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La Mere Cottivet

) #2,141 of 2,859 Restaurants in Lyon ££ - £££ French
20 rue Palais Grillet, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 40 96 61
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  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible18%
10 Oct 2014
“La Mere Cottivet”
11 Jun 2014
“Only Bad Experience in Lyon”
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11:30 - 23:00All hours
££ - £££
20 rue Palais Grillet, 69002, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 10 October 2014

A very pleasant restaurant which appeared to be run by a young couple. They were very welcoming and provided bread and pate (not just a bowl of bread) while the meal was being prepared, they explained that because they were so busy (a Friday night)...More

Thank Robbie R
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by someone who had apparently not been in some time. I can give it two positives - the waiter's English was quite good (I was on business with a multinational group) and the décor was interesting and fun (families...More

Thank Cosmichomicide
Reviewed 2 June 2014

It's been several years I haven't been back to the Mère Cottivet. It used to be a place I enjoyed. Today, it was extremely disappointing. After a wait of over an hour to have our orders taken, we discovered one of the most pitiful meals...More

Thank Cour R
Reviewed 6 May 2014

My husband and I have just had our worst lunch in France in 34 years. The service was absolutely dreadful, and the food was unappetising ! My French onion soup took 55 minutes to arrive and it was tasteless ! A French couple sitting next...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 24 May 2013

I had been looking for a genuine one, and found it. Lyon food tends to be heavy for your stomach, with all the fat, pork things etc. Hence, the way you cook/prepare it is crucial. I had a "gras double" "double fat", it says it...More

Thank icbernard
Reviewed 29 September 2012

This is a great place! History and good food all in one room. This was a business trip but a French colleague took me to this little restaurant. We had the most delicious onion soup with a crust of freshly grilled cheese on the top....More

1  Thank suegalway
Reviewed 10 July 2012

A bit off the beaten path, and not in most guidebooks, this was suggested by a friend of a friend, who lives in Lyon. It's a pretty authentic old bouchon serving traditional Lyonnais cuisine. The staff does speak some English, which helps with the menu,...More

Thank BronxSteve
Reviewed 2 July 2012 via mobile

We went here without expectations and where positively surprised. Very good service, nice food and a Hugh bowl of pâté as a starter for free. Nice old fashioned decor. Worth visiting while in Lyon.

1  Thank Hartwig F
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Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue Palais Grillet, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 72 40 96 61
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