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La tete de Boeuf

#38 of 1,045 Restaurants in Lille
#39 of 1,090 Places to Eat in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Lille Centre 5
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4 place de Strasbourg, Lille, France
+33 3 20 54 60 70
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for dinner

Looked for a place to celebrate our anniversary. Service was impeccable and the quality of food was excellent. Good English speaking staff, polite and very friendly. Needed help with half the French menu! Starters of pork confit was soft succulent and flavorsome. The prawns were well cooked. Duck... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Looked for a place to celebrate our anniversary. Service was impeccable and the quality of food was excellent. Good English speaking staff, polite and very friendly. Needed help with half the French menu! Starters of pork confit was soft succulent and flavorsome. The prawns were well cooked. Duck confit and beef in special sauce was great. Dessert was a bit... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Coming from South Africa, you would think that a good steak can not be found anywhere else in the world... After a wonderful family gathering at La Tete de Beouf, I can say that I have never had such a good steak. We had the secret sauce as well as Roquefort sauce, and it was sublime. Thank you for a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The food, wine and service couldn't be faulted and the price was reasonable (approx 80 Euro for three courses, sparkling water, wine and coffee) A recent reviewer was uninspired by the savoury creme brulee with Chorizo - not us. The egg was prepared perfectly, with a rich flavour and a creamy texture that struck just the right balance between a... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After reading great reviews on TripAdvisor my partner and I were keen to try this place out. Whilst the service was good the overall standard of the food was rather unspectacular. My creme brulee with chorizo was just scrambled egg with chorizo. The main of a shepherds pie style dish with duck was uninspiring. The chocolate desert was out of... More 

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Warwickshire
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175 reviews 175 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I picked this place after researching on Trip Advisor. We were only in Lille for one night as part of a long drive through Europe, so wanted to pick the right place. We certainly achieved that! Our experience started with me telephoning to make a reservation before we left the UK. There was no answer and I was not confident... More 

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Antwerp
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Maybe my expectations were too high for a French steak house but the noisette de boeuf and the airaignée de boeuf were chewy. Is it that difficult to have good meat in France ? Heureusement good service and good wine for a reasonable price.

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Folkest
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is a five minute walk from the Grand Place and is well worth a visit. They have a variety of table layouts so you don’t have to be on top of the table next to you as is so often the case. The service is very good and the meat is also. They do have other stuff, but... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Searched this restaurant out based on previous reviews. Food OK, but the steak I had was a bit chewy. 3 courses with wine and coffee €48.60, rather pricey for what it does.

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We found this restaurant after researching options in Lille on Trip Advisor. I thoroughly recommend La tete de Boeuf. The steak for which they are justifiably proud was excellent as was the duck that my partner had. The wine was excellent, service attentive and prompt and the ambience was perfect. There were a lot of regulars and families dining there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Took six colleagues for a lunch on a Thursday and the steak was beautiful. I'm not a great fan of beef but I have to say I cannot wait to go back and will take my wife next time who loves steak. Thoroughly recommend the food and hospitality

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 place de Strasbourg, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Lille Centre 5
  • Neighborhood: Lille Centre 5
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 54 60 70

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 32
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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