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La Mere Brazier

#21 of 2,471 Restaurants in Lyon
#21 of 2,553 Places to Eat in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Griffon - Royale
French, Noodle, Asian
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12 Rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
+33 4 78 23 17 20
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worthy of its two stars, but with a two star price point as well

When you first arrive at Mere Brazier you are announced like you are some kind of person of importance, which almost made me laugh out loud, since we are so clearly not of that ilk. Case in point, my husband's ratty sport fleece jacket that they offered to hang for him. The rooms of the restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
MsSparky
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College Station, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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College Station, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When you first arrive at Mere Brazier you are announced like you are some kind of person of importance, which almost made me laugh out loud, since we are so clearly not of that ilk. Case in point, my husband's ratty sport fleece jacket that they offered to hang for him. The rooms of the restaurant are classic and elegant,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I do think I can find a fault with this restaurant. It is in a lovely building with elegant rooms, the staff were all totally charming and tasting menu was excellent and the wines to match were very reasonable by London standards. It was supposed to be 5 courses but with all the other bits and pieces I would call... More 

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La Mère B, Responsable relations clients at La Mere Brazier, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I would like to personally thank your for taking the time to share your comments related to your visit at the Restaurant La Mère Brazier. We are happy to read you have had a lovely stay with us. It is always pleasant to receive positive feedback from our contented guests. We look forward welcoming you back for another... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to La Mere Brazier wishing to experience fine Lyonnaise dining, at a truly historic place, and were not the least bit disappointed. The service and decor are impeccable, as is the food, every single bite utter perfection, from the amuse bouche to dessert. Would most definitely come back at the first opportunity. Most expensive meal of my life,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In the last years I'm trying not to go to 2 stars Michelin' restaurants due to the too strict service (very formal and so...). In La Mere Brazier the food was really delicious but the service wasn't at all; I was in a room (the rest. is divided into several small rooms - which is great) with a young couple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

La Mere Brazier is iconic restaurant in Lyon, and probably the best fine dining you can get in central Lyon. The food is elaborate and traditional, the atmosphere elegant and the service nothing short of impeccable. We've eaten here many times over the past years and always enjoy the food, service and atmosphere. it is not cheap, but for a... More 

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Cracow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

La Mere Brazier is an interesting choice for food lovers because many dishes copy the famous recipes of the legendary founder (The first woman awarded with 3 Michelin stars). It is therefore a sort of a time machine transporting guests to fine dining as it used to be in the first half of the XXth century. Today the usual repertoire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

I've been to a few good restaurants in my time and this is right at the top of the tree. Quite simply the best meal I have ever eaten (degustation menu) in any restaurant. Everything is spot on here, the service, the wine pairings, the friendly staff, I could go on and on. In short I will still remember this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Truly a remarkable dining experience. The food and service was exactly what you would expect from a restaurant of this calibre. However, what truly created the experience was the interaction with the sommelier, staff and chef. Having the experience of dining at some of the best resturants in the US it is a rare occurrence to not get a little... More 

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Lyon, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My husband took me to MB for my birthday and it was divine. Although Mère Brazier has a reputation for being awesome, it's also known for being pretty traditional, so I was surprised at how thoughtful and creative everything was. We both took the 3-plate menu, which, with the amuse-bouche, cheese, and pre-dessert that was all included, ended up being... More 

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Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Lovely experience and amazing food. It was our first time in Lyon and won't be our last! We will come back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Griffon - Royale
  • Neighborhood: Griffon - Royale
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 23 17 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Noodle, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

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