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11 Place du Marechal Foch, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 34 59 73
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tartiflette” (7 reviews)
“escalope” (2 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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French, Bar, European
$$ - $$$
11 Place du Marechal Foch, 62100, Calais, France
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Our first visit and what we been missing great food great service we will be back for more food we all enjoyed

Thank Graeme D
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Just a great place to eat in calais all l year round Really comfortable French restaurant with easy English

Thank david k
Reviewed October 22, 2017

It was a good option this restaurant as being open till late for dinner. It was busy and not so many staff working as we noticed although when the lady came to serve us she was so professional, friendly and very good at her job...More

Thank Evangelos K
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Good food & friendly service within walking distance of our hotel. Warm atmosphere too. Helpful to have English translation on the menu.

Thank James B
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We visit L'Hovercraft whenever we are travelling through France and always enjoy the great food, service and atmosphere. Nice to be treated to French food to get us in the holiday spirit! Love the tartiflette and salads are big and tasty. Have also visited for...More

Thank LLB82
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

It took ages for the food to arrive, and upon arrival it showed that the steak was waiting on the stove for about the same time. Friendly people working here couldn't repair the damage. Désolee!

Thank dutchjohnnie
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Stopped by here for a couple of beers, as it's a lovely spot in Calais. Staff are nice, and the place is clean and always reasonably busy. My only criticism is the prices - €7 for a half litre of Hoegaarden is steep, and while...More

Thank simon n
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Visited with family before returning to the UK via the Channel Tunnel. Service was friendly and efficient. We all had the tartiflette, which was decent fare.

Thank GJT88
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Staff are very friendly. Place is clean. We have tried the food and drink in here and found it good. Definitely use again

Thank kebav
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

How this place can be voted the 12 best on trip advisor is very questionable. Food was terrible, one waiter from Belgian was very helpful the other one clearly did not to either be there or working - I will never return and can't imagine...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Place du Marechal Foch, 62100, Calais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: +33 3 21 34 59 73
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L'Hovercraft restaurant is one of the best-known, most popular restaurants and pubs in all Calais. The supporters of northern football teams make it a point to gather here for sporting retransmissions on the big screens and there's always an enthusiastic crowd here. The corner pub looks just like a French brasserie, with striped awning, rattan chairs on the pavement under bright blue umbrellas, but inside the relaxed decor gives way to the dynamic, young footie-loving ambience. The menu includes both regional dishes and meaty grills, traditional brasserie cooking with some vegetarian choices, things like sauteed veal, endives with ham, sauerkraut gratin. All-day service and themed evenings make this a major meeting-point for travellers.
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