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Le Grand Bleu

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French, Gastropub
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8, Rue Jean-Pierre Avron, 62100 Calais, France
33 03 21 97 97 98
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 144
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptional value - no other Calais restaurant compares

We chose the €30 meal option which included a starter, main and dessert. What we then discovered, was that this chic little place actually included an amuse bouche and, a pre-dessert dessert. So it was five courses for €30. The portions were huge for a Michelin style meal. Very tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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gizzie121
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We chose the €30 meal option which included a starter, main and dessert. What we then discovered, was that this chic little place actually included an amuse bouche and, a pre-dessert dessert. So it was five courses for €30. The portions were huge for a Michelin style meal. Very tasty, unusual and filling. Starters were fantastic. The main was a... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Came here twice 10 years ago when the local fishermen would dine here... it has been significantly upgraded as far as fixture and fittings are concerned but that is not really important. My wife and I had a tremendous Sunday lunch here today - served with a smile and good humour and yes with a nice wine and service it... More 

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W.Sussex
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited this restaurant a few years ago and found the food interesting although the staff who served us were rather typically cool and disinterested. We visited again yesterday on the recommendation of a member of staff at Majestic Calais and found the reverse. The staff including Cindy, who may be the owner, pleasant and welcoming initially. We ordered our... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We arrived nearly half an hour early on a cold blustery day just before Christmas - no problem to the restaurant which was full, including an office party of about 20 people (anglo-french company by the sounds of it - happy but not rowdy) so we were concerned that service would be slow or the staff distracted. But service was... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We each had three courses from the 30 euro menu which included 2 free dishes , starting with red cabbage soup with cheese mousse which was surprisingly acceptable, the escargot starter included a lot of extras, a deep fried pastry base, salami and mushrooms, foam. The most interesting was perhaps the macron desert which had lemon sorbet, mint, grapefruit, vanilla... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We arrived at 2pm on a Tuesday and we're told we could eat but no starters. Despite that they did bring a delicious foamy mushroom soup/mousse first. Dad chose snails which arrived in an alarmingly green foam but which he seemed to enjoy. I had the pork which was beautifully served three ways. Lovely half bottle of Bordeaux went down... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ate here while we were waiting for a ferry home and had been hoping to go shopping before we headed back but ran out of time due to slow service. Which would have been fine at dinner but for lunch and considering we had to place our dessert orders at the start and had children with us I would have... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

I have reviewed Le Grand Bleu very favourably previously, but ate there again last night with friends and had an amazing meal. Starter St Jaques carpaccio, then stunning pork three ways and finally a chocolate tart to die for - all freshly prepared. Also two different amuse bouches and petit fours with coffee. The standard of food at Grand Bleu... More 

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Northampton, England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We found this place by accident a few years ago. Yesterday we had a fantastic meal, beautifully presented, tasted fantastic, and the service was friendly and unobtrusive. Not a cheap meal but wort every penny IMO.

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Norwich
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Friends, English and French, had recommended this restaurant, so I booked for lunch on our way back to England after a 4 night stay in Picardy, one of our favourite places . We were not disappointed, it was a wonderful lunch and a memorable end to our trip. The food was delicious, innovative and beautifully presented, and the service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8, Rue Jean-Pierre Avron, 62100 Calais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: 33 03 21 97 97 98

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?