We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe des Federations

8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 26 00
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork cheeks” (15 reviews)
“charcuterie” (20 reviews)
“poached egg” (16 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
CUISINES
French
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (934)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 203 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had lunch. The starters were set menu, and excellent. Especially the amuse bouche of an egg poached in Ed wine, and the lentil salad. Biggest regret: not ordering the Pike canelle main, which filled the room with its rich buttery aroma.

Thank AselaG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant for lunch while on a Road Scholar program. It is famous for being a typical Lyonnais bouchon. They serve rustic food of the region. The atmosphere is charming and we were welcomed warmly. The server who may have been an...More

Thank NBCTeacher
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We went to this place twice for lunch on our visit. It's not for the faint hearted as there is so much food and some of it is very different being true to tradition - i.e. Tripe or sausages made from pigs stomachs lining!! But...More

Thank cosmona2015
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Had been recommended by our taxi driver and as very near our hotel we decided to try it! We had their 27€menu which started with some sort of soup in which was a poached egg! Then a selection of starters to try. I then had...More

Thank Rosemary64
Reviewed 3 September 2017

On our first night in lyon we came here to try traditional Bouchon and we were not disappointed. The service is amazing and the food is delcious. MUST go here if you are in LYON!

1  Thank sarah o
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Managed to get a last minute reservation and we enjoy our experience immensely. From the old school furniture to the simple wholesome food. Friendly staff and nice area of town. Highly recommended, make sure you book ahead.

Thank Edward T
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We came here with family from china, 15 total. We had no reservations but were allowed to sit in the secondary room, so private dining. We had the menu with appetizers and desserts. And everything was wellmade, but to a lot of our family it...More

Thank Jie Yong K
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

First day in the wonderful city of Lyon. Went in search of a good Bouchon to start our stay. Stopped outside the Cafe des Federations to read the menu and noted it did not open until 7:00 pm (it was slightly after 6:00 pm at...More

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had waited so long to visit Lyon and eat at Cafe des Federations. Sadly we were less than impressed. The greeting from the 2 waitresses was cheerful and they were helpful in explaining the menu but we were left feeling that the experience was...More

Thank wattsie2017
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Been twice and this place is famous for a reason the quenelle is incredible. The Fromage Fort is out of this world. Almost confusing.

1  Thank SLH123456789
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Gourmix
510 reviews
.05 km away
Chez Paul
713 reviews
.03 km away
L'Ebullition
160 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Musee des Beaux-Arts
1,644 reviews
.11 km away
Hotel de Ville
432 reviews
.19 km away
Place des Terreaux
878 reviews
.14 km away
Eglise Saint Nizier
115 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe des Federations staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing