Old Town, Vieux Lyon. Maximum seats about 18 people in this cosy Lyonnais / traditional French food restaurant. 1 waitron and 1 chef. No frill, just great food and service living up to Lyon’s foodie town reputation.
Bouchon. Casual dining. Family friendly.
Not for kids under 7. There’s no space for pram/kids chair.
Quiet, not dead silence. No music was playing. Just quiet chatter in the background. The restaurant has a lot natural wood and Bonne Maman feeling with its gingham curtains. Feels a bit like a cabin in the wood? I instantly wanted to order hot chocolate upon entering. LOL I really enjoyed the ambiance, especially on a cold day.
BOMB! Balanced flavour beyond the crust. Sooooo much food coma. They were not shy with their butter richness. Not for anyone who’s on a diet. Delicious, but most dishes lack enticing aroma. It’s a rather strange thing really, given that their dishes was absolutely yummy.
I am unable to comment on this, as I’ve only been there once.
Instagramability / Photogenic
This is a no frill bouchon! So no, their dishes were not made for a photo session. Not horrible, but won’t be an IG winner either.
Timely and polite. Waitron remembered who ordered what and did not need to ask / reconfirm when serving. The service was professional even to the point of serving wine the traditional way.
Value for money
Totally worth it! It was nothing. We paid around 60 for the 2 of us (EUR26 for the 3 course mean + alcoholic drink). We had 2 starters, 2 main, 2 desert, 4 drinks. Quality and service was great. The experience was pleasant. Definitely worth the money.
If I remember correctly, they had a 3 course set menu for under EUR20 as well.
Part of their menu is available on La Fourchette / The fork if you want to check out their offering or price.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
Unable to rate higher than this because I have only visited once. I live in Paris , not sure when I’ll visit Lyon again.
It is important to me that restaurants are consistent in their service and food quality. For any restaurants that I’m writing a review based on just 1 visit, the highest possible rating will be 4.
Rating system explained
0 – May consider it again if I got paid to eat there aka free meal + wage
1 – O my golly, why did I do this to myself. Horrible! Will tell all my friends about it.
2 – Should have gone else where.
3 – It’s okay.
4 – Pleasant experience. Likely to revisit.
5 – Bloody excellent! Will tell all my friends about it. Repeat visit.
1 place Neuve Saint-Jean
It is in the old town (Vieux Lyon) and near the VERY dangerous Pralus (2min walk). See the look of my face in Pralus.
Reservation is probably necessary, as this is a bouchon and when we were there they’re full and had to turn people away. We were just lucky. *We traveled in low season
Tel: +33 (0)4 26 00 94 13
cannot reserve a table via La Fourchette / The fork
Camera: Canon 5D mark 3, 50mm f/1.8
Have you been here before? Any thoughts on their sister restaurant next door, Les Ventres Jaunes”?