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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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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Description: La Mer restaurant in the midst of Calais��� most popular tourist area wears...
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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  • 24
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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
Good food - a classy restaurant

Saturday afternoon and you can immediately see that Calais Is struggling - much quieter than usual and easy to park

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve C
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Aldershot
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Montgomery
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been disappointed to find that the hotel where we were staying closed its restaurant at weekends so found this on Tripadvisor. This is an unassuming but nicely appointed brasserie. Having booked online we arrived at 8pm to a 1/2 full restaurant (it soon filled up) and were show nicely to a window table. A nice welcome and amuse bouche... More 

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Aldershot
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328 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday afternoon and you can immediately see that Calais Is struggling - much quieter than usual and easy to park

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Thank Steve C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Calais for one night whilst en route to the uk. Our hotel receptionist recommended this place and omg he wasn't wrong. The food is superb and presented in an original and beautiful way. The service was as it should be. Unobtrusive and professional. I have to confess to having had very few bad meals in France over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Came across this restaurant by chance today. I was looking for a nice fish restaurant for a spot of lunch. As I was on my own I like to go into somewhere which is busy. I looked at menu from outside and glanced in window and there was activity going on. I was greeted politely and shown to my seat.... More 

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Essex
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Popped over to Calais for a bit of shopping and a meal. We ate here last year and it was superb so we went again. We were delayed 2 and half hours by an incident on the French side so by the time we had shopped it was almost 3 o'clock French time when we wanted to eat. We walked... More 

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London, England
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We purposely booked this restaurant due to being a Sunday afternoon and not wanting to waste time looking for somewhere to eat before our ferry back to Dover. There was four of us dining and we were more than satisfied with our choice of venue. Our selection of food varied from two bowls of mussels, one in chorizo the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The food is absolutely delicious. The service is friendly and helpful. Definitely worth every visit I made over the years before we crossing back to Dover.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Our 1st day in Calais we happened upon this restaurant and had dinner here. I had had a tower of scallops, EXCELLENT! See picture below. I’ve never had scallops presented like this. It was different and great!

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Thank elindoo
Upton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A very good seafood restaurant, and the assiete de fruits de la mere for two to share is a task not lightly to be undertaken, but very worthwhile. One of the best.

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401 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

On a Sunday night choices are limited, so we used TA to find something open. I think the reviews are right on, but our entrees we just ok. Since we had a late lunch we didn't want that much. We opted for a couple of pasta dishes and they we just so so. Looking at other plates around us, we... More 

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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 13 - 31
  • Cuisine: Gastropub, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children

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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