Guide for a Lille foodie weekend
Unbelievably close to the UK – just 80 minutes from London St Pancras by Eurostar – Lille makes for an ideal weekend break with an easily walkable city centre filled with cobbled streets, awe-inspiring architecture, independent shops and vibrant museums.
And it is home to a fabulous food scene. Lille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region which was awarded the European Region of Gastronomy in 2023. It offers a wide choice of restaurants from welcoming Flemish estaminets serving hearty food to Michelin-starred restaurants mastering the most refined French gastronomy. If you have more of a sweet tooth, Lille also has plenty in store for you, with traditional waffles, merveilleux and cosy coffee shops and cafés.
Still need convincing? Follow our guide for an ideal city break in Lille