Lille Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lille

July 14, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

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

1. N'Autre Monde

1 B rue du Cure Saint Etienne, 59800, Lille, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$290 - HK$487 +33 3 20 15 01 31
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 415 reviews

N'Autre Monde

N’Autre Monde restaurant just two steps from the Grand Place brings you the world’s cuisines in a warm, modern setting. The dining room is a fabulous blend of pink walls, exposed brick, Louis XV chairs, chandeliers, downlighters and dramatic flower displays. Self-taught chef David Beve puts his fascination with the world’s cultures to great use in his monthly-changing menus, utilizing all the flavours of the planet with a special focus on the Caribbean and Asia, filtered through his own imagination. Dishes might include courgette flowers stuffed with salmon accompanied with red pepper coulis, roast duck breast with Szechuan pepper and rhubarb chutney, and waffle with mango compote and coulis and vanilla Chantilly. The wine list is just as much a vagabond as the chef, with bottles from every wine-producing country, it seems, as well as the classic French regions. Finish your meal with a choice of coffees and teas from all over the globe. Hire the entire venue to seat up to 35 for lovely banquets or smart seminars.

Reviewed By GarEff - London, United Kingdom

Wonderful food and even better service! Came here for my wife's birthday so was hoping for something special. Not at all disappointed... I had the squid followed by pork - both tender and accompanied with perfect vegetables and sauces. Not a big desert person, but the cheesecake was incredible. Highly recommended
PS - wife loved it too... gambas followed by duck and an incredible pavlova... gorgeous

2. Quai 38

38 rue Saint Sebastien, 59800, Lille, France Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 3 20 42 10 68
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 844 reviews

Quai 38

Reviewed By Helen S

Excellent fish restaurant. This is our 3rd visit and the welcome was absolutely perfect. A comfortable, yet sophisticated setting, off the beaten track, yet easily accessible on foot or by car.
We would totally recommend it for the choice and freshness of the ingredients, the beautiful combinations and presentation, as well as the excellent wine list and desserts.

3. L'Improviste

79 rue de Douai, 59000, Lille, France Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French Dinner HK$157 - HK$243 +33 3 20 52 27 29
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

L'Improviste

Traditional kitchen, stews with fresh produce and of quality. Very accessible prices, beautiful wine list.

Reviewed By Gregory P

This is a great little restaurant, just down the road from where I was staying (Urban Hotel & Spa).
An excellent a la carte menu but I went for the daily menu, which had a good range of choices. The food was beautifully prepared, the servings generous and the service faultless.
It's clear that this restaurant has a loyal local following and you can see why. I'd definitely recommend.

4. Grill St Anne

13 rue Sainte Anne, 59800, Lille, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Barbecue, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 3 20 06 08 95
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 550 reviews

Grill St Anne

Reviewed By Jip R

The restaurant looks a bit out dated but the food and service is really great and full of quality! If you are in Lille, go!

5. Le Potager des Demoiselles Cote Bistro

73 rue de Seclin, 59175 Vendeville, Lille, France Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa French, European, Wine Bar, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$290 - HK$777 +33 3 20 58 29 68
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 464 reviews

Le Potager des Demoiselles Cote Bistro

Reviewed By Esteban S - The Netherlands

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!

6. La Criniere

14 Place Philippe de Girard, 59800, Lille, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible French Lunch, Dinner +33 3 20 57 06 03
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 124 reviews

La Criniere

Reviewed By WKL07 - Oxford, United Kingdom

A group of friends travelled from England on Eurostar for a day trip to Lille. Lunch at La Criniere was the high point of the visit. We arrived late, because of our confusion about the time of the booking, but the host was very accommodating. He offered us very good local beer while we decided on our meal and we made our choices from the tempting food on offer. The food, from appetisers to dessert, was excellent, the wine very good, the service superb. After we finished he was able to recommend the perfect bar to find a good selection of micro-brewed beers.
We had such a good experience that we will definitely return and we would recommend this fine bistro to anyone.

7. Autour de Vous

81 rue d Angleterre, 59800, Lille, France Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$290 +33 3 28 07 73 71
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 216 reviews

Autour de Vous

Reviewed By Beto79 - Lille, France

I have a very high standard for Italian food, I am a big fan of this cuisine and I cook Italian regularly. I have tried at least 5 Italian restaurants in Lille, most of them were average (not bad, just average). Autour de Vous is definitively above average. The food is delicious, I had their Lasagna, their cold-cuts entree and their dessert all of them were very satisfying in terms of quality and quantity. The only downside is that the resto is a little bit pricey. Definitively the place to visit if you want Italian cuisine.

8. Friterie des Lilas

40 rue Saint Gabriel, 59800, Lille, France Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +33 3 20 42 94 93
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Friterie des Lilas

Reviewed By tgois - Cottbus

One of the cheapest places in Lille and the meat looks weird. But ooks are deceiving and everything tastes amazing... But everything is fried...

9. Aux Epherites

17 rue Nicolas Leblanc, 59000, Lille, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$337 +33 9 81 31 55 24
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 411 reviews

Aux Epherites

Reviewed By PeterPhippin - Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom

What a lovely lunch. I had trusted Trip Adviser to find us a local lunch when we visited Lille. Wow what a find. Not in the centre of town but close to Museum Beaux Arts, it is not an impressive restaurant in a smaller side street. Once inside it is full of happy lunch diners obviously there to enjoy a Friday set lunch menu.
My friend and I did not chose the set lunch but with guidance chose from the A la Carte. All described by the kindly staff in English detail to ensure our limited French did not miss out on the super choice. We were so well looked after.
Wow, was the fish risotto gorgeous. Just gorgeous fruit flavour with a typical white fish. Accompanied by a nice glass of red wine. The dessert was a work of Art. Breton biscuit base, creme patisserie with a fresh rhubarb coulis, fresh strawberries and a scoop of home made pistachio ice cream.
I will make sure we return for another super meal on our next visit.
Thank you for making our visit so memorable and enjoyable.
It was not possible to book on line so I had phoned from England prior to arrival. It is a popular place!!.

10. Rouge Barre

50 rue de la Halle, 59800, Lille, France Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European Lunch, Dinner HK$235 - HK$746 +33 3 20 67 08 84
Excellent
66%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 622 reviews

Rouge Barre

Reviewed By KiwiKev2013 - Sydney, Australia

We went to this restaurant after a look through TripAdvisor reviews. First time in Lille, and we got lucky, very lucky!
If you are looking for genuine French cuisine, obviously with a bias towards this geographical area, you won't be disappointed.
Two "no charge" extras during the meal, everything well cooked and presented, with excellent service. Our main server was fantastic, with just the right level of familiarity.
Timing was ideal, each dish explained upon serving, as a sauce or other accompaniment was delivered by additional serving staff. Nice touch.
Wine list fitting with the overall standard of this fine restaurant.

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