Besides the history
of the Train Bleu Restaurant, it is an extremely popular place to dine and in fact
famous people like Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel have dined here with around 500 dinners
being served every day and this particular restaurant
in Paris has even been used in films.
The restaurant is situated inside the Gare de Lyon train station in the Bastille area of Paris and from the concourse there is a wide, curving
staircase that leads to the dining room and the Big Ben Bar, but this is not the place for
a quick snack before you jump on the train, it is far, far more.
This beautiful and ornate building has 41 paintings on the walls and ceilings and the most
famous ones represent the different landscapes of regions in
France that were seen from the trains of the Paris-Lyon-Meditteranean Company
network. Also, this building has gilded arches and ceilings, parquet flooring, wood
panelling, leather-upholstered seating, crystal chandeliers that reflect the brass
fittings and large arched windows that look onto the train platforms below.
Train Bleu is a mix between a Parisian Brasserie and a gourmet
restaurant with a mood of elegance and tranquillity, and being well served by public transport, plus easy access through
several underground car parks that are available, it is the ideal place for meeting up
with friends or for business meetings, or just to experience a great meal out.
Restaurant Guide Key Points
The Train Bleu restaurant is open to every day of the year from 11.30am through to 3pm for
lunch and from 7pm through to 11pm for dinner
Last orders are usually taken no later than an hour and half before closing time and the
cost of a meal is anything upwards of around ?45 depending upon the type of dishes
Traditional French food with things such as foie gras, salmon, snails, rum babas, veal
cutlets, oysters, leg of lamb, etc.
The Big Ben Bar, which is next to the main dining room will welcome you from 7.30am
through to 11pm on weekdays and from 9am through to 11pm on the weekends and on national
There is also the Big Ben Bar Brunch available within the Big Ben Bar Lounges every Sunday
from 11.30am through to 2.30pm.
Buffet brunch around 35 per person, but there is a 50 percent discount for children
under the age of 12.
Yet between breakfast and lunch in the bar lounge you will be able to obtain drinks such
as coffee, home made fruit juices, fine teas, etc, along with snacks like croissants,
baguettes, selections of French cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries and many other delights.
Train Bleu is suitable for all the family and completely non-smoking.
The dress is usually smart casual, although you will often find men in suits.
Address & Contact Details:
Le Train Bleu
1er Etage de la Gare de Lyon (First Floor Gare de Lyon)
Place Louis Armand
Telephone: 1 44 75 76 76
Fax: 1 43 43 97 96