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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 #19 of 114 Restaurants in Calais
Price range: $17 - $34
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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Essex
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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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 17 - 34
Cuisine: French

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