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“Surprising”
Review of Le Jardin de Lou'Sa - CLOSED

Le Jardin de Lou'Sa
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Antwerp, Belgium
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Surprising”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

This small restaurant, hidden in the ghost town of Sangatte, is truly worth the detour.
The interior is not what one would describe as a typical restaurant interior but it is alright.
The menu at € 29 is worth every cent.
We ordered a 'duo de chair de crabe et langoustine', a 'canard with raz el hamout' and a 'white chocolate soup'.
Delicious !!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Guike
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  • Dutch first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood restaurant.”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Lou'sa is a quirky little place in a beautiful part of France, perhaps best known in the UK for all the wrong reasons. Sangatte is actually a pretty little town perfectly located for a leisurely lunch just after arriving in France or just before leaving. Lou'sa is a little disconcerting at first, with plastic transparent chairs and odd shaped cutlery. However, providing you are from the restaurants are for eating in school of thought, this place is a gem.

My starter was half a crab, a langoustine, gambas, prawns, shrimps and winkles. You cannot order this if you are rushing for a ferry, but savouring a huge plate of perfectly cooked and seasoned seafood was a delight. I didn't really need a main course afterwards, but still enjoyed the cod, succulent and beautifully presented.

It is worth taking you time here.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank DBUK2012
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Super find”
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Excellent small restaurant that should be tried if on a visit to N. France. Superb wine list and great food served by people who care about their business. Tip, select a driver because the cab fares are ridiculously high. 25 euros for 4k drive back to the Holiday Inn coquelle

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Rob S
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Maidstone, UK
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Quelle Surprise!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Shopping trip to Calais (we used to do quite often, but much less now) went quickly so we decided to have a drive up the coast for somewhere for a drink/eat before the 10pm ferry back. By chance, found this place at 6.45pm in Sangatte - there's very little else up the coast road. Open for Dinner at 7pm it said so we went for a pression and came back at 7.15, and there was just the one table for two left unreserved; several other prospective diners came in by 8pm and were turned away (although a front window table for 6 was still unused by 9pm departure). Menu was very local but full of options, decor very special/cultural, and daily options part of the Euor 21 or 29 menus were even more delicious (half a BIG crab for entree). Just sumptious, succulent food, very gracefully served, with a flourish (mise-bouche and hot towels) and we were forced back onto O-level French to communicate - all the other diners seemed to be local, which says a lot about its reputation. Definitely book in advance, we were very lucky to experience this place (and caught the ferry with two minutes to spare..)

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank HullMick_13
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“As good as possible”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The bright, colourful decor and warm welcome were just the start. The food is bright and colourful too, all beautifully fresh and interesting to eat. The salmon rillettes with pink pepper were a delight, and the delicious little moules delicate and tender (the perfect season for these) with crunchy chips. The daily pud was a pannacotta with caramel & crisp crumble, really nice to eat. Appetiser on a cool day was a hot crustless quiche with ham & cheese, served with an unusual touch, hot wet cloths. Easy to find in Sangatte (the pink one next to the bigger Blanc Nez restaurant) on the coast road from Calais; English spoken if needed. Toques d'Opale menu available. Good value, excellent cooking, we'll be back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Frances S
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