Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lille Centre 12
Description: Le Hochepot restaurant in the heart of Lille offers classic Flemish cooking allied with true originality, all in a warm and welcoming setting and at a friendly price. Le Hochepot, named for the traditional workingman’s meal of sundry meats stewed with seasonal veg, has the feel of an estaminet – the local, low-key version of bar/brasseries. With quarry-tiled floor, exposed brick, rustic seating, this is the perfect setting for authentic Flemish regional dishes like carbonnade flamande, or beef stewed in beer with onions and brown sugar, potjevleesch, or terrine of rabbit or chicken. Michel and Anne Jeandel keep the place full with excellent cooking and true friendliness. If you’re aiming for the authentic experience, the beverage is beer and Le Hochepot specializes in the beers of French Flanders. The dining room seats up to 60 for large parties, and the Jeandels will respect your budget in creating menus for your party.