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Brasserie de la mer

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Gastropub, French
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30 rue de la mer | 30 Rue de la Mer, 62100 Calais, France
+33 3 21 96 17 72
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: La Mer restaurant in the midst of Calais��� most popular tourist area...
La Mer restaurant in the midst of Calais��� most popular tourist area wears its culinary heart right on its sleeve. This warm, traditional restaurant ��� the sibling of La Sole Meuniere ��� serves nothing but fish and fruits de mer, including twelve different kinds of moules. And it serves them all day long, even at four in the afternoon after you���ve hit the hypermarche and require sustenance. The d��cor here is comfortable and welcoming, with panelled walls, white table linens, and seafarer-costumed waitstaff who know their crustaceans. Specialties include cassoulet de la mer, sauerkraut de la mer, fish couscous, paella. Drink house muscadet and linger over superb cooking.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An unpretentious French Bistrot

We have eaten here before when staying in Calais on our way south. The Brasserie is unpretentious, staff friendly but do not expect them to speak English well, they get by but a little French would help you. The food is reasonably priced as is the wine. If you order the mussels - a house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff - efficient service - and the food was simply gorgeous - best restaurant in Calais - the paella was stunning and the moules were juicy and beautiful 😄

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is our fourth visit to this resaurant in Calais and we have never been let down. The food is amazing, the service fantastic and the staff friendly and welcoming. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough and is well worth a visit. Whilst the prices will not be the cheapset found, the quality cannot be bettered and that is what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The most amazing selection of mussels in vast quantities, great pasta dishes, good value kids menu and Mojitos to die for - what else do you need in a restaurant?! Well worth a visit with the family.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have eaten here before when staying in Calais on our way south. The Brasserie is unpretentious, staff friendly but do not expect them to speak English well, they get by but a little French would help you. The food is reasonably priced as is the wine. If you order the mussels - a house speciality then BEWARE the dish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were in Calais and the rain was pouring. We visited this restaurant and asked to see the menu, asking if we could have a drink while we perused the menu. We were told we could but we'd have to sit outside as the restaurant was reserved for diners! There was not a soul inside and it was pouring with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We passed by and decided to have lunch here, what a great find it was too. I had fixed price menu, my partner had a la carte and my nephew ate from the kids menu. The food was fresh, tasty and excellent. My nephew also cleared his plate and loved the desserts too, that is a good rating in itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Passing through Calais, we stopped at the Brasserie de la Mer. We had an excellent meal, Soupe de poissons, Brochette de Saint Jacques, Filet de raie, and so on ... Everything was perfect, all served by a friendly staff. Really to be recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stumbled over this restaurant, it was a sunny lunchtime with a lovely patio area. The staff were friendly but this is France and staff not great at speaking English (why should they be!) We opted for the inexpensive set lunch menu - I had stingray.... Never had it before but would certainly have it again - the portions were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had eaten here several years ago and loved it so returned for lunch yesterday. Nothing had changed. I had the lunchtime set menu which was excellent value - generous portion of salmon and the cafe gourmand selection of mini desserts was great too. My partner had the Roquefort mussels and then the chocolate dessert which he really enjoyed. The staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great little bar brasserie for a quick stop. Drinks and moules mariniere served quickly and without fuss. Very tasty meal but a very large serving and appeared to have quite a lot of locals eating there. Popular spot near the ferries.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 rue de la mer | 30 Rue de la Mer, 62100 Calais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: +33 3 21 96 17 72

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 32
  • Cuisine: Gastropub, French

Description

La Mer restaurant in the midst of Calais��� most popular tourist area wears its culinary heart right on its sleeve. This warm, traditional restaurant ��� the sibling of La Sole Meuniere ��� serves nothing but fish and fruits de mer, including twelve different kinds of moules. And it serves them all day long, even at four in the afternoon after you���ve hit the hypermarche and require sustenance. The d��cor here is comfortable and welcoming, with panelled walls, white table linens, and seafarer-costumed waitstaff who know their crustaceans. Specialties include cassoulet de la mer, sauerkraut de la mer, fish couscous, paella. Drink house muscadet and linger over superb cooking.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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