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L'Instant Fromage

#8 of 2,833 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Carnot - Gailleton
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31 Rue Sainte Helene, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 92 93 54
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Port Douglas, Australia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to visit L'Instant Fromage after a recommendation we got while doing a wine tour to the Beaujelais. We got a friendly welcome and were seated immediately. Kiki explained the menu to us and we opted for the mixed platter. After the blink of an eye our wines were in front of us. Another blink and the cheese was... More 

Thank MatsNL
Lyon, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I live in Lyon and love to visit this spot for a great lunch at a nice price. The guys who run this resto are so nice and friendly and will speak english if you need help. The food and wine is great and the chocolate gateau is out of this world!

Thank ARH1220
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Omg we looked on ta for A place to eat near where we were going to be. We came up with L' instant frommage. It couldn't of been more perfect. I have a couple glasses of wine my wife had a beer we shared a salad we shared the five cheese selection. The staff was friendly he just doesn't get... More 

Thank Bob S
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Small and cozy with a lot of atmosphere and super friendly staff. It's a heaven for cheese lovers with a huge selection and high quality. Next to the cheese you can have more than decent ham/sausage/salami or salads and soups. To really enjoy, you should order the 5 choice tray and let the staff surprise you!. The place is not... More 

Thank 50viaggiallanno
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

A lovely place to have lunch. Great wine, super nice cheese and meat platter and really helpful staff who are happy to assist. Would advise getting there before 12.30 because it was full when we left. Really nice place!

Thank almcilrath
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

People who love cheese: go there!! We enjoyed a mixed plate with three sorts of cheese and two sorts of dried meat - accompanied by fresh bread and the waiter's recommendation for red wine. Will go there again, definitely!!

Thank Kathrin K
Kelowna, Canada
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139 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a great little place with a lively casual atmosphere. We got there early in the evening just after they opened and within half an hour, it was bustling. If you love cheese, this is the place to try a good variety. They have excellent cheese boards where you can get a selection of 5 cheeses, either your own... More 

Thank dandd35
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Really excellent little restaurant. Don't be fooled by the menu...despite what looks like a limited amount of choice, once you get in there you realise there are loads of great cheeses, meats and wines. Just pick a board or two and let the ultra-helpful staff do the rest! They picked our cheeses, meats and even wines! Amongst the best meals... More 

Thank Ravi G
Launceston, Australia
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178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Happiness was lunching at L'Instant Fromage. We enjoyed a simple meal of 5 different cheeses with bread and beaujolais wine - perfection! The waiter, wearing an eye-catching t-shirt, which included the words "Hug me and say cheese" printed on it, was informative and cheerful. If you love cheese, go to L'Instant Fromage when in Lyon!

Thank Bluepepper
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

If you want great cheese and great wine this is the place to visit. We visited as a party of adults for a late lunch. We shared a couple of cheese and meat platters all washed down with wonderful local wine. The cheese pairings were enlightening and delicious, it was an experience I would recommend. The restaurant is quiet small,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$28
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Rue Sainte Helene, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Carnot - Gailleton
  • Neighbourhood: Carnot - Gailleton
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 92 93 54

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?