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Epona Restaurant

Seasonal cuisine by Mathieu Charrois
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Epona Restaurant

Seasonal cuisine by Mathieu Charrois
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Epona Restaurant

Seasonal cuisine by Mathieu Charrois

Epona – 20 quai Jules Courmont, 69002 Lyon, FRANCE


The restaurant’s terrace will be closed for dinner on Monday 17th June and for lunch on Thursday 20th June.
On this occasion, service will take place indoors only.

Epona restaurant, located on the ground floor of the InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu, gets its name from an extremely popular goddess of Gallo-Roman religion, 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 paster walls. The luminous restaurant, that traverses the building, is bordered by large windows opening onto the Cour Saint-Louis of Grand Hôtel-Dieu. On sunny days, the restaurant occupies its splendid and quiet terrace-garden resembling a serene cloister, laid out in the historic courtyard which is none other than the former medicinal garden of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu.

It is in the heart of this timeless space, chef Mathieu Charrois opts for a menu with predominantly local flavour, featuring revisited timeless Lyonnais classics.

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Daily Menu

Indulge in the Chef’s three-course menu of the day, curated according to the morning arrivals with a selection of fresh and seasonal produce, from €32 per person.

The daily menu is only served Monday to Friday for lunch (excluding French bank holidays).

Les cartes

An epicurean oasis in the heart of Lyon

This year, our terrace offers a bar space in partnership with the renowned brand Malfy, known for its gins. Crafted by master distillers Beppe Ronco and Denis Muni in northwest Italy, these gins are the result of unmatched traditional craftsmanship. A range of four exceptional gins made with Tuscan juniper, pink grapefruits, blood oranges from Sicily, and lemons ripened on the Italian coast, which our bartenders have chosen to enhance in refreshing cocktails.

To enrich this journey, a relaxation area adorned with plant arches, citrus fruits, and colorful ceramics has been specially designed for an immersive sensory experience towards the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.

Feeling hungry during the day? Indulge in our savory offerings and appetizer platters to share.

The bar is open every day from midday to 9.30pm, subject to weather conditions.

Summer events in the terrace

This summer, we invite you to enjoy our terrace with a series of festive and gourmet events!

  • Friday 21st June: Cocktails and tapas on the terrace to celebrate summer. The restaurant will be serving dinner indoors only.
  • Thursday 14th July: Brazier evening with our chefs and producers.

Chef Mathieu Charrois

Executive Chef

Beirut, French Polynesia, London, New Caledonia, and finally, Lyon.
Long and rich was the road that led me here, twixt the Rhone and the Saone,
to the heart of this city where the word gastronomy quickens the pulse.
In the shade of this magnificent Dome, I recommend the savours and flavours of past and present
that will surely beguile you.

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About Mathieu Charrois

He is a young Chef well in his time with a globe-trotter course. After having developed his experience with Michel Troisgros at La Table du Lancaster, this native of Bourges, eager for new experiences, left for Polynesia in the kitchen of the InterContinental® Tahiti Resort & Spa (2007-2012), before joining Yannick Alléno alongside he will officiate at Cheval Blanc in Courchevel and then in Beirut (2012-2013). Back in France, he took part in the opening of the InterContinental® Marseille – Hotel Dieu as the sous-Chef of Lionel Levy. After experiences in Nouméa then London in the last three years, Chef Mathieu Charrois is glad to currently manage all InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu cuisines.

Useful Information

Breakfast buffet :

  • Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 10.30am
  • Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 11am

Lunch :

  • Monday to Friday from 12pm to 2pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Dinner :

  • Every day from 7pm to 9.30pm

Reservation recommended

Pets are not allowed.

Currency : Euro (€)

Public parkings close by:

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