La Gentilhordière

Near Lyon, on the Mâcon-Vienne route, there is a gastronomic experience that is definitely worth the detour... Welcome to La Gentilhordière, a highly reputed restaurant in a charming bucolic setting.

Last updated date : 09/07/2021
Open daily: noon-1:30 PM and 7:30 PM-9 PM. Closed on Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st.
La Gentilhordière 133 route du Mont Verdun - 69760 Limonest

On the doorstep of the Beaujolais region, reputed for its gastronomy, we are holders of the 'Maître-Restaurateur' title, and a member of the Collège Culinaire de France.
Our Chef Nicolas Moreau, 35 years old, has 12 years of experience in catering. After an apprenticeship in the Paul Bocuse Brasseries, he went abroad before returning to France in 2007 to work with Raphaël Beringer. He was involved in the opening of the ""33 Cité"" with the chefs Christophe Marguin and Mathieu Vianney, and then the creation of the restaurant Kos-I (I-Way), before taking over the kitchens of La Tour Rose until the end of 2016.
After working with several members of the association 'Toques Blanches Lyonnaises', he has created a personal, gourmet, generous and inventive cuisine, sometimes with a pinch of extravagance.
Nicolas likes to blend flavours and textures to surprise and delight the taste buds. His dishes amaze. Sourcing fine local ingredients, and working with the seasons, he is always striving for perfection.
Creating and giving pleasure are his watchwords. Always looking for memorable culinary experiences, and exceptional ingredients, he comes up with combinations that he sometimes discovers at the same time as his diners.
While he enjoys taking risks, his mastery means his experiences are always magical and constantly renewed.
This ""home-made"", authentic and flavoursome cuisine can be tasted with two set menus, gourmet or very gourmet, which come in seven ""surprise"" courses according to the season and the chef's whim. Enjoy a gourmet experience comfortably seated in our muffled and elegant dining room or on our large terrace beneath the shade of hundred-year-old plane trees.
The quality of our cuisine and the restaurant's elegant and warm setting (with capacity for 40 diners) will ensure that your business meetings or private receptions are a success.

Useful tips

  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Car park
  • Spa
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Cyber space/screens with Internet access
  • Restaurant
  • Open daily: noon-1:30 PM and 7:30 PM-9 PM. Closed on Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st.
  • Adult menu: 39 to 60 €
    Tasting menu: 80 €
    Menu of the day: from 25 €.
Spoken languages
  • German, English, Spanish, French
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
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La Gentilhordière

133 route du Mont Verdun - 69760 Limonest

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