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La nef des fous

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Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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5 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 42 73 67
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lyon, France
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Good food in a great atmosphere with unique decoration especially the bath on the stairs. Interesting menu and good wine choice. Reservation recommended.

Thank lyon_traveller
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Great location, downtown, very fresh food quality, interesting wine list from all france. Booking recommanded. Only open for dinner even sunday. We'll go back for sure.

Thank billbryers
London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere and nice decor but food nothing to write home about... the chocolate fondant desert was the best bit. Found the main and starter a bit rich...

1 Thank KiranM1000
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Very nice place with great decor and a nice ambience. On the menu they only had a vegetarian starter rather than a main course, so I asked if I could just order that. They said I had to order a starter and a main but that they would make something vegetarian that wasn't on the menu. It was delicious and... More 

Thank Tash S
Rovaniemi, Finland
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176 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This lovely place is very nicely decorated and is in many ways much more attractive than the other restaurants in the neighbourhood. Service is attentive and friendly, also in English. The quality of food is very good, not super (the only reason for only 4 stars). The price/quality ratio is very affordable. This is one of my favorites in the... More 

Thank suomituristi2015
La Canada Flintridge, California
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198 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This restaurant had been recommended to us, but we were only able to have a light lunch. Still glad we got to see it. Our lunch was outstanding. Highly recommend!

Thank lizcraven
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Great quirky decor, Service felt a bit rushed, all the main courses came with the same garnish. However the said garnish was very good and when you see how quickly they suddenly feel up during the evening (mostly with tables booked even on a Monday as when we went ), you can understand that they can't overcomplicate things. One bad... More 

Thank Didsbex
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Yes, indeed, I let them fool me! We were attracted by the very nice, eccentric decor, which creates a very cozy atmosphere, as well as by the short by interesting menu. But... The tables are so close to each other that you feel you are sitting on the next client's lap; we had to wait one hour for our main... More 

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

It is located in the old town or so just getting there is interesting. The room is small and intimate but the decor is what grabs the attention. Something between medieval and gothic. My wife sat on a throne styled chair to eat. The food is very good and quality service completed a memorable evening

Thank Josephb762 B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Lyon's food scene is competitive and generally excellent - this restaurant offers excellent food in a fairly small space, with quirky decor - a very pleasant experience. Good value, highly recommended.

Thank OscarTammy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $89
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 42 73 67

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