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Lyon Cafe

27 Peradeniya Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
(081) 222 3073
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Ranked #37 of 69 restaurants in Kandy
Most recent review
- May 29, 2014
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place serves a Lyons Special for takeaway. Its fantastic. The meal is quite large can be shared by two people (unless your starving). Very tasty and lots of flavour. I haven't dined-in so cannot comment on that.

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Hyderabad, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

went there based on reviews on lonely planet..ambience was average..there is a separate room for bar cum restaurant and separate family restaurant..the bar come restaurant had people smoking and is uncomfortable especially for women..we orderd lyon special and were not disappointed..three people can eat it..or two heavy eaters can finish it..and it tasted wonderful..cant say it was the best meal... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

While we in Kandy, Lyon was the place to eat if we wanted a feast. We were university students and always wanted the best food for money. Lyon special was our choice almost all the time. It has great take away packages too. Even today whenever I happened to be in Kandy Lyon is my place to be.

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Vienne, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I had the Lyon's special which was a big plate of rice with Vegs and some tiny pieces of meat (chicken, beef, pork) to tell you the truth the pork was mainly fat. I ordered a tomato and onion salad on the side. It tasted ok nothing special I don't know what the Lonely Planet raves about that place. The... More

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Planet Earth
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I ate here only once when I was feeling ill, I had a vegetable soup and a salad, but were reasonably good. The salad in fact was the best I have had in Kandy, which isn't saying a great deal as salad is not really Kandy's forte. The soup was definitely tasty, but could have been nicer. The total came... More

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London
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

My Dad studies at Peradeniya University in the 1960's and I was told that at the time 'Lyon's' was the place to go for a good meal! So we tried it out...and it was worth the hype! The service maybe slow, but its good simple food (If you like rice&curry), good value for money. The Tom yum soup is catered... More

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Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I recently ordered a set menu or executive pack from Lyon cafe. It is one of their famous menus which includes vegetable fried rice, devilled chicken, vegetable chopsuy and chilli paste. Anyway this time it was better than the previous times but still has scope to improve. As usual it is quite spicy. They have reduced its prices which gives... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Food is to die for. Whether you a like it Hot and Spicy or Sweet and Sexy (food i mean ;) ) this is the place to be dine in. Beautifully build nice atmosphere to sit down and have a nice meal with your mates or family while sipping your favourite drink(Beer of course :p ) Want to visit... More

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wuerzburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

we had the seafood fried rice and the special fried rice, but we did not like it. portions are quite huge. the place itself is good.

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Al Khobar, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

lyon cafe Good restaurant in middle of kandy. up stair nice setting which has been there for very good reputed place to visit.ideal for travellers.

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