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La Gargotte

#32 of 2,685 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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15 rue Royale, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 79 20
Tue - Fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited La Gargotte with some french friends during my visit to Lyon. My girlfriend chose the restaurant and I have to say it was a great choice. The restaurant is small but in a cosy way and the food was amazing especially that I wanted to try french kitchen specialities. The chef and the owner of the restaurant is... More 

Thank Tamer M
Foresthill, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner in this wonderful, intimate restaurant and I was quite impressed. The owner really "did it all" which some of the negative reviews equate to poor service. My wife and I aren't too impressed with the elite, expensive and quite snobbish restaurants even if the food is amazing - we prefer a welcoming "like you're a part of... More 

Thank Warren D
Brisbane, Australia
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner during our stay in Lyon based on reviews in TA. We were not disappointed. The starters, mains and desserts were delicious and beautifully presented. The prices were very reasonable. The owner/head chef apologised several times for his bad English, but we thought he spoke it very well really. The only reason we didn't give it... More 

Thank CampBunya
Coventry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This was a recommended restaurant in a recent Telegraph article on Lyon and upon checking reviews on TA, this was a must. Was able to book a table via Facebook but as the restaurant opens at 7.30pm you may manage a table without booking if you get there early. By 8.15pm there was a small queue outside. The owner/manager greeted... More 

Thank silverhairedtravelle
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very small and quaint little restaurant. You will definitely need a reservation. The food was good, not great. It seemed like they were short of staff and perhaps the quality of the food may have suffered as a result. My fish was a little overcooked. My husband's duck was a bit rubbery. Panna cotta and strawberries with basil cream were... More 

Thank wendy p
Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Great neighbourhood restaurant. If you like charming decor, you will like this place. Lots of very large mirrors and gold guilding. Dinner was great - there is a simple, posted menu and each dish was really good (see pics). Our host was great - lots of energy and he did an amazing job making sure that everyone was well served.... More 

Thank scho31
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Best meal of our trip! Chef Ivan has exceeded my expectations with innovative, visually creative and delicious dishes.Ivan's restaurant is cozy yet charming. We were able to make reservations by using Facebook messenger, and Chef Ivan welcomed us at the door. My wife had a delicious fish entree and plat, while I let Chef Ivan surprise me. With a bottle... More 

Thank Kevin W
Farragut, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I would classify this as the best meal we had in Lyon. A friend who lives in Lyon recommend it and made us a reservation. It's a bit removed from some of the more touristy areas but it's definitely worth seeking out. The atmosphere was authentic, the food was fabulous, and the service very friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank huey76d
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

I was not convinced the first time I went there 2 years ago so I decided to give it an other chance as there are so many good reviews on this venue... Booked a table on a Saturday night, we had to queue 15 mins in front of the restaurant as the table was not ready, of course they optimize... More 

Thank picass10
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

This was simply amazing. Across the street a Michelin 3 star rated restaurant. Do not bother with it. Paul, the owner and Chef of La Gargotte, jokes that he does not have the stars but the same quality food for 25% of the price. The meal was excellent. Presentation, flavor and value in one. In talking with Paul (he speaks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 rue Royale, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 79 20

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