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La Royale

#117 of 1,302 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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Having had the chance to go away for the first time since our first child was born, I did my research before settling for La Royale for our dinner. The menu that was published online captivated me. We arrived about an hour before the reservation as the place opened and asked if we could already sit down as we were... More 

1 Thank lindakatarina
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

We went here for dinner on a Friday night on a girls weekend break in Lille. When I made the booking I had tried to book a late table but was told the only table available was at 7.30pm. Not realising that this was super early for the French, we booked the table. When we arrived the restaurant was completely... More 

Thank Sasha L
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We had read reviews of disappointed travellers because despite making a reservation the restaurant was closed. I can only assume that maybe there was an emergency on that occasion and they couldn't let people know. The restaurant has a very good chef, a nice ambiance and the service was very good. Both my husband's sole meuniere and my fish dish... More 

Thank Kathy022
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Despite booking This has to be an edited review as my previous review was removed. I took the advice of previous reviewers and booked a table several months ahead of our weekend visit in Lille to celebrate my wife's birthday. We arrived at the restaurant to find it locked.

1 Thank Kevin8G
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Visiting Lille on the weekend of 7 March, we had pre-booked, and had our booking confirmed La Royale for a group of 6. Sadly it was not open. We understand that the owners were on holiday but hadn't had the courtesy to notify the people that had pre-booked.

1 Thank SUB999
Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Went there with my family since the reviews on the restaurant were very good and I was very excited. I had a lamb carpaccio and scallops risotto with chorizo and was very disappointed. The carpaccio was honestly bad. In the menu it was said "lamb carpaccio with oysters and lemon something", what I got was thick slices of lamb, one... More 

1 Thank Viivipaivola
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

La Royale is an absolute gem of a bistro in Lille. I decided to take my fiancee to La Royale after reading reviews on Tripadvisor, and it did not disappoint at all. In fact, it really was one of the best meals, actually dining experiences, we have had. I must strong advise that you make a reservation on restaurant's website,... More 

2 Thank jdesou
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

Like others with limited time in Lille I'd booked in advance. Seated at the rear away from a cold draughty front door we were cosy, table and seating compact. A lot of the starters came with some form of foie gras, we both opted for scallops with white pudding and butternut squash. Mains were beef cheek and entrecote. Starter was... More 

1 Thank DINKYBoyandGirl
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a very pleasant evening at the Royale. Food and service good. Husband's couquille st Jacques was the 2nd best he's ever had ( best was in Erquy years ago and he's has lots since!) sesame seeds on scallops were lovely and potatoes with a flavour we didn't recognise were fab. My steak was good. I wish both... More 

Thank CappoReading
Great Dunmow
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful find. We booked following the reviews and we're not disappointed by anything. The ambience was a perfect mix of traditional French decor with a cosy but comfortable arrangement of seating, service was attentive but relaxed, and the food was wonderful and delicious, freshly prepared with local produce. I recommend booking. Thanks Jean Sebastian we had a lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$39
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?