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“Great family-run restaurant”
Review of Le Lion Bossu

Le Lion Bossu
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Ranked #192 of 1,637 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $49
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Reviewed June 15, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to me by a colleague who had lived in Lille several years ago and we were not disappointed. It's almost nice to go to a restaurant that's family run- the husband worked front of house and the wife in the kitchen. There was a delicious and refreshing salmon gazpacho amuse bouche and all of the food was great and they were very large portions so we didn't have room for dessert.
Only issue was that the napkins were very damp so you couldn't really put them on your lap.....!

When we passed the following day, there were tables outside on the cobbled street which looked very cute and nice to watch the passers by.

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Thank Dorabella888
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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

I booked online after reading the trip advisor reviews
The staff were very friendly
The food was utterly divine and good value
Well worth a visit but advisable to book as it got busy

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stumbled upon Le Lion Bossu while exploring Lille and I am glad we did. The place intimate and cozy, with no air of pretension. The food was wonderful and the staff excellent. The lunch menu was served at a good pace, leaving us neither waiting too long between courses or feeling rushed. The wine was impeccable. Fantastic little spot if you're in Lille.

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1  Thank BrWayne
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Have seen this place a few times so thought Id give it a try for a change. It’s quite smart inside and a lot more formal than the standard ‘estiments’ round here. The food was tasty if a little on the expensive side for what it is. It has a great wine list which isn’t too expensive for what it is. Worth a try if you want something a bit formal or romantic. Didn’t quite live up to my expectations, you can get better round here.

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Thank whitby_rob
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We chose Le Lion Bossu using TripAdvisor recommendations and it came fully up to expectations. We went a la carte and had a great bottle of Chanlis so it wasn't cheap but there were better value options for a regular meal out

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Thank Swilson053
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