Mayenne Restaurants & Bistros

From Michelin Star dining - Restaurants - Brasseries, Bistro- Creperie- to Pizza you will find plenty to tempt you in Mayenne.  Recommended and tested by us and guests. 

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. 

Croix Couverte Restaurant

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.

Beau Rivage Restaurant


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 Petite Monde Creperie


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. 

La Place des Assise

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.

La Marjolaine Restaurant


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. 


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 grat 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

L'Aire de Famille
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Address 35 Place Gambetta, 53100 Mayenne

Téléphone   09 83 71 36 88

Open Tuesday to Saturday Lunch and dinner 

Our Review

5 min walk from L'Hotel de Hercé, reservations essential as  L'Air de famille is exceptionally popular with locals. The small crêperie located one square from the town specialities of pancakes, pancakes, grill, salads, burgers & omelettes and good friendly service. With a great fresh vibe from its young owners,  cooking in the open style kitchen. A favourite of ours, very affordable prices and never disappoints.  

Rendez-Vous Bar


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.

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. We are regulars. 450 walk from L'Hotel de Hercé 

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!