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Le Lion Bossu

1 rue Saint Jacques, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 06 06 88
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea bream” (2 reviews)
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French, European
1 rue Saint Jacques, 59800, Lille, France
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I went to the Lion Bossu by accident and have pleasantly surprised. The food is just delicious and the dishes quite classy. Since I was in a hurry to get on a train we ordered a main course directly. The wait was long - too...More

Thank Fgyrv
Pascal C, Propriétaire at Le Lion Bossu, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Waiting to see you quietfully !

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very nice restaurant with tables in a cosy basement or on the first floor. Knowledgeable and very aware staff. We had three-course menus and a la carte dishes, with a large array of choices. The scallop salad was the only slight disappointment for its price...More

Thank Bertille P
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely well laid out restaurant and you can see no expense was spared as it is very elegant (even the plates!) We both went for the 46 Euro set menu and the ingredients used were excellent and tasted beautiful. Good wine list and very friendly...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, friendly staff, clean and great place. Excellent dîner We will be back Nous reviendrons !

Thank peterpalo
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Food and quality/price is just perfect. The wine list also comes as a good surprise with well selected wines at a price much more affordable than in other restaurants of the same category. Nothing really bad to tell then

Thank BEN7540
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....More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 24 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...More

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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,...More

Thank Alan B
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...More

Thank Cameron M
Reviewed 3 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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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