The owners of Les Apothicaires are a chef couple – Tabata and Ludovic Mey – who met while working at one of the legendary Paul Bocuse’s brasseries in Lyon. Their restaurant has a reputation that extends far beyond this gastronomic city, and despite earning its Michelin star in 2020, it hasn’t lost any of the homely, casual feel: a former library, the space is dotted with jars, cookbooks and vintage objects. The globetrotting menu shows off Latin American and Scandinavian touches, with dishes like grilled red mullet, Meyer lemon reduction, and porcini mushrooms, and butternut with clementine sorbet, maple syrup and pumpkin seeds. The wine list is a mix of on-trend biodynamic bottles and regional vintages, served by a chatty sommelier team.
23 Rue de Sèze, 69006 Lyon