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1 Rue Saint-Jacques, 59000 Lille, France (Vieux Lille 3)
+33 3 20 06 06 88
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Ranked #136 of 1,029 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $45
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Vieux Lille 3
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We picked this restaurant out rather at random but thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Food was tremendous quality and we came away having had a selection of courses (a la carte) and also set price menus and really felt we had had a special meal and only an hour from London.

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went there for my 30th birthday, and the food was delicious and of high quality. Classic french food. The employees are nice, and the prices are great for that level of quality. Nothing to think about, just go eat there, no way to be disappointed.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We both eat the 46 Euro four course meal...the quality of the food was very good, and the surroundings in this old building were very comfortable. Service was efficient, but a little 'distant'. We think a very good find a short distance away from the crowds in the main squares.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Pleasant food and reasonable prices for Lille (which tends to be expensive). Booking essential at weekends and holidays. Seem to do a single sitting so no time pressure on the diner. Service was sluggish at times and we needed to grab the staff's attention twice - but to be fair the restaurant was full. We were sat upstairs just to... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Dining room upstairs in this wonderful old building off the cobblestones in Lille. The menu is diverse enough to satisfy everyone with fish, scallops, beef, duck, veggies, etc. The food was very good - not over the moon good - but very nice and well presented. We started with a cheese puff that was wonderful and then had scallops and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had a very nice six course dinner in the upstairs dining room. The service was perfect. Just when we'd have the thought our server would be there. He helped us choose a wine that would suit both our dinners. Our food was perfectly cooked and nothing was rushed. Our dinner took about 2.5 hours and it was one of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is undoubtedly the best restaurant I've been to in France. From start to finish, everything made for a wonderful evening. The restaurant is fairly small and has a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. The wine list offers plenty of choice and is reasonably priced. The food is unquestionably the highlight of the place. After a delicious amuse bouche, the "three salmons"... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a lovely French restaurant with a great ambience. Food was lovely. Service a little slow but that was acceptable as we were out for dinner and didn't want to be rushed. Book for 9pm as doesn't get busy till then as the French eat late.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My partner’s and my long leisurely luxurious lunch on Friday at le Lion Bossu made the trip over on Eurostar from London to Lille one I’ve love to repeat weekly! Not only was the meal a delight - the perfectly cooked scallops added extra textural interest and flavour punch by the addition of hazelnut and truffle - and the house... More 

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Cologne, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Were seated on the first floor so can't confirm the comments about the temperature in the cellar. Restaurant was also rather empty so the service was fine. The food though was excellent. Can highly recommend the Iberian wild black pork as a main. And if you're into desserts try the cafe gourmand - espresso with four delightful mini desserts, beautifully... More 

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Additional Information about Le Lion Bossu

Address: 1 Rue Saint-Jacques, 59000 Lille, France
Phone Number: +33 3 20 06 06 88
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Vieux Lille 3
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 45
Cuisine: French

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