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Cafe des Federations

) #67 of 2,833 Restaurants in Lyon $$ - $$$ French
8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 26 00
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork cheeks” (20 reviews)
“charcuterie” (22 reviews)
“cheese plate” (16 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
Neighbourhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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11 - 20 of 851 reviews

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Fun touristy restaurant with friendly service. Food was disappointing for the hype. Desserts were good.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We traveled from Stuttgart to Lyon, France drove for 6 hours and came to this wonderful gem . Café des Federations exceeded our expectations. Food was amazing ambiance decor and location, but what really made the difference and impacted our visit and experience was the...More

Thank Tito M
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour group dinned here. Without this being organised for us I don't think I would have know about it. We arrived and the restaurant is full with smokers spilling out into the street. All the starters come together, there is no chose here; quite...More

Thank AliciaABF
Reviewed 21 September 2016

A small popular restaurant serving delicious meals. Reservations required. The ambiance is great, The servers are friendly and attentive. The menu seemed traditional Lyonnaise starting with an amuse bouche and then followed by the 5 appetizer plates. Following the main course you are served a...More

Thank gogirlBayarea_Ca
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was our first meal in Lyon and a great success. It is a traditional "bouchon" and offers many Lyonaise specialties. The prix fixe lunch for about 20 Euro starts with a shared plate that includes charcouterie, lentils du put, herring, and the like. I...More

Thank DLRCohasset
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Got to this bouchon in lyon on the 14th of August 2016. The restaurant offers a fixed price menu that goes through the whole lyonnaise dinner experience: - you start with a must-eat, the pouched egg in red wine with bacon (delicious) - to follow...More

Thank Granuli
Reviewed 28 August 2016

First and foremost, this place is called "Cafe des Federations" not "Cafe des Confederations". TripAdvisor should fix its listing immediately. Now to the meal. We know this is one of the best bouchons in Lyon and already had some expectations when we went. The bouchon...More

1  Thank guneingdoe
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went here to celebrate a birthday, now wished we went elsewhere. Food was o.k felt a little bit like a tourist trap. One waitress was amaizing, friendly and could not do enough for you and the other as rude as they come. To top it...More

Thank Madalene12
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I cam here without booking and the hostess was great. She found me a table and came and explained the menu to me. the amount of food one gets is insane. Incredible value for money for some of the best food i've eaten in France....More

Thank NSM20
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This was recommended by a Lyon resident who said it was a 'must do' in the city. There were a couple of tables occupied by tourists like ourselves, but generally the conversation around us was in French and very animated. A good sign. The house...More

Thank Fedupfood
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Bonjour Je souhaite réserver une table de 4 personnes pour samedi 10 au soir?
6 December 2016|
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Bonjour je souhaite réserver une table pour 10 personnes le vendredi 14 octobre. prenez-vous des bons de commandes ? si oui pourriez-vous me retourner votre mail pour que je puisse vous demander vos coordonnées. je vous en remercie d'avance bonne soirée Madame GUITOUN Gestionnaire à l'ENS de Lyon tél :
7 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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