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La Mere Besson

#217 of 645 Restaurants in Cannes
Certificate of Excellence
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13 rue des Freres Pradignac, 06400 Cannes, France
+33 4 93 39 59 24
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here the first time as a boy in 1963, remember how much my parents liked this authentic spot and still have the business card with a pic of la mere herself. I'd stop in every so often when here for work, and the place was always jammed. The specialties were fish, fresh and simple, and frog legs which were... More 

Thank Harlan J
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a wonderfully quirky restaurant in the centre of Cannes that resembles a Parisienne bistro. The ambience is perfect. The menu is a set price menu including drinks (a different drink with each course) but incorporates a wide choice on each course. I've been going to Cannes more than once a year for 15 years+ and this is one... More 

Thank davidtleonard
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is quite a good place. Not so big and always crowded. Excellent French cuisine. The fois gras cooked was delicious, the warm chocolate cake was very good.

Thank Talgat D
London, UK
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199 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Very popular with conference attendees, and luckily the kitchen was still serving when we arrived for a late supper at 10pm. The endive salad with bagna cauda was excellent.....the sauce buttery and laden with crushed anchovies. The scorpion fish with mussels was just ok....didn't really impress. Nice bottle of Brouilly. For Cannes, it's an ok choice.

Thank AlanLondon_UK
Granada Hills, CA
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Very good french food at good prices. I had lamb and my wife had duck and both were delicious. We really recommend it. It's one or 2 blocks away from Promenade de la Croisette but still in the very nice quiet street.

Thank Harry A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Really good french food at a reasonable price in Cannes. I really recommend it. An excellent service, it was busy and she worned us that they might be slow, found that so kind.

Thank Eva A
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Well run by husband and wife team. Superior service , top notch cooking and although it's not cheap ( and it should not be) it was well priced. Stayed 5 nights and visited it twice .

Thank AABereket
Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Hard to find good service in France but this place takes the cake. Important to specify you want a "carafe" of water (tap water) because they will not ask you ans will just come with it and then its too late. Service very slow and they do not bring bread. Lastly, the waitress we had was very sarcastic and frazzled... More 

Thank Stef A
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a family run restaurant and they take great pride in their food. We were there for the Cannes Film Festival and were trying to find a restaurant that was not tacky and touristy. This place is great, it is always full after a certain time and we realised that all the producers, actors, directors etc who were showing... More 

Thank Carola P
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Food was excellent, and the location is very nice: good atmosphere, could be ideal for a romantic evening. Very good service, we had a very long chat with the owner of the restaurant, who was a very nice person and very willing to discuss of anything. Food is mainly french dishes and is very good, with reasonable quantities in the... More 

Thank Pascal J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 34 - US$ 56
French, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue des Freres Pradignac, 06400 Cannes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Cannes
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 39 59 24

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?