It’s in Armentières, opposite the UNESCO-listed belfry, that you’ll find Nature with its blend of authenticity and conviviality, both in the dining room itself and in its dishes: chef Nicolas Gautier and his wife Cecilia are the very essence of northern French hospitality. In this cosy little cocoon, you’ll feel almost as if you’ve been invited to dinner by friends. Dishes themselves are great northern French classics with a helping of that high-end, generous ‘Sauce Gautier’: for example, a Welsh in a baked-egg style sauce. This is Michelin-starred excellence at an accessible price: lunchtimes see three services of an affordable, seasonal set lunch made from regional produce. This is above all a warmly welcoming, calming restaurant perfect for a companionable interlude.