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Le Poelon d'Or

#50 of 2,789 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Carnot - Gailleton
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29 Rue des Remparts D'Ainay, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 65 60
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 19:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Wed 19:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 19:30 - 22:00
Sat 19:30 - 22:30
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a cold day in Lyon this was a great choice . Traditional lyonnaise food , done well.they helped us with the menu, and the chef came out for a chat. Gentleman next to us use to run a restaurant just down the road but said this was his favourite. Light Quenelle and tender Venison. Good pot of local wine.... More 

Thank gelvy
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432 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was back at the Poêlon d'or in January 2017 and my previous reviews are still holding up: it's a great place for enjoying lyon food! This time I tried the foie gras with artichoke, which was a surprising and delicious combination. I also had the half baked chocolate cake, also delicious if a bit overcooked to my taste. Of... More 

Thank Guillaume R
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

À nice restaurant with specialties from Lyon and its region. People are nice and the quality and quantity of products are very good too.

Thank Audrey7969
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The wine and potatoes "au gratin" were very good. The meat (beef) was of a good quality but tasteless. The dessert was ok. The waiter (seem to be the chief waiter on the 14th of January) made us feel anxious since the beggining of our dinner. It seemed like we just occupied a table and the sooner we eat the... More 

Thank Monogiannes
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

One of the few certified "authentic" bouchons in Lyon. This is simple food done extremely well. It is a lot more basic than some of the other restaurants in town, but offers what people define as traditional Lyonnaise cuisine. Service was somewhat flippant and borderline surly, but I think that only adds to the charm. The price is right and... More 

Thank mattyhirsch
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The people in there are extremely friendly. They don't speak fluent english but have tried their hardest to help us. I had the beef ribs (which was a special dish) and creme brûlée and it was so delicious. Highly recommend. The price is also reasonable for french cuisine.

Thank Mg C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Good ambience, great food and value for money. Restaurant serves Lyonnaise dishes. Would recommend and return again. Restaurant was busy so would suggest booking rather than risk walking in - especially at the weekend.

Thank wedd
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

When I thought of a favorite bouchon to introduce a friend to Lyonnaise cuisine, this establishment was the natural choice. For starters I enjoyed the wonderful foie gras with artichoke heart and we shared a pot of very fresh Beaujolais nouveau. The pate was superb with the crusty bread. For main course, quenelle with crayfish sauce was absolutely perfect. By... More 

1 Thank ZanderAustralia
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I went to Le Poelon d'Or twice on my recent trip to Lyon, both because it was a block from my Airbnb, and because the food was excellent. The waitstaff is friendly, and it has a nice neighborhood ambience. The Salade Lyonnaise was outstanding; the duck confit and desserts were good but not exceptional. It's perhaps a bit pricey for... More 

1 Thank paperclips6135
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel staff. The restaurant serves traditional Lyonnaise fare. Had a shared entre of fois gras and artichoke which was sensational.Meals we chose were the special of Brest chicken in a morel sauce with rice and steak with potatoes gratin. Chocolate mousse finished off the meal. All courses were excellent and we were well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Rue des Remparts D'Ainay, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Carnot - Gailleton
  • Neighbourhood: Carnot - Gailleton
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 65 60
The whole team is happy to welcome you from Monday to Friday for you to discover a fine an genuine cuisine from LYON, at the heart of the Ainay quarter.Member of the "Authentique Bouchon Lyonnais" association

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?