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La Gargotte

#17 of 2,346 Restaurants in Lyon
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15 Rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 79 20
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 167
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent food, super friendly staff

Probably one of Lyon's best kept secrets. Located on a small street with plenty of restaurants, La Gargotte is a prime example of the excellent cuisine Lyon has to offer at a reasonable price. We had a three course dinner, with every dish exceeding the previous in quality and display. Ivan, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
juhanjuha
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Probably one of Lyon's best kept secrets. Located on a small street with plenty of restaurants, La Gargotte is a prime example of the excellent cuisine Lyon has to offer at a reasonable price. We had a three course dinner, with every dish exceeding the previous in quality and display. Ivan, the patron of the place was super friendly and... More 

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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Forget the Bellecour tourist traps and get along to this place! No menu posted outside during the day so I guess it might change frequently. We were greeted with a very warm and friendly welcome from proprietor Ivan. Great range of choices on the menu, 5 for each course, packed with interesting combinations. Ivan was very happy to translate the... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

La Gargotte is a fantastic restaurant. Ivan, the restaurants chef and owner, is a very hospitable person. We loved the atmosphere and were made to feel extremely welcome. His English was great and he was able to translate the menu for us. Each dish was beautifully presented and they certainly tasted as good as they looked. The price was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have been to La Gargotte already 3 times, on each of my visit in Lyon and i must say that Ivan & his team had never disappointed... Lovely food for a very good deal. Adam from Prague :)

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Southport, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nine of us in town for a conference ate here based on Tripadvisor reviews. As ever a wise choice. Ivan was a terrific host. Enthusiasm is so contagious. Lovely food, not too much choice so each dish was excellent. Really reasonable wine, tremendous value wine all served by staff who were so pleasant. We loved it and if any of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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267 reviews 267 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This restaurant was quite a surprise....it looks to be a very casual eatery that serves good but not outstanding food and certainly the price, 26 euros for three courses, backs that up. So much for preconceived notions. Ivan meets everyone at the door with a handshake and warm greeting. He has a very earnest puppy dog manner, you have to... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My daughter has come to live in Lyon for 6 months. By way of an introduction to local and cosy restaurants we ended up booking a table at this establishment . We were not disappointed. The restaurant is lovely and tucked away 2 mins from the river. It's chef/ patron is a charming guy called Ivan whom worked under marco... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Awesome experience dining here. One of the previous reviewers mentioned the amuse bouche, was outstanding. Def a deal for 3 courses and 26 euros. It's a neighborhood restaurant that the locals go.

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Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

After being really disappointed with some mediocre food and service in the usual tourist areas over the past few days, we ate here at La Gargotte in Rue de Royale tonight after reading local recommendations. We highly recommend this small well run and traditional Lyon restaurant. The value for money will astound you! The owner is enthusiastic and charming, and... More 

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Grasse, France
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70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Chef is a young and ambitious guy - he delivers excellent service. Food is good there - not top top but good, apart from his foie gras - this starter dish beats all foie gras that we had in our live - and we had already a lot of foie gras in our live (including in California where there is... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?