Located on the Grand’Place in Lille, the Alcide is a well-known brasserie in the area. This week, it changes concept and name. It becomes “Bouillon Alcide”, the first Bouillon of Lille. You can taste traditional French cuisine, but at very low prices. The inauguration takes place this Thursday noon.
Less than €2 for a starter, less than €8 for a main course and less than €5 for a dessert? Yes it’s possible. All accompanied if desired by a bottle of wine for 15€ maximum and table service as in a traditional establishment. This is the principle of Bouillon, a traditional French cuisine restaurant, but where the bill never hurts the wallet. There was not yet in Lille, it will now be the case from this Thursday, October 27.
It is the Alcide, brasserie of the Grand’Place, which will welcome it by transforming itself into “Bouillon Alcide”. “I had the idea for the concept for a while, in particular to adapt to the change in customer consumption patterns, but I needed the person to help me and rejuvenate the team.“, explains Olivier Delannoy, the owner of the Alcide. He then meets Thomas Delgado, 27, who works in events. He made him his new director, and off we went for the new adventure.
Menu that changes daily
What are we going to eat good? That’s still the big question. Classic things: roast chicken, fries, meats in sauces, fish… “The map will change all the time“, says Olivier. To succeed in offering such attractive prices, he has several techniques. “We think about the menu in such a way as to reuse the products as much as possible. We buy in large volumes, we work in a short circuit to reduce the number of intermediaries and we bet on lowering the margins to catch up by attracting more people.“, continues the manager.
If you are in a hurry to test the concept, you can already book online. Enjoy your meal’.
For practical information: Bouillon Alcide will be open Tuesday to Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m.