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La Mere Germaine

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7 quai Amiral Courbet, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 71 39
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those delightful restaurants by the port which is just perfect for a relaxing,fun Sunday lunch. We were 8, quickly seated and served. The waiters are all super professional and service is flawless. The food is typical southern French and one would do well to order one of the regional specialities. I shared a bouillabaisse which was... More 

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Thank Mkech
Bath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite coming highly recommended, La Mere Germaine was a little disappointing. The atmosphere was rather cold and the waiter was unfriendly and rushed. The food was lovely but perhaps rather overpriced.

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4 Thank Eleanorachel
Hong Kong.
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As it was a bright sunny day, lunching on an outdoor table at the edge of the sea was delightful as there was a cooling breeze and ample shade provided by large umbrellas. the waiter was very helpful in explaining the special catch of the day and how it could be prepared, but above all, to our surprise, very willing... More 

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Thank Noshir P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Faultless food, amazing staff and perfect location! Not first time I have visited and won't be the last! I had bouillabaisse and they kept refilling me with it was far the best I have tasted. My girlfriend had lobster which was faultless.

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Thank Benjamin C
Deal, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so pleased to have found this lovely restaurant in the square, the cod was out of this world, great value for money, friendly accommodating staff, we went back several times during our stay, and wa not disappointed, well worth a visit.

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Thank terrijones58
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Mere Germaine is the Villefranche-sur-Mer standard. It provides high quality food, service, and environment, with professional waiters who know what they are serving. If you expect 'I am John, I am your server', this is not the style of the house. It is a formal atmosphere where the client is treated like a king. The Bouillabaisse is absolutely delectable.

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Thank Haruspex17
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

"Soupe de poisson" was one of the best I ever had here in France. My wife ate " frite de la mer". She liked it so much and she said she would be sure to have the same when we will visit it again.

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Thank susumu2016
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This beautiful restaurant on the waterfront is the eptiome of French riviera casual class and style. We have been their on two separate visits and are always impressed - Villefranche is a must see, particularly on summer nights when the little streets come alive.

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Thank Janita50
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

La Mère Germaine is in Villefranche THE reference. Was, should we say ? The british friend we invited there for the dinner told us that Roger Moore used to have his lunch in this restaurant, a few years ago. Well, we would not play the Doctor No, but it's not so perfect any more. After a light and not unforgettable... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our lunch here. Fine dining, top service, excellent food. As always, consider the plat du jour. classic French cuisine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 quai Amiral Courbet, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 01 71 39

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?