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Meert Restaurant

27 rue Esquermoise, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 57 93 93
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (56 reviews)
“pastry” (17 reviews)
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27 rue Esquermoise, 59800, Lille, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We never actually got to experience the dining room at this location - I asked the Maitre D for a menu in English to show to our two friends and was looked at with disgust and he responded with "What do you want?" I responded...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PRO Historic-ish building (multiple locations in Belgium and France) Service Cappucino & hot chocolate are good but 6e + Price is the same as other breakfast joints for coffee/pastry CON Food/bread/pastries/waffles aren't good (altho locals seem to love the Meert's specialty thin butter-creme-filled waffles...) --...More

Thank tbw212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a genuinely historic tea room, and the attached shop in particular is well worth a visit. We had good tea from an excellent selection, my the amande was especially good. We also tried a couple of the speciality Gaufre Meert waffles, but found...More

Thank happywanderer063
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply amazing, the chocolate drink oh my God, I never tasted something better, as for the waffle or what we call Gauffre I had the Gauffre Meert and it was heaven!! This cafe is a gem in Lille

Thank Dayana L
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

When in Lille this is The Place to visit for an afternoon cake and coffee. The choice is huge and everybody will find something as his taste from ice cream to waffle passing by traditional pastry or Macaron. The quality and the service is top...More

Thank Belgian34
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The pastries look amazing and there is so much detail and elegance in the packing, but we were not impressed with the two desserts we tried.

Thank tashae29
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing delicious food. They misheard our order and thus two of our drinks did not turn up. However, upon realising this, the drinks were swiftly made and we were given free gaufres!

Thank alelma
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

If you love some quality sweetfood, be sure to eat here. Itisdelightfull. The waiters are classy and know how to do their job. Everything was delicious!

Thank Stefan O
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

It probably used to be a great patisserie, but succombing to its status as an 'institution' of the city, it now merely provides overpriced food (which you can find much better elsewhere in foody-friendly Lille) to middle-aged tourists who read about having to come here...More

Thank Stanm0re
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Location is very nice and... that's all. Cakes are OK, but not worth that price. Espresso for 6 EUR widened our experience in how much one espresso could cost. Cappuccino (also almost 6 euro) was a cafe latte, but not high quality cappuccino (and you...More

Thank galanzin
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22 June 2017|
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Response from Liza D | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember it was electric fans
6 April 2017|
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Response from sara c | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delay Don't think they take bookings. Tea and cake is what they do best
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 39 - USD 78
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
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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