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“Once again it was delicious”
Review of Le Lion Bossu

Le Lion Bossu
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Ranked #130 of 1,547 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Vieux Lille 3
Description: 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
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Once again it was delicious”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

I had been to Le Lion Bossu years ago with my American friends. We had then had an excellent time and meal.
So this time we had dinner with my parents and in-laws. We were not disappointed. We all had a great meal and evening. The service was fantastic. The foie gras is also very good - it is made at the restaurant. No wonder you can actually buy to take away.
The restaurant is also located in the Vieux Lille which is a very nice area of town.
All in all we had a wonderful evening and we'll be back.

  • Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious creative and good service”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

Really good food and also quite creative dishes, so stylish. Dishes were the right size so you didn’t feel heavy afterwards just happy!! The desert was especially good. The service was lovely and the price was reasonable – definitely going back!

Visited June 2012
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Ghent, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“fine and original dining”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

A great restaurant, acceptable prices for the fixed menu, which left a choice for every course so we each could still choose something different. We were informed when we made our choice that one of the fish was not available but would be replaced by another. Very correct. And personally for me the best: they have, if only a few, good (local) beers available too. A lot of Belgian restaurants of this quality only offer wine and a lager. Would definitely recommend to go, especially if you look for something open on Sunday night.

  • Visited February 2012
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England
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Delicious food, beautiful restaurant”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Absolutely delicious food; very French menu. The food is not a budget option but the outstanding quality of the food made it very good value for money, with the set menu easily being the best value. The restaurant itself is beautiful with a very calm atmosphere. Easily the best food experience we had in Lille.

Visited January 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice restaurant with good food and wine”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

Based on tripadviser we ate here. Had the 40 euro fixed price with a reasonable choice for each course but all the courses were imaginative and very good. As was the house wine. Nice admosphere though quiet but it was early on a Sunday evening. Recommended for a nice evening out.

  • Visited January 2012
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