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Mere Catherine

#126 of 1,599 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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Naegelihof 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 250 59 40
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11:30 - 00:00
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Nice, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location atmosphere and French food. The fish soup the mussels and white wine. It is in a quiet street just near the river but not close enough.

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Thank tg1080
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Mere Catherine now 4 times. The first three were good, but the last one on Saturday 25th March at 8pm was awful. This was because of a VERY bad and rude waiter (middle-aged man, ear ring in his left ear). We ordered snails as a starter and also two main dishes, and a bottle of wine.... More 

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Abington, Massachusetts
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333 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My husband and I went to Mere Catherine without a reservation. We were given a quaint table in this lovely restaurant. We ordered a delicious bottle of wine, and each ordered a soup. I had the Moules Fritte, and my husband had the lamb. The Moules truly were the best I have ever had. So much so, that we went... More 

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Thank joyful93
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Poor food cheap wine and everything overpriced!!!!! Had the worst cooked moules I ever had. The whole group was very disapointed.

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Thank 20Etienne52
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

After spending a week in Switzerland, my wife and I were spending the night in Zurich before the morning flight home. We stumbled upon the restaurant while walking the small streets of the Old Town. The menu posted outside seemed very much French influenced, and we were ready for a change from the German-Swiss food we had been trying. Everything... More 

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Thank Mark T
Zurich
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I really enjoy dining here. Have been here a number of times in the last 20 years and enjoy returning. Solid mediterranean fare, mostly French in style. Great for fish and classic dishes. Service is great, just the right amount of attention, even on busy nights (have never seen this face empty) The venue is beautiful, in an old building... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have previously written very positive reviews of MC, and had another excellent lunch in September. The purpose of this note is to thank and compliment them for being extremely helpful and caring planning a gluten-free lunch for a friend who was with us. Bottom line is we enthusiastically recommend Mere Catherine.

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Thank Skip W
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in a courtyard, with dining in and out, Mere Catherine has an exquisite menu, a list of underrated wines, and offers good value for its excellent fare. I had escargot followed by cous cous choux Fleur - my friends had onion soup followed by steak. Many of our fellow dinners chose what seems to be the house speciality... More 

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Thank Gavin W
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Laid back in cosy courtyard at the end of street. Water fountain nearby created nice ambiance. Shaded and full sun available at lunchtime. Friendly service. Moules n chips spot on.

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Thank Alastair S
Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had nice food and a very pleasant dinner with friends Location is good and also the courtyard is kind of familiar so people can relax and talk in the middle of Zurich old town but feeling at home Well done! Try Mille feuille! You will love it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European, Central European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Naegelihof 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 44 250 59 40

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?