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“Wonderful fish restaurant by the water”
Review of La Mere Germaine

La Mere Germaine
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We enjoyed a superb seaside dinner at la Mere Germaine featuring Dorada a la Plancha and magnificent sea scallop carpaccio. The Moelleux au Chocolat was great too. All in all a very reliable old style french restaurant dinner with friendly service. This is a favorite of all our friends that have places in Villefranche.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have been at La Mere Germaine with friends from Dubai 21.Sept.2012 . We had lunch there which has been just super top ,the service outstanding friendly very helpful towards my friends with explainig the different dishes .Of course Dubai has something to offer with excellent restaurants ,but my friends have been absolutely thrilled by the quality of food and the ambience.We have been sitting there with the nice view at the romantic harbour having outstanding lunch including suggestion of the day Bretagne lobster the matching wine with it cheese ,dessert just everything it was a real treat . It is a must for everybody who enjoys excellent food in a special atmoshere.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We never used the service, but you know you're at a nice place when it has valet parking and occasionally the owner gets into the rib to pick you up from your boat. So it's top drawer but the best things are the food and the staff being so in-tune to customer needs (ie we were having a pre-dinner drink on one of the cooler nights and suddenly out came some lovely blankets to wrap round the shoulders of my wife and 2 daughters).

Its not cheap but the 2 meals we had there were the best of our 2 week holiday. The €43 menu is recommended and we were offered a 'refill' of our Fish Soup Bowl (incredible depth of flavour). The kids Cabillaud and Frites was great (nice fresh fillet shallow fried in breadcrumbs)the mains we had on both occasions were also fantastic.

Its a great restaurant and if you are in Villefranche you must go - if you want a table by the water you either have a go early (1900) or book a few days in advance in summer.

Top top restaurant with great food and impeccable service.

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Thank SimonT1971
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Over the years, my wife and I have experienced eating in many of the top French restaurants - not by money but by quality and ambience. This is right up there amongst the very best. It is in the harbour of Villefranche, which is a lovely town. If you're staying in St Jean Cap Ferrat, you can walk it along the coast in half an hour. From the friendly staff parking our car to the Manager who introduced us to our waiter, you know you're in for a treat. This is real French cooking at it's best. The wife has some fish which she says was amongs trhe best she had tasted. I had an Eminence de veau. with the most amazing sauce. This is not over the top in money, but it's also not cheap. However, La Mere Germaine is a true experience. The ambience is fantastic and the food out of this world. You can pay a hell of a lot more in France for dining out, but you won't get much better than this.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

If you are in this area, you need to eat here. The food, the service, the ambiance...all worth it. The walk after by the port is a great way to end an evening after a fabulous meal here.

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