Bistrot de Lyon

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With its elegantly loaded decor, the large dining room and the marble tables, the ancient odd pub chairs, Bistrot de Lyon seems to have gone through the century, witnessed the splendour and feathers of the 20s, the cloche hats and the egrets of the 30s.

An already long history is reflected by an ample menu card. Lyon cuisine, more “evolutionary” dishes with a comfort reminiscent of the great brasseries of 1900.

A true bistro of the years around 1900, the décor immerses us in the magic of the Belle Epoque.
An icon of rue Mercière, a bistro and generous cuisine which plays its score with a considerate and attentive team.


An idea of our cuisine. Every day the Bistrots de Cuisiniers commit themselves to have their card evolve to propose a genuine menu, elaborated on the basis of the market of the day.

Some examples from this bistro:

  • Lyon salad: lardons, garlic croutons, poached egg
  • Poultry liver pie with mild garlic cream
  • Home made pâté en croute with sweetbread and foie gras, salad
  • Saint-cochon of the bistro: andouillette, black pudding, spare ribs
  • Home made pike quenelle dumpling, Nantua sauce, rice
  • Traditional rolled veal head, gribiche sauce
  • Gnafron with rum (Génoise, nougatine, candied fruit)
  • Home made profiteroles with hot chocolate

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Recipes easy to prepare, a nice history of culinary arts, a decor to make antique hunters jealous, photos which make you want to rush to rue Mercière, this book is an invitation to discover Lyon and the bistro cuisine at their best.

Le Bistrot de Lyon in rue Mercière is an unmissable address both for the Lyon people and for the visitors to the capital of gastronomy.
In 1974, young Jean-Paul Lacombe, already behind the stove of the renowned Léon de Lyon, invented the concept of “bistrot de chef” by opening this second property only a few steps from the starred restaurant.

On the same occasion he gave its dignity back to an ill-famed district where Bistrot de Lyon was multiplied in such a way that rue Mercière is today the “restaurant street”.
But with its exceptional art décor, Bistrot de Lyon remains unrivalled.
It is part of the cultural heritage of the city and of Lyon cuisine and embodies the perfect bistro concept although it is only 40 years old. 40 years of effervescence and creativity, in the dining room and on the plate, which are illustrated by 40 recipes and even more anecdotes and photos making up this book.

To order and receive the book by mail:
Tel. : 04 78 38 47 47 – Price EUR 29.00


Open 7 days a week
Lunch: 12 noon to 2.30 pm
Dinner: 7 pm to 10.30 pm on Monday to Thursday and Sunday
7 pm to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday
Tel : +33 4 78 38 47 47

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