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Mere Catherine

Naegelihof 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 250 59 40
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (10 reviews)
“mille feuille” (5 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
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French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Naegelihof 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I’m eating here for the 4th or 5th time today and I wonder why I haven’t reviewed earlier, because excellence deserves to be rewarded. Mère Catherine’s French cuisine is always très bon!

Thank SteveFromZH
Reviewed 5 October 2017

After 3 decades, this restaurant has earned the right to be a classic of the Zurich Old town. Located in the wonderful Limmatquai, a location to start or end a tour of the wonderful Zurich Old Town. Offer is varied and makes use of fresh...More

Thank Joaquin S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant. It was a lovely evening so the option to sit outside was appealing. The service was very good but too quick. No sooner had we finished our entrees the mains were put in front of us. Think the quickness is to...More

Thank Kayednz
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Mere Catherine is just up an "alley" from the main street along the Limmat and it was recommended by our hotel, just a short walk away. They have outside dining tucked in an alcove but fortunately we chose inside as it poured!!. We were at...More

Thank yoeddie
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Tourists who are wandering across the streets of romantic Zürich oldtown, could find this hidden restaurant. The weather was not the best so we sitted inside. The staff was most professional and helpful. The onion soup and the fish was unexceptionable. I had no luck...More

1  Thank MsMarianas
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Located in an alley off the Limatquai, just up-river from the Rathaus. Charming old world, French country decor, casual and friendly. We had a wonderful onion soup and a mixed grill of seafood with ratatouille. Simple preparation and very good, friendly and attentive service. Outdoor...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Great place. Good food, the service are very good. Try red fish with spinach, lammb, various cheese with salad

Thank Doina F
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Good food, Great customer service and cozy. I'd definitely go back! What did we eat? -Sausage with liver & a hotpot/stew thing. The Primitivo wine was great! Whole meal came to about 75CHF with 3 glasses of wine.

Thank ReviewByKnight
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The food was really good even a bit too expensive. Only the menu was quite cheap but really tasty. dessert was a bit of a shame I would say... waaaay to small for sharing and tasting it a bit with all my friends. Great location.

Thank Maria Elisa K
Reviewed 24 April 2017

In a corner of the Altstadt of Zurich, this small restaurnt tries offering a French approach to the Swiss cuisine. But service is not particularly careful - we ordered a soupe de poisson and received an onion soup (quite untasty, by the way) - and...More

Thank Sandro C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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