I love Brasserie Georges! There, I’ve said it; quite a declaration, but it’s true. Lyon’s largest and oldest (174 years old) Brasserie is by far one of my favourite restaurants in the city, and every time I make a visit I try to pinpoint exactly what makes it so. Like the food on offer, the Brasserie Georges experience is a delicious play and balance of a number of ingredients; the grand Art Deco interior containing a 650 seat capacity of cosy red booths, the heavy linen table cloths, the soft warm lighting, the traditionally suited service staff with refined waiting skills, the chandeliers that hang from an elaborate fresco, and, the slidy doors in the ladies toilets (fashioned like an old style powder room)! I just love the place!
Did I mention the menu? Unlike many restaurants in Lyon, the nice people at Brasserie Georges have put together a menu that contains French and English descriptions of the extensive number of dishes on offer, which is not only helpful when choosing what to delight your palate with, it can also be quite an education to finally discover the actual ingredients of those elusive Lyonnaise specialities. But, do attempt ordering in French, if only to receive the warm smile of approval from service staff who will appreciate your efforts.
You can find full details about the beloved Brasserie Georges by visiting our Lyon Restaurant Guide, and to view the entire menu; visit the Brasserie Georges Website. But, right now, I would like to show some appreciation by paying a little pictorial tribute to the loveliness of dear Brasserie Georges! (Just click on the images to get the full picture).