Lyon Restaurants

Heralded as the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon really is a special place when it comes to choosing where to dazzle your taste buds! Famous for the Lyonnaise ‘bouchon’ - which serve traditional Lyonnaise dishes amidst intimate surrounding – the city also showcases the delights of France’s top chefs in a number of world renowned restaurants. In addition to traditional cuisine, Lyon benefits from an infusion of international influences; from North African to Vietnamese cuisine, Lyon’s ever increasing diversity is well expressed in the city’s restaurants.

If you’re looking for traditional, hearty Lyonnaise food, the ‘bouchon’ is the places to go. These restaurants generally offer reasonably priced menus in a home style atmosphere. Chez Mounier and Café du Soleil are good ‘bouchon’ choices. Both of these restaurants offer great food in a typical ‘bouchon’ atmosphere. But be warned that there are hundreds of restaurants in Lyon carrying the ‘bouchon’ name, but sometimes the title is just there to attract tourist custom. For a ‘bouchon’ that you can rely on as being authentic; look for a sign saying: ‘Authentique Bouchon Lyonnais’. These restaurants have been certified as authentic and there are only about twenty of them in Lyon.

Cranking it up a notch, Lyon’s bigwig restaurants are the places to go for Michelin stared cuisine. These restaurants may be expensive, but if you’re a foodie - or simply someone who wants to see what all the hype is about - you shouldn’t miss sampling the cuisine offered at the haunts of internationally acclaimed chefs Paul Bocuse (Auberge du Pont de Collonges) and Pierre Orsi. La Terrasses de Lyon is another great choice for Michelin stared cuisine, located amidst stunning surroundings on Fourvière hill, the restaurant’s terrace is one of the most romantic in Lyon!
Bon appétit!

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Brasserie Georges 1836

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30 Cours de Verdun

The daddy of Lyonnais brasseries... read more

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Caro de Lyon (Le)

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25 rue du Bât-d'Argent

Sophisticated French and Lyonnaise menu... read more

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Café du Soleil

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2 rue St-Georges

Great Lyonnaise food and atmosphere... read more

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Chez Mounier

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3 rue des Marronniers

Typical Lyonnaise 'bouchon' with a great atmosphere... read more

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Le Victoria Hall

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33 Rue du Repos

Very chic sushi restaurant and lounge bar... read more

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25 Bis Quai Romain Rolland

Scrumptious Indian and Pakistani dishes... read more

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Sambahia (Le)

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13 rue du Doyenné

Brazilian specialities and live music... read more

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Café 203

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9 rue du Garet

Cultural cafe resisting the smoking ban... read more

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Maison Villemanzy (La)

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25 Montée St-Sébastien

French Cuisine on Croix-Rousse hill... read more

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Le Quai des Arts

8 Quai Saint-Vincent

Creative arts space, bar and restaurant... read more

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Pizza Pino

106 rue du président Édouard Herriot

Great Italian for all the family... read more


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101 rue Moncey

Romantic and sophisticated dining... read more

Grand Café des Négociants (Le)

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1 Place Francis-Régaud

Quintessentially Lyonnaise... read more

Café des Fédérations (Le)

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8 rue Major-Martin

Try Some Wines from Lyon... read more

Pierre Orsi

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3 Place Kléber

Gastronomy At Its Best... read more

7 Neuf café

7 Rue Neuve

Modern cafe near the church of St-Nizier... read more


2 Quai Raoul Carrie

Riverside restaurant... read more

Brasserie Francotte

8 Place des Celestins

Traditional restaurant with a splash of the contemporary... read more

Little New York

60 Quai Saint Vincent

A little taste of New York in Lyon... read more

Le Palais des Gateries

8 Place Gabriel Péri

Fast food and Eastern bakery... read more
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