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Le Lion Bossu

#104 of 1,271 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux Lille 3
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1 rue Saint Jacques, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 06 88
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The food is simply delicious. Very expensive though but if you are looking for top quality French cuisine and dining in beautiful surroundings then you must pay this restaurant a visit. We brought our 9 year old daughter. The restaurant is NOT really family friendly. The children's menu choice is limited and our daughter not liking what was on their... More 

Thank Susan B
England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I had a dinner here on Sunday evening. (Not many places were opened on Sunday in Lille) I was glad that I chose this restaurant. There was only one person who was serving when we were there whole time. Somehow he managed to serve all the customers on his own, impossible task for an English waiter! The food was very... More 

Thank 100littleowls
Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Le Lion Bossu was not our first choice for dinner but Sunday night in Lille restaurants are either closed or full. Fortunately this turned out to be a good choice and here too was 'complet' when we arrived. The voices around us were predominantly French, which can generally be taken to be a good sign of the food quality. A... More 

Thank Alan B
Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We returned yet again to what is simply our favourite restaurant in Lille and it once again provided a superb dining experience. The food is faultless, the service superb but unobtrusive and the wine list is outstanding. We always have a great lunch here and it didn't disappoint again this year.

Thank Cameron M
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't know where to eat in Lille and came across this adorable place as we walked through the Old Town. It is a family owned and run romantic hidden gem and we loved it. The service was excellent as was the food. My boyfriend and the steak and fois gras ravioli which was delicious and I had the ox... More 

Thank kg_001
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Faultless service and wonderful ambience. The food was beautifully presented and tasted fabulous. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend

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Broechem, Belgium
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Outstanding food in a very cosy environment. It's like you're dining in your own living room. We choose for "Le Menu Grand Gousier", an unexpected combination of different ingredients but it has been delicious! Can't wait to go back again!

Thank Ilse M
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Food and service was excellent in this beautiful restaurant. Had the beef fillet with foie gras ravioli which was delicious. Restaurant had a warm and lovely ambiance. Very nice.

Thank Davido2
Lyon, France
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Very fine dishes combining traditional French cuisine with innovative approaches. Quite distinct from many of the more Flemish establishments surrounding it. Quiet hall and good for conversation, but you need to have a lot of time to enjoy the meal. Only really appropriate for a special occasion.

Thank Alexandre_de_Lyon
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Our experience with Le Lion Bossu got off to a bad start when I received a shirty email telling me off for having failed to turn up for our reservation- one month before the table was booked! Because of the good reviews I put any doubts about this rather poor service to one side and kept the reservation. When we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 43
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Saint Jacques, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Vieux Lille 3
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux Lille 3
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 06 06 88
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?