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La Royale

#113 of 1,283 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
European, Gastropub
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37 rue Royale, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 42 10 11
12:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This time we visited with the entire family ; each of my three girls have different taste so we ended up with many different dishes and again the chef in that extreme small kitchen (smallest of france ?) Managed to make fantastic food ; also the wine choice and price is excellent ; vive la france ! And why michelin... More 

Thank brickdoctor
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We arrived in Lille towards the end of lunchtime, our hotel was close to Rue Royale and after a walk up and down the street La Royale seemed the most welcoming. We were not disappointed, the manager and waitress were friendly, helping with interpretation of the menu and generally welcoming. There is a great fixed price menu but we chose... More 

Thank Carole R
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Despite charming interior and perfect first plate, rest was rediculous: they were out of stock of most plates although we arrived at 20 hrs. Dry rabbit, no vegetables and mediocre clumsy service. No coffee (machine was broken). Before writing this comment I called owner, who kept explaining his fresh food formula, that it's not his fault when he runs out... More 

Thank R W
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We came across this restaurant by accident having arrived in the city towards the end of lunchtime. The owner greeted us and helped us interpret the varied menu and choose a great wine. We decided on the lunchtime menu which was delicious and regional. The service could not have been better. Ironically we later went to another restaurant- Brasserie Comptoir... More 

Thank Travellingmini
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Short menu with about 6 choices per course. Well prepared and tasty seasonal food. I had white asparagus with 'pigs head' - much nicer than it sounds - type of fritter with the asparagus and a tasty cream sauce. Mains was slow cooked beef, again with asparagus and tiny crispy potatoes. Deserts looked great including home made rhum baba. Very... More 

Thank Sue S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

As a couple "Anglais" the owner was surprised as we order fois grass, duck hearts and beef cheeks of an eclectic bistro menu. The food was superbly cooked, well seasoned and a recommended wine was perfect with the food. Service was attentive - and once we expressed our delight at the food, the owner was very engaging and provided a... More 

1 Thank bfgmiket
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food and amazing service. Definitely worth a visit. Ingredients were fresh and beautifully prepared, the wine was delicious. Could not ask for a better experience of local ingredients. Fab!

Thank Marie C E
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

A really good restaurant offering imaginative food based on local cuisine and good quality ingredients, well cooked and well presented. Portions were generous and the service friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We had wines by the glass following recommendations by our waitress and they were very good. At the end, for someone used to British prices, the bill was... More 

1 Thank NormEmerges
Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Went to this place with a couple of friends and my husband. Starters were really small and plates even smaller. Food wasn't well seasoned nor tasty. Around 80eur spend for a couple, was not worth the money.

Thank Gabi-trejos
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Great place for a romantic dinner. The service and food where both great. Very friendly welcome by the hostess and we had a three course dinner with great wines.

1 Thank Arnout H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$38
European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
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: 37 rue Royale, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 42 10 11
Have you ever come across Bistronomie cuisine, the perfect balance between the informal bistrot dishes found in French brasseries and the more sophisticated gastronomy cuisine? If not, it might be time to head to La Royale and try for yourself Chefl and Jean-Sébastien's culinary creations. Only fresh products from local markets make it to the menu. Dishes are inventive, simple and creative. The wine list is equally enticing: la Royale favours smaller high-quality producers to big names... Come to La Royale to enjoy high quality cuisine in an intimate atmosphere full of delightful quaint memories. You'll find yourself transported in an old Paris bistrot and will no doubt feel at home...

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