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Mere Catherine

Naegelihof 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 250 59 40
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (10 reviews)
“mille feuille” (7 reviews)
“ratatouille” (4 reviews)
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French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Naegelihof 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quite frankly this place is disappointing. Ambience is great but the food is mediocre. There are so many good restaurants in the area that you could choose you might as well skip this one.

Thank MikeHep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super good taste. Took fish and was cooked excellent. Nice service. Lot of choosing in wine.next time will visit again.

Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the Nägelihof, a charming corner of old Zurich, is the French restaurant 'Mère Catherine' with the attached bar 'Le Philosophe'. The place has a deliberate touch of bistro and of Provence. We had made an online reservation. It worked well, we got a nice...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such a hole in the wall. Love the place! Such friendly service. Food was fantastic. We went twice during my trip. The first round, I had the mussels which is a definite must try, portion is perfect. And the dessert...... Oooooo LA LA! The chocolate...More

Thank kerrylllau
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I’m eating here for the 4th or 5th time today and I wonder why I haven’t reviewed earlier, because excellence deserves to be rewarded. Mère Catherine’s French cuisine is always très bon!

Thank SteveFromZH
Reviewed 4 October 2017

After 3 decades, this restaurant has earned the right to be a classic of the Zurich Old town. Located in the wonderful Limmatquai, a location to start or end a tour of the wonderful Zurich Old Town. Offer is varied and makes use of fresh...More

Thank Joaquin S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant. It was a lovely evening so the option to sit outside was appealing. The service was very good but too quick. No sooner had we finished our entrees the mains were put in front of us. Think the quickness is to...More

Thank Kayednz
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Mere Catherine is just up an "alley" from the main street along the Limmat and it was recommended by our hotel, just a short walk away. They have outside dining tucked in an alcove but fortunately we chose inside as it poured!!. We were at...More

Thank yoeddie
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Tourists who are wandering across the streets of romantic Zürich oldtown, could find this hidden restaurant. The weather was not the best so we sitted inside. The staff was most professional and helpful. The onion soup and the fish was unexceptionable. I had no luck...More

1  Thank MsMarianas
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Located in an alley off the Limatquai, just up-river from the Rathaus. Charming old world, French country decor, casual and friendly. We had a wonderful onion soup and a mixed grill of seafood with ratatouille. Simple preparation and very good, friendly and attentive service. Outdoor...More

Thank Alex M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Naegelihof 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 44 250 59 40
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