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Le Lion Bossu

1 rue Saint Jacques, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 06 88
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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1 rue Saint Jacques, 59800, Lille, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner in the restaurant on 6th May 2018. The food was wonderful and really interesting. I had the fish but wished I had had the fillet of beef that my husband chose because it looked so good. Service was good.

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Pascal C, Propriétaire at Le Lion Bossu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very happy you had a good time. See you soon. Kind regards

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The beef fillet with foie gras ravioli is one of the best dishes I’ve eaten in France, I would never have guessed that foie gras ravioli was so good! The meal is 5 star because of this. One thing I would suggest, however, is changing...More

Thank David B
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for dinner as the other trendy places were full and what a lovely surprise it was. It’s rich and French (obviously) food but it explodes your taste buds. The service is excellent and really nice atmosphere. They have some good menu deals if...More

Thank Ollywood-2020
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

This is one good French restaurant Menu is quite good: fish, meat, seafood, veggie.. Food quality is good You can order à la carte, or choose one of their menus (better for prices..) Prices are reasonable for quantity and quality of food (if you choose...More

1  Thank Salma A
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

I went to the Lion Bossu by accident and have pleasantly surprised. The food is just delicious and the dishes quite classy. Since I was in a hurry to get on a train we ordered a main course directly. The wait was long - too...More

1  Thank Fgyrv
Pascal C, Propriétaire at Le Lion Bossu, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Waiting to see you quietfully !

Reviewed September 6, 2017

Very nice restaurant with tables in a cosy basement or on the first floor. Knowledgeable and very aware staff. We had three-course menus and a la carte dishes, with a large array of choices. The scallop salad was the only slight disappointment for its price...More

1  Thank Bertille P
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely well laid out restaurant and you can see no expense was spared as it is very elegant (even the plates!) We both went for the 46 Euro set menu and the ingredients used were excellent and tasted beautiful. Good wine list and very friendly...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, friendly staff, clean and great place. Excellent dîner We will be back Nous reviendrons !

Thank peterpalo
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Food and quality/price is just perfect. The wine list also comes as a good surprise with well selected wines at a price much more affordable than in other restaurants of the same category. Nothing really bad to tell then

Thank BEN7540
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

The food is simply delicious. Very expensive though but if you are looking for top quality French cuisine and dining in beautiful surroundings then you must pay this restaurant a visit. We brought our 9 year old daughter. The restaurant is NOT really family friendly....More

1  Thank Susan B
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$23 - $46
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Saint Jacques, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Vieux Lille 3
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lille 3
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 06 06 88
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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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