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La Gargotte

#30 of 2,818 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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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

La gargotte is a beautiful little restaurant, interior has been done with great taste, owners have created a very pleasant atmosphere with that. Adding to that was the enthusiatic and pleasant service by la gargotte's owner (and unfotunately also the restauramt's only front of the house staff on the evening we were there - so despite all his good intentions... More 

1 Thank Roel B
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our night at La Gargotte! Ivan was a tremendous host who made us feel special. He took the time to explain the menu, and chatted with us about his life and experiences. The quality of the food was second-to-none, and the dessert was especially delicious! It was amazing value for money and a must visit when in... More 

Thank Rach_Livi
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2013

First off, the food is absolutely amazing. I love the location. Easily reachable by metro, next to a park, and a scenic walk. There were very few tourists like us wandering around down there, it felt like a very genuine Lyon experience, one without the tourist traps and souvenir shops. What really made the meal though, was the chef/host/bartender/waiter/owner. We... More 

Thank JohnHodges77
Grasse, France
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216 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Thanks to Tripadvisor we found this restaurant on the way back from Paris to the cote d'azur. This was the only one of the top 20 that booked us in at 1 hour notice ! Lyon must have a cuisine francy population or no economical crisis. Short - we arrived - the restaurant was empty and the young chef greeted... More 

Thank globaltravellerworld
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Our experience at La Gargotte was superb. Ivan was an ever gracious host who was as passionate about his food as he was in ensuring we were satisfied with our evening there. We were greeted warmly, served a fantastic meal accompanied with great wine and then spent some time after dinner talking with Ivan about life, Lyon and French fine... More 

Thank Peligroraton
Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Fabulous food, gracious host and very French atmosphere make this a must visit place when in Lyon . We enjoyed it so much we went back, two nights in a row. Price very low considering the quality of the food and the ambience of the restaurant. Do yourself a favour and go!

2 Thank PJBSydney
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We found this restaurant walking around Lyon in search of a good, simple meal. We were graciously welcomed by the owner, Ivan, and provided a nice table even without reservations. The setting was simple and clean, perfect for us! The staff was attentive and non-intrusive. The restaurant offers a prix-fixe menu with a very nice selection of items and a... More 

1 Thank Chip G
Treviso, Italy
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

We had a dinner at La Gargotte yesterday night. We have chosen it in base of the trip adivisor comments and as it was a few steps from our hotel. We have been very well welcomed and the service was good. The place is quite interesting, in the base floor of a very old building with very nice interior decoration.... More 

3 Thank Federico S
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2013

After reading all of the reviews about how wonderful this restaurant is, my husband and I decided to reserve a table. The waiter was very helpful explaining all of the menu items and recommended an excellent wine. The food itself was good, but not great. The set menu price was a very good value. I would recommend this restaurant to... More 

1 Thank anthem281
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We made our booking through the Ideal Gourmet site and had paid beforehand. We were greeted warmly as we came in and were offered a small drink (an aromatic hazelnut kir) and an amuse bouche before we tucked into our three courses. Neither my girlfriend or I are fluent French speakers but our host was a tremendous help. You don't... More 

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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
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?