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Mere Catherine

#154 of 1,609 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Old Town
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Naegelihof 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 250 59 40
11:30 - 00:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was really good even a bit too expensive. Only the menu was quite cheap but really tasty. dessert was a bit of a shame I would say... waaaay to small for sharing and tasting it a bit with all my friends. Great location.

Thank Maria Elisa K
Casorezzo, Italy
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183 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In a corner of the Altstadt of Zurich, this small restaurnt tries offering a French approach to the Swiss cuisine. But service is not particularly careful - we ordered a soupe de poisson and received an onion soup (quite untasty, by the way) - and prices are aligned with Zurich average: high. Also the wine choice is not particularly rich.... More 

Thank Sandro C
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place for enjoying food in Zurich old city area. They serve some wonderful and delicious fish dishes. Fish soup as a starter was really good.

Thank Qamar M
Nice, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great location atmosphere and French food. The fish soup the mussels and white wine. It is in a quiet street just near the river but not close enough.

Thank tg1080
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have been to Mere Catherine now 4 times. The first three were good, but the last one on Saturday 25th March at 8pm was awful. This was because of a VERY bad and rude waiter (middle-aged man, ear ring in his left ear). We ordered snails as a starter and also two main dishes, and a bottle of wine.... More 

Thank Davidoff1234
Abington, Massachusetts
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334 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My husband and I went to Mere Catherine without a reservation. We were given a quaint table in this lovely restaurant. We ordered a delicious bottle of wine, and each ordered a soup. I had the Moules Fritte, and my husband had the lamb. The Moules truly were the best I have ever had. So much so, that we went... More 

Thank joyful93
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Poor food cheap wine and everything overpriced!!!!! Had the worst cooked moules I ever had. The whole group was very disapointed.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

After spending a week in Switzerland, my wife and I were spending the night in Zurich before the morning flight home. We stumbled upon the restaurant while walking the small streets of the Old Town. The menu posted outside seemed very much French influenced, and we were ready for a change from the German-Swiss food we had been trying. Everything... More 

Thank Mark T
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I really enjoy dining here. Have been here a number of times in the last 20 years and enjoy returning. Solid mediterranean fare, mostly French in style. Great for fish and classic dishes. Service is great, just the right amount of attention, even on busy nights (have never seen this face empty) The venue is beautiful, in an old building... More 

Thank Hochreutiner
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have previously written very positive reviews of MC, and had another excellent lunch in September. The purpose of this note is to thank and compliment them for being extremely helpful and caring planning a gluten-free lunch for a friend who was with us. Bottom line is we enthusiastically recommend Mere Catherine.

Thank Skip W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood, European, Central European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?