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Cafe Des Federations

#47 of 2,625 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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10 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
33-478282600
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here to celebrate a birthday, now wished we went elsewhere. Food was o.k felt a little bit like a tourist trap. One waitress was amaizing, friendly and could not do enough for you and the other as rude as they come. To top it all, we could not manage the cheese course and waitress took it off our table... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cam here without booking and the hostess was great. She found me a table and came and explained the menu to me. the amount of food one gets is insane. Incredible value for money for some of the best food i've eaten in France. Classic, traditional dishes in a down to earth and cosy restaurant. Dinner consisted of a... More 

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Thank NSM20
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by a Lyon resident who said it was a 'must do' in the city. There were a couple of tables occupied by tourists like ourselves, but generally the conversation around us was in French and very animated. A good sign. The house wines were very drinkable and the menu a celebration of Lyonnaise cuisine - so expect... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know much about traditional Lyonnaise fare when we went to Cafe Des Federations but, boy, we sure did learn a lot! It was a great meal -- lots of courses, all of which are delicious -- and a really great experience. Staff was kind and happy to explain the menu (there is an English menu) and didn't rush... More 

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Thank Barging_In
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got lucky and got a table right before the dinner rush without a reservation. The food portions were generous and very good. I highly recommend getting the quenelle. I had never had one before and this was AMAZING! The servers were very friendly and joked around with us a bit. I will go back every time I'm in Lyon!

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Thank Christy S
chennI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Bouchon is essentially hardcore meat. Wanted my husband to experience authentic Bouchon food and so headed here. Place a bit tricky to find. Authentic old world decor the menu is a set type on all days and all times. They were a bit apprehensive as I don't even eat eggs. Did enjoy my meal of lentil salad which was really... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Its difficult to locate this place with google maps since the streets are narrow and too many tall buildings and I ended up in the wrong place. Suggest you take a print out of the map with you. We did make a booking and I suggest you do the same. They have a set menu for Euro 27 and you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Slightly sanitized version of a typical Lyon restaurant (we were in the newly renovated building which perhaps needs some time to settle in - but was nonetheless very comfortable). But the menu and cooking was every bit the real deal. Egg coddled in rich stock with lardons was sublime, and a gut-busting mixed starter took away the agony of choice.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

So many good things to say, but only caveat is not to expect fine dining! This is a Bouchon! Busy, but very friendly staff (in France? I know!). They were kind enough to offer us the English menu rather than just assume we didn't comprehend French. My wife and I ordered the set lunch menu for £19.50 per person, which... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Was there today to have lunch with friends. Took set lunch @€19.90 with starter, main course and desserts. The starter was amazing, chicken for main course was so-so and had fruit salad for desserts. Staff is extremely friendly and the restaurant itself is decorated with many pigs.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $39
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Neighborhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Phone Number: 33-478282600

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