Le Cabaretier, Lyon, France

On a sunny Sunday I ventured over to old Lyon and wandered around the bustling streets and laneways and eventually came upon Le Cabaretier.

The restaurant had a small number of tables in the small square adjacent to the restaurant and I was able to grab a recently vacated one.

They were extremely busy, which was good as it showed I picked a good establishment, so it took a little while to get a menu.

There’s no English menu here and the staff aren’t all that familiar with English, so you’ll need to use your google-fu or just take a leap of faith and trust your instincts.

After last years offal yakitori incident in Tokyo I’ve avoided the leap of faith method and ordered what I knew which was French onion soup and pork sausages with a red wine jus.

As I’d ordered the 3 course lunch I was also able to order dessert and I ordered a chocolate cake that came with a generous dollop of cream.

Probably the best way to describe lunch was as a home cooked meal. Good, honest, great tasting food.

A bottle of French red wine was a perfect partner for a perfect meal.

As the fierce sun started to appear from behind the surrounding buildings and the smattering of clouds I headed off well fed for my next adventure in old Lyon.