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L'Instant Fromage

#32 of 2,628 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Carnot - Gailleton
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31 rue Sainte Helene, 69002, Lyon, France
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

If you want great cheese and great wine this is the place to visit. We visited as a party of adults for a late lunch. We shared a couple of cheese and meat platters all washed down with wonderful local wine. The cheese pairings were enlightening and delicious, it was an experience I would recommend. The restaurant is quiet small,... More 

1 Thank sgeorge1
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

A large choice of cheese and wine. Staff is friendly. If you want to try some veru good cheese choose with taste, go here as soon as you can. Do not forget to book a table before, because that restaurant is always full.

Thank Arnaud D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

An excelent mix of cheeses and wines, the chef sugestion on wines were very good and the cheese sequences made it a wonderful gastrononical experience.

Thank Cristiano A
Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I had seen this restaurant on tripadvisor and am so glad we hunted it out. Such a nice, relaxed atmosphere and the service was very friendly. We shared various dishes between us including a selection of 5 cheeses. The waiter made the recommendations for us and told us which order to eat them with. The accompaniments to the cheese were... More 

Thank KatS2013
Berlin, Germany
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I rarely give positive feedbacks but this place is just amazing! I took a 'cheese plate' and it was very delicious! The waiters were very friendly and spoke perfect English (which is rare thing in the conservative france). And yeah, the prices are super, only 20 eur for the cheese plate and white wine.

1 Thank 34543
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This place is worth a trip to Lyon in itself. Its a simple, honest and down-to-earth cheese bar that delivers excactly what you hope for: great meats, amazing cheeses and a good selection of wines. Both waiters (the owners?) were skilled professionals with a lot of knowledge about everything on the menu. You dont need to know anything about cheese... More 

Thank BeefyDuck
London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We chanced upon the L'instant on our first lunchtime in Lyon and loved it so much that we had lunch there on our last day too! They offer tasting menus of 5 cheeses selected from the 30ish that they stock. they have sheep, goats and cows cheeses. The cheeses are beautifully kept. The charcuterie is also excellent with some local... More 

Thank Chris L
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Found the tiny wine bar close to our hotel. Go early as it is packed soon after opening. The owners/ severs very knowledgable and recommended wine choices that were right on. Must be 30 cheeses to choose from in addition to a delicious ceaser salad served in a canning jar. One of our best evenings in Lyon

Thank PMK86
Jerusalem, Israel
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place is a relaxed place with focus on cheese and wine. Excellent service, perfect cheese, well-tuned sallads and wine of all sorts. Go for lunch.

Thank AnnaInJerusalem
Sao Paulo, SP
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217 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

During our nine days in Lyon, we went twice to this quaint place south of Bellecour Place. In spite of hundreds of other choices, we decided to go back because of the simple but honest food, the great wines, and the charming owner. L’Instant Fromage essentially serves wine, salads, tartines, cheese, and cold cuts, not much else. Both of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 rue Sainte Helene, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Carnot - Gailleton
  • Neighborhood: Carnot - Gailleton
  • Phone Number: 33478929354

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