Lille is an architectural feast with strong Flemish influences from the Grand Place to the basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille to the quiet streets of row houses and gardens. For art buffs, Lille is home to the Musee d'Art Moderne and the Palais des Beaux Arts. Children will enjoy the Parc de Zoologique. Savvy travelers know that Lille has a fine public transit system, making this historical hotspot a pleasure to visit.
Things to do in Lille
4.5 based on 415 reviews
N’Autre Monde restaurant just two steps from the Grand Place brings you the world’s cuisines in a warm, modern setting. The dining room is a fabulous blend of pink walls, exposed brick, Louis XV chairs, chandeliers, downlighters and dramatic flower displays. Self-taught chef David Beve puts his fascination with the world’s cultures to great use in his monthly-changing menus, utilizing all the flavours of the planet with a special focus on the Caribbean and Asia, filtered through his own imagination. Dishes might include courgette flowers stuffed with salmon accompanied with red pepper coulis, roast duck breast with Szechuan pepper and rhubarb chutney, and waffle with mango compote and coulis and vanilla Chantilly. The wine list is just as much a vagabond as the chef, with bottles from every wine-producing country, it seems, as well as the classic French regions. Finish your meal with a choice of coffees and teas from all over the globe. Hire the entire venue to seat up to 35 for lovely banquets or smart seminars.
Wonderful food and even better service! Came here for my wife's birthday so was hoping for something special. Not at all disappointed... I had the squid followed by pork - both tender and accompanied with perfect vegetables and sauces. Not a big desert person, but the cheesecake was incredible. Highly recommended
PS - wife loved it too... gambas followed by duck and an incredible pavlova... gorgeous
4.5 based on 844 reviews
Excellent fish restaurant. This is our 3rd visit and the welcome was absolutely perfect. A comfortable, yet sophisticated setting, off the beaten track, yet easily accessible on foot or by car.
We would totally recommend it for the choice and freshness of the ingredients, the beautiful combinations and presentation, as well as the excellent wine list and desserts.
4.5 based on 159 reviews
Traditional kitchen, stews with fresh produce and of quality. Very accessible prices, beautiful wine list.
This is a great little restaurant, just down the road from where I was staying (Urban Hotel & Spa).
An excellent a la carte menu but I went for the daily menu, which had a good range of choices. The food was beautifully prepared, the servings generous and the service faultless.
It's clear that this restaurant has a loyal local following and you can see why. I'd definitely recommend.
4.5 based on 550 reviews
The restaurant looks a bit out dated but the food and service is really great and full of quality! If you are in Lille, go!
4.5 based on 464 reviews
We were in our way to Netherlands, We decide to taste some nice restaurant close to Lille, Nice selection!!! Food was good and the Hamburger was Great! the attention excellent!
5 based on 124 reviews
A group of friends travelled from England on Eurostar for a day trip to Lille. Lunch at La Criniere was the high point of the visit. We arrived late, because of our confusion about the time of the booking, but the host was very accommodating. He offered us very good local beer while we decided on our meal and we made our choices from the tempting food on offer. The food, from appetisers to dessert, was excellent, the wine very good, the service superb. After we finished he was able to recommend the perfect bar to find a good selection of micro-brewed beers.
We had such a good experience that we will definitely return and we would recommend this fine bistro to anyone.
4.5 based on 216 reviews
I have a very high standard for Italian food, I am a big fan of this cuisine and I cook Italian regularly. I have tried at least 5 Italian restaurants in Lille, most of them were average (not bad, just average). Autour de Vous is definitively above average. The food is delicious, I had their Lasagna, their cold-cuts entree and their dessert all of them were very satisfying in terms of quality and quantity. The only downside is that the resto is a little bit pricey. Definitively the place to visit if you want Italian cuisine.
4.5 based on 172 reviews
One of the cheapest places in Lille and the meat looks weird. But ooks are deceiving and everything tastes amazing... But everything is fried...
4.5 based on 411 reviews
What a lovely lunch. I had trusted Trip Adviser to find us a local lunch when we visited Lille. Wow what a find. Not in the centre of town but close to Museum Beaux Arts, it is not an impressive restaurant in a smaller side street. Once inside it is full of happy lunch diners obviously there to enjoy a Friday set lunch menu.
My friend and I did not chose the set lunch but with guidance chose from the A la Carte. All described by the kindly staff in English detail to ensure our limited French did not miss out on the super choice. We were so well looked after.
Wow, was the fish risotto gorgeous. Just gorgeous fruit flavour with a typical white fish. Accompanied by a nice glass of red wine. The dessert was a work of Art. Breton biscuit base, creme patisserie with a fresh rhubarb coulis, fresh strawberries and a scoop of home made pistachio ice cream.
I will make sure we return for another super meal on our next visit.
Thank you for making our visit so memorable and enjoyable.
It was not possible to book on line so I had phoned from England prior to arrival. It is a popular place!!.
4.5 based on 622 reviews
We went to this restaurant after a look through TripAdvisor reviews. First time in Lille, and we got lucky, very lucky!
If you are looking for genuine French cuisine, obviously with a bias towards this geographical area, you won't be disappointed.
Two "no charge" extras during the meal, everything well cooked and presented, with excellent service. Our main server was fantastic, with just the right level of familiarity.
Timing was ideal, each dish explained upon serving, as a sauce or other accompaniment was delivered by additional serving staff. Nice touch.
Wine list fitting with the overall standard of this fine restaurant.
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