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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
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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Sacramento, California
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Huge crunchy lardons and perfectly coddled eggs create the signature salad. I drew some attention when I tried to toss it which is sort of not French I guess but the owner was convivial about it all. He shared travel stories and procided very attentive service. We also loved his special of the day- a Bresse chicken with sauce and... More 

Thank Alison B
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

First time in Lyon and I wanted to sample what is regarded as the best area for food in France (I'm sure there's a debate!). This was great for me and my family and I'd go back here again. Not stuffy and catered for the fact that I was a Brit with a youngish family albeit we were experienced at... More 

Thank Anthenagin
Chartrettes, France
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

We had a perfect formule du jour menu with a watermelon/tomato/feta cheese, pork chops with black olive dressing and nougat glacé for 18€. Great service by a friendly staff. The restaurant is air-conditioned which for Lyon in July is a must. Bouchons around should follow the lead.

Thank Gilles_DG63
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

It was a nice small restaurant with only French visitors. The waiters were very friendly and the meal was special. I was with French friends, I would never find this restaurant on my own.

Thank Historywalks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Hit this place in a rainy day after one day's travel. Service is warm and welcoming, food is fabulous, recommended local wine is relaxing. Will come again!

Thank Daniel W
Brisbane, Australia
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364 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

We decided to have a main and dessert. I had the pike quenelle in crayfish sauce and DH had mushroom ravioli. We were advised that it would take over 30 minutes to serve as the quenelle was baked fresh and did we want to order an entree but we said we were happy to wait. Wow! It was worth the... More 

Thank MarjofromBrissie
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

I know I can be overexcited describing the places have visited but.. It is really decent place to end up your day and get familiar with Lyonnaise cuisine. Very much tasty! Common starters and so fresh and tasty main course so you cannot stop. And what a wonderful experience when you are asking for something that is not on the... More 

Thank spinningtheworld
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

Exactly as expected. genuine food, genuine service. Nothing fancy. Just nice food from Lyon. Especially enjoyed the terrine, boudin noir and quenelle ( a must!!). Loved. Very simple. Friendly staff. Decent wine list.

Thank philippe m
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Perfect service, nice and friendly guy at the bar. The menu is traditionnal and tasty. The atmosphere is comfortable.

Thank JeromeNancy
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

We were looking for some good quality lyonnaise food and this place did not disappoint. It is a good size restaurant (not too large to lose the intimate feel but big enough to hold the small group if you book). The food is reasonable in price . They have an English version of menu so don't worry. We had a... 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?