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Fill up on regional flavours in an authentic estaminet

Rediscover the authenticity of the Nord region when you dine in an estaminet. With its warm atmosphere and traditional decor, come and enjoy typical local dishes.

What is a estaminet?

An estaminet is a typical Northern restaurant. It offers local specialities in a warm and welcoming setting. It also serves excellent beers from regional or Belgian breweries.

In other words, if you’re looking for a taste of Northern fries, local beers and the local atmosphere, book a table in one of the many estaminets in the Lille area.

What's for dinner the North?

The menus of many of Lille’s restaurants feature dishes that are emblematic of local gastronomy, such as :

  • carbonnade flamande: beef simmered with beer and gingerbread;
  • welsh: beer-soaked bread with cheddar cheese, ham and mustard;
  • waterzoï: pieces of chicken or fish simmered with vegetables
  • potjevleesch: white meat dish (usually chicken, rabbit or veal) served in jelly, hot or cold;
  • poulet au maroilles: chicken pieces in a maroilles sauce;
  • coeur des Flandres: tart with sausage meat and apple compote.

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