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Meert Restaurant

#2 of 19 Dessert in Lille
#36 of 1,324 Places to Eat in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in One Day in Lille and 1 other guide
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27 rue Esquermoise, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 57 93 93
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends and I head to Meert regularly for coffee, tea, and Sunday brunch. It's one of our favorite places in Lille. The decor is beautiful, staff is attentive, and prices reasonable. A cappuccino in a fine bone porcelain cup will cost you less here than at a giant chain coffee establishment just down the street. Why go there when you... More 

Thank Lauralee C
Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Meert after been recommended their excellent pastries and the are legendary, trully masterpieces crafted with sugar ! 5 stars !

Thank Xeneize1979
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went just for afternoon tea to sample the pattissiere & on that level I thought it was very good. Good selection of teas, coffee & cakes. Delicious! There was a wait but it's a deceptively large place so it has a rapid turnover. I thought the staff was good & efficient. My review is purely on a limited basis

Thank caleyboy
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 30+ minutes for a table and were then told that half of the cakes we had ordered were unavailable. These missing cakes were still added to our bill at the end so we had to study the receipt and delete several items. Our first waiter (who mostly ignored us) was particularly rude and unhelpful. In fact, I don't think... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we went because of good reviews on TripAdvisor. Waited in a queue for over half an hour. Got a seat and eventually a rushed waiter asks what we want. Comes back in ten minutes to say three of the five desserts we ordered weren't available. The Irish coffee/hot chocolates were full of alcohol and tasted bad and the desserts... More 

1 Thank Sanr88
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Make time to go! Hot chocolate was divine! Service was quick and staff very attentive. Superb attention to detail and lovely atmosphere.

Thank Liza D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We wanted to go somewhere French for breakfast and so we found this cafe. We had croissant and brioche as we wanted something typically french. They were delicious and the tea was incredible as was the coffee. Lovely ambiance, and the service good if slightly imperious. It was quite expensive, but what a beautiful place - very chic.

Thank Jo T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with history. We had the lunch menu at €35. Starterw and Main were seafood and fish. Dessert was any from the menu and was delicious. Service was just about ok: we waited for ages to get the main course. The waiter didn't clear any breadcrumbs from the table and didn't smile much.

Thank teaorcoffee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is both a café which serves sweets of good quality, and a Restaurant. The sweets are very beautiful and tasty. Their teas are numerous really good too but expensive. Very nice atmosphere and the service is great. Their "famous waffles" are popular among almost every French people but personally I find them a little bit to sweet and nothing... More 

Thank 745elsag
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This really nice and typically meeting point for Lille is really a must: food is great and staff is really amazing! Main is fish and seafood but they offer even vegetarian and other alternative. We have a really nice experience and food was amazing. Leave some space, the dessert is a speciality in this place as it started all as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39 - $78
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 rue Esquermoise, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 57 93 93
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?