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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Brasserie Georges 1836

      A must
      Brasserie Georges has been an institution since 1836 and is an absolute must on a visit to Lyon. Established by Alsatian brewers, its vast beer hall can accommodate 500 people. Everything is authentic here, from the chandeliers to the murals. Countless celebrities including Zola, Hemingway, Edith Piaf, Rodin, Saint-Exupéry and Sartre have dined in the brasserie. An unforgettable spectacle of eating and drinking, every day from 8 a.m. until 1 a.m. – except on 1 May.
      30 Cours de Verdun Perrache
      69002 Lyon
      +33 472 56 54 54
    • La Mère Brazier

      One of the oldest and best-known restaurants in Lyon. The legendary Mère Brazier was the only woman to receive three Michelin stars for her two restaurants. One of her most attentive students was Paul Bocuse, who now has his own restaurant. Chef Mathieu Vianny is now in charge at Mère Brazier, and serves his guests wonderful dishes. And plenty of Parisians are perfectly happy to hop aboard the TGV to dine at La Mère Brazier.
      12 Rue Royale
      69001 Lyon
      +33 478 23 17 20
    • Les Loges

      Largest courtyard
      This restaurant under the arcades and the glass roof in Lyons’s largest courtyard at the Hotel Cour des Loges has an irresistible charm. The cuisine is creative and imaginative. Next door, at the Café Epicerie, you can sample verrines – specialities service in tiny glass preserving jars. A particularly pleasant experience in good weather.
      6 Rue du Bœuf
      69005 Lyon
      +33 472 77 44 44
    • Paul Bocuse

      Legendary kitchen chef
      Lyon without Paul Bocuse? Unimaginable. The legendary kitchen chef has helped to make Lyon what it is, and hopefully will continue to do so for many years to come. Many gourmets the world over dream of dining in his renowned Auberge on the banks of the Saône at least once in their lives. His establishment in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or (approx. 10 km from Lyon) is a temple to traditional cuisine. One way or another, dining is a truly unique experience chez Bocuse, and in fact he is reputed to have once said:"Lyon gives you an appetite".
      40 Rue de la Plage
      69660 Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or
      +33 472 42 90 90
    • La Rotonde

      Star cuisine
      To many Lyonnais, he is simply the best kitchen chef there is: Philippe Gauvreau, holder of two Michelin stars. He is without doubt one of the best French chefs. His restaurant next door to the Casino Le Lyon Vert in the heart of the countryside is a must for gourmets. His dishes are inspired by the south, and he serves a delicious seasonal cuisine. Bon appétit!
      200 Avenue du Casino
      69890 La Tour de Salvagny, Lyon
      +33 478 87 79 79
    • A ma Vigne

      Small, but packing quite a punch
      Even the really big French chefs such as Bocuse and Viannay come here to enjoy the thick, tender steaks fried in butter and served with golden French fries. A small, modest establishment. For dessert, there is an orange cake made according to an old family recipe.
      23 Rue Jean Larrivé
      69003 Lyon
      +33 478 60 46 31
    • Les Terrasses de Lyon

      Those who have already had the pleasure of visiting it describe Les Terrasses de Lyon – in the Villa Florentine - as an "unforgettable experience". The food here is excellent, and the icing on the cake is without doubt the wonderful view from the terrace of old Lyon. A very good business lunch is served during the week.
      25 Montée Saint-Barthélémy
      69005 Lyon
      +33 472 56 56 02
    • La Voûte chez Léa

      100 years old
      Close to the Saône is this restaurant, one of the oldest in Lyon. Over 100 years old, it was opened by "Mère Léa", who ran it until her 78th birthday. It was then taken over by Philippe Rabatel, who since then has run it in the same tradition as, and in constant memory of, the cheerful Léa. Her photo still hangs beside the cash till at the entrance – and the specialities have also remained the same: boiled saucisson Lyonnais with boiled potatoes, plenty of herbs on the mixed salad, quenelles of pike and tripe, breaded like a schnitzel (tabuier de sapeur). The ingredients are all market-fresh, and regional products are used whenever possible. Tradition can be this delicious!
      11 Place Antonin Gourju
      69002 Lyon
      +33 478 42 01 33
    • Les Retrouvailles

      This little restaurant, a typical example of a "Bouchon de Lyon", is situated down one of Lyons’s historic streets. It’s a very friendly restaurant with a lively atmosphere. There are various menus to choose from – and the "Dessert Maison" will surprise you. The à la carte offerings are equally mouth-watering: pot au feu de la mer, snails, salad, terrine or escalope of veal with watercress sauce.
      38 Rue du Bœuf
      69005 Lyon
      +33 478 42 68 84
    • Daniel et Denise

      High standards
      Guests are guaranteed a wonderful atmosphere and an extremely high standard of cuisine at the Bistro Daniel et Denise. Joseph learnt his trade from the best, and presents his art in this friendly bistro in the Part-Dieu district of Lyon. Guests are cheerful, content and satisfied, the prices are fair, and the paté en croute with goose liver and sweetbreads is a dream. What a delight!
      156 Rue de Créqui
      69003 Lyon
      +33 478 60 66 53
    • Brasserie Léon de Lyon

      Typically French
      A wonderful, typically French brasserie. Discerning guests drink their wine here and enjoy the many French delights on the extensive menu. The lovely glass windows give the restaurant a warm atmosphere, and the prices are appropriate and fair.
      1 Rue Pléney
      69001 Lyon
      +33 472 10 11 12
    • Café Cousu

      Coffee and art
      This enchanting café is situated in the Passage Thiaffait. It’s the place to meet for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or coffee and cake in the afternoon. Savoury delights are served in the evenings. Small art exhibitions take place regularly in the Café Cousu and are particularly charming.
      14 Rue René Leynaud
      Passage Thiaffait
      69001 Lyon
      +33 472 98 83 38