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La Mere Restaurant

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174, Merchant Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1000, Malta
+356 2122 3256
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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London
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing pakora and sambar from this restaurant. Vegan options clearly marked. I was asked how spicy I wanted the sambar and was delighted when it came as hot as I specified. I thoroughly recommend La Mere.

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India
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name could fool anybody, but La Mere is not a sea food eatery. They serve a combination of Indian, Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine and what attracted us was the availability of vegetarian food. When we visited we found to our pleasant surprise that most of the kitchen as well as serving staff were from India and turned out to... More 

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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have been with my wife beginning of march it was very windy , we didnt reserve before , it was full we had to wait half an hour after this we ate some indian food it was good but enough very good atmosphere , but we are not much satisfied we have been next day in Marsaxlokk fisher village... More 

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Thank AILMAN
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant with my family this afternoon. I was turned away a table as i had my 18 month old son with me. I was told it is management policy to not allowed under 8's in. What a load of rubbish!!!! Never ever heard of a restaurant turning away kids, specially at lunch time. All indians should avoid this... More 

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Thank Hits77
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed both meat and vegetarian thali. Restaurant does both Indian and middle eastern cuisine but sadly couldn't get a table another evening to try the middle eastern food. Make sure to book especially on a Saturday.

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Thank Jayne S
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

an amazing restaurant in the capital of malta. food is superb and reasonably priced. don't go there if you want quick food. the food is prepared on the premises so a bit of patience is required but well worth the wait

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Edmonton, Canada
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant?  Not Really I felt a bit hungry after visiting the St. John's Infermary around 3pm and saw the "open" sign. But when I walked in the host said the place was closed and "please come back at 7pm for dinner" and at such early time it wasn't necessary to have a reservation. I returned at 7:10pm and was... More 

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Thank Johnmango928
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We eat Indian food regularly and this restaurant was recommended to us. We loved the food. Great flavours. I thought my mango fish dish was fantastic and my son loved the thali. Recommend.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I wanted to find out something unusual, the food with an inspiration and La Mere restaurant was the place which opened me a knew taste of India. Very delicious and tasty.

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Thank Robert N
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 47
Cuisine
Indian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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