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Cafe des Federations

#63 of 2,768 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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8-9-10 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 26 00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm in Lyon several times each year for work and I always try to have at least one meal here. It's very cozy and the waiters are friendly. It's very different from most lyonnaise restaurants in that you feel relaxed. Don't get me wrong, everyone is friendly in Lyon, even with Americans ;) In the end the food is great... More 

Thank Brian M
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun touristy restaurant with friendly service. Food was disappointing for the hype. Desserts were good.

Thank Mike R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled from Stuttgart to Lyon, France drove for 6 hours and came to this wonderful gem . Café des Federations exceeded our expectations. Food was amazing ambiance decor and location, but what really made the difference and impacted our visit and experience was the service. Beautiful Amelie with her beautiful smile and her gracious attitude and knowledge about the... More 

Thank Tito M
Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour group dinned here. Without this being organised for us I don't think I would have know about it. We arrived and the restaurant is full with smokers spilling out into the street. All the starters come together, there is no chose here; quite good. I had pork cheeks this came with potatoes and we all shared some deserts.... More 

Thank AliciaABF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A small popular restaurant serving delicious meals. Reservations required. The ambiance is great, The servers are friendly and attentive. The menu seemed traditional Lyonnaise starting with an amuse bouche and then followed by the 5 appetizer plates. Following the main course you are served a plate of cheeses and then comes your choice of desserts from a large selection.

Thank gogirlBayarea_Ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was our first meal in Lyon and a great success. It is a traditional "bouchon" and offers many Lyonaise specialties. The prix fixe lunch for about 20 Euro starts with a shared plate that includes charcouterie, lentils du put, herring, and the like. I had and fell in love with quenelles de brochet, which are pike dumplings in crayfish... More 

Thank DLRCohasset
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Got to this bouchon in lyon on the 14th of August 2016. The restaurant offers a fixed price menu that goes through the whole lyonnaise dinner experience: - you start with a must-eat, the pouched egg in red wine with bacon (delicious) - to follow with a selection of starters: sade lyonnaise, charcuterie, terrine de sanglier, something else I quite... More 

Thank Granuli
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

First and foremost, this place is called "Cafe des Federations" not "Cafe des Confederations". TripAdvisor should fix its listing immediately. Now to the meal. We know this is one of the best bouchons in Lyon and already had some expectations when we went. The bouchon even exceeded our already high expectations. We went for lunch and chose the "Menu du... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went here to celebrate a birthday, now wished we went elsewhere. Food was o.k felt a little bit like a tourist trap. One waitress was amaizing, friendly and could not do enough for you and the other as rude as they come. To top it all, we could not manage the cheese course and waitress took it off our table... More 

Thank Madalene12
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I cam here without booking and the hostess was great. She found me a table and came and explained the menu to me. the amount of food one gets is insane. Incredible value for money for some of the best food i've eaten in France. Classic, traditional dishes in a down to earth and cosy restaurant. Dinner consisted of a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9-10 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Neighbourhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 26 00

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