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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, Lunch, Delivery, 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
Interesting fusion, great flavours

This is an unusual restaurant, offering a mixture of Maltese, Middle Eastern and Indian foods. Unsurprisingly there is no shortage of choice in Valletta when it comes to Maltese food, but to those of us who spent a good part of our time in London it is less easy to find other cuisines served with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Adrian S
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an unusual restaurant, offering a mixture of Maltese, Middle Eastern and Indian foods. Unsurprisingly there is no shortage of choice in Valletta when it comes to Maltese food, but to those of us who spent a good part of our time in London it is less easy to find other cuisines served with any finesse in Malta. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you are a fan of indian food, it also specialises in Arabic and Mediterranean dishes so the choice is yours . Exceptional value for money we have eaten here s few times and have never been disappointed...and now enhanced with the addition of extra tables outdoors offering the diners an option of... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our landlord and it didn't disappoint. It was nice to find something different in Valletta. We shared a samosa style starter which was excellent and then both had the lamb tagine which was equally good. Excellent wine too. Nice quiet setting, and, unlike some of the negative reviewers, we appreciated their no young children... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We ventured to this restaurant looking for a great curry and were not disappointed. It is a small place, with tables on the road outside. The staff are very attentive and friendly and the food is amazing. We both had the Thali dish, which was brilliant. I will return to try the Arabic menu. From what I saw of other... More 

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

Thanks for your review. Really glad that you enjoyed the Thali dishes and that you were also satisfied with the level of service. We would be happy to welcome you again to try our Arabic dishes. Should you visit, feel free to ask for me Clinton or my wife Antonella or any of our servers for help and recommendation. Thank... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Although the food was delicious, still I believe a price of eur18.50 for a Thai dish is too expensive....the whole dish is covered with lettuce and some sort of other orange veg and you only have 3 very small bowls with some curry sauces and little meet (the bread was wonderful I must say) if it wasn't for it I... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your dining experience and we're glad that you liked the food. As mentioned you have ordered the Indian Thali and as explained on the menu this is a traditional Indian meal served in small Katoris (stainless steel curry bowls) – in our version you will find the Raita, Dhal and 2 curries of your... More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very unique menu and venue, situated in a quiet part of Malta's capital La Mere is a good, small restaurant. Highly recommended

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

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for your recommendation. We're glad that dining at our restaurant was indeed a pleasant experience. We hope to see you soon. Thank you. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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120 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and were satisfied with the atmosphere and service. We appreciate your comments. Thank you. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for your comments. I’m afraid we totally disagree with your comments because we clearly have the service charge notification on the first page of the menu which states: ‘Since our restaurant has a limited number of tables, we have a minimum service charge of €4.00 per person when ordering a starter only or sharing a main course.’... More 

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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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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