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La Mer

La Mer | 30 Rue de la Mer, 62100 Calais, France
+33 3 21 96 17 72
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Ranked #20 of 107 Restaurants in Calais
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French
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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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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UK
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Dubai
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Valencia, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The staff doesn´t speak an english word. We ordered 3 simple things and they gave us 2 of them wrong. Overpriced. Food was ok (at least what they gave us which was different of what we ordered). Stay away if you don´t speak french, staff doesn´t care about customer if they don´t speak their language.

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CornwallEngland
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13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

So many variations on Moules, bit pricey but friendly Staff and good service, nice atmosphere, I would go back, not bad at all.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Excellent, very fresh food, very good service. I would definitely recommend this to anyone- especially the huge seafood platter.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled in here by chance as the restaurant we intended to eat at was full. So was La Mer but they found a table for us outside after a short wait. Fantastic Moules Frite for lunch and went back in the evening to enjoy the Seafood and pasta. Service not as attentive as you would like but staff friendly and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We enjoyed dinner here on our last night in France, and while we had to wait half and hour for a table (we should have booked!) it was well worth it. The moules were served in their cooking pot, and came with an excellent sauce. Frites were fine. Wine was inexpensive, and the shellfish platters that arrived on other tables... More

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