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“As good as you expect from Paul Bocuse” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie Le Sud

Brasserie Le Sud
Place Antonin Poncet 11, 69002 Lyon, France (Bellecour - Hotel Dieu)
+33 4 72 77 80 00
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Ranked #379 of 2,335 Restaurants in Lyon
Price range: $25 - $37
Cuisines: Brasserie
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bellecour - Hotel Dieu
Chorley, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
“As good as you expect from Paul Bocuse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Paul Bocuse's Brasserie Le Sud lies in the little green Place Antonin Poncet just off the Quai du Docteur Gailleton on the banks of the Rhone with a pretty jet water fountain beside it. There is a pleasant glass-fronted terrace infront and Inside is all cool decor and polished service.
We were hot and weary after walking from across the river so started with a good cool bottle of 1664 beer beore sturdying an interesring menu. I hade by far the b est, and largest, Salade Nicoise i have had anywhere. A meal in itself on a hot summer's day but this was early May so I had a dish of roasted scallops and risotto which came embellished with three fat shoots of green asparagus and a drizzle of the scallop juices and I think Noilly Prat, which had been rreduced to a concentrated essence.
My wife had as her starter "Brandade de Morue" - quenelles of salt cod followed by "Aiglefin£ which is a fillet of haddock which came on a bed or roasted root vegetables. When it arrived the fillet stretched from one side of the plate to the other but on investigation it became apparent that the fillet was folded over so there was twice as much fillet as we originally thought. The good burghers of Lyon must have fine appetites!
The food, plus the two beers and a 50cl botle of a Cote du Rhone Viognier only came to 82 euros which we thought was excellent value for such high quality cooking in very smart surroundings.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Quality meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Recommended by our hotel,did not disappoint us. This is a Paul Bocuse brasserie & it shows in the professional staff,clean/crisp decor,chef/ kitchen staff attire. We did not have a reservation,no problem,given a great seat outdoors. The salmon was cooked perfectly & my vegetable/ couscous tangine delectable. Reasonable price for quality!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Surprisingly bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is just unbelievable. Very average cuisine. Really bad service. My ossobucco had an artificial taste, like the sauce was not made in the kitchen. The arborio rice was not cooked properly (some 3 minutes before it becomes aldente). The "Garcons" were trying to pour more wine even though the glasses were not yet empty. The food presentation was really weak (vide the picture). How on earth this could be a Paul Bocuse restaurant!?

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Deliscious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Certainly one of the best restaurants we've eaten at in Lyon. The service was very friendly and effective; the décor is pleasant and well frequented till late in the evening. People would still turn up for dinner eve at 22:00-22:30.

We went twice and on both times were not disappointed. On the first night we had a delicious starter of smoked salmon, then the vegetarian lasagne and the selection of fish from the market. All was extremely fresh and deliciously prepared. Really Yummy.

On the second night we has a more simple dinner of pizza and pasta au pistou which was also gorgeous. As they had recognised us they had offered us a little pre-starter of brochette de quenelle which was excellent.

Would certainly return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Although we didn't make a reservation and just decided to try our luck, we managed to get a table (though at an isolated part of the restaurant). We were still served quite promptly and despite not ordering much (since we had a late lunch), service was still quite friendly.

Being a table of 3, we ordered 1 dinner set which is perfect for people who cannot quite decide what to eat and the quality was decent 1 appetizer and 1 main. The portion was just nice for us. The wine pricing was also relatively reasonable.

The restaurant quickly filled up with a combination of locals and tourists (couples and groups of friends) and is great of families, gatherings or dates.

Visited April 2013
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