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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


Ground floor restaurant

weekdays only

11.30 to 13.30

1st floor restaurant

weekdays11.30 to 13.0019.00 to 20.30
weekends and public holidays12.00 to 13.3019.00 to 20.30
weekdays only

09.30 to 11.00
11.30 to 14.00

Take-away counter:
weekdays only11h00 to 14h00closed
What is served?When? Where?
Breakfast Daily 7.00 to 10.00Guest House
Coffee and other drinksWeekdays 9.30 to 11.00 and 11.30 to 14.00Cafeteria
Sandwiches, salads, take-away meals Weekdays 11.00 to 14.00Cafeteria
LunchWeekdays 11.30 to 13.30, weekends and public holidays 12.00 to 13.30Restaurant
Dinner Daily 19.00 to 20.301st floor restaurant

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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