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Cafe des Federations

#71 of 2,874 Restaurants in Lyon}
€€ - €€€French
8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 26 00
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first night in lyon we came here to try traditional Bouchon and we were not disappointed. The service is amazing and the food is delcious. MUST go here if you are in LYON!

1  Thank sarah o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get a last minute reservation and we enjoy our experience immensely. From the old school furniture to the simple wholesome food. Friendly staff and nice area of town. Highly recommended, make sure you book ahead.

Thank Edward T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with family from china, 15 total. We had no reservations but were allowed to sit in the secondary room, so private dining. We had the menu with appetizers and desserts. And everything was wellmade, but to a lot of our family it...More

Thank Jie Yong K
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

First day in the wonderful city of Lyon. Went in search of a good Bouchon to start our stay. Stopped outside the Cafe des Federations to read the menu and noted it did not open until 7:00 pm (it was slightly after 6:00 pm at...More

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had waited so long to visit Lyon and eat at Cafe des Federations. Sadly we were less than impressed. The greeting from the 2 waitresses was cheerful and they were helpful in explaining the menu but we were left feeling that the experience was...More

Thank wattsie2017
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Been twice and this place is famous for a reason the quenelle is incredible. The Fromage Fort is out of this world. Almost confusing.

1  Thank SLH123456789
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I lived in Lyon for a few years and it was a real pleasure to going back to my favourite bouchon and enjoy the great food they prepare. Beware the place is packed with local business people at lunch time and a reservation is a...More

1  Thank Guillaumeleconqueran
Reviewed 10 May 2017

A fixed course menu that changes often provide you with a very local and tradicional experience. It started with Eufs en meurette, Poached egg cooked in perfect point into red wine sauce with bacon. Then we went for a variety of appetizers of Caviar de...More

Thank MarcioAssis
Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you want to enjoy food from a unique menu of old fashioned French cooking in a Lyonnais "bouchon" (pub/tavern), this is the best place to go. Constructed over 100 years ago with a stone underground tasting room that was originally used to age wine...More

1  Thank Andy R
Reviewed 24 February 2017

When visiting Lyon I like to explore the different bouchons at at least try one new place. I had eaten at the bouchon across the narrow street previously and this trip A visit to the Cafe des Federations was on the agenda. The menu was...More

Thank ZanderAustralia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:45 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Neighbourhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 26 00
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