Rijsel is the result of a passion for the French kitchen and an attempt to catch the lightheartedness of Flanders.

“Rijsel” is the Flemish name for the industrial city that the French refer to as “Lille”.

It is not the sort of hip and modern city you would expect a restaurant to be named after. Sometimes a name is just that, somethimes there’s much more to it. Rijsel is more than just a name.

In a classic meets ‘60s interior with a modern industrial feel we serve no-nonsense food for a fair price. The relaxed atmosphere allows you to enjoy yourself, whatever mood you’re in or celebration has brought you to us.


About us

Your hosts are owners Pieter Smits, Stephanie Lücken and chef Iwan Driessen. Together with sommelier Eelke Leeuwerink and maître Merel Schenkeveld we look forward to host a lovely evening for you. Our menu changes daily.

Take Away

Starting the 13th of January you can order Rijsel classics for you to enjoy at home.

We are open for take-away from Thursday till Sunday from 12:30-20:00.

You can order by pressing the order button on the website.

Prefer delivery? You can order our menu on the Deliveroo app.


A first impression



à bientôt!

At Rijsel you can only pay with Maestro or Cash. Reservations can only be made online via the website, if you have any questions they can call us.

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Restaurant opening hours

Opening hours :

Thursday till Sunday 12:00 – 17:00


Opening hours holidays 2021:

24th & 25th of December closed

31st of December en 1st of  January closed