A little while ago, it may have seemed incongruous, but we now go to museums to eat well. The Confluence Museum hosts within its walls the Confluence Brasserie. At its head are Guy Lassausaie, a two-star chef, and Jean Paul Pignol, the best pastry worker in France.
Their expertise comes through in every bourgeois-inspired dish, such as artichoke soup with black truffle, the vol-au-vent with Nantua sauce, or the carpaccio of pineapple with lemon verbena popsicles. The people of Lyon have spoken, and the brasserie has become a new gourmet institution, where one sees families having lunch on Sundays.
You'd better make a reservation, especially if you want to enjoy the view of the Rhône. At teatime, you can also enjoy a pastry at the Comptoir Gourmand located on the terrace.
Brasserie des Confluences
Museum des Confluences
86, quai Perrache
+33 (0)4 72 41 12 34
Menu: around 40 EUR