We found this on the internet - cold, desperate and hungry on a Sunday night and having read marvellous reviews of restaurants... all closed. My partner wanted something local, by that stage I just wanted something edible.
So, he rang and made a booking, and we found it easily enough. There was only one other couple inside when we arrived, so we had a lot of careful attention. The French menu had names with a ch'ti spin, so I was kindly offered an English one (well-explained with ingredients disclosed).
We shared my entree of mussels in Vieille Lille (a variety of maroille cheese, incredibly strong and not for the faint-hearted). I took a burger and my partner chose a local beef stew made with beer. We had a huge bucket of fries to share, and by the time his dessert came around, we were glad we only had one to work through.
Throughout our meal, the establishment became more and more crowded, and we suspected we'd lucked out by stumbling on this by chance. By the time we left, there was only a couple of free tables left, so book before going!
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