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Restaurant Saisons Institut Paul Bocuse

Chateau du Vivier, 69131 Ecully, Lyon, France
+33 4 26 20 97 57
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
22 May 2017
“Watching a top chef work at a cooking class.”
3 May 2017
“Superb Food, Marred by Awkward Service”
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Chateau du Vivier, 69131 Ecully, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We enjoyed watching a master chef prepare a sea bass cooked in puff pastry, one of Paul Bocuse's original recipes. Paul is the star, but at age ninety, he did not conduct the class, but it was taught by one of the instructors who held...More

Thank brwydave02
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We ate here as part of a group, so I dont know the price or value. All food was excellent, with a duck magret [breast] that was almost literally melt in your mouth. However, the dining experience was marred by service that strived so hard...More

Thank chip162
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The food is prepared and served by students who are trained for both fine French cooking and management. It is clear they have been groomed well. Not only is the food absolutely elegant but great effort was made in the presentation. The apertif we had...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband and I were fortunate enough to book a table at Saisons restaurant for lunch . The whole experience was a delight, from the chateau, to the view of the garden, the wine, very attentive young staff and of course the food. At first...More

Thank windsurfer21
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Been there with my parents for lunch. The food is superb, perfectly pairing flavor with pleasant presentation. It is fresh, flavorous... The room is modern and charming. A true 'grand chef'. Most importantly, the students are at their best. Great knowledge of the...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Old hat, poor food, disappointed, sent our main course back, steak as tough as old boots. Very overrated, much better value in Lyon, cost us a fortune to find out.

Thank toilManchester_uk
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Also called Saisons, the student restaurant has nothing amateur about it! We enjoyed an excellent meal with paired wines here and found the staff and the food highly professional.

Thank Kdogg26
Reviewed 5 October 2014

This is the name of the restaurant at Paul Bocuse Institute. By reservation only. Lovely food in a lovely setting with outstanding service.

Thank EQConsultant
Reviewed 19 September 2014

We really enjoyed the atmosphere ,the attentive service and the food. One criticism was that although they had been notified of a food allergy the wait staff were unaware of this.

Thank Maureen F
Reviewed 4 April 2014

I lived 8 years in Ecully and one of it's most famous restaurant is the Institut Paul Bocuse. The quality of Bocuse way cheaper. The famous chef opened this school in order to train the best cooks and hotel manager of the world, some students...More

Thank Isabelle V
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6 March 2016|
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Response from Kdogg26 | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the Restaurant- I think this site is for the school. There are two, one is the student run restaurant, Saisons. It is located at the castle in Ecuilly. There is another Paul Bocuse restaurant in Lyon as... More
Gloria B
17 December 2014|
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Response from CCCJr |
It is a 20-30 minute taxi ride from Lyon, depending upon where you are in Lyon. The retaurant will get a taxi for your return, and the taxi will arrive quickly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chateau du Vivier, 69131 Ecully, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon  >  Ecully
  • Phone Number: +33 4 26 20 97 57
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