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La nef des fous

$$ - $$$
Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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5 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
04 78 42 73 67
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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La Canada Flintridge, California
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185 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank sluciani
Guisborough, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 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
Great Northwest
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251 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

"The Ship of Fools" is decorated like the Mad Tea Party- there are throne-like chairs on the first level (more seating down a level), and a goldfish pond made from a bathtub. Very intimate and charming. The food is outstanding. I had the 3-course meal of duck, Salade Lyonnaise, and a trio of creme brulee (coconut, vanilla, and mint). For... More 

Thank Denise j
Lyon, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Only few tables, it's quiet. Nice food & wine ("pots"). Not pricey and their desserts are yummy ! Better make a reservation firsts.

Thank lpks2016
Fife, Scotland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

A friend picked this place for a night out & what a selection it was. At €30 for three courses it was excellent value!! The food was delicious & the wine was also very good. Would definitely return if I were to visit Lyon again.

Thank rthorpey
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Lovely settings, full colors art deco, fine furnishing, sweet diner and personal service, what else? I Love Lyon

Worcester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

A bit dismayed at being led into the downstairs part of the restaurant, which was full and lively on the street-level floor, we were soon joined by other groups and the room's atmosphere livened up as the evening went on. The décor is, as described elsewhere, quite fun, but it was the food which most impressed. We started with duck... More 

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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: 04 78 42 73 67

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?