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AU$240 - AU$331
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French, European, Healthy
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

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No nickname can sum up the impact of the "pope of gastronomy", Paul Bocuse. This outstanding chef, as talented in the kitchen as in business, was and r...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrating a friends birthday. Not my usual choice of resturant but thought I'd give it a go after they'd re opened. Nice decor. Staff were friendly, intensive and very chatty. I chose the mixed biriani. Was disappointed. Lacked depth of flavour in the rice and...sauce components. Good meat distribution. Should've stuck to my staple dish (lamb madras) for a true comparrison. Would try again but will he looking for more spiceMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

To start, the Appetizer was a delightful introduction to the chef's expertise. The combination of fresh, seasonal ingredients created a burst of flavors that left a lasting impression. Moving on to the main course, the Main Dish was a true highlight. The precision in cooking,...paired with innovative flavor pairings, made it a culinary delight that exceeded expectations.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

We dined in this restaurant in 2017 when the owner/chef was alive and six years later it was NOT THE SAME! The prices were very expensive and the quality of the food was not up to par. They were very busy that night and we...ordered chicken in a bladder as did other people did The chicken was over cooked and dry We did complain to deaf ears and felt pressured to leave a tip! We will not return!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

My husband and I are fans of Paul Bocuse and when we were in Lyon we decided we needed to make a point to eat at his restaurant. We wish we could have been there when he was still alive, but his passion for food...and perfection have for sure survived. The food was absolutely fantastic and the sommelier selected several bottles for us that were beautifully matched to our meal. Above all, was the service. Can't wait to go back for another amazing experience.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Direction_Collonges, Gérant at Restaurant Paul Bocuse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2023

Many thanks for your visit. We hope you can come back to visit us

Reviewed 15 September 2023

You need to have this on your bucket list, because it is really one of the best restaurants in the world. Travel to Lyon just to try the food. First the warning: the place is pricy and prepare yourself for a 2 to 3 hour...dinner. Last time we were there we spent 3.5 hours. The food is delicious, the service is top-notch, and the wine list is obscenely large. I usually give the sommelier a budget for the wine bottle, and we always end up with an excellent bottle of wine. I recommend having the tasting menu, they have 3 or 4 of them, so you can try out different dishes. During winter they have the truffle soup which is unlike anything I have ever had. I can ramble on and on about the restaurant. A tip: if you are intimidated by French food, the place, or what to order; don't be. Just tell them you have no clue what to order, and the they will gladly explain the menu options.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Vincent Le Roux, Propriétaire at Restaurant Paul Bocuse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2023

Thank you very much and see you soon in Collonges !

Reviewed 16 August 2023

The Chif Chaff at Farmer Copleys. Great for a birthday gathering. Went on my birthday 15th August. The food was excellent and Caroline and Katie looked after us all so, so well.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful meal at Paul Bocuse. We chose the Menu Bourgeois and asked to substitute the veal dish as neither of us eat sweetbread. The blue lobster was probably my favorite dish served from the bunch. I also want to note the substitution...was a lamb dish and it was the best lamb I have had. Usually I am not a lamb guy but this was not gamey at all and enjoyed it. This was among my bucket list places to visit so was quite pleased being there. Food was wonderful. Service was great. I don't know if I will ever return but will always remember it. Thank you to all who made such a wonderful meal possible from servers, to the chef and food preparers.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Vincent Le Roux, Propriétaire at Restaurant Paul Bocuse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2023

Dear sir, thank you very much and see you soon in Collonges. Best regards

Reviewed 28 May 2023

This is an iconic restaurant and you should reserve 8-12 months prior. It is a once in a lifetime experience and if you don't eat at high end restaurants all the time, this is a great special occasion destination restaurant. It has all the pomp...and circumstance and if you treat it like a show performance, you get exceptional value for the money. I am not a food critic but I have eaten at many 1 star and some 2 & 3 star Michelin restaurants. Although the food presentation is exceptional and the food quality is quite good, in my opinion, I do not believe they will get back their 3rd star. If I am being honest, the food quality is more attune to a 1 star Michelin restaurant. We are talking food quality, not food presentation. All the dishes we had were good but nothing was exceptional. There were quite a few restaurants we ate it during our trip to France which had better dishes that Paul Bocuse but more variation. We had their signature wild sea bass stuffed in puff pastry presented tableside. Presentation: magnificent. Food taste: very good but not wow, the best I have ever tasted. Probably not even notable in my mind. Service was good but again not exceptional. Partly is because I did not speak French and I am sure wait staff is much more comfortable in French. I don't think Lyon gets as many international visitors as Paris so I would say the majority of the diners at the restaurant speak French. They have a set way of doing things and I think this has probably not changed for 30 years. However, any little variation, it seems like they can't really accommodate or adjust, which in my opinion, is the mark of a great 2 star and 3 star restaurant. I ordered more than one wine and wanted 2 wines served side by side and that seemed to confuse them. Pace was really fast for the first few courses and that was weird since they only have 1 sitting for each table (I think). We had to purposely eat slower to slow down the pace. All in all, still a wonderful experience. I would do it once in my life for the experience but I have no burning desire to go back. I have had better meals and a better overall experience in many other restaurants in the world and given the cost, the wait time for a reservation and the location outside of Lyon, there are many other alternatives.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

If there is a restaurant in Heaven, this is it. Amazing everything. Great value. I was treated like a Queen. What an honor to dine there.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

Very very bad service!! Inefficient waitress!! Cold food served when it’s mean to be hot!! Main door kept open while it’s cold outside!! Unfriendly manager at least to me!!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Direction_Collonges, Responsable relations clients at Restaurant Paul Bocuse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2023

Dear Sir, Sure to visiting us, at the PAUL BOCUSE RESTAURANT ?? I think you was in a wrong place ... Regards,

Reviewed 18 April 2023 via mobile

Very interesting food with very good taste……i will be back one day for try more dishes…very professional servicr and happy…

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023

I went here for breakfast with my friends, the breakfast here is very tasty. thank you for your delicious breakfast.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 March 2023

Absolutely divine. The legendary restaurant delivered haute cuisine like nothing I have ever experienced. The dishes weren't taking insane risks instead focusing on perfection and they delivered. The chef was kind enough to come out and meet us, I will ABSOLUTELY be returning.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

Despite the delay in drinking But it was very good Thanks for all you have given us Thanks to waiter and thanks to cook everything was perfect I will return soon

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

We ate at the Lagoon house and bar 4/7 nights on a recent stay in Momi Bay. The food is prepared in front if you, staff are always so friendly and welcoming . A special mention to the 2 food and drink angels Jason and...Joseph who remembered our drinks each visit !More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Vincent Le Roux, Propriétaire at Restaurant Paul Bocuse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2023

Dear Sir, thank you very much for your beautiful messages. See you soon in Collonges.

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Restaurant Paul Bocuse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5