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“An indian summers evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Cave aux Fioles

La Cave aux Fioles
39 Rue De Gand, 59000 Lille, France
03 20 55 18 43
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Ranked #234 of 865 restaurants in Lille
Price range: $48 - $69
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Brussels
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“An indian summers evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We had read an excellent review of this restuarant in Tripadvisor and decided to walk across Lille to dine there on a beautifull September evening. The service was excellent, a friendly disposition of the staff gave a relaxed setting. The fish was superb but the piece de resistance was the small range but excellent reasonably priced wines avaiable in half bottles which allowed my wife and I to mix and match our tastes. The Rose Paulliac, a very old friend, was a joy to taste again. This is from the cooperatve in Paulliac and is excellent quality price value today as it was more than forty years ago when I was making my first aquantence of Bordeax wines on a limited budget! .
One hesitation was the tempreture of the water on a hot evening.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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English first
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Relaxing and enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Sat at a table outside. In the old part of town. Busy street.
Relaxed service. Don't go if you aren't prepared for the meal to take some time. Food good quality and interesting dishes. Plenty of reasonably priced wines.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“One of the best things about Lille”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

My husband and I discovered this restaurant on our first trip to Lille some 10 years ago and we have been going back ever since. It is my absolute favourite restaurant in the world. The ambience, the food, the great wine list are all big draws, as are the friendly staff and relaxed service. We have had some cracking nights in the Cave, with friends and family who we have dragged there signing it's praises and everyone has loved it. I even danced with the owner one night when he was raucously entertaining some friends. Shame the smoking room with it's games tables and humidor is now a dining area, but that's the smoking ban for you (I don't smoke but it was a quirky touch to go up for coffee and cigars!). If you want a realxed evening, chatting over good wine and lovely food then this is for you. It may not suit everyone's style, but it really suits ours.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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“La cave aux fioles, Lille”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We had a lovely meal to mark my wife's 50th birthday at this truly unique restaurant. My starter of Fondue d'endives et poelee de St-Jacques, sauce au champagne was particularly outstanding. Well worth a visit if you happen to be in Lille.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good French cuisine in atmospheric restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Deep red walls, interesting art, in a very old building created an atmospheric feeling for typically French cuisine which served one of my favourites - Ris de Veau (veal sweetbreads). Unpretentious and tasty food. A real find.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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