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Meert Restaurant

#84 of 1,065 Restaurants in Lille
#90 of 1,113 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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, 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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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
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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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, NSW
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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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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Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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