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Cafe Lyon

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366 Pacific Hwy, Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2070, Australia
+61 2 9416 5026
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given a voucher for dinner, thought we hadn't been there before, surprising we had a number of years ago. We had a most enjoyable meal, very nicely cooked and presented, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, we certainly will go back again. It's a hidden gem, but a booking would be advised as it's quite busy... More 

Thank lyttlemarg
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regular diners at Rainer's excellent restaurant and have introduced many friends who love it as well. It is always a great meal and experience and wonderful value. I would recommend this highly to all.

Thank mesacon
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Lyon is a small place, nice and cosy atmosphere. Possibly a little too cosy some might say. They have squeezed every piece of floor realestate with a seat. That said, the food was fabulous and well worth the wait. Let's speak briefly about the wait, albeit not bad, but unexpected. Gauging by how busy they were on the night,... More 

Thank AfricaExpeditionOne
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Choosing a restaurant for a special night out in the North Shore usually ends in disappointment where the quality of the food, service and/or ambience is not matched by the exorbitant prices. As such, we weren't setting high standards for Cafe Lyon and chose it because our guest loves all things French and, it being a stinking hot evening, we... More 

Thank Roz L
Central Mangrove, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe; didn't expected a full on restaurant of the highest standard. Food is French orientated using local ingredients. Very modern approach with beautiful execution Will definitely be back.

Thank josefschacher
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to have a restaurant that serves beautiful food as a local dining option. Service is good and the place does get busy. Always book or you may be left disappointed.

Thank Jayne M
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words :) We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Ciao Rainer Chef Owner of Cafe Lyon More 

Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely French Bistro. All the usual French classics done well. Great wine selection. Been twice and will be back again for another special occasion. Visited once as a couple and once as a family and easy with the kids. Snails were great!

Thank Gareth E
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with long--time dining friends for an expected enjoyable evening dinner on a Saturday evening. Being a weekend night the place was crowded. The menu, although relatively compact including both published selections and specials, made choices quite difficult as all offerings looked so appetising. And so it was - the chosen meals were delightful. Great presentation, right sized portions &... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. No 2 ways about this- ambience, service, food, wine and value- are best on the north shore. But.....it would be nice if they would change the menu a bit more. That's my view, but given the amazing popularity and number of return guests, it's seems most don't agree. Lindfield is pretty conservative

Thank MJB2065
Stewkley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A family visit of six people to the Cafe Lyon proved to be a great success and enjoyed by all. One should not be put off by its location adjacent to a main Highway as once inside there is a completely different atmosphere. This was a first visit and the cafe was full to capacity so booking is strongly advised.... More 

Thank Neil D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Pacific Hwy, Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2070, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ku-ring-gai  >  Lindfield
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9416 5026

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