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Le Lion Bossu

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Vieux Lille 3
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1 Rue Saint-Jacques, 59000 Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 06 88
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since 1989 M. and Mme. Coué have been running this restaurant, situated in...
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 dining room is an intimate space with old brick walls and beautiful beams. The food is generous, inspired and very tasty. Mme Coué manages the kitchen and produces delicious dishes such as beef fillet, stewed oxtail in red wine, foie gras ravioli or crisp skewers of snails and gazpacho. In the dining room, M. Coué is always on hand to assist with the wine list which features a carefully selected choice of regional French wines
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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious set menu

We were pleased to get a table on a Saturday evening without a reservation, however the restaurant in old Lille was full by the time we finished. We enjoyed a 3 course set menu for 36 Euros, which included salmon 3-ways, mushrooms with truffles and fois gras. Mains included roast veal and parmesan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
pammyM
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Bromley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Krakow
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59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

little hidden and even not widely known to the locals it is a gem. Great interior. Very good service and the food that just fabulous. We were a group of 10 people and all was fine. Rapid service and a glorious food made the evening unfogettable.

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middlesbrough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited on 9th August. Family run business with really friendly owner. Had the 4 course set menu - all courses were excellent, red mullet starter and scallop main were amazing. £81 for both of us including wine and beer. Service a little slow but attentive and we were happy with that as it made it lovely relaxed meal. Surprised... More 

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South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

On a quiet street in the old part of town, a place to take your lover, wife, mother or mistress even. This will impress in every way. Sheer delight.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were pleased to get a table on a Saturday evening without a reservation, however the restaurant in old Lille was full by the time we finished. We enjoyed a 3 course set menu for 36 Euros, which included salmon 3-ways, mushrooms with truffles and fois gras. Mains included roast veal and parmesan stuffed onions and sea bream with risotto.... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was taken here for my birthday and it really didn't disappoint. The food was excellent. We chose to have the set menu but they were very accommodating as I had my main course from the al'a carte..... The service was good and extremely friendly considering we can not speak French.... It really is not one to be missed

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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We chose le Lion Bossu because it was an easy stagger from our hotel, but we were not disappointed. It is an intimate first-floor restaurant with dark furniture and interior walls of warm-hued exposed brick. We were able to get in without a reservation because it was a Monday in April, but I suspect that at more popular times advance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having read the reviews we were really looking forward to our Meal here having managed to book for a Saturday night. Unfortunately we disappointed. Service was very slow. Having been shown our table we were then left sitting for over 15 minutes before someone came back to take even a drinks order. Others who entered after we had arrived had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A very welcoming atmosphere from a team that really knw how to make sure guests have a perfect evening. Generous in everything they did and such fantastic quality too. I would happily return to Lille knowing only that I was dining here. Chef came out of the kitchen towards the end of the evening to check that everything was fine.... More 

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Ipswich
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We happened on this restaurant by chance, and stopped for lunch - and I am so glad that we did. We had the set lunch menu, which was absolutely delicious - impeccable service; outstanding food and a superb bottle of wine. We strayed from the set menu to share a cheeseboard, and everything was beautifully presented. The waiters were both... More 

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Cher cliente, merci pour votre avis déposé sur notre site. Nous sommes flattés que vous ayez passé un bon moment... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stumbled upon this lovely upstairs restaurant, which we found the perfect end to our city break in Lille. The restaurant is up a flight of stairs, with a doorbell signalling to the staff that new groups were arriving for food. The room is quite small, yet has a lovely atmosphere and was quite personal. The wine list was fairly large,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Rue Saint-Jacques, 59000 Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Vieux Lille 3
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lille 3
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 06 06 88

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 45
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

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 dining room is an intimate space with old brick walls and beautiful beams. The food is generous, inspired and very tasty. Mme Coué manages the kitchen and produces delicious dishes such as beef fillet, stewed oxtail in red wine, foie gras ravioli or crisp skewers of snails and gazpacho. In the dining room, M. Coué is always on hand to assist with the wine list which features a carefully selected choice of regional French wines
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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