L’Hermitage Gantois Restaurant is located within a hotel under the same name. You might be delighted to know that there is a spa within this property. The restaurant was awarded Michellin Plate 2018. This historical builiding was a former Hospice Gantois founded in 1462 by Jean de la Cambe (whose nickname was Gantois).
Interior wall is entirely red with shiny polished black tiles and chandeliers resulting in a grand but yet cosy ambience. It is said that the colour red increase one’s appetite.
Restaurant L’Hermitage is a Flamish Bistrot. They offers a mixture of Modern European and French cuisines. Diners have an option of Chef Special Set Menu or the Set Meal and lastly ala carte.
I went ahead with the Chef Special Menu, L’Essentiel, a 3-course meal.
Amuse Bouche was served at L’Hermitage Gantois Restaurant. A pastry with tasty savoury filling on Rocket Leaves left a relish impression.
Followed closed with the first course, Salmon Tartare. Strangely, it was sweet, perhaps it didn’t match my expectation hence I didn’t enjoy. The flavour was similar to soya sauce with sugar. Even the sauteed vegetable has a similiar taste profile. Definitely, not a dish I would opt for.
Next was a Lamb Steak with puree, I thought well of it. The sauce on the lamb tasted like balsamic vinegar reduce. Though it was slightly sweet, it complement the meat. The puree was smooth and lightly creamy.
Ending the meal with Cafe Accompagne, as the third course. I have a choice of either coffee or tea. Both the items weren’t remarkable. The mint meringue was not overly saccharine, that was a consolation. While the cube tasted like Semifreddo which equally unexciting.
based on the dish I tried, I wouldn’t recommend them, hit and misses is about 50-50. Maybe, it could be a personal preference too.
L’Hermitage Gantois Restaurant
224 rue Pierre Mauroy, 59000 Lille
Tel: +33 (0) 3 20 85 30 30
Sunday – Friday 1230 to 1400, 1930 to 2200 | Saturday 1930 to 2200
By Metro: Mairie de Lille