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Happy Friends Family

29 rue du Boeuf, 69005 Lyon, France (Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine)
04 72 40 91 47
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Ranked #484 of 2,248 Restaurants in Lyon
Price range: $34 - $56
Cuisines: French, Fusion
Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Ottawa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We have eaten at Happy Friends Family twice -- organising our second trip to France to allow for a stop-over in Lyon for the express purpose of dining at this restaurant -- and it is one of the best dining experience we have ever had ... and at a very affordable price. Recommended to us by a native Lyonnais, the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

I was traveling alone on business and a store keeper recommended this restaurant. They had a 3 course lunch menu for 19 Euros (chef''s inspiration) and I had a gourmet experience. It s is not Bouchon Lyonnais cuisine. It is gourmet food and it was a memorable meal. Restaurant is very pretty and small, service was attentive and the presenation... More 

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Suffolk, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

This place sounds like a cheap Chinese restaurant, but the food is seriously French, and very good. We tried the 'Bijoux' menu, where all the courses were fashioned in some way like pieces of jewellery. Fun and delicious, although every time a course came out, my husband the trencherman was hoping it was going to be a large plateful instead... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Aside from the weird name in the middle of Vieux Lyon, the restaurant is pretty, has good service, food and a nice wine list. It was served well and made for a very nice evening.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

I first found this restaurant in the chowhound forum, looking for good restaurants in Lyon. Since then I've been going to Happy Friends Family (weirdest name, but it sticks!) on every visit to Lyon. A cozy ambiance, great and original food, French cuisine with a twist, and every dish is accompanied with a complete explanation (in French, I have to... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

I visited Happy Friends Family first time five years ago. This summer, I returned to Lyon with only a memory of an excellent restaurant with a peculiar name, in the old town on a street parallel to river Saône. I was glad to find it and even gladder to have the last table available in the evening of July 14th.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

Très bonne carte, originale et savoureuse. Les prix pour ce genre de cuisine sont corrects.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

Good food, quite expensive. Small portions, so it's not a good idea to o there if you're a big eater!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2007

Reaaaally fine food & wine. Worse name ever. Correct prices.

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Additional Information about Happy Friends Family

Address: 29 rue du Boeuf, 69005 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 40 91 47
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Average Prices: USD 34 - 56
Cuisine: French, Fusion

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