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Meert Restaurant

#2 of 19 Dessert in Lille
#33 of 1,315 Places to Eat in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Hounslow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
The Netherlands
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Nic0Mari
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

What a find. A super breakfast/ lunch. Freshly squeezed orange, choice of pastries, jams and coffee ir in my case thick and creamy hot chocolate. Sitting upstairs overlooking the shop downstairs, chandeliers and classical music playing, all very civilised

Thank jayne w
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We just pop in for a quick snack, look fabulous from outside and it was a freezing day in Lille, so wanted to warm up! What a treasure, had hot chocolate and little biscuit pancakes! Simple to die for!! Ended up buying quite a few additional items to take home with us! Everything simply awesome, a must stop if you... More 

Thank MGr841
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Undoubtedly some of the best pastry I have ever eaten. However the prices are a bit high. But still it is worth going one time to try!

Thank filipemateus92
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous cakes which were well worth the queue. Lovely building and enjoyable to drink tea and eat cake in tea shop which has been there since 1767. Pricey but worth every penny!

Thank sara c
Hordle, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This patisserie has been in business since 1677 which says it all. We visited twice while we were in Lille. It is one of the crown jewels of Lille. I love it. High quality French pastries served with quality tea what more could you ask for, bags of atmosphere, sleek efficient service and spectacular works of art on each plate.... More 

Thank Ian H

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
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?