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174, Merchant Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1000, Malta
+356 2122 3256
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Mere is a quiet & cosy restaurant in Valletta, Malta. This restaurant...
La Mere is a quiet & cosy restaurant in Valletta, Malta. This restaurant is a fascinating journey though Mediterranean, Maltese, Arabian & Indian Cuisine. Home-made genuine food. Open for Lunch and Dinner from Monday to Saturday. Sunday closed all day.Children 8+ are welcome.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good restaurant on a quiet street

Went to this restaurant for a dinner and had Malteese sausages for a starter and rabbit for main course. Good service and food well done. You can choose to sit inside or outside by the street. Comfortable quiet place away from the main tourist area. I enjoyed the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
JoonasH
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Helsinki, Finland
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115 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant for a dinner and had Malteese sausages for a starter and rabbit for main course. Good service and food well done. You can choose to sit inside or outside by the street. Comfortable quiet place away from the main tourist area. I enjoyed the food.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went here for lunch based on the TripAdvisor reviews and Hall of Fame status. We did not really want much to eat so opted for a platter to share. We were then told that we had to order more as there was a minimum order amount - this should really be stated on the menu outside. Since we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch very much! We had great Maltese meze, hummus, kebabs, and tikka masala. Very good service and all very affordable. It is a small restaurant with authentic laid back atmosphere, I would come back anytime.

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LaMereVlt, Owner at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for your positive feedback, we are glad that having lunch at our restaurant was indeed a pleasant experience and felt satisfied with the food selection and level of service. We hope to see you again when in Malta. Thank you. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went to La Mere because I really felt like a curry, and had seen a sign for it around. We were initially disappointed as my mum is allergic to nuts, and was told that she then couldn't have any of the curries without them. Despite that though, my Chicken Dhansak was very good, and my mum ate her main... More 

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LaMereVlt, Owner at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Glad you enjoyed your curry and apologies if we did not deal with yours mothers dietary concerns to your satisfaction, although we are pleased that she enjoyed the main dish that was prepared for her. With regards to the staff it is a matter of opinion, we try to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We wanted to have lunch with the whole family but were told that children below the age of eight are not allowed. We have been to many restaurants but this has never happened to us. Stay away if you have children!

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LaMereVlt, Owner at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, May I please clarify one important thing – our restaurant has nothing against children. We owners are family people and have our own families and friends that have children. As explained to you already since you have already done a review on another online channel, the restaurant has taken a business decision and children of 8 years and... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This Indian restaurant caught our eye when we were wondering the streets of Valletta, while the smell convinced us to dine her for the evening. The choice on the menu was extensive with various cuisines offered including Indian, Arabic and Thai. We opted for the Indian choice and the Dhansak curry and Kerala fish curry which were both served with... More 

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LaMereVlt, Manager at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, We are pleased that dining at our restaurant was indeed a pleasant experience. Glad that you’ve enjoyed our cuisine and that you truly understood and appreciated our corkage fee and wine concept. Should you visit Valletta again, we would be happy if you visit our restaurant again. Thank you. More 

Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food and atmosphere were excellent. My local Maltese friend recommended it and it did not disappoint.

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LaMereVlt, Owner at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for your comment. Glad that you were satisfied with the recommendation given and that you were pleased with the food and atmosphere of our restaurant. Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to in my life! I would go back to Malta for this restaurant only! It's that good !!!! Kudos to the chef!

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LaMereVlt, Owner at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you so much for your review. Glad that you think La Mère is one of the best restaurants. Message passed on to our chefs to which they acknowledged with thanks. If you decided to come back to Malta, we would be more than happy to serve you again. Thank you. More 

Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I totally blame Clinton and his staff. Their hospitality and cuisine is very likely one of the main reasons I have to keep buying these expensive plane tickets from Vienna to Malta. The first dinner I ever had there in 2009 was a relevation, and they never dissapointed me since. Seriously, I've returned to Malta six times in these seven... More 

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LaMereVlt, Owner at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Herman, Thanks for finding the time to write a review about your experience when dining at our restaurant. It is always a pleasure for us when you visit our restaurant and throughout the years we have also become good friends. We are overwhelmed with your feedback and we can only thank you for your loyalty. See you again when... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There were 21 other diners when we arrived at 20.00. Some had finished their meals and about two thirds were waiting. My son and I ordered a Lamb Jalfrezi and a Chicken Dhansak. It took 55 minutes to bring them, so I'm glad we didn't want starters. Both meals tasted nice, but they were totally unauthentic: nothing like the real... More 

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LaMereVlt, Owner at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and apologies if dining at our restaurant did not turn out to be a pleasant experience since you have encountered a long wait for the food to be served. Although, we do have a notice on our menu that during busy period there can be a waiting time of up to 45 minutes (and at the... More 

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Address: 174, Merchant Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1000, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2122 3256
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
Average Prices: USD 19 - 47
Cuisine: Indian, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 47
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Indian, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget

Description

La Mere is a quiet & cosy restaurant in Valletta, Malta. This restaurant is a fascinating journey though Mediterranean, Maltese, Arabian & Indian Cuisine. Home-made genuine food. Open for Lunch and Dinner from Monday to Saturday. Sunday closed all day.Children 8+ are welcome.

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