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Meert Restaurant

27 rue Esquermoise, 59800 Lille, France
+33 3 20 57 93 93
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Ranked #65 of 1,016 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $78
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Bruges, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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503 reviews 503 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
137 helpful votes 137 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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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is beautifully appointed, the decor is classy and the atmosphere, quietly decadent. From couples drinking champagne to friends sipping tea, coffee, chocolate etc it appeared to be both a meeting place for locals and a quiet respite for tourists.

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Rather like a Viennese restaurant but with its own Franco-Belge twist, this is a place to enjoy .I suppose like Fortnum and Mason you have to experience it and I think for what it offers it is not at an outrageous price. We only visited for afternoon tea but the menu for the restaurant looked interesting. Oh! The confectioneries ,... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It's hard to believe that it was over Two years ago that my wife and i came to Meerts for Morning tea and pattiserie. Meerts is one of if not the oldest of it's kind in all of France, with branches now in Paris. As i was on my own and feeling a little peckish after having caught the early... More 

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Seringes-et-Nesles, Picardie, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Hot beverages, chocolates, and waffles among new friends on a blustery fall day in Lille. The tea room is decadent, the prices are reasonable, and the surroundings are just lovely in this old establishment. We enjoyed a hot chocolate, chai tea, and a cappuccino with chocolates and an original (vanilla-flavored) waffle...which I expected to be served hot but was room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Only had a coffee there, but the place is lovely. Love the decorations. The waiters are relatively nice for French standards. Not to miss on a visit to Lille.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great place and great cakes but wasted five and a half euros on a pot of sencha green tea. They haven't got a clue about tea. About three times too many leaves stewed in a tiny pot of overly hot water. Total waste of good tea. When I asked for more hot water it took ten minutes to come. Tried... More 

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Additional Information about Meert Restaurant

Address: 27 rue Esquermoise, 59800 Lille, France
Phone Number: +33 3 20 57 93 93
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille
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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 78
Cuisine: French

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