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La Mere Restaurant

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174, Merchant Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1000, Malta
+356 2122 3256
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived 10 mins early and thought we were going to be asked to wait on the street but we were allowed to sit down which was fortunate as it was beginning to get chilly outside. The starters were good, especially the briwat djaj which was new to me - very light fried filo type pastry with chicken, raisins, almonds... More 

Thank Liz J
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in a nice and quiet area. The service was first class, food was superb and very well priced. Will definitely visit again

Thank Stavroula Z
Brighton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As usual the food and service was first class. As a very popular place always book or be disappointed. Great choice and well presented.great service. Not cheap but worth it.we have eaten a few times here and will go back as many dishes to try. Cant wait.

Thank bertrum
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not have a reservation, but after seeing this restaurant we decided to go in. We were informed that they would be opening at 7, so we waited outside for 10 minutes patiently. At 7 on the dot we were let inside only to be asked if we have a reservation, followed by sorry we do not have space.... More 

1 Thank Julius M
LaMereVlt, Manager at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thanks for your review. Kindly note that our restaurant has opening hours like any other business operation. When you came into the establishment we were still closed and asked a member of our staff our opening time, the waiter replied and informed you that we open at 7pm. So we simply provided an answer to your question. As... More 

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been multiple times now. Wide choice on the menu. Everything we've ever tasted has been lovely. Wine list is varied and possibly the best priced winelist on the island. We can't stop going back

Thank Gabriel G
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Nice premises and friends staff but the most important part -the meal ,was not as good as it should be Over large starters that were tasteless and Vegetable Samosas that were like Cornish Pasties! We both had the Tandoori mixed grill which was served on cold plates and platters so was tepid almost from the start Not good enough really... More 

Thank Leslie B
LaMereVlt, Owner at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear that the food was not up to your expectations. We are preoccupied with your comments because our servers have asked during the course of the meal (starters and main) if everything was to your satisfaction and you have confirmed that everything was fine, in fact we have cleared... More 

Rabat, Malta
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Its not easy to find a decent curry in Malta and La Mere is one of the 3 good ones on the Island. The restaurant is a bit down at heel but the staff are very good, its clean, inexpensive and the food is excellent. They do a range of food, its not all curry and the selection is a... More 

1 Thank mjuk888
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Incredible meal from the fried calamari starter to the curry for mains. This is great place for a family lunch to a romantic dinner! Will frequent this place.

Thank Martina A
Valletta, Malta
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I go to this restaurant every fortnight and have been doing so for the past 3 years. This is for me the best Indian restaurant in Malta. The food is good, always consistant (which is hard to find in many restaurants here.) The place is a charming small restaurant located within the hidden treasures of our capital city Valletta. Will... More 

Thank pedrojg769
Ocala, Florida
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569 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were walk ins and they were booked, but found a table for us if we left in just under two hours. Not a problem! We were tired, so ordered comfort food: kormas...perfect. Good peshwari nan. Excellent service.

Thank Kairho1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$47
Indian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174, Merchant Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1000, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 3256
La Mère is tucked away past the old 'Suq Tal' Belt'. Rustic wooden tables blend with Middle Eastern décor, matching the unique theme of two great cuisines - Indian and Middle Eastern. A small, intimate dining area, and flickering candles, give a warm, homely feel. However, the tables are spaced enough that you do not feel cramped. Servers are attentive and knowledgeable on the wide choice available in the menu. Here, our desire is to present a repertoire of authentic dishes, bursting with flavour, certainly a multi-sensory experience. The menu offers a broad selection of starters, allowing you to whet your palate with a Lebanese spiced lamb sausage, or enjoy mussels and chorizo in coconut milk. Mains are similarly varied, giving you a choice of curries, or perhaps king prawns or lamb chops cooked in the tandoor. Our new menu also presents a selection of main dishes with a fusion twist, such a marinated filet of fish wrapped in banana leaf. There is also a good choice of vegetarian, vegan, lactose and gluten free options. Besides we have introduced a menu degustation, an extensive wine list, cocktails and whiskeys and a broad selection of homemade desserts such as chocolate filled samosas with mango and coconut, assorted baklava, pistachio and ricotta briouats with halva ice-cream.

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