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La Mere Besson

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13 rue des Freres Pradignac, 06400 Cannes, France
+33 4 93 39 59 24
Today
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Rude service. Outdated menu.

I went with my husband for dinner and went back the next day because of the foie gras. They began making fun of the selections we have made the night before (which says a lot about their food), but little did they know my gringo looking husband speaks French. So we had the foie grass, left, no tip.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Monica R
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went with my husband for dinner and went back the next day because of the foie gras. They began making fun of the selections we have made the night before (which says a lot about their food), but little did they know my gringo looking husband speaks French. So we had the foie grass, left, no tip.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went out searching for dinner last evening in Cannes. Not far from our hotel we found La Mere Besson -- looked simple but elegant with perfectly set tables etc. Checked a few others but returned for to enjoy what proved to be a wonderful meal. Service was perfect, wines not too expensive and despite being short staffed and therefore service... More 

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paris
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There is a need for authentic good French food in Cannes. This town is full of bad tourist restaurants or over-priced pan-Asian try hard places. La Mere Besson is kind of one of the last rustic spot in center town. I have been going there every time I am in Cannes. I was there last week and was very disappointed.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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449 reviews 449 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
349 helpful votes 349 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
37 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 rue des Freres Pradignac, 06400 Cannes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Cannes
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 39 59 24

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 56
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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