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Le Bistrot Le Lion d’Or - Carouge

Rue Ancienne 53-55, CH-1227 CarougeSee map

Average price CHF 65

Menu Christophe 92,00 CHF

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Air renewal system
Card payments accepted
Contact information is obtained
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Dividers between the tables
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 2m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Staff wearing masks
Staff wearing masks & gloves
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MENU Menu Christophe 92,00 CHF

This preset menus is available for Lunch This preset menus is available for Dinner

MENU Le Menu de Fêtes 74,00 CHF

This preset menus is available for Lunch This preset menus is available for Dinner

MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • 1 couvert(s) Simple restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

The team from Bistrot Laz Nillo has taken over the restaurant in this hotel dating from 1750. In a light, relaxed atmosphere, they create delicious ...

Read more on the MICHELIN Guide's website

Restaurant menu

Chef Stéphane Raynaud
  • Average price CHF 65
    Special request
Fresh frog legs, with or without persillade "350g"
CHF 37
Carnaroli rice risotto with penny buns, bacon chips (small appetite)
CHF 38
Carnaroli rice risotto with penny buns, bacon chips
CHF 29
Le Menu de Fêtes 74,00 CHF
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User photos

Poulpe à la plancha, couteaux et chou-fleur à la grecque
Comme une tarte citron façon éclair aux deux meringues
Comme un cassoulet du Bistrot à notre façon
Pavé de maigre rôti sur peau sur son lit de crevettes, sauce homardine
Tarte fine de bolets « comme une tatin », bouquet de rampon
Tartelette framboise fait maison avec boule de glace



Ratings & Reviews


based on 1882 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Agata L.
    Agata L.
    • one review

    Very nice and pleasant place! Welcoming personnel, fast service, excellent food! Last but not least good covid measures that felt naturally integrated to the ambiance.

  2. Alexandra J.
    Alexandra J.
    • one review

    Beautiful terrace, good service, excellent food!

  3. Lynne H.
    Lynne H.
    • 7 reviews

    I never have anything negative to say about this restaurant, from the service and food it is 5 stars. I love the attention to detail, and sitting outside in the terrace, you could be sitting in a garden in Provence - love it, thank you.

  4. Tarek s.
    Tarek s.
    • 8 reviews

    Love the place. Excellent personalized service

  5. Corona F.
    Corona F.
    • 27 reviews

    Wonderful dinner, and chef adapted to our wishes with a lovely dish (one dish). Good quality food.

  6. Janny C.
    Janny C.
    • 47 reviews

    Excellent food and good service!

  7. Chloe C.
    Chloe C.
    • one review

    I only had one dish: the Swiss ribeye with mushrooms and foie gras. The foie gras wasn’t fat enough. The steak was flavourful but very chewy. Having read good reviews before my visit did set my expectations high, and yet I was super disappointed.

  8. Zereyakob m.
    Zereyakob m.
    • 34 reviews

    Very good wine cave and food I'll come back.

  9. Ethel K.
    Ethel K.
    • 5 reviews

    Love this place! The staff is always pleasant and accommodating. The garden seating is so cosy and comfortable. The menu is varied, something for everyone. Last night we couldn't decide between fish and risotto. So the boss said "leave it to me". He served the fish with a side of risotto! Fabulous! The portions are large and we always order too much because everything looks so good and is so tempting. This is a little sad because I never have space for dessert, which is also pretty amazing! There are great menus for sharing too. I have eaten here a few times and have never been disappointed. I would highly recommend Lion D'or.

  10. Gianluca C.
    Gianluca C.
    • one review

    Very good food at an affordable price!! I recommend this place with a terrasse. People are very kind and efficient. I spent a very good moment with my colleagues

  11. Joanne W.
    Joanne W.
    • 5 reviews

    This restaurant was a wonderful find. The food was exceptional and all of the staff was top notch. It’s now on my list of restaurants for a wonderful night out with friends.

  12. Cj B.
    Cj B.
    • one review

    Absolutely super lunch for 8 of us. Great food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly and helpful waiting staff. Recommend highly!

  13. Norman S.
    Norman S.
    • 2 reviews

    Lovely terrace, pleasant atmosphere very helpful smiling and joking service

  14. SS K.
    SS K.
    • 18 reviews

    Great service, Food is good but choose carefully. Opt more for the meat dishes which are cooked to perfection as the risotto was a bit bland. Parking is a challenge but not insurmountable. Nice, wind-protected terrace.

  15. Giuseppe S.
    Giuseppe S.
    • 23 reviews

    Very tasty

  16. Hasse W.
    Hasse W.
    • 3 reviews

    A really nice place. Friendly service, great food and overall a nice atmosphere, like your neighborhood go to restaurant.

  17. Thomas F.
    Thomas F.
    • 20 reviews

    High-quality, seasonal produce. Generous portions. Restaurant very busy with three birthdays taking place. Staff were a little stretched, which perhaps affected our waitress, who was quite mechanical and non-engaging. Appreciated the chocolate from one of the other waiters! Overall an excellent proposition because of the good food coming out of the kitchen and the attention to small details. You can sense the restaurant is making a real effort.

  18. Luca M.
    Luca M.
    • 2 reviews

    very good quality of dishes. Service very friendly, quick and pleasant

  19. Nic G.
    Nic G.
    • 27 reviews

    Lovely food and bustling atmosphere. Lighting is a bit stark but that would not prevent me from returning time and time again. Le Tout Suisse dessert is possibly my favourite pudding ever! Wonderful

  20. Boossaba A.
    Boossaba A.
    • 7 reviews

    Excellent food

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More information

Opening time

Noon: from 11:30AM to 02:30PM (Monday to Friday)

Evening: from 19PM to 23:30PM (Monday to Friday)

How to get to the restaurant

Rue Ancienne 53-55, CH-1227, Carouge, Switzerland

Public transport

Trolley line 12/18 Stop: Ancienne

Directions to get there

Sardaigne place, Carouge Theater


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