Restaurants

Top Choice Bouchon in Lyon

Le Musée

Housed in the stables of Lyon's former Hôtel de Ville, this delightful bouchon serves a splendid array of meat-heavy Lyonnais classics, including a divine poulet au vinaigre (chicken cooked in vinegar). The daily ch…
Top Choice Fusion in Lyon

L'Ourson qui Boit

On the fringes of Croix Rousse, Japanese chef Akira Nishigaki puts his own splendid spin on French cuisine, with plenty of locally sourced fresh vegetables and light, clean flavours. The ever-changing menu of two da…
Top Choice Market in Lyon

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Lyon's famed indoor food market has nearly five-dozen stalls selling countless gourmet delights. Pick up a round of runny St Marcellin from legendary cheesemonger Mère Richard, and a knobbly Jésus de Lyon from Charc…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Lyon

L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges

Some 7km up the Saône from central Lyon, this triple-Michelin-starred restaurant is the flagship of the city's most decorated chef, Paul Bocuse. Classics include the likes of braised sweetbreads, thyme-roasted rack …
Top Choice Neobistro in Lyon

Cinq Mains

When young Lyonnais Grégory Cuilleron and his two friends opened this neobistro in early 2016, it was an instant hit. They're working wonders at this cool loft-like space with a mezzanine, serving up tantalising cre…
Top Choice Bouchon in Lyon

Le Poêlon d'Or

This upmarket bouchon, around the corner from the Musée des Tissus, is well known among local foodies who recommend its superb andouillette (chitterlings) and pike dumplings. Save room for the delicious chocolate mo…
Top Choice Bouchon in Lyon

Daniel et Denise

One of Vieux Lyon's most dependable and traditional eateries, this classic spot is run by award-winning chef Joseph Viola, who was elected president of Lyon's bouchon association in 2014. Come here for elaborate var…
Top Choice Cafe in Lyon

L'Instant

The best spot in Croix Rousse to start the day, this hybrid cafe–pastry shop overlooking lovely place Marcel Bertone packs a punch. The continental breakfast (and brunch on weekends) is the highlight, while the past…
Ice Cream in Lyon

Terre Adélice

It's hard to resist the 150 flavours, both divine and daring, at this ice-cream shop on Vieux Lyon's main pedestrian thoroughfare. Play it safe with Valrhona dark chocolate, organic pistachio or vanilla from Madagas…
Desserts in Lyon

L'Ourson qui Boit – Pâtisserie

Japanese chef Akira Nishigaki, who runs the widely acclaimed L'Ourson qui Boit just next door, opened this shiny pastry shop in early 2016. It offers a mouthwatering selection of tarts and other goodies that mix Fre…