Restaurants

French in Lyon

Chez Albert

The bright purple exterior is an apt introduction to the bold flavours of Chez Albert, a local favourite. Inside, the walls are strung with cooking implements, oil paintings and myriad roosters. None of this distrac…
Modern French in Lyon

Balthaz'art

A block south of Croix Rousse's central square, this cheerful burgundy-red eatery with artwork-covered walls draws animated crowds with its excellent-value lunches and sumptuous multicourse dinners. Inventive meat a…
French in Lyon

Les Terrasses de Lyon

Offering sweeping views over the city, this superbly located restaurant serves up imaginative and beautifully executed dishes, including foie gras with shrimp and crispy salad, or breast of veal with green cabbage a…
Modern French in Lyon

La Bonâme de Bruno

Great food and atmosphere come together at this airy yet intimate eatery that's somewhere on the continuum between bistro and gastronomic. The high-ceilinged, parquet-floored dining room conjures the spirit of a 19t…
Modern French in Lyon

Thomas

One of Lyon’s savviest chefs, Thomas Ponson, infuses his cooking with a panoply of flavours. He gives taste buds the choice between formal dining at his eponymous restaurant; more casual fare in his Bouchon Thomas; …
French in Lyon

Le Bouchon des Filles

This contemporary ode to Lyon's legendary culinary mères (mothers) is run by an enterprising crew of young women with deep roots in the local bouchon scene and a flair for fine cooking. The light and fluffy quenelle…
French in Lyon

Les Adrets

This atmospheric spot serves an exceptionally good-value lunch menu (including wine and coffee). The mix is half classic bouchon fare, half alternative choices such as slow-roasted lamb with eggplant, or grilled fis…