood: Ariana
  • Phone Number: +41 22 917 12 34

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?