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Meert Restaurant

27 rue Esquermoise, 59800 Lille, France
+33 3 20 57 93 93
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Ranked #33 of 882 restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $78
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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78% Recommend
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  • French first
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English first
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Having visited the chocolate shop associated with the restaurant as part of a walking tour, we returned for tea and cakes, we also discovered the full restuarant, so we went back two days later. The menu is typically French and a joy, with helpful staff. The food was good with excellent service. This is a great little watering hole, that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went here numerous times during a stay in Lille/Roubaix and was continually impressed with the quality of the tea and pastries. Easily beats several well known Parisian establishments and has a much more friendly, relaxed and authentic 'local' vibe. A true highlight of Lille. Also, don't write off their signature waffles as they do not look too impressive but are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The 4 course brunch was perfect and reasonably priced, so as is wonderful services n ambience. Lots of French people there, particularly like to mention is the most amicable n helpful manager Jean Baptist n his team. The Meert confectionery store which is in front of the restaurant is magic, having lovely display of chocolates, sweets n cakes. It is... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We came here on a rainy afternoon on my mother's birthday for a special teatime treat. There was a queue of ten or so, which wouldn't have been a problem, except that there were empty tables in the restaurant. We waited 30 minutes to be seated at a table that had in fact been empty all along. Perhaps they were... More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Spotted this restaurant when wandering around and popped in for a pastry and a pot of tea. The tearoom wasn't busy but the staff did seem to be running around a lot. We were served fairly quickly and everything we ordered was perfect. We did spot one couple who were not served get up and leave. Whilst we understood -... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A top find in Lille - Meert is the perfect place for an early morning tea and cake. The service was excellent. The building was immaculate and decorated in late Louis 16th style. Fantastic.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Never had a full meal here but several times coffee and sweets! A real treat in an adorable environment!

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Jaipur, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

There is no word to express the Méer sensations .... for sophisticated palates ... tea are awesome ... and the speciality is the Méert's waffle

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Beautifully presented and flavoursome, accompanied by efficient service Cailiflower soup was delicious, as was the salmon.

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50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a gorgeous old tea shop with cakes and pastries - and behind it, a beautiful salon du thé where you can have one of an enormous selection of teas and cakes. There is also a restaurant and an outdoor area for when the sun shines. Great cakes, unusual drinks and an atmosphere of the Fin de Siecle.

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