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Meert Restaurant

#83 of 1,075 Restaurants in Lille
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27 rue Esquermoise, 59800 Lille, France
+33 3 20 57 93 93
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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Meert is a "must see" in Lille's Old District, as much for its sweet...
Meert is a "must see" in Lille's Old District, as much for its sweet pleasures as for its Louis XVI decor. The Chief and his team suggest recipes combining perfectly the creative tradition of Meert and produce from the market, carefully selected daily.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gorgeous shop and food

I had two waffles: pistachio and Speculoos. The speculoos one was divine. A friend had a pain a chocolate which she said was perfect. Apparently Meert is one of the only places in Lille that makes them from scratch every morning! expensive but definitely try if you're around! Note, there is no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Elaine V
Good for:
  • Romantic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I had two waffles: pistachio and Speculoos. The speculoos one was divine. A friend had a pain a chocolate which she said was perfect. Apparently Meert is one of the only places in Lille that makes them from scratch every morning! expensive but definitely try if you're around! Note, there is no seating if you visit the bakery.. only the... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Meert has a fantastic array of cakes, biscuits, patisseries and chocolates, which not only look great but taste great! The coffee eclair I had was divine. Dining in the tea room is also an experience, a very impressive room. We ate breakfast here. I also bought a number of items as gifts. However it is rather expensive!

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Whatever you do, do NOT stop in here if you're really trying to watch your weight. Those waffles are just filled with creamy buttery sugary soft vanilla goodness... So bad, but soooo good. Expensive, though.

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London
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped here for a coffee and one of the lovely cake/pastry selection they have in their window .. it was delicious .. You get seated in a nice high ceiling tea room and get a lot of choice to choose from (make sure you remember the best one from the window). Its definitely worth a visit for that all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very Nice place to have a cup of coffee or tea. 30 types of tea, excellent pastries. Macarons delicious. Place to Be in Lille. Very Nice decoration. Sometimes you have to Wait in line, it is worth it. Of course not cheap.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

for the 3 days we were in lille we had cakes from meert everyday and each one we got wasn't too sweet but still rich enough

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Beautifully presented cakes that taste as good as they look. The cakes were so good, we had to go back for seconds the next day. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Most of the staff speak basic English, and are more than helpful. Be careful of the 1pm to 3pm break on a Sunday!

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Leeds, W Yorks, UK
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Cool service from staff managing an endless clientele of visitors. Cakes now 5 to 8 euros, looking better than they taste! Beautiful garden room ( and outdoor courtyard)setting, but not the best tea ( earl grey bag...NOT LEAVES)lacking flavour and perfume, or coffee we had in Lille

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It all started back in August 2014, when I was proposed to! We had 1 month to find a perfect venue to cater for family, then for late afternoon drinks and canapés. Meert was my first choice, but I was worried it would be well out of our price budget - after visiting other venues, we kept coming back to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went there with friends to have afternoon tea and waited in line for 20 minutes to get seated. After ordering they first brought our pastries and then after 10 minutes our teas and coffees. Would have liked to get them all at once. In a place as pricey as Meert (and that has a reputation as a high class tearoom)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 rue Esquermoise, 59800 Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 57 93 93

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 78
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Meert is a "must see" in Lille's Old District, as much for its sweet pleasures as for its Louis XVI decor. The Chief and his team suggest recipes combining perfectly the creative tradition of Meert and produce from the market, carefully selected daily.
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?