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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 #18 of 106 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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CornwallEngland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to La Mer while spending a night in Calais before a ferry home and we had a lovely evening. The oysters, salad and bouillabaisse were excellent and when only 5 oysters arrived instead of 6 another 2 larger oysters were given to us. A nice bottle of Chablis made it a memorable meal.

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Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Ah this is what France is all about!! The perfect piping hot moules a la crème, those wonderfully crispy and indulgent chips, a large glass of Muscadet and even served at 1600 before catching the ferry! However a warning. Do not go if you are a nouvelle cuisine enthusiast- this is for hungry travellers only! But go anyway because it's... More

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UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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Bergerac
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited this restaurant tonight. Arrived around 7.15. Not very busy, ordered soup x1 plus 1 Moules Mariner and 1 Moules Provençal. After a wait of 45 minutes, the soup arrived with 1 Moules. We sent the Moules back as we wanted to eat our main course together. After the soup, 1 Moules arrived, not 2. Got so fed up we... More

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Canterbury, Kent
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Living in Canterbury, we quite often pop over to Calais for the day to have lunch and stock up on French essentials. We have tried many of the local restaurants, but are always looking for somewhere new and decided to try La Mer. Warning! Since our last visit Calais has introduced a complex one-way system which found me driving the... More

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We were on a trip to replenish our depleted supplies of alcohol and feeling very hungry after touring around various outlets. We went down to the fishing harbour to buy mussels from one of the quayside stalls and a short walk away we found this restaurant which was open although we were too late for lunch and too early for... More

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