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Where to eat in LILLE?

Lille is renowned for its delicious northern cuisine, which blends Flemish and French influences. Whether you’re looking for a taste of local gastronomy or international cuisine, the city offers a wide choice of restaurants, bistros and brasseries. Here are a few recommendations for discovering Lille’s cuisine during your Rugby World Cup stay.

Local gastronomy

Northern cuisine is generous and gourmet. Be sure to try the famous « welsh » (a dish made with melted cheddar), Flemish carbonnades (a beef stew with beer), or potjevleesch (a white meat terrine in jelly). For these, visit traditional establishments such as Estaminet ‘t Rijsel, La Chicorée or Au Vieux de la Vieille.

Pastries and desserts

Gourmets will delight in the region’s sweet specialties, such as marvelous meringues (meringues coated with whipped cream and chocolate shavings) or filled waffles. Maison Méert is the place to go for these sweet treats.

Starred restaurants

If you’re looking for a high-end gastronomic experience, Lille boasts several Michelin-starred restaurants. L’Auberge du Vert Mont, run by chef Florent Ladeyn, offers modern cuisine based on local produce, while Restaurant Clarance offers refined French cuisine in elegant surroundings.

International restaurants

Lille also offers a wide variety of international restaurants. Whether you fancy Italian, Lebanese, Japanese or Mexican cuisine, you’ll find something to satisfy your taste buds.


Last but not least, don’t miss the local markets to discover the region’s fresh produce. The Wazemmes market, for example, is one of the largest in France, offering a wide variety of produce, from fruit and vegetables to cheeses and meats.


Wherever you decide to eat in Lille, you’re sure to discover delicious, authentic cuisine. Take advantage of your Rugby World Cup stay to explore the city’s culinary riches.

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