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Meert Restaurant

27 rue Esquermoise, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 57 93 93
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (57 reviews)
“pastry” (17 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
27 rue Esquermoise, 59800, Lille, France
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Reviewed today

In a word, this place is Fancy. We certainly felt underdressed in our admittedly backpacker attire as we entered Meert, and by the look of some of the locals they seemed to agree. Despite this, the staff were extremely friendly and more than happy to...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on a walk around the old town for their signature waffle biscuits and cold chocolate. It was supposed to be hot chocolate but we were sitting outside in the sun, so we opted for cold. Both were delicious, beautifully presented and just the...More

Thank Avril F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Old and cosy quality restaurant. Excellent service and great food. Famous for it's waffles. Story tells that President de Gaulle sent his driver to Lille to fetch him waffles from this restaurant!

Thank harri l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this please. I love their food. I love the position and the ambiance. To me Meert Lille us the place to satisfy your quilty plesure's But today I walked out after being seeted. I asked 3 times to be served by the same...More

Thank Marthie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this off the back of a Lonely Planet recommendation. The restaurant entrance is between the Patisserie & Chocolate shop, and you can miss it quite easily. The building itself is stunning, and is in a busy area a minute from the main square....More

Thank JonathanMason
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just planned to have a small dessert here. But it never came, even after I finished my coffee. Eventually I had to leave and remind them I didn't get my food. And I took the dessert in a paper bag as take away food -___-

Thank Lutzvi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been welcomed be a very friendly jung lady and she lead us to a place on the terras. So far so good for a beautiful place! After we get the menu, we ask another lady from the service team for taking the other....More

1  Thank Zutterman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent choice of teas is available from Meert to accompany their famous gaufres and other cakes and sweets that make me hungry just by looking at them. An excellent choice an afternoon tea with the right atmosphere, teas and cakes.

1  Thank Rui A
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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

1  Thank tbw212
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21 June 2017|
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Response from Liza D | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember it was electric fans
5 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
US$39 - US$78
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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