Le Compostelle is one of the handful of restaurant that I have been returning though the below are the dishes that I had on my first visit. And it is a long overdue post which I kept procrastinating to pen down my thoughts. Nevertheless, I still want to share as this restaurant is on the top of my go-to restaurant list in Lille. If you want to know which other, Monsieur Jean Restaurant is certainly the other. Hopefully, I could come up with my top 5 Lille Restaurants for 2018 to wrapped up the year.
Away in a cobblestone alley, hidden itself away from the crowd, even though it is in the old city centre of Lille where lots of bustling activities are happening.
The restaurant has 2 different section with entirely different theme. First section looks raw with red brick walls while the inner section reflects futurism. A contrast of past and future, it seems.
This is yet another restaurant that serve Amuse Bouche. I don’t quite remember the item, all I can recall was, delicious, a good start.
Subsequently was Flaky pastry parcel with pigeon fillet, balsamic and caramelised onions, beetroot (€13) as a starter. I am a sucker for pigeon, therefore, don’t be surprise that I rated this highly.
Grilled ribeye veal steak, ‘Bagna Canda’ sauce, Parisian-fried potatoes and rocket (€26) was one of the Main we ordered. In winter, the meat seems extremely tough, flavourful though. I would avoid meat in this season.
Pan-fried scallops, porcini mushroom risotto, cream suace, hazelnut crisp (€27) was a better choice. Unless, you doesn’t enjoy creamy dish.
Finally, the Poached Pear, Timut pepper jelly, white chocolate sabayon (€8) was the best pear dessert I ever have. My dinning partner and I were still reminiscing about this item.
No doubt, I would recommend Le Compostelle to all who yearns a guaranteed good meal.
4 rue St Etienne, 59800 LILLE
Tel: +33 (0)3 28 38 08 30
Monday – Friday 1200 to 1400, 1930 to 2230 | Saturday 1200 to 1400, 1900 to 2230 | Sunday 1200 to 1430
By Metro: Lille Flandres