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La Mere Besson

13 rue des Freres Pradignac, 06400 Cannes, France
+33 4 93 39 59 24
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Ranked #289 of 612 restaurants in Cannes
Price range: $40 - $67
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

best meal in the city, excellent service, open late delicious too noisy if you come on busy market evening but we return every yeasr

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Egham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
390 reviews 390 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I hadn't seen the reviews of this restaurant before we came across it on a wet Saturday night. The interior looked bright and inviting and there were a fair number of people inside. We were greeted warmly and shown to a table for two. Madam brought us the menus and then returned to see if we were ready to order.... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were at the door awaiting the seasonal reopening of this great bistro. The owners know how to run and cook for a great establishment. They are "set in their ways" and that make it all quite charming.It's bright, clean and cheerful and so close to the main action.We'll be back in 2 years.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Love this restaurant! Frog's legs are a must have! Scallops are good too! Nice restaurant to dine in or out. Friendly service.

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New York City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

So far the most consistent, very good bistro we've encountered in our 2 weeks here. Roasted Chicken is really flavorful and the monkfish is very good. It's French comfort food made by a solid kitchen. Service is genuinely nice. The coffee ice cream cake topped with Baileys is something I can see serving at home for fun occasions. Very cosy.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I like this restaurant a lot. Every year, I go to Cannes twice or three times and La Mere Besson is on the list of the restaurants I visit every time. The food is impeccable and a simple Provençal presentation. I like sitting on the terrace and benefit from the fresh air. It can get a bit to inside when... More

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pittsburgh
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We enjoyed a tasty meal on the outside terrace on a pleasant October evening. For an appetizer we shared beef ravioli in cream sauce, I had chicken tarragon with creamed mushrooms and noodles, My husband ordered the monkfish with rice and provencal vegetables. For dessert we shared outstanding profiteroles, then espresso and tea. We each had 1 glass of wine... More

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München
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stay away from this place. Service is non existant, we waited 20 minutes until we were able to place an order, the main courses were brought to the table without the side dishes, which were brought 10 minutes later, we had to ask four times to get the check. The quality of the food was dismal, 1950s style with heavy... More

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We are not big on fixed menus, but our concierge recommended this restaurant. The service was a little slow like in the majority of the restaurants that we have experienced in the South of France so it was not a surprise. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly.

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Ipswich
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is a very good, long-estabished restaurant. It is always busy and serves top-quality French food. My colleague and I both had wonderful fish soup followed by Estouffade of beef with the best mashed potato I have every eaten in my life. Book and go!

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