Restaurants

Top Choice Pastries in Lille

Meert

Famed for its gaufres (waffles) made with Madagascar vanilla, Meert has served kings, viceroys and generals since 1761. The sumptuous chocolate shop's coffered ceiling, painted wooden panels, wrought-iron balcony an…
Top Choice French in Lille

L'Assiette du Marché

Entered via a grand archway, a 12th-century aristocratic mansion – a mint under Louis XIV, hence the street's name, and a listed historical monument – is the romantic setting for contemporary cuisine (tuna carpaccio…
French in Lille

Le Clair de Lune

Creations such as duck carpaccio with gingerbread vinaigrette, beef fillet with red wine and chocolate jus, and guinea fowl with smoked bacon crème have seen Sébastien Defrance's elegant restaurant awarded the prest…
Vegan in Lille

La Clairière

In a bare-timber space with mezzanine seating, La Clairière creates colourful, 100% organic vegan cuisine made from sustainable produce (no palm oil). Most is locally sourced including herbs and flowers grown in its…
Pizza in Lille

Papà Raffaele

The queues at Papà Raffaele are as legendary as its pizzas (it doesn't take reservations), so come early or late to this post-industrial space with recycled timber tables, vintage chairs and cured meats hanging from…
Barbecue in Lille

Le Barbier qui Fume

Charred aromas waft from this former barber shop (hence the name, the Smoking Barber), which now houses a ground-floor butcher and upstairs restaurant specialising in premium meats (pork knuckle, lamb shoulder, beef…
Bistro in Lille

Le Comptoir 44

Prepared according to the motto 'La bonne cuisine est honnête, sincère et simple' (Good food is honest, sincere and simple), dishes at this rustic-chic bistro change every two or three months as produits du saison (…
French in Lille

Le Bistrot Lillois

Dishes both Flemish and French are served here under hanging hops. The highlight of the menu is os à moëlle (bone marrow); Flemish dishes worth trying include carbonade flamande (braised beef slow-cooked with beer, …
Burgers in Lille

Le Comptoir Volant

Limousin beef and Flanders potatoes are among the premium ingredients used at this burger restaurant, which hand-makes its own buns, sauces and twice-cooked fries. It also does varieties of beef tartare, such as Ita…
Flemish in Lille

Au Vieux de la Vieille

Hops hang from the rafters at this estaminet (Flemish-style restaurant), where specialities include carbonade flamande (braised beef slow-cooked with beer, onions, brown sugar and ginger bread) and Welsh au Maroille…