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Is a pre-theatre meal possible in CH? ( Geneva )

This is really a question for EF Geneva: it seems that very few places serve before 7.00 p.m. With a performance at 8.00 p.m. at Theatre du Leman, where could you go for a simple, but good meal where they would serve, say , from 6.30 p.m. and the service is fast and efficient. Please don't say McDonald's, I am not interested!
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Re: Is a pre-theatre meal possible in CH? ( Geneva )

I think that theatres have an arrangement with the local restaurants, not to serve dinner before performance time.

After all they don't want some of their patrons sitting farting and burping through the performance - and fidgeting and continually visiting the khazi, because they've over-eaten and are bloated (or is that just me?).

Apart from that, at 6.30, the chef hasn't had sufficient time to sober up, and sleep off his lunchtime stint.
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Re: Is a pre-theatre meal possible in CH? ( Geneva )

No, that's just you!

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I think that theatres have an arrangement with the local restaurants, not to serve dinner before performance time.

After all they don't want some of their patrons sitting farting and burping through the performance - and fidgeting and continually visiting the khazi, because they've over-eaten and are bloated (or is that just me?).

Apart from that, at 6.30, the chef hasn't had sufficient time to sober up, and sleep off his lunchtime stint.
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Re: Is a pre-theatre meal possible in CH? ( Geneva )

Obviously not! I'm on my 7th attempt and still nowhere to eat tonight! I looked at Hotel Kempinski where the theatre is, well out of our budget. Might have to sneak in some sandwiches!
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Re: Is a pre-theatre meal possible in CH? ( Geneva )

Dinner & theatre...I remember when I could afford those once...

('scuse me - must go change another - expensive - nappy)
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Re: Is a pre-theatre meal possible in CH? ( Geneva )

if they serve before 7:00 then how will the people who work at the restraurant make it there from their first job that ended at 6:30 in time?

(honestly, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the idea of dining out in Switzerland and then going to the theater afterwards.... particularly with any frequency.

For two people that's gotta be setting you back at least 500 Chuffs)
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Re: Is a pre-theatre meal possible in CH? ( Geneva )

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Obviously not! I'm on my 7th attempt and still nowhere to eat tonight! I looked at Hotel Kempinski where the theatre is, well out of our budget. Might have to sneak in some sandwiches!
Hmm, maybe try Sugar Hut if you like Thai - it's not too far from Kempinski, and although I don't have their opening hours to hand, I have eaten in there at slightly odd times, like 4pm and such I'm a big fan, definitely my favourite Thai restaurant in Geneva.

A quick google will get you their number/address.
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Re: Is a pre-theatre meal possible in CH? ( Geneva )

OK, it's not the £9.99 meal + £12 week day theatre tickets we used to enjoy back in the UK, but 500 CHF, you must be dining at the Kempinsky on a regular basis! I could not even get round that figure in my head for a meal out, that's our family's food budget for two weeks!

THis one is expensive (Cabaret), we have found some little theatres like l'Alchimique in Carouge where you can have some unusual plays (as long as you understand French) for near UK prices! (and a plate of pasta next door for 15 CHF)

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if they serve before 7:00 then how will the people who work at the restraurant make it there from their first job that ended at 6:30 in time?

(honestly, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the idea of dining out in Switzerland and then going to the theater afterwards.... particularly with any frequency.

For two people that's gotta be setting you back at least 500 Chuffs)
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Re: Is a pre-theatre meal possible in CH? ( Geneva )

YES! It was possible! I'll recommand "Cote Parc", 3 rue du Parc, near Rive. Got there at 6.15 p.m., very friendly service. Lots of gorgeous pasta dishes (the home made ravioli with curry sauce a must), still a bit stiff price wise (20 CHF), but we were in and out within an hour, with time for a coffee, then jump on to water bus across to theatre. Great! And I have noticed quite a few other small restaurant (L'Envers du Decor...) nearby, open for business at 6.30)
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