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“Looking for a pleasant, good value meal? You could do a lot worse.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe de Paris

Cafe de Paris
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Ranked #24 of 150 Restaurants in Calais
Price range: $9 - $39
Cuisines: French, Bar, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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Kent, UK
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Looking for a pleasant, good value meal? You could do a lot worse.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

I had been here before, a few years ago and decided to have lunch here recently. It is a pleasant brasserie, with pleanty of tables downstairs, upstairs and a covered area outside. We had a window seat, quite cosy, with proper table cloth and napkins; no paper in sight. We decided to have the menu du jour, as the portions on the a la carte menu are too large. This way we could have 3 reasonably priced courses without loosening the belt.The amount of food was just right, well presented. My medium steak was a little thin at the edges, so was overcooked, but still tasted good and no complaints about the rest of the food. I had a picher of wine, a very nice Gamay. Service was good, with English-speaking staff. Next to us was a group of British people who clearly are regulars and there were plenty of French people there, which indicates that people do return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
aberdeen
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Restaurant that relies on high tourist numbers - with no customer service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Ate here the evening before we returned home via the Tunnel. Sat outside and had to wait 15 minutes before any waiter appeared. Menu appeared over priced in comparison to other restaurants we had eaten in during our stay in France. I ordered the lamb chops and my husband ordered rump steak. Lamb chops were OK but a little overcooked for medium rare. The steak looked a good one but it had been seared on the grill and left far too long which resulted in a black charred crust covering what was meant to be a medium rare steak. This burnt taste permeated throughout the whole steak and made it unpalatable. No waiter came to ask if everything was OK until he came to clear the table. We told him about the steak and showed him and he apologised, took the plates and returned with the bill for the full amount. No further apologies were offered. We felt that there should have been a gesture of goodwill eg complimentary coffees, because of the obvious cooking error. It made us feel that customer service was not important and that they relied in the large numbers of non returning passing trade. One to be missed!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank frequenttraveller012
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Norfolk, England
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We came here on the last night of the holiday and it was a great place to have a last meal before home. We sat outside but we were still undercover which was great because it poured with rain. They also had patio heaters so that we didn't get cold as the night wore on.

I finally got to eat "moules et frites" which had eluded me all holiday and they were brilliant. My son had sausages and chips which suited him and my partner had a rather odd "peasant-style" dish of cold chicken and rabbit in aspic which he wouldn't recommend.

Best of all was my pudding of Café Gourmand - an espresso coffee with tiny pastries and desserts. It was absolutely delicious and I washed everything down with some lovely rose.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Stevie6467
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Mistley, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Would go again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff.
Not much choice as far as menu goes but something for everyone.
It does help if you can speak a little French as our waiter did not speak alot of English.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Laird M
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ok”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Food good !
Service good
Waited 30 min after finishing main course and then had to wave at waiter to ask for the bill ..I would have asked for the desert menu but had lost the urge by then !
It took a further 15 min for the bill to arrive .
Food good ..service terrible !

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Stephen G
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