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Bistrot La Varenne

5 Place Gailleton, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 38 70 70
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“three courses” (2 reviews)
“cheese” (2 reviews)
“dishes” (2 reviews)
French, European
$$ - $$$
5 Place Gailleton, 69002, Lyon, France
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

It was getting late, the boss and I were tired and hungry, so we popped into La Varenne and were glad with the choice. Even though the bistro seemed short staffed that night, we were quickly served a good draft beer at the bar and...More

1  Thank adrianloader
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Our casual Saturday lunch was surprisingly refined. A menu selection of two entree, main and dessert gave us a small but wonderful selection. The service was friendly and efficient and we were given helpful suggestions. For the price it was wonderful.

Thank conaghan
Reviewed September 2, 2016

I read a lot about this place and I was very keen to try it. I was not disappointed. The food is amazing.

1  Thank Patrickmc00
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Firstly, the staff are very friendly and forgiving, given that we hardly spoke French and were very accommodating. The food was a different experience. The menu was particular and and not over complicated. We ordered a entree and a main, and while this was being...More

1  Thank Darren G
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We came across this restaurant after seeing the vintage Renault fully restored out front. After sitting outside John Baptiste recommend some excellent wines. He is very knowledgeable on all things local and is very happy to help. Our evening could have been any better.

Thank Laura E
Reviewed January 27, 2016

reserved via thefork. the food was good. 6 course meal for only 100 euros for two including drinks. servers were nice.

Thank alondrey
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Jean- Baptiste (sp?), the owner of this recently opened restaurant was very friendly and helpful with selections. The food was excellent.

1  Thank neilmc42
Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Service and attention from the staff is very positive. The menu has several interesting starters, main courses and desserts to choose from. Starters and desserts at 7 Euro and main courses at 14 Euro. And they were very nicely presented and tasted very well. Definitely...More

Thank Carl-Henrik P
Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was going to be in Lyon on business with my wife on my birthday. So, as it was a bit of a special occasion, I called Ponts & Passerelles the week before and booked a table for the evening of my birthday (a Wednesday)....More

3  Thank Dick B
Reviewed July 9, 2014

I dined here for lunch in June after a recommendation from Shannon at From vine to wine Lyon (the best wine tastings in town) and was not disappointed. The food was superb! The owner speaks perfect English, very much appreciate as I needed a lot...More

Thank JenHongKong852
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Place Gailleton, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 38 70 70
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