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L'Ecume des Mers

10 rue de Pas, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 20 54 95 40
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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French, Seafood
10 rue de Pas, 59000, Lille, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lille has changed. Its been homogenised. The individual second hand shops of yesterday's old town have vanished, swept aside by a tide of bland boutiques and chain stores. You might as well be in Leicester and to crown despair, Le Huiterie has even gone. But...More

Thank nick b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here still grieving on the demise of the L'Huitrerie mother restaurant where the poached cut of turbot was a classic.. the EdM 'scaled down' version sort of ruined the essence of that dish. All while wasting a perfect 5-6kg turbot rarity... you just can't...More

Thank Kope999r
Reviewed 16 May 2017

More upmarket than some restaurants. Good place to eat if you like seafood especially oysters. Food is well prepared but the coating on the cod was a bit unusual and the pistachio cream on the pavlova was too sweet. Stafff are helpful and on the...More

Thank bbtlb
Reviewed 27 April 2017

When you enter this place, the first word that comes to mind is "classic." The white table cloths, the glowing ambiance, the professional staff all assure you immediately that you will be well cared for here. The menu is full of a wide selection of...More

Thank morl8tr
Olivier V, Responsable relations publiques at L'Ecume des Mers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear morl8tr, thank you very much for your recommendation. We are glad you had a good time with us and appreciated our products. Hope to see you again soon, L'écume des mers

Reviewed 9 April 2017

This fish restaurant is of the highest quality. Wonderful service and to watch the lobsters, oysters and the like being paraded out of the kitchen was quite uplifting. It certainly isn't a cheap place to eat, but I was so impressed with my sole, that...More

Thank nagsSuffolkUK
Olivier V, Responsable relations publiques at L'Ecume des Mers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for your nice review, we are glad you had a good time (two good times :-)) with us. Hope to see you again soon. L'écume des mers

Reviewed 23 March 2017

After the closure of l’Huitrière, the star rated restaurant behind an exclusive fish shop, it was a bit difficult to find a restaurant of the same quality. It was really a coincidence that as I went with a friend to visit Lille, we made a...More

Thank Brussels-Chris
Olivier V, Responsable relations publiques at L'Ecume des Mers, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Dear Brussels-Chris, thank you very much for your review. Indeed we have l'Ecume des Mers serving the same quality products as l'Huitrière, and we are glad you enjoyed it ! Thank you for your recommendation, and hope to see you again soon. L'écume des mers

Reviewed 5 February 2017

I know we went on a Saturday but this is a big restaurant & it was full. Their speciality is fish. The dish to have, judging from the locals was the fruit de mer platter. Their menu was good but it did rely on simplicity...More

Thank caleyboy
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My wife and I ate dinner at the Écume des Mers on a busy Monday night. It appeared that there were not enough servers to keep up with all the people dining but, to our pleasant surprise, the servers handled all the diners with great...More

Thank Rhetor
Olivier V, Responsable relations publiques at L'Ecume des Mers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Dear Rhetor, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your opinion and to grant us these 5 stars. Your recommendation is a very nice reward for the team who strives every day to offer you the best cuisine and a quality service....More

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing shellfish and ambiance. Had lunch with my boyfriend and we went for the seafood platter. It was just amazing and tasty. Will be back for sure.

Thank KoolkittyHB
Olivier V, Responsable relations publiques at L'Ecume des Mers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Dear Caty430, Thank you so much for these warm and encouraging words ! Looking forward to your next visit to Lille. L'écume des mers

Reviewed 26 December 2016

Not sure if this was the first shift of our waitress, but the service tonight was non-existent. Wine was poured for us once, never topped up. I ordered the filet de boef with pepper sauce, which was amazing once it arrived, an hour after it...More

Thank RosBC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$67
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 rue de Pas, 59000, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Lille Centre 12
  • Neighbourhood: Lille Centre 12
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 54 95 40
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L’Ecume des Mers in Lille lies near the Grand’ Place, just ten minutes’ walk from both train stations – and it’s open every single day of the year, even in August, so you are always assured of a warm welcome and fantastic seafood. L’Ecume des Mers (it means ‘sea foam’) is the younger sister of longtime favourite l’Huitriere. The smart marine bleu and white front leads into an elegant mezzanined dining space in cool shades of blues, greys and creams with soaring ceiling and tables arranged around a central bar. The menu, under the care of chef Christian Leroy, depends on the catch of the day, but usually includes oysters, fruits de mers and all manner of wild fish (only salmon is farmed) in dishes like skate in black butter. There are land-based dishes, too, and ten menus available for larger parties. Groups have the benefit of the upstairs Petit Salon seating up to 12, the Library seating up to 60, or the main dining room seating up to 100. A covered terrace comes into its own in the warm months. The intelligent wine list features a wine of the month available by the glass, pichet or bottle.
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