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“Better than its neighbours” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Les Adrets

Les Adrets
30, Rue du Boeuf, 69005 Lyon, France (Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine)
+33 4 78 38 24 30
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Ranked #56 of 2,045 restaurants in Lyon
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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“Better than its neighbours”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Many restaurants in this neighbourhood are "tourist traps". Les Adrets does at least offer up decent food, but the service is caught up with the rushed tourist trade.

Wait staff does not take the time to listen properly, and then dishes appear not quite as ordered.

Vegetable soup was very good, steaks not cooked as requested. Still, this is a safer bet than many others in the immediate vicinity.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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London
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“Slick and polished”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It’s an impressive machine in here. We walked in at about 19:45 and were glad we had reserved for within 15 minutes the place was practically full and several hopefuls were turned away.

They managed about 40 covers with just two front of house staff and what looked like a trio in the kitchen. The solution is lots of pre-prep and running, so service manages to be efficient while staying friendly.

The food is decent. Not fantastic, just decent. I enjoyed my first dish of a poached egg on a bed of cepes in a sauce. I found my scallops wrapped in pancetta with vegetables a bit overcooked and the mash dull, but my wife pronounced her “3 poissons en nage” perfectly cooked. Puddings are the usual suspects (panacotta, tiramisu, sorbet etc) but decently done. A crème brulee was well flavoured without cheap fillers and my lightly stewed raspberries came with a good ice cream. They will never get a Michelin star here, but that is probably the last thing they are thinking about while the tills are ringing. What they do get is loyal locals as well as tourists such as us.

A 46cl pichet of Macon at EU18 was very drinkable and fair value.

We had the four course menu (includes a so-so cheese course) which is very good value at EU34 with a little amuse bouche and a sorbet entremet.

The layout is “corridor style” with banquettes down each side which are ranged with tables. It opens out to a former courtyard beyond (roofed over, and probably best avoided on a sunny lunchtime) which provides extra seating, and then an open kitchen beyond that. So it’s a comfortable place as well as bustling. If you go be sure to note the amazing beam which runs from front to back, supported by an intermediate stone pillar. I reckon it’s about 50’ long and a single timber, making it the largest such I’ve ever seen in a secular building.

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  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Traditional Restaurant good food takes some time to be served.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The service is very friendly and welcoming.
Food is good and variety is also good.
Price is sensible....not inexpensive.
Seating is cramped but a good feel to the restaurant compensates for that.
Just a few yards of the main street but a great place to dine.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Confirm the quality of this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by our hosts in Lyon as no. 2 choice in the neighborhood (Vieux Lyon). No. 1 was closed for the summer vacation, so we settled for Les Adrets. The place was so full for lunch that we couldn't get a table without a reservation, which was a good sign. We thus made a reservation for dinner, and were not disappointed. One of the 3-4 best meals we had in France during the recent 2-week trip, and we frequented 1-2 restaurants daily, so about 20 total. Served in an artistic way, with some amuse-bouches between the courses. The price of the meal very reasonable. Nice waiters, and the whole ambience was very appealing, too (the house is from 16th century, which you will easily recognize if you go to the bathroom). Will go back there any time if in Lyon again.

jrk

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Go for lunch: amazing value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went for a 4 course lunch menu (du jour) and were amazingly surprised by its quality and value. 17 euros per person for starter, main course, dessert and great coffee. Bottle of wine, bread and (tap)water included! The ambience is nice and waitresses were very friendly. It's located in the middle of vieux Lyon. Definitely go there and make a reservation when you are > 2.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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