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La Mer | 30 Rue de la Mer, 62100 Calais, France
+33 3 21 96 17 72
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Ranked #18 of 108 Restaurants in Calais
Price range: $19 - $37
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the second time I have visited this restaurant and both have been very good experiences The escargots were excellent though be careful if you have meetings the next day as they do not economise on the garlic! I have both the sole and the mixed grill for a main course and would personally recommend the sole. Having said... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited Calais with friends and chose" La Mer" ,we wanted to eat Mussels and were spoilt for choice. Between the 4 of us we selected Mussels Marinier, Mussels with cream and garlic, and Mussels in a Provencal sauce. They were all served piping hot with frit and bread. The house white wine was more than suitable A great lunch

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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Have been going to this restaurant for many a few years, if anyone dares to fault it think again because the service the food the friendship is unbelievable as far as we are concerned if it was out of 10 it would be 20 plus it was my birthday and they gave me a plate with cake, cream, custard and... More

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Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Food was fine. Waiters didn't speak English, fortunately we do speak a little French. For dessert I had a Cafe Gourmand - highly recommended. Would come back here.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A great place for a last meal in France, but can be slow when busy. We thought 90 mins would be fine for a single course of moules frit. We had to bolt the large, delicious helping and still missed our boat.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was our third meal at La Mer - I know we should try other places in Calais, but it's good and parking's easy. Plus it's always been good. We were on a day trip to Calais and it was a nice day. We had a delightful meal outside. Herself started with whelks, I had a fruits de mer, the... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Recommended by the Marriott nearby we decided to try this restaurant for dinner. It was busy but we were seated very quickly. My friend and I decided to share some oysters and I chose the seafood brochette for the main course. The oysters seemed ok but clearly were not freshly opened as there was no reaction when dressing added. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Friendly waiters who happily spoke to us in English after we exhausted our repertoire of O-level french. Delicious steaks, chicken and frites, wine and then glorious desserts. Plus a table outside in the sun on a laid-back Calais afternoon. Perfect.

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Tonbridge, Kent
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We shared moules as a starter - large pan arrived and loads of moules in typical wine onion garlic sauce and bread. My pal had stuffed sole - stuffed with mushrooms & sauce. I had skate with a burnt butter and caper dressing. Both were delicious! and washed down with a bottle of Sauvignon! Staff were a little rushed but... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We very nearly walked out of La Mer after the waiter who greeted us on arrival proceeded to ignore us while chatting to others and clearing tables. Twice he said he was coming over, yet he never quite got round to it. I had thought this kind of behaviour by French waiters was a thing of the past but clearly... More

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Additional Information about La Mer

Address: La Mer | 30 Rue de la Mer, 62100 Calais, France
Phone Number: +33 3 21 96 17 72
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
Average Prices: USD 19 - 37
Cuisine: French

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