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Restaurant Vatel

#226 of 2,716 Restaurants in Lyon
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8 Rue Duhamel, 69227, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 38 21 92
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12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I took "Menu Grand Vatel" : ->Foie gras de canard(amazing good) ->Dou de ST Jacques(excellent) Well served, all waiters were at your carefulness and finally, the quality and price relation is incomparable.

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Thank gustavon844
Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

The food is extraordinary good and hard worked. Staff are students. They do their best and are very polite. The atmosphere of this restaurant is a bit spectacular. In the evening, menu begins at 30€.

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Thank Navaja F
Sydney, Australia
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179 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

We were taken to this restaurant by a friend as she had been there before. Guests were out numbered by staff ratio one to three. Staff all lined up at the front to greet and take jackets for guests and made you feel really welcome and special. - Good value and reasonable quality but not great as it was a... More 

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Thank Sydney2000000
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Some friends from Lyon took us to Vatel for lunch, and I must say that it was an incredible experience! The service was superior from the young staff learning the world of fine dining and gastronomy! Every course was expertly prepared and presented! And the quality of food was fantastic! I would totally go again!

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Thank captmikeAustin
Paris, France
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

We spent a wonderful moment with friends that we hadn't seen for years. As far as the cuisine and service it could have been more elaborate , but you should not forget that those are still students who are only making their first steps into the world of gastronomy. Having arrived at 8 pm we had an impression we were... More 

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Thank Broomson
Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

This was an incredible experience--a fabulous dinner served by a legion of eager young men and women who at present are training as servers, maitre d's, sommeliers and chefs but who will eventually be serving and cooking in top restaurants around the world. At first it is overwhelming to be met at the door by four or five smartly uniformed... More 

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Lyon
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

This restaurant is one of my favorites in Lyon. The young staff are all students from the prestigious business/restaurant school/college in Lyon and they really are fabulous. If you cannot speak French it's no problem for the staff as most speak several laugages including English. The maître d’ misses nothing in this restaurant and the staff are always being watched... More 

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Thank LyonPaddy67
belgium
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Eating here was a nice experience. Vatel is a school for young people who want to go in the hotel- and restaurantbusiness, and this is their trainingrestaurant. The place itself looks like a very classical restaurant, it is obvious that they get a traditional training here. Upon entering you are welcomed by the students. A lot of students. There were... More 

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Thank BelgiumTiggy
Denmark
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

We were recommended this restaurant and it was really a good experience. We knew it was a school, and the young people did their best. It was their first week so we did'nt expect them to be so good. The teachers showed how to do and they did what told. The food was fine and I believe we had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$86
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Rue Duhamel, 69227, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 38 21 92

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?