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Cafe Lyon

9.3/10
936 reviews

Average price $85

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Meet the Chef

Rainer Korobacz has over 25 year’s experience, having worked in some of the finest restaurants throughout London (Gordon Ramsay & Marcus Wearing) most recently as the Executive Chef at Berowra Waters Inn, as well as the famed Forty One Restaurant – Sydney. Rainer’s extensive experience, exceptional technique and passion for food shines through in the dishes he creates. Rainer and his team look forward to sharing their great quality bistro food with you, on your next visit to Café Lyon.

Restaurant menu

Chef Rainer Korobacz
  • Average price $85 Special request
Zucchini flower, goats cheese, roasted beetroots & salted walnut salad
Citrus cured trout, spiced avocado, prawn beignets & kosciusko pearls
Air dried kobe beef, pickled mushrooms & black garlic
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Raspberry soufflé
Duck confit
Scallop Ceviche

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.3/10
based on 936 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Philippe M.
    Philippe M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent ambiance, warmly welcomed, awesome and fine food, with a great wine offer. Highly recommended. They have also accoustic foam on the ceiling, that allows you to discuss without yelling. Best place in the area.

  2. Jen J.
    Jen J.
    • one review
    10/10

    As always the food was delicious and the lovely staff attentive, able and efficient . Terrific wine list - esp for a local restaurant. Totally recommend Cafe Lyon.

  3. Julie B.
    Julie B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    As always amazing food & service. Thank you Rainer for how special you make our nights in your restaurant.

  4. Kadd L.
    Kadd L.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food is excellent. Staff are very polite. Although the place was full, waiters will let you know you they will attend to you as soon as they can. That's really assuring as sometimes one might think that the staff may have forgotten about you when they are busy. Service with a smile.

  5. Michaela W.
    Michaela W.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food and service were very good.

  6. Keith S.
    Keith S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food was delicious and not pretentious. Puts a lot of city restaurants to shame. The service by the waitress was great. Prices for the quality were quite reasonable

  7. Richard P.
    Richard P.
    • 78 reviews
    10/10

    We enjoyed a lovely French infused meal at Cafe Lyon. Recommend the trout and kingfish starters and the duck main. Definitely recommend a French Martini too. Desserts are also excellent here recommend the soufflé. If you are looking for a taste of France then this is the place for you.

  8. Olwyn C.
    Olwyn C.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great food and service. After a slight issue being seated the staff made up with excellent service. Food as always was really beautifully cooked.

  9. Kerri O.
    Kerri O.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wow from the moment we arrived we were treated to the kind of service that sets a restaurant apart. The place was packed and buzzing with the sound of happy patrons. Add a great wine list and superb food and Cafe Lyon just became my new favorite restaurant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  10. Anne M.
    Anne M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    It was excellent. Quality of food, service and atmosphere particularly loved the French martini’s Zucchini Flowers and the duck. Portions were perfectly sized however couldn’t fit in dessert

  11. Helen C.
    Helen C.
    • one review
    10/10

    First time with this restaurant. Food excellent, presentation excellent, Service excellent. Chairs not as comfortable as we would have hoped. Wonderful experience, we will be back

  12. Shivashankari G.
    Shivashankari G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great ambience, attentive service and outstanding food that's really well priced. I have been twice and will go again. Wine selection is great. Overall a very pleasant evening.

  13. Florence C.
    Florence C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food and excellent service!

  14. Michelle c.
    Michelle c.
    • one review
    10/10

    Had a wonderful 40th Birthday dinner for my husband. Food was wonderful, great wine list and atmosphere. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back again.

  15. Mel B.
    Mel B.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    We have not eaten here for a couple of years. The food is still excellent, and service fantastic!

  16. Mary H.
    Mary H.
    • 77 reviews
    9.5/10

    Service was efficient! We thoroughly enjoyed our mains & desserts. Loved it. We haven’t been here for a couple of years but having had a wonderful dinner on Saturday we will return very quickly. Good value too.

  17. Richard P.
    Richard P.
    • 78 reviews
    10/10

    We are lucky to have this French gem on the North Shore of Sydney. Cafe Lyon always provides a delicious meal in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. We enjoyed the trout entree and also the barramundi, lamb and salmon mains. We resisted the desserts this time, but would always recommend the soufflé. We really love this little taste of France in Lindfield.

  18. Raye B.
    Raye B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious meal. Great staff. R. Burton

  19. Tony B.
    Tony B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    This restaurant is a gem, warm attentive service, good wine list and excellent food. The specials last Saturday were particularly good. It is a lovely bistro in the heart of the North Shore.

  20. Alan B.
    Alan B.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    There were three of us and we tried different dishes. Cafe Lyon delivered great atmosphere, service and exquisite tasting food. We will be coming back

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

366 Pacific Highway, 2070, Lindfield (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Upper North Shore

About the restaurant

Bistronomy movement in Lindfield...

The French city of Lyon is regarded as the capital of gastronomy, and with a name like “Cafe Lyon’ you’d better hope the food is up to scratch. Luckily for this quaint little French bistro on a North Shore highway has chef Rainer Korobacz and his talent to live up to the name. But just like the ‘bistronomy’ movement thats occurring in France, Cafe Lyon has followed suit, offering sophisticated food in a humble setting and with a set-price dinner menu that’s smarter than your average bistro fare. This neighbourhood gem in Lindfield is a bustling, tightly packed little place where mature male waiters chug along with a touch of French swagger and savoir-faire. Rainer emerges regularly from the kitchen, delivering plates to the table. It's a comfy and comforting local. Just as you’d hope 9and, well, expect) baguette slices and plenty of butter land on the paper-on-cloth tables soon after you arrive and there’s a great, concise list that champions Australia, while still giving the French a go too. The menu is straightforward: four options for each course, rooted in the French tradition and occasionally given a contemporary lift, but with the menu changing weekly, you’ll never be bored with Lyon’s tasty fare. Cafe Lyon is best of both worlds: Australian sunshine built upon layers of French culinary tradition.

Best dish: can we say bread and wine?

Features

French, European

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