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La Mere Restaurant

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174, Merchant Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1000, Malta
+356 2122 3256
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Valletta, Malta
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to this restaurant every fortnight and have been doing so for the past 3 years. This is for me the best Indian restaurant in Malta. The food is good, always consistant (which is hard to find in many restaurants here.) The place is a charming small restaurant located within the hidden treasures of our capital city Valletta. Will... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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555 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walk ins and they were booked, but found a table for us if we left in just under two hours. Not a problem! We were tired, so ordered comfort food: kormas...perfect. Good peshwari nan. Excellent service.

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Thank Kairho1
Mellieha, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been dining at this restaurant for a few years now, hands down, it offers the best ethnic cuisine on the island. Tried most Indian restaurants in Malta & by far, La Mere offers the best Tikka Masala. The menu is varied & it also caters for vegetarians, the food is always freshly prepared & you can have it... More 

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Fgura, Malta
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always consistent. Book before as the place is always packed. Great food and venue. Well done to chef Clint!

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Thank GlennFgura
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty traditional Indian food. Staff are very helpful and professional. Very satisfied 1st visit

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Thank Corinne V
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I always go for Indian food when I'm here and I love it! Especially chicken tikka masala medium hot!

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Thank Marin E
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

First time I've been to a restaurant where every dish I ordered was not available. Both lamb Tagine and Tropicana desert were not available. Ended up having a basic curry. Disappointed.

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Thank Christopher F
LaMereVlt, Owner at La Mere Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we apologise if dining at our restaurant was not up to your expectations although we do think that this review is unjustified. This is because ONLY two items out of the 16 starters, over 25 main dishes and 8 dessert options have finished on a busy night. We do hope that you give our restaurant... More 

Oakland, California
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471 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

You can satisfy two different cuisine cravings here: Indian and Lebanese. Both are great, interesting menu, very pretty interior, professional service. We loved our food.

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Thank Thomas V
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is contained in an old building that they have given an Indian theme to, it is nicely decorated, with authentic music playing in the background. The meal and the service I had was really good. The food was fresh and didn't have to wait for long. The food was plentiful too. I would recommend here for people who... More 

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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This small Indian / Mediterranean restaurant is hidden away from the bustle of Republic street just along from the exit of St John's Co-Cathedral. The lunch specials are a good choice giving freshly cooked Indian dishes with in my mind, a really authentic taste. No luminous red masala sauces here thank goodness. It is resonably priced, around 15-16 euro for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$47
Cuisine
Indian, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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
Description
La Mère is tucked away past the old 'Suq Tal' Belt'. Rustic wooden tables blend with Middle Eastern décor, matching the unique theme of two great cuisines - Indian and Middle Eastern. A small, intimate dining area, and flickering candles, give a warm, homely feel. However, the tables are spaced enough that you do not feel cramped. Servers are attentive and knowledgeable on the wide choice available in the menu. Here, our desire is to present a repertoire of authentic dishes, bursting with flavour, certainly a multi-sensory experience. The menu offers a broad selection of starters, allowing you to whet your palate with a Lebanese spiced lamb sausage, or enjoy mussels and chorizo in coconut milk. Mains are similarly varied, giving you a choice of curries, or perhaps king prawns or lamb chops cooked in the tandoor. Our new menu also presents a selection of main dishes with a fusion twist, such a marinated filet of fish wrapped in banana leaf. There is also a good choice of vegetarian, vegan, lactose and gluten free options. Besides we have introduced a menu degustation, an extensive wine list, cocktails and whiskeys and a broad selection of homemade desserts such as chocolate filled samosas with mango and coconut, assorted baklava, pistachio and ricotta briouats with halva ice-cream.

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