Le Tiroir Restaurant, Lyon

Le Tiroir is a very charming informal restaurant on the outskirts of the wider center of Lyon. During our visit for Friday lunch, it was filled to the last seat. The staff was very fast and, apologizing for their English, but communicating willingly and without problems.

For the lunch menu, you can choose from about four starters, four main courses, and four desserts.

As the winner among the starters, we definitely chose the fried ball of spicy cheese Saint-Marcellin with spinach. Strong, excellent taste.

Main: beef flank steak, celery-horseradish puree with peanuts, Parmesan chips. The beef was tender and the non-traditionally flavored puree complemented it very well.

Given the rhubarb season, there couldn’t be a lack of a themed dessert – rhubarb with hibiscus ice cream, cream cheese cream, almond crumble. An unusual combination, the dessert disappeared from the plate almost instantly.

Le Tiroir also offers a very interesting assortment of wines starting at around 20 EUR. We ordered one of the cheapest – a bottle of Chapeau Melon 2020 from Jérémie Huchet and were very satisfied.

A three-course lunch menu at Le Tiroir cost 25 EUR, and it is also possible to choose a shortened two-course menu for 20 EUR. In 2022, it received the Michelin Bib award – an extraordinary price/performance ratio. The taste of the dishes, along with the atmosphere, definitely invites you to visit again.

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