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La Gargotte

#22 of 2,403 Restaurants in Lyon
#22 of 2,485 Places to Eat in Lyon
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15 Rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 79 20
Today
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing experience

The main meal was amazing and the dessert was to die for. We also got free samples of appetizers and drinks. I definitely recommend tis to anyone who wants to have a very good meal at an affordable price. The reception from the chef was warm and intimate. Such an experience is very rare in France.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Ephraim J
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Lyon, France
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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The main meal was amazing and the dessert was to die for. We also got free samples of appetizers and drinks. I definitely recommend tis to anyone who wants to have a very good meal at an affordable price. The reception from the chef was warm and intimate. Such an experience is very rare in France.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I only stay 1.5 days in Lyon and not many restaurant open on weekend. So I reserved a table via their facebook page one week in advance, their prompt reply is impressed. When we arrived, the boss remember me who reserved a table and arranged table doe us. He is passionate and good in English, helped to translate the whole... More 

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Lyon, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have gone twice to this restaurant. The waiter is good. The food is good. Then the service is HORRIBLE. The cook is the waiter. We got a reservation at 8pm and the waiter didn't take our order until 8:50pm. And then when he brought the main dish, he forgot one for my friend, and didnt bring it until we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Loved this small cozy restaurant. Superb service, excellent dishes and great atmosphere. Lyon is said to be the gastronomic capital of France. This restaurant for sure attributes to the claim.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Ivan the owner chef is a nice friendly person and very keen to please, but the restaurant is over-busy and now becoming too stretched to provide the good quality we expect and that Ivan wants. The menu was too 'clever' with too many dishes. The quality was average. There were over 110 people booked and Ivan told me he was... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were a bit early, so the owner was still cleaning the place. He offered to keep our laptop bags so we could go for a drink... We came back and had a delicious 3 course meal with foi gras, duck, chocolate moelleux and a fancy foie gras macaron with sparkping wine as a starter. All for EUR 26! Fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you happen to walk by this place before its opening you’ll be perplexed. It is not a place which draws people. Just a small menu outside, some newspapers articles displayed in the windows near the door. The interior is not tempting because is as old as the exterior. There are only a small dining room near the counter and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food with great value, super friendly service in nice surroundings. Can recommend and would go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Excellent food, something for everyone on the menu. The dishes are relatively elaborate but still grounded--the quality of the basic cuisine is not masked by an attempt to pull fancy stunts. At the time of writing the menu for entree/plats/dessert at 26EUR is incredible value for the quality. Also the portions are perfectly sized, neither too big not too small.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

cosy place. The food was gorgeous - totally against mainstream. Really a taste adventure I've never had before. Pricing fair especially for Lyon and the quality of food. Service at its best (Thanks Ivan)

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Additional Information about La Gargotte

Address: 15 Rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 79 20
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 79 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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