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A few hours north of Paris, nested in the heart of Lille, is a quaint district known as Vieux-Lille. Full of cobbled lanes and beautiful architecture, Vieux-Lille is more than just a historic town. Unwind after a long day of sightseeing with a nice glass of wine and taste your way through these top picks in the area.
If you’re looking for dishes native to the Old Town district of Lille, Au Vieux De La Vieille is the place to dine. Mimicking the taverns of the early 20th century, the establishment embodies the historic charm of the ancient city. Enjoy typical Northern meals that stem from the Flemish culture. Nestled in a neighborhood surrounded by brick buildings, the tavern is easy to spot with its signature bright yellow sign leading to a quaint outdoor patio.
Address & telephone number: Estaminet Au Vieux De La Vieille, 2-4 Rue des Vieux Murs, Lille, France, +33 3 20 13 81 64
Visiting Europe but don’t have time to make it to Greece? That’s alright, because L’Ile de Crète provides a wholesome Greek experience for every guest. There are singing and dancing performances by the staff and you can feast on absolutely anything Greek from the Chef’s special lamb, to baklava, to lemon shrimp soup. The friendly ambiance and kind staff will leave patrons longing for more, so make sure to come hungry.
Address & telephone number: L’Ile de Crète, 86 Rue de Gand, Lille, France, +33 3 28 04 59 84
Centrally located in Vieux-Lille, La Chicorée is a brewery that stands three floors tall, providing its guests with a wide range of dishes for any meal. Its doors are open almost all day, every day of the week, welcoming guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply a midnight glass of beer. For over a century now, locals have raved about the open ambiance, encouraging a good time. So grab a glass and make a toast!
Address & telephone number: La Chicorée, 15 Place Rihour, Lille, France, +33 3 20 54 81 52
A modern take on classical dishes, Le Oui is a contemporary dining experience in a historic location. Whether it is cured salmon or blue cheese dip, all the dishes here are created with a delicate touch. The romantic ambiance and French decor is ideal for a fine-dining experience.
Address & telephone number: Le Oui, 13 Rue des Bouchers, Lille, France, +33 3 20 38 52 67
Le Lion Bossu is a home-away-from-home located in a historic French house dating back to 1681. The cozy feel of the house accompanies the traditional meals perfectly. With exposed brick and antique decor, the establishment retains it’s charm, taking guests back in time. The owners treat customers like family, providing personal insight into the menu and overseeing the preparation of all the dishes. Le Lion Bossu is located only a few minutes away from the station, making it the perfect spot for tourists after a full day of sightseeing.
Address & telephone number: Le Lion Bossu, 1 Rue Saint-Jacques, Lille, France, +33 3 20 06 06 88