When you get to Le Potager des Halles, you can rest assured you will be in good company, as its glass facade offers a breathtaking view of the Fresco of the People of Lyon (Fresque des Lyonnais). This mural honours outstanding personalities who have marked the city's history, like Antoine de Saint Exupéry, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière, Paul Bocuse, Bertrand Tavernier, and many more...
Inside, you will feel right at home. The chef champions food that showcases classic cooking, using ingredients either from local markets, or local suppliers with whom he has a very close relationship. This freshness is palpable as soon as you taste the salmon gravlax and wasabi whipped cream, poached rhubarb and fried red onions, or duck breast with blackcurrant sauce, garlicky beetroot emulsion and pan-fried shiitake mushrooms. It goes without saying that the menu is constantly changing to reflect what is available and in season, but you can be sure that you will always find something on there to whet your appetite, be it meat or vegetables. The restaurant also serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, which is a firm favourite with local foodies.
Le Potager des Halles
3 rue de la Martinière
+33 (0)4 72 00 24 84
Menu: around 28.50 EUR (lunch set menu is 19.90 EUR and brunch set menu is 29 EUR)