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La Gargotte

#35 of 2,789 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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15 rue Royale, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 79 20
20:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 20:00 - 23:00
Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. Moreover the staffs were also very good.. it was group dinner and every thing was perfect.

Thank Fazlur R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited for dinner on the closing night of Lyon's Festival of Lights and expectedly the restaurant was packed with diners. We were greeted by the owner who was very friendly (and busy!) and managed to fit us on to a makeshift table upstairs since we had made a reservation over Facebook. The restaurant is very small,... More 

Thank Joe P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

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 

1 Thank Warren D
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 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 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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 

1 Thank Kevin W
Farragut, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 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!

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
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?