Lyon is a sophisticated city well-known for fine dining and impressive restaurants but when you want to sample the best cuisine on offer, you should be looking for the eateries with Michelin star approval.

We’ve created a guide of the best Michelin star restaurants in the area offering up first class fare so you know where to eat when you visit the stunning city of Lyon.

Welcome to foodie paradise

When you’re looking for a restaurant in Lyon, you won’t be disappointed. As the third largest city in France, you’ll find an abundance of restaurants offering a variety of dishes to suit every taste and every budget.

For those looking for the best possible dining experiences, try one of Lyon’s many Michelin star restaurants located around the city. One of our favourites is world-renowned, Auberge du pont de Collonges, founded by Paul Bocuse. The Lyon Michelin star restaurant has had an impressive three stars since 1965. Highly regarded for the use of the freshest ingredients and innovative cuisine, infamous chef Paul Bocuse aims to create a memorable dining experience for each visitor.

Fine dining in a designer environment

Sample the delights of resident chef, Christian Têtedoie when you visit designer Lyon restaurant, Têtedoie. Specialising in traditional French cuisine, this contemporary restaurant provides a stunning backdrop to enjoy delicious food.

Soak up the scenic city views on the Terrasse and enjoy a relaxing dish from the Mediterranean influenced menu or try a traditionally French option in the modern restaurant.

In the heart of Lyon

Les Trois Dômes, is a gastronomic restaurant offering the wow factor with stunning panoramic views of the city and the Rhone River. This Michelin star Lyon restaurant serves up the finest gourmet cuisine, perfect for business lunches or evening dinners.

Chef Christian Lherm is a young chef offering a sophisticated selection of a la carte options and set-price menus. When visiting the city and looking for a Michelin Star restaurant to dine in, Les Trois Dômes is somewhere you should make a reservation.

A melting point of worldwide influence

For a taste of something different, visit the Michelin star Terrasses de Lyon. Nestled into the Fourvière hillside, the restaurant in Lyon boasts gorgeous views across the traditional Old Town rooftops. Throughout summer, the contemporary cuisine can be enjoyed on the patio area or diners can choose to be seated in the sophisticated restaurant.

Davy Tissot, the chef behind Terrasses de Lyon, is a winner of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (the Best Artisan Craftsman in France) and is also a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux 2010 winner, recognised for offering one of the best culinary experiences in the world. This Lyon Michelin restaurant is definitely not one to be missed during your visit to the city.

A fusion of French and Japanese food

Foodies looking for the freshest of the fresh will love AU14 Fevrier, an intimate restaurant offering fine dining in Lyon. Servicing up a winning combination of delicious food, gorgeous presentation and ambitious innovation, this restaurant is somewhere every food lover should visit.

Japanese born chef Tsuyoshi Arai, blends Japanese cuisine with traditional French dishes to offer something unique to his diners.

Florentine courtyard dining experience

Our final selection for our guide to the best Michelin star restaurants in Lyon is a stunning mix of fine foods with gorgeous architecture. Set in a Florentine courtyard with a contemporary glass and steel ceiling, the unique building housing La Loges restaurant makes it a desirable restaurant for food lovers to visit.

Adding to the appeal of the building is the delicious culinary offerings from Anthony Bonnet and his talented team. This is inventive cuisine in a beautiful restaurant at its best and not a Lyon restaurant to be missed. Make sure you have it on your list of places to dine when you visit the French city.

Your home away from home

When touring the gorgeous city of Lyon, it’s important to have a central hotel for stop gaps on your foodie adventure. Housed in the city’s tallest building offering unrivalled views is the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lyon.

Choose from 245 rooms and suites to find the ideal accommodation for you. From Business Class Rooms with free high-speed, wireless internet to family rooms with air conditioning, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lyon has exactly what you are looking for.