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La Mer | 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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  • 16
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  • 12
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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
Most recent review
The fish still moves, or almost

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
ludovicus_cools
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Vosselaar, Belgium
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Vosselaar, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Essex
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Telford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Fantastic in every way. Sea food really fresh and outstanding service. Highly recommend. Will be visiting again when I return to calais.

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Zurich
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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 17 - 34
  • 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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