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Le Poelon d'Or

#50 of 2,806 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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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
19:30 - 22:00
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

Thank George D
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place and made a reservation for us. Best meal we had on our two week trip traveling Spain and France. Very authentic. Every course and drink was amazing. We left incredibly full and happy. We recommend visiting here.

1 Thank victoriaann77
Grand Bend, Canada
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228 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We booked a table here for our last nite in Lyon as a special treat. While the Lyonnais food was acceptable the bald guy was less than friendly and borderline rude. Unfortunately he also added an extra bottle of viognier to our bill without the slightest hint of an apology. Tip: watch your bill as this could be a routine... More 

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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The menu specializes in Lyon cuisine and it doesn't disappoint. Enjoyable and filling dishes, good friendly and fun service and typical decor. We had a great family meal here and all walked out full and happy.

1 Thank Idefix82
Christchurch, New Zealand
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248 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went a la carte and had only mains. But we did start with a traditional communard - the aperitif of Beaujolais mixed with creme de cassis. The tete de veau was moist, tender, perfect. It came with potatoes and carrots and a creamy egg dressing. The other dish was boudin - two good sized pieces, soft, seasoned, delicious. It... More 

1 Thank WingerJack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Me and my partner fund this place by accident but glad we did. The staff is very friendly and the food was exceptional. We recommend you try the poached egg in red wine.

Thank Ivett D
Calw, Germany
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Enjoyed dinner while stayed for vacation. Very friendly staff and fantastic food. Wonderful dessert.

Thank Axelcom2015
Antwerp, Belgium
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were in this restaurant on a warm day in july and this upon recommendation of the hotel. The main plus is that you can sit outside on the street. We took the artichoke with foie gras and the gratin of aubergine... well what can we say... the food was utterly bland and definitely not an example of 'cuisine de... More 

2 Thank GoneForLong
PoelonDor, Owner at Le Poelon d'Or, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. But I would like inform to you, that the city of Lyon is not in Provence area, but the Rhône Alpes area :-). Lyon's kitchen is cooking simple, tasty, generous, and popular taste in friendly atmosphere !!! Our team Strives to perpetuate the culinary tradition of the Lyon Mothers. If you thought eating in a... More 

Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Le Poelon d’Or is a wonderful bouchon. Great food, vibrant and fun staff, and relaxed environment. We arrived later in the day and we were hungry. They slid us in at 2:15pm without so much as a sigh of disgruntlement (which we experience often, as we’d be a bit late or early for the proper eating times in France). These... 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?