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Epona Restaurant

Epona, 20 quai Jules Courmont 69002 Lyon
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Dear guests,

Our restaurant is fully reopen. We are looking forward to welcome you back for new for tasty discoveries.

See you soon.

‘Sharing and generosity’ is the motto of this delightful restaurant with its exceptional outdoor terrace

Epona restaurant, located on the ground floor of the InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu, gets its name from an extremely popular goddess of Gaul (Celtic) mythology, patron saint of horseriding and travel. It stretches all along the imposing facade of Grand Hôtel-Dieu, embracing its historical architectural composition : stone floor, wood ceiling and plain plaster walls. The luminous restaurant, that traverses the building, seats 100 and is bordered by large windows opening onto the Cour Saint-Louis of Grand Hôtel-Dieu. The wooded terrace, for all the world like a tranquil cloister, is actually the former medicinal garden! On sunny days, this timeless space can seat a further 100 patrons in a quiet, convivial atmosphere.

In the kitchen, young Chef Mathieu Charrois opts for a menu with a predominantly local flavour, featuring reivisited timeless Lyonnais classics. One of his most iconic dishes is the K’nelle, (a dumpling) a modern-day version of a tried and trusted regional speciality. Faithful to the spirit of the original recipe, this variation nevertheless adds a new, crisp dimension.

With its open kitchen complete with windows and two long tables conducive to conviviality, the Epona restaurant bespeaks camaraderie and sharing. This is why the menu here also features generous casseroles for two people or more . Whether they contain confit veal, Bresse poultry or monkfish , these dishes can be enjoyed quite simply, as comfortably as in one’s own home, with family or friends.

Chef Mathieu Charrois

A native of Bourges, he studied with Michel Troisgros at La Table du Lancaster, before setting out for new experiences in Polynesia, where he worked in the kitchen in the InterContinental® Tahiti Resort & Spa (2007-2012), before joining Yannick Alléno, with whom he worked side by side in the Cheval Blanc de Courchevel, then moving on to Beirut (2012 -2013).

Back in France, he participated in the opening of the InterContinental® Marseille – Hotel Dieu, where he was sous chef to Lionel Levy . After experiences in Nouméa then London in the last three years – Mathieu Charrois is glad to currently manage all InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu cuisines.


Mathieu Charrois Chef

Chef at home

New ! Our chef Mathieu Charrois is offering you to come over and cook a personalised menu composed of seasonal and regional products directly in your kitchen. The opportunity to share a convivial and gourmet moment!

Information and prices on demand.

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Epona Côté Jardin

Epona restaurant has chosen to take full advantage of the superb terrace situated in the historic Saint-Louis courtyard of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu and offers you new culinary concepts: Afernoon fresh break – from 3pm to 5.30pm: enjoy icecream, Spritz or other cocktail in a peaceful atmosphere. Barbecue dinner – one of the oldest and healthiest cooking methods in existence. Have the opportunity the delight yourself with a piece of meat, grilled fishes or vegetables.

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Epona Maison

It is now possible to enjoy our dishes in the comfort of your own home. We offer you a selection of simple and generous dishes composed of fresh and regional products. Pick up your order directly at Epona or we can deliver it to you.

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Epona Panier

Chef Mathieu Charrois and its team offer you two gourmet menus to enjoy while the secret spots in the city or the surrounding area. Do not forget to book your food basket 24h in advance.

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Useful information:

Daily open

From Monday to Friday

  • Breakfast: from 6.30am to 10.30am
  • Lunch: from 12pm to 2pm
  • Fresh afternoon break: from 3pm to 5.30pm
  • Dinner: from 7pm to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday

  • Breakfast: from 7am to 11am
  • Lunch: from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Fresh afternoon break: from 3pm to 5.30pm
  • Dinner: from 7pm to 10pm

Reservation recommended.

Animals are not allowed.

Currency : Euro (€).

Public parkings close by:

  • République parking
  • Grôlée parking
  • Bellecour parking
  • Antonin Poncet parking
  • Fosse aux ours parking