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“Cosy, lovely hidden gem”
Review of le nid'poule - CLOSED

le nid'poule
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cosy, lovely hidden gem”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

My husband and I, US expats living in Geneva, dined here Saturday night and had a lovely time. Be prepared to spend some time there (at least two hours) and you must make a reservation -- all because the small room is service by one very sweet man. They have a full menu but the 'formule du soiree' is a no-brainer, with starter, entree and dessert for 48 francs (that's very reasonably priced for Geneva). The food was worth the price -- rare for Geneva -- being very delicious and tasty. They had a wide range of wine available by the glass, too. All in all, the warm, inviting atmosphere and excellent food really makes this quite a gem. It is very easy to get to, being across from the Museum of Natural History and just up the street from the Rive bus stop, a very busy and central location.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank KDaph81
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Small restaurant, nice ambience”
Reviewed 30 January 2013

We were taken here by a friend of ours that lives in Geneva. It is a must to reserve. This place is wonderful. Great food with smiling service that is not always the case in Switzerland. Would highly recommend this place. Next time in Geneva we will sure o come back here again. I do not know if they speak much English as my friends were French speaking. Nevertheless I am sure you will enjoy it!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank barryinc0
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hidden & lovely chicken nest”
Reviewed 6 February 2011

It is a restaurant that you wouldn't come across & decide to go in unless you are specifically looking for it - but such a nice experience once you are in. Very cozy, woth friendly staff & delicious food! Menu of the day is for sure value for money: with a nice starter, 2 main course options to choose from and one dessert plate. For sure a local's choice rather than a tourist attraction. Beware of the chicken decoration inside - they're literally everywhere :)

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Thank nysacik
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Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“A Special Little Gem”
Reviewed 29 July 2008

This restaurant , just across from the Natural History Museum, offers a casual sophisticated feel. It is small, one cosy room, and seems to caters to a clientelle that returns time upon time. We have never seen any tourists here. It is recommended to book in advance as there have been times that we had to go elsewhere as all the tables were reserved.

Service is excellent, discreet and very friendly. The one or two waiters keep a vigil eye on everybody and each individual's needs. There is never a feel of hurriedness here though one can have a quick meal as well as an extended leisurely time with friends.

As the name indicates, the decor has all to do with Chickens, but no feel of Disneyland here! While there is a great choice on the menu of chicken, there is an equally good choice of other meats and of fish and they also cater to vegetarians.

We can warmly recommend this as and have returned on various occasions. Unfortunately we were not able to book 1-18 August as this seems to be their summer closure time.

The menu is varied, the portions are the right size and they are presented well. Their wine list, though small, is varied. The price is around CHF 40 for a set menu that includes starter, main course and desert.

Rue Lachenal is a one-way street and parking is not easy to find though around lunch-time spaces free up even in front of the restaurant itself.

If one is unlucky as to not find a space at the Le Nid'Poule, then Rue Lachenal offers many other restaurants. The restaurant will appeal also to teenagers but small children and their parents would probably feel more at ease at the Indian Restaurant down the same road offering a decent buffet.

We have returned on many occassions and have never regretted this. Definitively one to recommend!

Thank Evita2
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