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Meert Restaurant

#83 of 1,051 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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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  • 177
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  • 130
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Amazing teas & cake but poor service

We stopped in here on a Friday afternoon and it was absolutely packed, clearly THE place to go for afternoon tea in Lille. We were seated straight away and given a huge menu of teas to choose from. Lovely old fashioned silver tea pots and delicious cake. Let down by the staff who were clearly very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
MarshyMoo2
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here on a Friday afternoon and it was absolutely packed, clearly THE place to go for afternoon tea in Lille. We were seated straight away and given a huge menu of teas to choose from. Lovely old fashioned silver tea pots and delicious cake. Let down by the staff who were clearly very busy and seemed a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Meert is too successful for its own good. The waffles are extremely expensive and the service is a bit too casual for this price point. Still, their confections are delicious and make a great gift. I peeked at the tea room which is beautiful and probably worth a try with an elderly relative. Not the hippest thing in town!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This a very atmospheric tea room, old fashion salon with typical decoration of the region. Good for afternoon tea and cakes. You can wait a while, but queue moves on and service generally good. Not too expensive, but very popular so be patient. Recommended.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

gave up waiting. There seemed to be no organisation of the queue and no indication that anyone was dealing with waiting customers

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A second visit with my sister and daughter to Meert in December while visiting the Christmas Market. I had a pot of Rooibos tea and a raspberry religiouse..........wonderful. Afternoon tea is a must here, the atmosphere is special and decadent, I wish I was there!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

My parents and I were in this salon de thé (it has also a restaurant). The price is a bit expensive but compare to the level of this restaurant, it's exceptable. It's an old luxury pâtisserie in Lille with a very typical decoration of the region. The tea and the pâtisseries are very good, you will not disapoint.

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Bruges, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We did a visit in Lille, and passing in front of Meert Patisserie we can't help to stop and stare at the fantastic desserts shown. We entered for coffee and dessert. Great service, really kind waiters. I had sort of lemon pie: i already had high expectation but it was even better! if you are in Lille, this place really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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222 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The pastries and cakes are out of this world! Prepare to line up and wait here though. If you don't want to wait it seems the 'take away' patisserie section had a smaller line. However, on a sunday it seems they don't bake any new stuff as by the end of the day there wasn't much left. Well worth it... More 

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Washington, DC
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148 reviews 148 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

we stopped by in the afternoon for coffee and the famous Meert waffle. It is a beautiful old building and seems to be frequented by tourists and locals alike. Although the waffle filling was a bit sweet for my taste, it was still fun to try this local specialty. Due to their reputation, it's a bit more expensive than other... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Me & my husband visited here as we had heard it was a 'must do' on trip advisor. It is a very nicely presented tea shop, but it is very expensive. We sat out the back of the restaurant after queuing for 25 minutes. When we were seated it seemed that there were plenty of seat and that perhaps they... 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: Romance, Outdoor seating

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?