BRASSERIE GEORGES : Traditional Lyonnaise Cuisine


The Brasserie Georges is a located in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon near Perrache train station. It is the oldest brasserie in the city and one of the largest brasseries in Europe. “Good beer and good cheer since 1836” is the motto of this place. Impressive interiors and classic features in this brasserie dating from the 1830s.  The brasserie was built in 1836 by Georges Hoffherr, from Alsace. 



Category: "Buchon" Of Lyon

Address: 30 Cours de Verdun Perrache, 69002 Lyon

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11: 30-23: 00 / Fri, Saturday 11: 30-12: 15 Lunch time only

Price: 20-30 Euros


What is Bouchon?

French cuisine is one of the most expensive dishes in the world. Most of the Michelin restaurants and restaurants in the famous hotels serve  French cuisine. Lyon has been recognised as the gastronomic capital of France and the masterpieces of traditional French cuisine. 

A bouchon is a type of restaurant found in Lyon, France, that serves traditional Lyonnaise cuisine.  The brasserie called Bouchon is normally open for a short lunch time, usually just one or two hours during the lunch time and also they announce the closing time as soon as they open the door. 



Right from entering, without a reservation for dinner, they greet warmly and professionally. This Brasserie has been renovated several times, now it has a fine dining hall with marble decorations of 1930s and 1940s art deco style. The huge space is an art deco enthusiast dream and it seats at least 800 people. The ambiance is great fun, bright lights, warm wood panelling, waiters formally dressed. Good classic food with outstanding service.


Brasserie Georges open without break from noon to dinner time. Nevertheless, his titled as the best Lyon restaurant, attract so many traveler even for local, so if you visit at lunch or dinner time, you have to wait more about thirty minutes to an hour.

Undestand French culture by eating in the restaurant, when we eat   I wait a long time for an order. I can not call the waiter with a loud voice in the culture, and I think that if you come out late, you are usually trying to make the food delicious. When you visit Lyon's bouchons as you come to a place of culture rather than simply a place to eat, try to respect and tolerate their culture.



For 22.50 euros, we recommend to take a set menu that offers all-you-can-eat, or you can take a Menu Lyonnais with Appetizer, Main cours, Chesse and Dessert for € 27.50. Lyon's signature menu, sausage dishes, and paws are among on the list of choices.



Rémoulade de Cèleri et Maquereau Mariné au Vin Blanc

This mackerel dish is marinated with white wine and with lemongrass sauce. It is a blend of mackerel that does not get smoked because it chopped and well cut. The white wine indulce a different taste and texture than usual. This is a good choice of appetizer before taking a heavy meal. 


Velouté de Moules Safranées

Mussel and Saffron Soup. Perfect for a starter or light main, mop it all up with a hunk of crusty bread. However, when you eat this mussel soup, you can feel the unique flavor of saffron that gives it a unique taste.



Noix de Joue de Bœuf Braisée à la Bourguignonne, Purée Maison

A small bowl of red wine accompanied by a sour bourbon-style sauce. Cow's tongue is so soft and it melts when you put in your mouth. This is the favorite part for the gourmets. 


Pied de Cochon Pané et Cuit au Torchon « Maison BOBOSSE », Sauce Tartare, Pommes Persillées

This menu is recommended if you want to experience the deep flavor of the pigs and the special experience of traditional French cuisine.


Feuillantin au Chocolat « Maison VALRHONA »

A chocolate cake made by mixing milk powder, cacao and butter. It is a good dessert for ending the meal perfectly.

Ile Flottante, Glace aux Pralines Roses de St Genix

A whipped cream made from whipped egg whites and a luscious dessert with icing on a rose-praline rose, which is also Lyon's specialty. It looks like an island so it is called "Ile" or island in French.



Lyon's water is selected as one of the finest water in France, and the beer  that made from the Georges restaurant is one of the best beers in France. It is also a good idea to enjoy cooking with good sake during meals.


Author, Photo : Han Jaeun