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Meert Restaurant

#89 of 1,051 Restaurants in Lille
#94 of 1,096 Places to Eat 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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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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    Very good
  • 62
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  • 24
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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
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  • Romantic
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Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England
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243 reviews 243 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

No trip to Lille is complete without a visit to Meert we all feel! We couldn't wait to take our friends there.. who hadn't been to Lille before.. and they were delighted that we did! The only problem is deciding which pastry to go for... they are all SO tempting. We sat inside.. it was a very sunny day and... More 

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Marlborough, Wiltshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

WE didn't eat in the restaurant but had tea in the tea room and some of their absolutely amazing cakes. They are so pretty you don't want to eat them but we forced ourselves. Divine!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Such a cute little gem! We returned three times as we could not get enough! THE INTRICACY AND QUALITY ARE UNBEATABLE..... it really was just great

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nice place to start the day with authentic petit dejuner in style. Of course amongst the other tourists. Do not miss the interior of the shop in front.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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148 reviews 148 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?