• Les bouchons lyonnais Garants de la tradition culinaire Lyonnaise
  • Café Comptoir Abel

    Owner : Philippe Florentin

    Chef : Alain Vigneron Without a doubt the oldest, most authentic bouchon in Lyon, Café Comptoir Abel is steeped in history. The bistro tables and chairs wear their patina of age proudly, and the original wooden panelling and bric-a-brac make this magnificent building a place that’s not to be missed. Hidden away near the quays of the river Saône, this restaurant has been a veritable institution in the city since 1726. Current owners Philippe Florentin and Bruno Metzlé fell in love with this very special place on one of their trips to Lyon, and their most prized dream is to preserve Lyon’s culinary tradition. Chef Alain Vigneron loves the place – which is just as well, as he has worked in the restaurant for 37 years. Arriving as a commis chef, he has spent most of his career in this mythical bouchon, working his way up to head chef some fifteen years ago. Faithful to his own style of cooking, this legendary chef’s menu has remained unchanged for 25 years. Pike quenelles, chicken with morel mushrooms and crayfish salad are all staples that demonstrate his ancestral skills, and food is served in the dishes in which they have been cooked, which all goes to further enhance the bouchon’s typical, authentic ambiance. Find this restaurant also on lyonresto.com

    Contact details

    25, rue Guynemer
    69002 Lyon
    04 78 37 46 18 04 78 37 46 18 www.cafecomptoirabel.fr/

    Opening times

    Opened every day for lunch and dinner

    Book online

    Open on Sunday