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L'Ourson Qui Boit

#40 of 2,710 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Griffon - Royale
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23 rue Royale, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 27 23 37
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Lyon, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Very friendly service. Not much of choice because there is a unique menu. Very tasty but bit to surpirising for our taste. Very original flavors.

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Thank nicwatts99
Lyon, France
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

A very good restaurant with excellent fish. Menu is fine and a good wine menu also. Very good and friendly service.

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Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

it was sad to try to get a reservation for 3 weeks in a row and not being accommodated no matter the day and/or time. Hard to believe they cannot sit ONE person for 21 days. Even sad to walk by on my way to other restaurants in the area and see more than half of the tables empty. Not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

This was our third evening meal at L'Ourson over a period of about one year. On our two previous visits, we were extremely impressed by the presentation and originality of the combination of flavours and textures. This time, we were somewhat less impressed. The fixed menu at 32 Euros provided two choices for the appetizer and two choices for the... More 

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Gdansk
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352 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Great, great, great. From the beginning I wasn't glad. Everything seemed to be too sophisticated, but after appetizers I knew, why we had to wait 2 weeks for booking... very tasty, small plates with good wine took me to the heaven...

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Thank expat72
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

I was lucky enough to visit all of these places during the first week of November - Maison Villemanzy, La Garrotte, Mère Brazier, Chez Mounier, L’Orson qui Boit. I feel I can provide good feedback and comparisons of the various places. This was our first of the places we visited and had dutifully made a reservation a full 31 days... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Well, what to say about this restaurant. A lot of friend of mine had been telling me that it was amazing and I was genuinely curious about this one. I finally had the occasion to go and was first surprised by the menu unique. It's OK for me I eat everything and it was actually quite cool to not have... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

Went as part of small work meeting, and when in Lyon they always call ahead to let restaurants know that I'm a vegetarian. No problem for the staff here and I'm so glad we ate there. The food was among the best I've ever eaten, especially the main course I had veg tempura fused with a creamy puree underneath it.... More 

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Thank MarkP39
Oklahoma City, OK USA
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425 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant. It is located in the Red Cross district close to the subway stop. Communication with the staff was not that easy because it was a combination of French with a Japanese accent but we made it. The service is friendly and very good. We enjoyed the food. It tasted good and the presentations were quite... More 

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Homer
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

We literally tracked down one of the owners to try and get in during our holiday visit. She graciously made room for us for a lunch seating on christmas eve. I had read a lot of positive press for this place and it was #1 on my list while we were in Lyon and we weren't getting any response via... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $29
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 rue Royale, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Griffon - Royale
  • Neighborhood: Griffon - Royale
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 27 23 37

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