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30 rue de la mer, 62100 Calais, France
+33 3 21 96 17 72
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brilliant seafood and good service

I had the Fruit de Mer which at Eur 19.00 was exceptional as was my wife's moules which came up in a large pan which was full, we also had the carafe of wine again very good and great value. Service also very attentive. The whole meal eur 50.00 well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
MICKFBERKS
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BERKSHIRE UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A wonderful restaurant, have now been three times within the last year and have not been let down at all. We have eaten at this restaurant both at lunch and dinner times and the service has been fantastic every time. There is a varied fish menu and a good choice for those who don't eat fish. The kids menu, while... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had the Fruit de Mer which at Eur 19.00 was exceptional as was my wife's moules which came up in a large pan which was full, we also had the carafe of wine again very good and great value. Service also very attentive. The whole meal eur 50.00 well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Calais is not renown for fine cuisine. In fact it can be quite difficult to find some place which doesn’t dish up any old slop because there’s no need to try hard for ‘passing through’ trade which is unlikely to ever return. When in France looking for a restaurant, café or pub, I tend to have a few simple tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

When you arrive in the late evening at the port, you'll see small boats arriving with living fresh fish. I don't know if the restaurant serves this fish, but man, what you get on your plate is fresh, you don't only taste the sea, you can smell and even hear it, so to speak. This is one of these places... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We regularly eat here when we have a day trip to Calais for some shoppoing. While it is not the fine dining you can find on the Quai, it serves a good range of the classics you would expect in a seaside brasserie in France. Short wine list is nevertheless good and they have a most excellent choice of ways... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had dinner at this restaurant. The food was very good. Good and quick service and most important for us travelers with dogs it is very dog friendly . High recommended if you are planning to cross the Eurotunnel and need a break.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Popped through the tunnel for a bit of shopping for wine cheese and pate for Christmas at Carrefour Cite of Europe. We usually eat towards the coast but decided to go into Calais for a change. The town was not at all busy and some empty shops, a sign of the times everywhere. We parked along the front and had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Popped in for lunch before heading for the Eurotunnel terminal to return to UK. Four adults plus tiny baby. Baby made very welcome and fussed over by staff. Three of us had the lunchtime special of Moules frites and café gourmand. Good sized portion of tasty, if rather small mussels, and plenty of crisp chips. Three lovely small deserts in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Came here for dinner on a Saturday night - excellent portion sizes, good quality and friendly staff who spoke English. Wine is fairly priced as well. Have a pot of mussells - you won't need to eat anything else afterwards!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Visited here today, 4 adults and 2 children. Food and service was excellent. Large pot full of mussels, and the best chips I have ever had! Children loved their food, and couldn't finish their portions. Very attentive staff, very polite and spoke English. A gem tucked up the end of a road that we wouldn't normally of walked up as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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 16 - 33
  • Cuisine: 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.

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