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Instants Gourmands

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Vieux Lille 2
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48 rue de Gand, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 55 62 08
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Barnet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A very helpful waiter and the food was good - not amazing, but tasty. I started with the maroilles (a local cheese unlike anything I've tasted...) and my partner had the charcuterie which he enjoyed. He then followed with steak - be careful as the French like to 'undercook' their steak by British standards - he ordered it well done... More 

Thank hannah_sultana
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was a lovely place, the service very good, however the food let us down. We opted for the fixed priced menu and had the bavette. My steak was OK, but my husband's was really tough and almost inedible. However, when we pointed this out to the waiter, he knocked the cost of the steak off the bill, so that... More 

Thank JRTLondon
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited Lille as a stop over before going on to Dunkirk. It is a lovely restaurant in a street full of French food. I'm not a fan of French food at all so was apprehensive about what to order (we also didn't speak any french) but settled on the burger. The staff were welcoming, friendly and... More 

Thank Sarah D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

After realising Lille was not a place many tourists must visit we decided upon this restaurant to eat in. I worked out what I wanted from the French menu and with help from the staff/owner. The burger I order looked nice across the room and when it arrived it was homemade and cooked to perfection. It didn't last long needless... More 

Thank Jack S
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We decided to enjoy a long weekend in Lille together with my wife. We staid in an hotel in the old Lille and asked the hotel a good place to get local food. We were advised to try this restaurant. Therefore we gave it a try despite some poor reviews on Trip Advisor... Staff has been very, very friendly but... More 

Thank Jean_Richert
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

After getting turned away by the snooty restaurant nearby (it has numbers in its title) me and my sister were welcomed at the door of the Instants Gourmand restaurant by one of the friendly staff. The staff took the time to explain the menu to us as our French is very poor. I opted for a cheese fondue (with the... More 

Thank Gill1_M_C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

After finding no table available at the restaurant opposite we were warmly welcomed here by the friendly staff. They even explained the menu to us in english. I had the chicken escalope with mushroom sauce, whilst my sister had the cheese fondue with maroilles cheese. This has been my best meal in Lille so far. I would definitely recommend a... More 

Thank Jo C
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Please go look at other restaurants first...the food was awful (menu only in French) and we like French food a lot. We ordered chicken fillet was served v chips and salad, but unfortunately when it arrived on the table it appeared to be a chicken bake in a paddle of a "smelly" cheese chicken was undercooked. Service was ok and... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Great service, would recommend for the local dishes on offer. Food was good with a wide range to choose from. Would definitely visit again

Thank MandM5960
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We really should have explored a few more restaurants nearby before going in but the reviews were good, so went straight in. First observations were that there was only 3 others eating. The waitress was polite and helpful, but her choice of music was awful and way too loud. Eventually, I had to ask her to turn it down, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 rue de Gand, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Vieux Lille 2
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux Lille 2
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 55 62 08

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?