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Au Vieux Louis

Vieux Lille 2
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45 rue de Gand, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 20 15 89 85
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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

My partner and I had dinner here on a warm evening in July (we sat outside). Rue de Gand is full of restaurants and was very busy on the Saturday night we were there. We eventually chose Aux Vieux Louis and were able to get a table without any problems. The service was excellent, the staff only spoke basic English... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We only have praise for this wonderful French restaurant. The food was of a very high standard and the service was attentive but not rushed. There is no English menu but the waiters will happily translate. In addition there are vegetarian options, my wife who is vegetarian opted for two starters for her main, which were generous in size and... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

I ordered a dish that had duck and was roped with mash potato. It was warm not hot, but tasted ok. Given the competition along this road I was really surprised. The service was good and the place filled up as the evening progressed, so maybe I was just unlucky.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

We went to Lille for the day to celebrate my husband's birthday and booked Au Vieux Louis for lunch, partly on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The food was well presented and delicious. We started with a vegetable tart which melted in the mouth. My husband then had the fish of the day for his main... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

This is easily one of the worst restaurants I've been to. After about a twenty minute wait, I I ordered Chateaubriand with morel mushroom sauce. I did not order a starter. After about 25 mins, I asked the waitress what the status on my dish was. She said it would be ready soon. After waiting another 15 minutes. I asked... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

We were with a group of 8 so we were glad to find a spot at this restaurand located at the Rue de Grand. What a nice street on itself in Lille (lots of restaurants, bars and wine bars!!) Menu card look pleasing and we all had a 3 course meal. Staff friendly and helpfull. I had for starters the... More 

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Bristol
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

This restaurant had a nice ambience and lots of outdoor seating, but I'd have to say that the food is a bit average for the price you pay. Perfectly adequate though and we had a nice evening here.

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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

My partner and I visited Lille over the weekend for a quick little weekend away. Le vieux Louis was recommended to us by the reception staff at our hotel. As others have stated the restaurant is located on the Rue De Gand - this is the main street for restaurants in Lille. Definitley worth a visit in itself due to... More 

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Rustington, Sussex
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16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

We tried this restaurant when we were unable to get into the Estaminet t'Rijsel one evening. The menu looked appealing, although, on our excursions up and down the street, we were worried why Au Vieux Louis seemed to fill-up so slowly in comparison with the other restaurants in Rue de Gand - it's not usually a good sign. The interior... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2010

'Au vieux louis' is probably on the busiest restaurant street in Lille: Rue de Gand. You can actually easily miss it in between the mass of bars and restaurants. The food is traditional from the southwest of France and homemade: frois gras, cassollet, magret de canard, moelleux au chocolat,... If you have a problem with the french terms, the chef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 rue de Gand, 59000, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Vieux Lille 2
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux Lille 2
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 15 89 85

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