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La Mere Germaine

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7 quai Amiral Courbet, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 71 39
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

3,5 points. Always a bit troubled about the difference between average and very good, I miss the "Good". Can't say this is Very Good, so I need to go for 3 points. This famous establishment lives on it's reputation and probably benefits from it too as the prices are too high considering the quality of food and service. Everything was... More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will find restaurants which you may prefer In the village , some indeed are much better than la mere germaine for certain things . Indeed there are many areas which this restaurant could improve on . But overall this historic venue deserves to be called the best restaurant in Villefranche.

Thank Selectionbox
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crisp cotton napery, stylish cutlery and glasses. Beautifully cooked classical dishes. I had sole stuffed with mushrooms with hollandaise sauce. Delicious food and wine. Friendly service. Delightful experience.

Thank Norma C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to la Mère Germaine for lunch with friends from Canada. We all decided to take the menu of the day for 46 euros. All of us thought it was an outstanding deal for that price or any price for that matter. Mainly sea food with either fish soup or smoked salmon as an entrée and haddock/ cabillaud or shrimps... More 

Thank Alain P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beauifully prepared simple classical food. Fish to die for, sensitively-cooked vegetables. The simple green sald was jsu superb. We loved everything and ate there three times. Friendly and personable. In the summer you could eat on the quay just outside. Well done!

Thank LondonR
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about the restaurant..well first of all, the service was very irregular. I didn't get my fish soup that I ordered for the starter. We arrived the second in the restaurant that night, so it wasn't very busy yet. I don't understand how can they forget to serve. And until past 8pm, there was only one waiter... More 

2 Thank Louloulechat
Le Rove, France
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if the deco seems outdated, the food is great, not only seafood, all the french dishes are interesting. The wine list is quite impressive, and the staff quite nice. The location on the "rade" de Villefranche is just great.

Thank ancian
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by friends and locals, we came to Villefranche by train from Cannes. On an easy stroll through this wonderful Medieval town we came upon the Sunday open air antiques market, making the trip even more delightful. Got to this terrific restaurant in time for an early (by French standards) lunch and had a fantastic meal. The classic loupe de... More 

Thank realChrisZoller
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

we had lunch there , we had pass this restaurant many times and alway looked good and busy , so we had lunch there , set menu @ 48 euros , i had the roast cod , very tasty , and the fish soup ,all was good, wine bit expensive but eating lunch on a sunny day on the water... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Great seating by the water. Excellent wine list . Salmon very good starter followed by lamb and see bass .worth a revisit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 quai Amiral Courbet, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 01 71 39

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?