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ESRFEuropean Synchrotron Radiation Facility
ILL Institut Laue-Langevin
PSB Partnership for Structural Biology
EMBLEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory
IBSInstitut de Biologie Structurale
ILL, 2015
PSCMPartnership for Soft Condensed Matter
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Staff restaurant and cafeteria

At the staff restaurant and cafeteria on the epn campus, you can take a break from your day’s work over lunch or dinner, seven days a week. (Menu of the week is available here)


The restaurant is centrally located on the site’s main road. It has a capacity of 1500 meals per day.

The cafeteria is in a smaller annex building next to the restaurant and offers hot drinks and soft drinks, as well as a selection sandwiches, salads and other light meals to take away. 

Normal opening times - June 2021

Restaurant (self):LunchDinner

Ground floor restaurant

weekdays only

11.30 to 13.30 (IBS, EMBL, ESRF staff and users)
1st floor restaurant
weekdays11.30 to 13.30 (ILL staff and users)18.45 to 20.00
weekends and public holidays11.45 to 13.0018.45 to 20.00
weekdays only


Take-away counter:
weekdays only11.00-13.30
What is served?When? Where?
Breakfast Daily 7.00 to 10.00Guest House
Sandwiches, salads, take-away meals Weekdays 11.00 to 13.30Cafeteria
LunchWeekdays 11.30 to 13.30, weekends and public holidays 11.45 to 13.00Restaurant
Dinner Daily 18.45 to 20.001st floor restaurant

Please note also that the cash desk (retauant entrance hall) has now reopened.

During the summer and winter shutdowns when there are no users at the ESRF and the ILL, the evening and weekend services are suspended.

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Contact information

  • Restaurant reception: Tel +33 (0)4 76 88 24 08
  • Cafeteria: Tel +33(0)4 76 88 68 99
  • Kitchen: Tel +33 (0)4 76 88 24 06
  • Manager: Tel +33 (0)4 76 88 24 07, Fax +33 (0)4 76 88 24 34, email:  Anne Soulard of API restauration

NB! If you are planning to bring a large group of visitors to have lunch or dinner in the restaurant, please remember to inform the manager or the reception office at least 24 hours in advance. 

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