Hauts-de-France, France Food Guide: 10 European food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lille

February 20, 2020 Hector Krause

Best European restaurants nearby. Discover the best European food in Lille. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for European restaurants near you.. Lille is an architectural feast with strong Flemish influences from the Grand Place to the basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille to the quiet streets of row houses and gardens. For art buffs, Lille is home to the Musee d'Art Moderne and the Palais des Beaux Arts. Children will enjoy the Parc de Zoologique. Savvy travelers know that Lille has a fine public transit system, making this historical hotspot a pleasure to visit.
Things to do in Lille

10. Les Toquees by Benoit Bernard

110 quai Gery Legrand, 59000, Lille France French, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service restaurantlestoque[email protected] +33 3 20 00 12 46 http://www.lestoquees.com
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4 based on 169 reviews

Les Toquees by Benoit Bernard

Reviewed By Mahalia D

We were gifted a full degustation menu and it was just everything we could have hoped for. Portions were perfectly sized, scallops were the best we had fresh and seared in butter, fish (seabass) was melt in the mouth and the veal sweetbread with chanterelles was masterfully crafted. Dessert hit the stop with a very fresh note of mandarin and a seasonal touch of chestnut. Wine pairings were on point and very generous. Service was perfect as well, friendly and relaxed just how we like to be welcomed in a restaurant where the quality of food doesn't mean we're in for a stuck up night. We will definitely be back.Thank you so much

9. L'Etable

3 Terrasse Sainte Catherine, 59800, Lille France French, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +33 3 20 14 00 34 http://www.letablevieux-lille.fr
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4 based on 300 reviews

L'Etable

Reviewed By holsol

What a fab place Lille is. I was pleasantly surprised. It really did exceed my expectations. And what a quaint and charming place this restaurant is. Like going back to wartime France. Our waiter was like Rene from Allo Allo. I kept thinking he was going to say something hilarious in franglais. Anyway, the food is good standard brasserie-type food which really hit the spot. Does what it says on the tin. I had fun and liked Rene and our fellow diners who were chatty. I would certainly return. Vive L’Etable!

8. Il Piccolino

57 rue Sainte Catherine, 59800, Lille France Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +33 3 20 31 18 18 http://www.ilpiccolinolille.fr
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4 based on 496 reviews

Il Piccolino

Reviewed By ArthuWilson

Located on a side street but easily accessible, only 6 tables but thats nice, very efficient service by young lady who spoke better english than i do french. Simple menu various pasta dishes and pizzas which are all made and cooked right in front of you, not a microwave in sight. Childs menu is reduced portions of main menu. My only negatives to a very nice meal were, what restaurant doesnt have a bottle of white wine on the menu with it only being sold by the glass with a choice of white sweet or very sweet, this is france where wine is everywhere.And lastly the dessert included for children was a peach glace/sorbet whilst the adult thought it lovely both kids declined it as weird taste, play safe and serve good old vanilla to children.

7. Aux Epherites

17 rue Nicolas Leblanc, 59000, Lille France French, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +33 9 81 31 55 24 http://www.auxepherites.com
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4 based on 515 reviews

Aux Epherites

Reviewed By Bosbeek

Bistronomy is the trend for restaurateurs to replace tablecloths and linen with wooden tables and a simple, loose service. The same goes for restaurant Les Ephérites, where classics of French cuisine are given a new look and merged with contemporary influences. Taste and composition of the dishes is very good. The menus offer a nice variety of meat, fish and vegetables, where possible organic and from the region. For lunch we had a four-course menu for 32 euros.

6. Le Potager des Demoiselles Cote Bistro

73 rue de Seclin, 59175 Vendeville, Lille France French, European, Wine Bar, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Acce [email protected] +33 3 20 58 29 68 http://lepotagerdesdemoiselles.com
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4 based on 545 reviews

Le Potager des Demoiselles Cote Bistro

Reviewed By EstebanS246

We were in our way to Netherlands, We decide to taste some nice restaurant close to Lille, Nice selection!!! Food was good and the Hamburger was Great! the attention excellent!

5. PANCOOK

125 rue Colbert, 59000, Lille France French, European Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +33 3 20 40 10 97 http://pancook.fr/
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4 based on 1210 reviews

PANCOOK

Reviewed By Trave11er101

Went based on TA recommendations. It’s a bit out of the way but we went to the canal basin first for a drink so it was about 16-20 minutes from there. Had the mixed croquettes to share to start then the pancook (bread with chicken, chorizo and lots of cheese sauce) and a carbonate. Tasty food which was quite rich. Managed to fit in pudding, fairly basic choice but tasty. Service was really friendly but the place filled up after we got there at 7:30 (by 8:40 they were turning people away). Cost was about 65 euros which included a glass of wine and coffee each. I’d go again but make sure I’d booked a table as it’s a fair distance and there’s not much else around if it was full.Thank you so much Trave11er101 for this nice review. We are glad you had a nice experience with us! Hope to see you again soon. Indeed it’s better to book even if we’ll always do our best to find a place for our guests. Le Pancook

4. Rouge Barre

50 rue de la Halle, 59800, Lille France French, European Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +33 3 20 67 08 84 http://rougebarre.fr/
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4 based on 833 reviews

Rouge Barre

Reviewed By sonomujo

What a wonderful restaurant. This was my second visit this year. The restaurant has been renovated resulting in a stylish, comfortable and relaxing ambience. The food is exceptionally good. The six course menu with accompanying wines at €95 is very good value. I recommend the raw scallop and black truffle starter. It trully is a masterpiece of combining sea and earth. The Saint Peter’s fish and pork main courses pure delight. The Yuzu desert a spectacular finale.

3. Quai 38

38 rue Saint Sebastien, 59800, Lille France French, Seafood, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +33 3 20 42 10 68 http://www.quai38-lille.fr/
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4 based on 987 reviews

Quai 38

Reviewed By ChristianH7

Made reservations for Quai38 in advance of our stay in Lille. Did not want to miss this for a wonderful evening with my wife, who is a food snob like myself. We enjoyed the atmosphere and service. The staff makes you feel very welcome. Dishes were original and putting the quality of the food in its power. This tasted like a starry starry night! Bertrand cum suis... thanks for this experience.

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2. Restaurant Sebastopol

1 Place Sebastopol, 59000, Lille France French, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining +33 3 20 13 13 38 http://restaurantsebastopol.com/
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4 based on 280 reviews

Restaurant Sebastopol

Le S��bastopol restaurant in Lille���s lively Beaux Arts-Gambetta district is a classic, understated restaurant where gastronomy reaches peaks of excellence ��� and there���s a Michelin star to recognize it. Maitre Chef Jean-Luc Germond creates dishes tha

Reviewed By Beto79

I start my review with the positive things. The place is charming, well decorated, and the food is very good. The restaurant has potential for being another excellent restaurant in the highly competitive Lille market. On the downside, there are plenty of room for improvement. For example, we waited almost one hour to get our meal, we have to ask one of the waiters for our order. We were so hungry that we did not take our time to enjoy the main course. Furthermore, we lost our appetite for a dessert after waiting so much. No apologies for the waiting time were provided. The menu is minimal, almost no explanation. The offer is limited to three dishes and prices scale fast. The quality of the service does not match the price range and the quality of the food served. The best part of our meal was the wine, which was the only thing we could properly enjoy.

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1. Le Lion Bossu

1 rue Saint Jacques, 59800, Lille France French, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +33 3 20 06 06 88 http://www.lelionbossu.fr/
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4 based on 459 reviews

Le Lion Bossu

Since 1989 M. and Mme. Coué have been running this restaurant, situated in the heart of the historic old town of Lille just 5 minutes from the two stations and close to the Lion D'Or square. Based in a traditional old Lille house dating back to 1681, the

Reviewed By AvuncularAmerican

We like to go to special places for birthdays and anniversaries, but we were in Lille just for a couple of days, and didn't know the lay of the land. So I Googled "Lille gastronomie" and other than "10 best restaurants" and algorithm lists, I spotted Le Lion Bossu's own website. And it rang true, with menu descriptions that matched what we saw on the plate. And all of it was delicious. This husband (waits on tables) and wife (is the genius in the kitchen) team really has one of the best and least pretentious eateries in Lille. We found the 130 euro tab (4 course meal, wine, water, and coffee) reasonable for the quality.Thank you very much. We are very pleased you had a good moment with us . See you for the next birthday !

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