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Instants Gourmands

Vieux Lille 2
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48 rue de Gand, 59800, Lille, France
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited Lille as a stop over before going on to Dunkirk. It is a lovely restaurant in a street full of French food. I'm not a fan of French food at all so was apprehensive about what to order (we also didn't speak any french) but settled on the burger. The staff were welcoming, friendly and... More 

Thank Sarah D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After realising Lille was not a place many tourists must visit we decided upon this restaurant to eat in. I worked out what I wanted from the French menu and with help from the staff/owner. The burger I order looked nice across the room and when it arrived it was homemade and cooked to perfection. It didn't last long needless... More 

Thank Jack S
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We decided to enjoy a long weekend in Lille together with my wife. We staid in an hotel in the old Lille and asked the hotel a good place to get local food. We were advised to try this restaurant. Therefore we gave it a try despite some poor reviews on Trip Advisor... Staff has been very, very friendly but... More 

Thank Jean_Richert
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

After getting turned away by the snooty restaurant nearby (it has numbers in its title) me and my sister were welcomed at the door of the Instants Gourmand restaurant by one of the friendly staff. The staff took the time to explain the menu to us as our French is very poor. I opted for a cheese fondue (with the... More 

Thank Gill1_M_C
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

After finding no table available at the restaurant opposite we were warmly welcomed here by the friendly staff. They even explained the menu to us in english. I had the chicken escalope with mushroom sauce, whilst my sister had the cheese fondue with maroilles cheese. This has been my best meal in Lille so far. I would definitely recommend a... More 

Thank Jo C
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Please go look at other restaurants first...the food was awful (menu only in French) and we like French food a lot. We ordered chicken fillet was served v chips and salad, but unfortunately when it arrived on the table it appeared to be a chicken bake in a paddle of a "smelly" cheese chicken was undercooked. Service was ok and... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Great service, would recommend for the local dishes on offer. Food was good with a wide range to choose from. Would definitely visit again

Thank MandM5960
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We really should have explored a few more restaurants nearby before going in but the reviews were good, so went straight in. First observations were that there was only 3 others eating. The waitress was polite and helpful, but her choice of music was awful and way too loud. Eventually, I had to ask her to turn it down, and... More 

Thank John L
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We really enjoyed the food and service at this restaurant. Our waitress was happy to translate the menu for us, and her recommendations were excellent -- nearly everything brought out was very tasty. In particular, I'd recommend trying a dish that features one of Lille's specialty cheeses, I think called Maroilles. Be brave and take a chance on it, like... More 

Thank sasquatchsf
Rushden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Very good food, about the same prices as everywhere else. Large servings and cooked just how it should be, also beer tasted really good from here would recommend if you are passing by. The staff also speak in English and help you order if you are not sure what each item is.

Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 rue de Gand, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Vieux Lille 2
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lille 2
  • Phone Number: 0320556208

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?