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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Disappointing

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Panda2
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W.Sussex
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
W.Sussex
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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kent england
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food is first class, and the 29€ menu is really good, and. They speak English which helps. The wine is a little on the expensive side, but not too bad. As a bonus it is only a few minutes from the ferry, and plenty of free parking.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just finished another excellent meal at Le Grand Bleu. We have been coming to this restaurant since shortly after it opened, must be about 7 years ago now. The food just keeps getting better. So, if you want a fish night out with a difference (meat is also available on the menu) book a table at Le Grand Bleu. The... 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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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