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Meert Restaurant

#100 of 1,099 Restaurants in Lille
#107 of 1,147 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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Have to visit!

This is a Lille institution! We sat outside in the courtyard and had tea and the most delicious pastries. Very decadent. Yes it's expensive but you have to come, just once. The macaroons are divine too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to go to spend part of the afternoon. Love all the deserts and the 3 localizations are really different. Derogation is always nice with classic feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were told to visit by our hotel and we really enjoyed it. Dont go expecting to have some lunch like a baguette or salad - for savoury type food its only a restaurant serving a small menu for a larger type lunch. However we had lunch in a cafe then went here for just a cake and a drink... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Each time i am in Lille i stop at Meert Cafe for a delicious cake and coffee. The location is superb, in the very center and the interiors are fantastic! Service is impeccable. You must stop there when you visit Lille.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had coffee and a pastry here last week. Beautiful surroundings and luxurious pastries. Didn't know what to choose. Eyes bigger than tums - chocolate heaven, fruitiliscious and heavenly surroundings. Not cheap but well worth the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This has to be on everybody's to do list when visiting Lille. It was our first visit but our friends 2nd visit. Our waiter was brilliant, he was happy to answer any questions and as I was undecided, he took me to the display of gorgeous looking cakes to help me decide. I opted for Le Printanier, which is coconut... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Really bad service, staff without smile. Had to wait for twenty minutes for coffee while icecream and cakes where melting and half eaten. Asked twice but that didn't give any effect. Had big complain and final got 15% off. But the calm relaxing experience we were expecting didn't happen.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a Lille institution! We sat outside in the courtyard and had tea and the most delicious pastries. Very decadent. Yes it's expensive but you have to come, just once. The macaroons are divine too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Everybody seems to go there for the same reason. You queue and wait 20 mins to be seated, its loud-ish, the coffee nothing special and the deserts are so-so... tasty, sure, but wait for 30 mins before you get it and then "no wow" factor? The biggest surprise was the bill; would not go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Firstly Lille is a wonderfully atmospheric typical regional (Flemish) city - walking through the classic cooled square and streets past boutique wine caves and shops to get to a coffee shop started in 1761 is highlight in itself. But having a 'high tea' (my favourite being Chocolat Viennoise is a very special experience of a lovely and under appreciated French... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great pastries. The vanilla waffle is amazing, get one if you are in Lille. I got the pastries to go, so I can't comment on the service of the restaurant.

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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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