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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
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Now it isn't easy getting a small plate in France, however, when we entered this establishment and told the server what we were looking for she went out of her way to make sure we got what we wanted. A small salad with minimum add on's and a pasta dish without a heavy sauce. Very commendable service.

Thank Rhett
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Historic, beautiful view and great food! We both had fish and it was superb. Wine list is good. Only complaint is smokers can sit anywhere-- they may want to separate smokers and non-smokers.

Thank JCinDenver
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch and glad we did, the food was amazing with great service, could not find a fault expect the prices are very high, but that is to be expected in this area. I had the curried prawns which was good, good section of seafood, fresh from the local vessels.

Thank GeorgeGeddes
Incline Village, Nevada
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very solid in all categories. View of harbor across the street, with a beautiful pinkish blue horizon following sunset. Service attentive and friendly. Food excellent.

Thank Sarosh K
Geneva, Switzerland
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a reservation made by our concierge and a friend who lives in Monaco recommended this restaurant as well. Our table was not outside on the terrace as requested, not even by the window, it was like a table for a walk-in client. I had the shrimps with paella rice. The shrimps were frozen...and did not have "a bite".... More 

1 Thank Jean Pierre F
London, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ideally situated on the waters edge. The zodiac will collect you and bring you to the restaurant. The set menu has good choices and is reasonably priced. The wine list is varied and has prices to suit all pockets. The food is good and well presented. The staff are charming.

Thank Ian G
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found ourselves in the pretty little French Riviera town of Villefranche sur Mer - our first visit - and at lunchtime, with so many enticing-looking restaurants along the quayside, we were lost for choice. We settled on La Mere Germaine because it looked the smartest, with its crisp white tablecloths and gleaming glassware and cutlery. The menu looked good,... More 

Thank mickchickuk
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3,5 points. Always a bit troubled about the difference between average and very good, I miss the "Good". Can't say this is Very Good, so I need to go for 3 points. This famous establishment lives on it's reputation and probably benefits from it too as the prices are too high considering the quality of food and service. Everything was... More 

2 Thank Peter_from_Finland
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will find restaurants which you may prefer In the village , some indeed are much better than la mere germaine for certain things . Indeed there are many areas which this restaurant could improve on . But overall this historic venue deserves to be called the best restaurant in Villefranche.

Thank Selectionbox
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Crisp cotton napery, stylish cutlery and glasses. Beautifully cooked classical dishes. I had sole stuffed with mushrooms with hollandaise sauce. Delicious food and wine. Friendly service. Delightful experience.

Thank Norma C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 quai Amiral Courbet, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?