O’Conway’s Pub, Gare Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon, France

With the week at the chalet in Villard Reculas over we were all heading in our seperate directions all over Europe. I hitched a ride with the birthday boy and his family to Lyon where I would jump on a TGV to Brussels while they were heading off to Paris.

We got to Gare Lyon Part Dieu early so we wouldn’t have to rush to our trains without having lunch. As we had all our luggage with us we wanted somewhere with some space. As we were walking through the station we say the word PUB and went for it.

The PUB is O’Conway’s and its in the station building. Surprisingly, at lunchtime it wasn’t too busy and easily got a table for 4 with space for our luggage. There’s also an outside area for the smokers.

The menu wasn’t overly inspiring but the burgers sounded OK so we all ordered one. I get the feeling that some of the food is pre-cooked as the burger that I’d ordered (nothing special) they had run out of (it was only 12:30 in the afternoon hmmm), so I had to chose another.

They had a reasonable selection of beers though and we chose 1664.

It was an OK place to pass through and I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back unless I had to because a future train journey took be through Lyon station.

The place could certainly be improved, but given the itinerant cliental, many of which will never return anyway, why would they bother.