The romantic tendencies of the French are renowned, and they don't fall short when it comes to romantic restaurant, particularly in Lyon, where the ambiance of 'amour' can be felt in many of the city's 1000+ restaurants. But if you want to find that really special place, perfect for a romantic dinner for two; a little digging around is well worthwhile. Here, we've saved you the time and done the digging for you!
Terrace dining is a lovely way to enjoy a romantic dinner during the summer in Lyon, and with so many restaurants opening up special terraced areas when the warm weather arrives; visitors have plenty of places to choose from. Top of the list, Les Terrasses de Lyon
, Maison Villemanzy
and Restaurant de Fourvière
are all wonderful restaurants for a romantic dinner. All three restaurants have highly rated French menus, and all three are located hillside (on Fourvière and Croix-Rousse hills), so terrace dining at any of these restaurants will afford spectacular views across the city of Lyon.
Back down to the Presqu'Île (peninsula between the Rhône and Sôane rivers), and into the grandeur of the area Terreaux, three notable romantic restaurants include La Luz
, Le Passage
and Café de Fédérations
. Selected for their intimate surroundings, romantic ambiance and consistently good French menus; romancers looking for that special place to dine will not be disappointed with any of these three special restaurants.
For those who need a bit of spice to heat up that romantic dinner date, there are a number of restaurants that fit the spicy bill while including all the romantic requirements of ambiance and decor. Top of the 'spicy and romantic' pics; Le Petit Persan
is a lovely and intimate restaurant that offers a serene dining experience and some delicious Middle Eastern dishes, Le Touareg
offers African and Middle Eastern dishes with equal romantic appeal and Thê Van
(Vietnamese food) is a restaurants with Asian romantic charm that includes a lovely terrace area during the summer.
25 rue du Bât-d'Argent
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101 rue Moncey
Romantic and sophisticated dining... read more
8 rue Longue
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33 Rue du Repos
Very chic sushi restaurant and lounge bar... read more
25 Montée St-Sébastien
French Cuisine on Croix-Rousse hill... read more
8 Quai Saint-Vincent
Creative arts space, bar and restaurant... read more
8 rue Major-Martin
9 Place de la Fourvière
Nice restaurant next to Fourvière basilica...
6 rue du Boeuf
In the Hôtel la Cour des Loges
19 rue René Leynaud
3 rue des Pierres Plantées
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7 rue des Pierres Plantées
Traditional North-African Cuisine... read more
85 rue Massena
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10 rue de Marseille
Indian Restaurant in the Heart of the Guillotière Neighborood... read more