Camille

Rising with a smile on her face in the morning, always curious and enthusiastic to discover new places (and new dishes) in Lyon, Camille is what the specialists refer to as a « compulsive tester ».

More partial to savoury than sweet (even though offering her a praluline – a delicious brioche filled with pralines – is a sure-fire way to get in her good books), Camille devotes herself body and soul to testing new food establishments in Lyon. Her radar for new addresses is legendary.

You may well see her on the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill, where she lives, with smartphone in hand, hunting down street art that appeared during the night, or a tote bag on her shoulder going to a Pilates or yoga class. Camille has more interests than just food, of course: she likes strolls in her neighbourhood, walks along the banks of the Saône, going to the cinema, unearthing new creative designers, and finding things to do as a family.

And because a love of Lyon (and great food) can be passed on even at a very young age, her son, who is 6¾ years old (yes, every quarter is important when they’re that age), is a very willing assistant on her missions to try out new ice cream flavours at Unico, Fresco, Sur le bout de la langue, and other parlours...

More tips and reviews by Camille

Substrat Restaurant

In a bistrot ambiance with a well-thought-out architectural design, Substrat serves flavoursome food featuring hand-picked ingredients.

Aux Bons Sauvages

Literally a stone’s throw from Lyon, on the banks of the Saône, this creative bistrot with a relaxed guinguette spirit offers an appetizing blend of...

Daniel et Denise Saint-Jean

All three addresses of this local institution have this in common: generous cuisine and a great dining experience.

Café du Jura

In this official Bouchon Lyonnais-labelled restaurant, Brigitte Josserand, who has worked in the kitchen since 1974, serves up local dishes in a...

Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

If gastronomy were a religion, Lyon would be a pilgrimage site, Les Halles would be the temple and its sixty-or-so shopkeepers would be the...

Le Bistrot du Potager Gerland

After 11 years in the 1st district, the Bistrot du Potager migrates to Gerland in an industrial and warm decor. Alongside his faithful companion...

Le Bistrot du Potager Stalingrad

Just a stone’s throw from the Brotteaux district, Le Bistrot du Potager Stalingrad has an excellent selection of dishes to share in a relaxed and...

La Cuisinerie

La Cuisinerie is one of Lyon’s top addresses. Tucked away in the Vieux-Lyon district and away from the tourist crowds, so you can fully enjoy its...

Café Terroir

This unique restaurant has a selection of local products sourced from all over the region.

La Mère Brazier **

La Mère Brazier was founded in 1921 by Eugénie Brazier, one of the most famous “Mères Lyonnaises” (Lyon’s legendary female chefs). Politicians and...

Le Comptoir de Marina

Right next to Place Bellecour, enjoy the welcome offered by the friendly manager in this attractive restaurant with its bistro-style décor! The...

Chez Lucien, Bistrotier

"Who's Lucien?" we hear you ask. That's the name of the owner's dog (not the owner)!

La Maison

This elegant restaurant is tucked away in a mansion between Halle Tony Garnier and the Musée des Confluences.

Restaurant Marguerite

Marguerite is an exceptional restaurant housed in a building with a rich history!

Le Canut et Les Gones

Le Canut et les Gônes impresses first by its old-fashioned interior décor, which features retro clocks from floor to ceiling and period wallpaper.

Bistro Zakka

Looking for some Chinese food that gets away from the usual fried spring rolls, dumplings and Cantonese rice? Bistro Zakka is for you!

Engimono

At Engimono, you’ll find specialities that you don’t often see in Chinese restaurants. 

Manto

Ever heard of ‘baozi’? These steamed brioche buns sell like hot cakes on the streets of China!

Imouto

Imouto was jointly created by Gaby Didonna (of Vietnamese origin) and Junko Matsunaga (from Japan). They serve up Vietnamese and Japanese fusion...

Lello

With the Cantina and Osteria of Antonello (known as Lello to friends), a double dose of Italy is guaranteed on Rue Paul Bert.

L'Etoile d'Orient

In a friendly setting with a warm oriental decorative scheme, the Etoile d’Orient will help you discover a refined Tunisian and Moroccan cuisine with...

Tomo

At Tomo, you can enjoy a happy marriage of French and Japanese cuisine, subtly brought together by Chef Tomohiro Hatakeyama.

La Broche

Had enough of the same old kebabs time after time?

Hot Globe

Looking for a change of scenery that won't break the bank? Hot Globe has just the fix!

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