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Brasserie de la mer

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Seafood, Gastropub, French, European
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30 rue de la mer | 30 Rue de la Mer, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 96 17 72
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant as it looked very busy with lots of people sitting outside. Both of us like seafood so the menu was perfect - 14 different flavours or mussels. Both had mussels and chips. Desserts were also good, the raspberry sorbet is delicious!! Service was quick and efficient. All staff were friendly and our waiter spoke English because... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars, dining here annually at least for many years, and have seen many changes over the years. This brasserie is probably serving the best food it has ever done at the moment. The decor looks smart, the service is good and the fish and seafood well cooked and presented. We started with a dozen luscious number 2 oysters.... More 

Thank Itsmeagain2
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must for a meal. We had mussels and a seafood platter. Couldn`t fault it. Wonderful food, lovely wine, good service and at the end of it a very reasonable bill. Thank you for a wonderful lunch.

Thank martin_chattaway
Highworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had previously booked, but in fact the restaurant was quite quiet. It was good to see that not only Brits eat there; there were a few tables of French customers and some Chinese too. We went for the "Admiral" menu at 28.90, and while we waited for our starters of foie gras on the one hand and scallops in... More 

Thank thaddeusl2016
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Our hotel was just around the corner but the restaurant was empty and the menu not particularly appealing so we decided to look around. This restaurant is in the port area and there appeared to be a number of restaurants around but this one had a good menu. We went in to be told that they were full and could... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Ate here while on a day trip Being a sunny day it was quite a sun trap and was busy ( always a good sign)! Had moules and fries ( about 300 moules)! And the fries were scooped shape to use for the sauce, hubby had steak cooked well A carafe of rosé wine was only €9 so we had... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Had moule mariner and Frits here for late lunch. The Frits turned out to be hand cut chips which were o.k. but nothing special and the mussels although there were plenty of them were not that tasty, I have had much better. Left the resteraunt feeling rather disappointed.

Thank Geoff444
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Good idea we made a reservation as the restaurant was full. Both the seafood and "earth" food was excellent and cooked to perfection. Waiting staff very helpful and on average a very good experience. Pricey?... yes, maybe a bit. But it was worth.

Thank Patrice R
Hereford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This is a very acceptable restaurant offering a range of dishes, but sea-food is their speciality. Calais seems to be a particularly windy place, so the outside glass-enclosed area is welcome on a warm but windy day. The food is well-cooked and presented. The service was just right, attentive but not fussy. The bill was reasonable. We would be happy... More 

Thank Perniticus
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

A glorious warm day ,we decided to find a drink and came to this Brasserie. The service was attentive and we were not hassled to eat,which we were going to do anyway.Saturday lunchtime in an outdoor location in Calais can be a bit fraught as the French have lunch en famille so there are big groups and tables for two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $31
Seafood, Gastropub, French, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue de la mer | 30 Rue de la Mer, 62100, Calais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: +33 3 21 96 17 72
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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