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A L'Huitriere - CLOSED

3 rue des Chats Bossus, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 55 43 41
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
Mar 17, 2016
“Closed for two years”
Jan 31, 2016
“Lovely place to while away an hour over a bottle of good wine”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3 rue des Chats Bossus, 59800, Lille, France
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Reviewed March 17, 2016

Wanted not to rate this well known restaurant as when I tried to book for lunch in March I was told that it has recently closed for two years - so keep an eye out for its reopening in due course ...

1  Thank SAFTraveller
Reviewed January 31, 2016

A good light lunch of white wine and oysters the French way. We also ate several times in the fabulous Al a carte restaurant which has now closed. Great place for people watching. A locals haunt for lunch.

Thank jane-Thurs
Reviewed December 22, 2015

I like to visit new places with nice old architecture, small streets were you can walk on your own peace of mind, to discover and admire something new. I found the place by chance and I decided to try oysters. The interior is beautiful. The...More

Thank BakurGrigoryan
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great oysters, fine building, and good wine but pretentious, rude, service and a couldn't care less attitude. Not good enough at these prices.

Thank passepartoutee
Reviewed November 20, 2015

We stopped in for some oysters on a very, very damp afternoon. A warm welcome from the lovely staff as we settled in at one of the tall tables in the empty front part cheered us up no end. We removed various layers of wet...More

Thank John B
Reviewed November 9, 2015

We did have to wait a little while to be served but the oysters were really good! Don't go if you're in a hurry, or want loads to eat, this really is (to me) a leisurely lunch stop.... it's a great looking place, buzzy and...More

Thank Georgie62
Reviewed October 16, 2015

we ate there witha party of 5. we ate salmon sushı which was excellent, anchovies, very good, crevette (shrimps) very good, and of course oysters excellent we had puilly fume with it which was excellent

Thank mugen
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Had a splendid late afternoon snack of a glass of fizz & some oysters. Very fresh, juicy oysters and had to resist choosing something from the Lobster tank.

Thank NAHR1234
Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Quite expensive for The quality, Fish is fresh, taste is good, but...not to Be rembered. Bit old school fishrestaurant. Service is good, not excellent. Dishes 40-50 euro. Excellent wines, a lot to choose from. Known as one of The best fishrestaurants in Lille. Not for...More

Thank Robert044
Reviewed January 20, 2015

A great table with top level service. Food is amazing but very pricy (worth it mind you). I hope to go back soon and hopefully they will have bouillabaisse on the menu next time.

Thank cramduaner
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$58 - $82
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue des Chats Bossus, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Vieux Lille 3
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lille 3
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 55 43 41
L'Huîtrière restaurant in the pretty streets of Vieux Lille is already a tourist attraction for its tiled Art Deco frontage done up in piscatorial themes. This is true French gastronomy – l’'Huîtrière began in the 1800’s as an oyster stall that grew into a culinary institution with a Michelin star firmly attached. You approach the shrine to the sea through an unassuming portal at the rear of the still-thriving fishmonger, then enter a very traditional, very charming dining room. This is an amuse-bouche sort of place with confident, swift waiters and a parade of perfect dishes proceeding from the kitchen. Shellfish and things of the sea are, of course, the heart of the menu, like turbot in potato crust with butter, mussel and truffle sauce. Beer features heavily in the menu, along with other fine local ingredients. The fine wine list features some heavy-hitting labels and vintages alongside smaller producers. Menus sometimes centre around a particular ingredient, like asparagus in season. Private groups can take advantage of the Salon Bar (up to 17 diners), the Maire Andre' (up to 70) or the Salle Réunion(up to 65). A presentation room downstairs is perfect for meetings, seminars or speeches before a fabulous meal in one of the other spaces. Hire of all of l'Huîtrière lets you up the guest list to 100.
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