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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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Izmir, Turkey
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at La Mere Germaine several times in January 2017. The food was always absolutely phenomenal; a real treat for the tastebuds. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and of course the location is superb. Take time to learn the history of the restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank MAJ_Dave44
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

On a lovely sunny January day we sat outside on the waterfront and had lunch! Villefrsnche is a delight anyway and it was a bonus to find this restaurant and eat on the waterside! Setting stunning, staff very pleasant and food was good! Lovely!

1 Thank Anndove
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were so lucky the weather was warm and sunny so we had a table outside on the quayside edge with a panoramic view across the bay. Absolutely stunning! I can thoroughly recommend the lobster salad to start but not the lightly fried fish with onions as overpowered by the amount of onion and too much batter. The rest was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you happen to be in Villefranche the food is worth going for both lunch and dinner. The staff is relatively friendly.

Thank AlexCC917
Glencoe, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Monaco (for lunch). We had a great bottle of Pouilly Fusse and plates of scallops with black truffle and arugula. OUTSTANDING! The service was impeccable and the manager spoke with us for a bit, could not have been nicer. It's pricey (relative), but was worth every bite.

Thank dmet22
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

En route to monoco from St. Paul de vence for a coffee we needed to stop for lunch! Randomly off season we pulled up at villa framce and went walk about and came across the restaurant which was one of a few places open given it was Xmas! We sat on the waters edge, the service and food was good... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

After a day of tours in Nice, I came back to Villefranche-sur-Mer where I was I staying and enjoyed a nice little supper here. The place wasn't crowded, and it was more like a mom and pop operation, but the food was very good.

1 Thank Sean O
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have trusted trip advisor comments and went to La mère Germaine today for lunch, localisation is amazing, service is great however we have ordered gambas on curry , gambas came taste funny not fresh, we ate it imy husband got stomach cramp on the way back to hotel . For a restaurant which is on seaside serving not fresh... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

By far the best service I have experienced in all of my travels so far in Europe. The owner was accomodating, the service was attentive without being over the top. The food was delicate, lots of flavour with a level and finesse that is worthy of it's somewhat more expensive pricing. It's definitely worth it to experience quality French cuisine... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The setting is stunning. The service is excellent, and friendly. The Seafood Bouillabaisse which serves 2 was advertised as 75 Euro. It arrived in two large bowls full of various pieces of no-name fish floating in a brown broth. Terrible to look at and even harder to digest. Then when the table was cleared, the same dish was served again!... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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  >  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?