Mayenne Restaurants & Bistros

L'éveil des sens fine dining


Michelin  Star  2011 - 2020

Chef Nicolas NOBIS 
429 Boulevard Paul Lintier, 53100 Mayenne

02 43 30 42 17 Tuesday evening to Sunday lunch

Review:  Book your table in a contemporary room designed to accommodate 25 to 30.  Local Chef, with + 20 years of experience, awarded a Michelin star in 2011, offers a simple but inventive cuisine that puts at the heart of the plate local, seasonal products, pampered by regional and organic producers. The dining experience was described by our friends as "exquisite".  

La Forge fine dining
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Chef William Blondel 
8 Place de l'Ondine, Fontaine Daniel 53100

Email Phone: 0243003485

Closed Sunday evening & Mondays. 

Our Review: 

We loved it! The new young Chef and owner of La Forge cause a sensation opening in summer 2020, with locals booking tables quickly to enjoy the wonderful cuisine, in the beautiful village of Fountain Daniel.  "I want my restaurant to become one of the best tables in the Mayenne department." William Blondel is chasing his first Michel Star we recommend you book a table.

Prices from-14, 28, 38 and 70 euros. 

L' Hotel de Hercé Table d'Hote 

Table d'Hote in L'Hotel de Hercé 18th-century dining room

Finest china, linens, crystal and freshest Mayenne produce 

Three Courses €25

Four Courses plus coffee €30

Vegetarian menu available

Due to Licencing Law, please bring your wine to enjoy with your meal. 

Your hosts Vanessa and Mathew will be your cooks for a fresh generous dinner. Menus vary seasonally, min of 48 hours notice, request Table d'hote when making your reservation. 

La Place des Assise relaxed dining

Address 92 Rue Charles de Gaulle, 53100   MAYENNE

Reservations : 09 82 31 40 11

Open for Lunch and Dinner


4 min walk from L'Hotel de Hercé a welcome addition to the Mayenne restaurants.   Well supported by locals for the great menu and contemporary atmosphere.  Situated in a unique historic location of the former Mayenne court with chic modern decor. Contemporary French cuisine based on fresh local products and presented with style by the chef. The food and service are highly recommended.

Le Petite Monde Creperie Warm atmosphere


Fontaine Daniel Villiage square , 53100 Saint Georges Buttavent
tél: 02 43 00 44 01

Our Review

Mon to Fri new lunch menu daily 3 courses 13,50 euros. 

A great favourite with us & our guests, 6km drive into a picturesque village budget to med priced, very friendly and the menu of regional savoury Galettes & dessert crepes. Regular menu to suit all appetites. The great wine list. The most popular restaurant destination for our guests, we enjoy dining here often. 

Croix Couverte Restaurant Fine dining

Lieu dit la Croix Couverte Route d Alençon,
Mayenne 53100
Email 02 43 04 32 48


10min drive from l'Hotel de Hercé, a classic firmly established French Restaurant. Isabelle & Bruno Coupé welcome you to their gastronomic institution with a welcoming friendly atmosphere Their motto: conviviality and the pleasures of the table. Chef Bruno presents a traditional cuisine mingling fricassee of veal sweetbreads with oyster mushrooms, scallop kebab with a shallot butter sauce, Grand Marnier soufflé and the house speciality foie gras.

La Marjolaine Restaurant quality dining


Michelin Guide 2020

Address: Le Bas Mont, 53100 Moulay

Téléphone   02 43 00 48 42

Our Review:

10min drive from l'Hotel de Hercé, the restaurant part of the hotel La Marjolaine. Upmarket traditional French dining, evening set menu's from €43.  We enjoyed the classic dining room and service, and the cheese trolly and deserts memorable experiences. Open all year round and booking is recommended. Outside summer dining is fabulous. 

Beau Rivage Restaurant popular local dining


Adresse Route de Sainte Baudelle,  53100 Moulay

Téléphone   02 43 00 49 13 or Email:

Our Review:

10min drive from l'Hotel de Hercé, the restaurant on the Mayenne River, just out of town, a quiet beautiful place for lunch or dinner. Great place for groups with a range of set menus with a good offering in each of French classics.  Booking recommended. 

Le Conti Brasserie

1 Place Georges Clemenceau


Our Review:

Located in the main market square open for coffee and drinks all day and evening, lovely destination to drop in after a visit to the Saturday markets. A good menu for lunch and dinner. A great local Brasserie for very friendly service from Luc and his staff. Very popular with locals and perfect for afternoon wine or beer.

450 walk from L'Hotel de Hercé 

La Fenderie on the lake 30 min drive 
Exploring further 

Address via Route de Jublians D129, turn at Chemin de la Fenderie,

                53150 Deux Evailles

Web Site Mayenne Tourism 

Téléphone  02 43 90 00 95

Mon Closed

Tues - Sat Lunch & Dinner 

Sun Lunch only 

Our Review

Traditional restaurant nestled on the edge of a lake,  with a panoramic view of a woodland.  Located in Deux-Evailles between Montsûrs and Jublains in the heart of Mayenne.  Perfect for romantic meals with an after-dinner walk. Located in a restored old mill, the chef cooks local seasonal products.  4 starters, and 4 tailor-made mains, that will make your taste buds salivate Reservation is necessary.  

You would expect to pay a lot more for this dining experience. 

Le Platinum in Laval 
Exploring further 

Address 9 Place de la Tremoille, 53000, Laval France 

Web Site Le Platinum 

Téléphone  02 43 53 22 22

Open: Mon - Sat Lunch and dinner closed Sundays

Our Review

A location in the historic town center next to the Chateau. A chic fresh dining experience, with a young vibe. Laval, fresh and varied dishes, enjoy French classics to fabulous steaks and seafood, to burgers. A great destination for a night out in Laval.


For Lunch

25 Rue Chateaubriand, 53100 MAYENNE


Open lunch Mon - Friday

Our Review:

Arrive by 12 pm to guarantee a table, YES its this popular

 2 min walk from L'Hotel de Hercé, a fantastic lunch destination for tradesmen to locals, family cooking from Fabrice at amazing prices. Blackboard menu of the day with two options. You will have a warm welcome from Sophie and Fabrice. Quintessential French destination. 

from €9.50 2 courses + drink  €12.50 4 courses + drink

Rajasthan Indian Restaurant
Authentic cuisine
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13b Place de Juhel, 53100 MAYENNE 

tel: 09 84 34 08 32

Open 12 to 2pm  & 7 to 10.30pm


Popular local restaurant 6 min walk from L'Hotel de Hercé.

Thumbs up and highly recommended by our guest of Indian nationality, who now resides in Mayenne. Great range of authentic flavours, and spices enjoyed by locals and visitors.


La Tour de Pise
Pizzeria & Restaurant

10 Rue Jules Ferry

Mayenne 53100

Tel: 02 43 00 29 01

Open 12-2pm & 7-9 pm

Our Review:

A popular local destination when you need good Italian food, we really enjoyed our Pizza & the Anti Pasta entrees looked fantastic. Think thin crusts, fresh real Italian toppings cooked in an authentic wood-fired pizza oven. Enjoy!

The Garden Pub Mayenne Relaxed quality service
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Address: 48 rue 130eme régiment d'infanterie, Mayenne 53000

2 min walk down the hill from L'Hotel de Hercé

Reservations: 02 43 11 13 95


Our Review:

London-style pub offers a wide selection of beers, cocktails, soft drinks, coffees and wines. In a warm atmosphere with music, terrace, sport and after work evening. Fabulous local venue just a brief stroll down the road from us. It’s popular with locals as well managed and stunning service. Great wine list, and platters of food to keep you happy for a evening out. A beautifully run business, well thought out and a great addition to the offerings in the heart of Mayenne.

Closed Sunday Mondays

Le Rendez-Vous Bar  local venue to meet friends
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Address: Place de Juel, Mayenne 5300

Located on the Market Square in the town centre  

Our Review:

A great fresh addition to Mayenne town centre, fresh out door setting in summer, and cosy lounges for indoor relaxing. perfect for a casual drink with friends. Call in for tea or cafe, or order from the great bar cold drinks, wines and beer, add a charcuterie and cheese or vegetarian boards of local market products. Oyster plates are available on weekends. Live music is possible in evenings

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.