Le Lion d'Or

71, rue Saint Jean 14400 Bayeux France Map
Average price €54.00
8,4 /10
73 reviews
267 reviews

Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with TheFork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Menus

Menu 59€

By booking this set menu, you will be able to order either this set menu or "à la carte" if you change your mind.

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Cheese + Dessert

  • Starter
    • Foie Gras from "Butel Farm", Cocoa Beans, Spiced Mandarin, and Chocolate Sauce
      OR
      Smoked Scallops, Jerusalem Artichoke Cream, Brussels Sprouts and Buckwheat Seeds
  • Main course
    • John Dory Fillet, Potatoes, Fennel and Saffron from Normandy
      OR
      Filleted Breast of Pigeon Roasted with Grapes, Leg as a Kromesky Fritter with Foie Gras and Chanterelle Mushrooms, Spicy Stuffed Cabbage
  • Cheese
    • Warm Pont l'Evêque in a Pastry and Apple Marmelade with Pommeau of Normandy from Marcel Breton
  • Dessert
    • Farandole of Exotic Fruits and Pineapple Sorbet
      OR
      Set of Textures around the Chesnut and the Pear

Please note: The main courses listed above are susceptible to change depending on market availabilty. All changes are will be indicated.

Menu 39€

By booking this set menu, you will be able to order either this set menu or "à la carte" if you change your mind.

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Cheese + Dessert

  • Starter
    • Oysters from Asnelles, Granny Smith Apple Celery Cream
      OR
      Warm Snails Tartlet, Smoked Sausage and Fennel Cream
  • Main course
    • Normand Veal and Tripe, Creamy Polenta with "Mimolette" Cheese
      OR
      Pollack, Season Vegetables in Broth with Yuzu, Clams
  • Cheese
    • Our Selection of Normand Cheeses
  • Dessert
    • Golden Apple Pastry with Calvados and Caramel Sauce with Saffron
      OR
      Roasted Figs with Honey and Light Cream, Hazelnut Cakes

Please note: The main courses listed above are susceptible to change depending on market availabilty. All changes are will be indicated.

Menu 59€

By booking this set menu, you will be able to order either this set menu or "à la carte" if you change your mind.

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Cheese + Dessert

  • Starter
    • Le Foie Gras de la "Ferme de Butel", Grué de Cacao, Mandarine Epicée, Coulis Chocolat Balsamique
      OU
      Les Saint-Jacques Fumées, Poêlées, Crème de Topinambour, Choux de Bruxelles et Graines de Blé Noir
  • Main course
    • Le Filet de Saint Pierre à l'Ecume d'Oursin, Pomme de Terre Fondante au Safran de Normandie, Fenouil Cru et Cuit
      Ou
      Suprême de Pigeon Rôtis aux Raisins, la Cuisse en Cromesquis au Foie Gras et Girolles, Chou Farci Epicé
  • Cheese
    • Le Crousti-Coulant de Pont l'Evêque, Marmelade de Pommes au Pommeau de Normandie de chez Marcel Breton
  • Dessert
    • Farandole de Fruits Exotiques et son Sorbet Ananas
      OU
      Jeu de Textures autour du Marron et de la Poire

Please note: The main courses listed above are susceptible to change depending on market availabilty. All changes are will be indicated.

Menu 39€

By booking this set menu, you will be able to order either this set menu or "à la carte" if you change your mind.

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Cheese + Dessert

  • Starter
    • Les Huîtres d'Asnelles en Gelée, Tartare de Pomme Granny Smith à la Mélisse, Crème de Céleri Iodée
      OU
      Tartelette Tiède d'Escargots du Pré d'Auge à l'Andouille de Vire, Espuma de Fenouil au Foin
  • Main course
    • Veau "Normand", Cromesquis de Tripes à la Mode de Caen, Polenta Crémeuse Gratinée à la Mimolette
      OU
      Lieu Jaune de Ligne, Nage de Légumes Oubliés au Yuzu, Amandes Farcies aux Algues Fraîches
  • Cheese
    • Notre Sélection de Fromages Affinés par notre ami Fromager Jérémy Thomas
  • Dessert
    • Pomme Dorée Croquante au Calvados, Sauce Caramel Safrané
      OU
      Figues Rôties au Miel de notre Région et sa Crème Légère, Petit Moelleux Noisettes

Please note: The main courses listed above are susceptible to change depending on market availabilty. All changes are will be indicated.

About the restaurant Le Lion d'Or

Etabli dans un ancien relais de poste datant du 18ème siècle, Le Lion d’Or vous invite à vous reposer dans l’atmosphère paisible de la vieille ville de Bayeux, à quelques pas de la célèbre tapisserie.

Dans un cadre chic et imprégné d’histoire, venez savourer une cuisine aux inspirations normandes. Le Chef vous concocte des mets remplis de saveurs et de finesse, lesquels vous transporteront hors du temps.

Cet établissement de charme vous offre aussi la possibilité de séjourner dans de jolies chambres alliant tranquillité, confort et raffinement.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€54.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €3.60
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €4.80
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €4.00
    Glass of wine
  • €24.00
    En flaske vin
  • €13.00
    Glass of champagne
  • €78.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €2.80
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Le Lion d'Or

Opening time

Ouvert tous les soir de 19h15 à 21h et le mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et dimanche midi de 12h à 14h00.

Closing period

Du 20 décembre au 14 janvier

Services

Very good
8,4 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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    21
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    15
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  • < 7
    11
Food
8,8
Service
8,2
Setting
7,9
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Correct
10/73 reviews
Derek S.
(0 review)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
10
Service
2
Setting
2
  • Meal date : 31 Oct 2017
We arrived at 5 minutes to 7pm for a 7 o’clock reservation and were asked to go to the bar for a drink. 45 minutes later we were still left there waiting. Once we got into the half full restaurant we again had to wait before placing our order. We didn’t get any food until well after 8.30.

The food was excellent but we did not feel welcome or carefully attended to by the restaurant staff.

We shall not return and neither will we recommend the restaurant.
Jens Erik S.
(0 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 7 Oct 2017
Very good food and competent guidance as regards wine.
Kevin B.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Sep 2017
A very nice dining room with a good atmosphere and the staff were very good.
Alan F.
Foodie
(26 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 16 May 2017
Atmospheric and reasonably updated old hotel. So much history, especially from WWII on! We were a tad upset to walk in at 7:30 PM and see 40+ people already there, most from one or more American tour groups. The patrons were in good spirits, and the staff were doing their best to keep everything moving along. All of our dishes were very artistic and most, but not all worked. An amuse d'bouche and one of our starters were just plain flat/blsnd. fortunately, everything else was spot on. An extensive, rather pricey wine list. Someone has to keep the hotel solvent.
Michael W.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 21 Apr 2017
nous etions tres contents de la qualite et du service.
andrew M.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
8
Service
4
Setting
2
  • Meal date : 5 Apr 2017
Food was of a good standard and well presented. However it's quality was not considerably better than others in the area.

The service was average at best, taking considerable time for the simplist of tasks, which was disappointing given the low number of diners in the restaurant.

The hotel looks wonderful and is a nice setting. The private room however has no character at all. Taking some character from the bar and recreating it within the private room would be a considerable improvement.
Francisco A.
Foodie
(15 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
8
Service
4
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 14 Aug 2016
Decent food (nothing amazing) but our experience was totally ruined by the LONG waiting time. we booked at 8pm and the "amuse bouche" arrived at 8h55pm!!! the starter around 9h15pm! it was already close to 11pm when we left. The place was not at all full but there only 2 waiters (one of them "apprentice") who were doing their best, but they could not managed to serve all tables in an efficient way.
Lynn B.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 May 2016
Excellent food. Presentation and service
Peter L.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 31 May 2015
I've been to France many times on business and have eaten in some of the finest restaurants. I have to say, this was one of the best meals I have encountered. Comparatively I think it was an excellent value. I'm not a food expert but I know what I like. The flavor profiles were outstanding.
PIERRE B.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
3 /10
Food
4
Service
2
Setting
2
  • Meal date : 14 May 2012
I will not recommend this restaurant to my US and English veterans and friends (extremely noisy,food without research and originality, expensive for what is produced. To avoid. Tres decevant:tres bruyant (groupe de 42 personnes), nourriture banale sans originalite,tres cher pour ce qui est servi - a eviter
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