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“Book on a Saturday”
Review of Instants Gourmands

Instants Gourmands
Ranked #332 of 1,663 Restaurants in Lille
Price range: $0 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Vieux Lille 2
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Brilliant food, service very good. The dishes were of high quality, although as ever the plates could have been hotter. I had the burger ( Le Royal) and it was loverly. This a small place so book if you want a table on Friday or Saturday. Friendly and reasonably priced. Sit away from the rear booth as this area is a bit close to the loo! , overall we will be back as the the evening was good fun.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Despite it looking full on arrival, we managed to get a table here and we're glad we did. It looks a lot like other restaurants on the same street, with a very similar menu.

Atmosphere: Cosy and informal but had a buzz about it.

Food: One of us had the dish that goes by the same name as the restaurant and it was very good. A selection of regional dishes, including bone marrow, 4 white meat pate, 'welsh' and a prune stew, the meal was plenty large and rich enough. We struggled to find anywhere that had a vegetarian main meal on the menu but they were happy to serve one of the starter salads (the fried camembert) with chips as a main at no extra cost. Despite being full, we couldn't resist the look of the deserts coming past - they're nothing short of impressive. The Ch'ti-Ramisu (a regional version of the tiramisu using speculoos pieces and a beer cream) was decadent, plentiful and enjoyable. The profiteroles were also generous in their size, if a little dry.

Service: No complaints on the service, they were friendly and attentive and as we said, happy to tailor our order for a vegetarian.

Overall: A very good meal out.

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Thank EllieandAlexis
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The title of the place doesn't translate well into English - 'instants' sounds a bit like fast food - but we got a table in the busy little restaurant and had a enjoyable meal from a varied menu. I had duck in red berries and my wife had fondu. I enjoyed mine; unfortunately my wife found the fondu a rather rich dish but that was her choice! We ended with a coffee. I also had a local beer - Cht'i which is a bit like Leffe blonde but no worse for that!

Quite smart on the inside and with a youngish atmosphere we enjoyed.

Thank Andystan
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Instants Gourmands, is situated in Rue de Gand, Lille, Le Vieux Lille. We were looking for a restaurant with regional specialties. The menu is complete. A very net terrace, French style. A very clean restaurant with nice clean bathrooms. The menu is regional, nice choices en with combinations. The "moules" are served in a variety of choices, the best from my homeland! The staff is accurate, with a touch of humor. Café Gourmands at Instant Gourmands is the best advice to complete a fantastic dinner.

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed January 27, 2008

trendy/lounge place, food is fine but and the chef brings up new recipes on a regular basis.

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