Restaurants In Calais

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Some English is spoken almost everywhere in Calais. There are a wide variety of places to eat; everything from fast food to Cordon Bleu. There's no real substitute to personal recommendation so please let us know if you have a particularly good experience. These links for day trips to Calais and hotels in Calais.

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Restaurants in Calais

Our guide to eating in Calais is based largely on personal experience and recommendation. You're welcome to add to our own listings. If you find yourself in the town the Tourist Information Centre will give you a good idea of where to eat. The menu price guides we use are for information purposes and although correct at the time of writing they are subject to change. We make a point of including establishments from all different price ranges so you will find fast food and gourmet dinning experiences side by side. We aim to feature a dozen or so listings to give some choice to our users. This also allows usto keep some space to include any interesting suggestions that we might receive.

  • Au Côte d'Argent - Fish-based gastronomic cooking with some tasty meat dishes, menus from €18, worth a visit at any time of year, it's so good you'll have to book in high season. Desserts are highly acclaimed. Consistently good results. The value for money is very good compared to nearby Boulogne. Just a few highlights from the menu: medallions of foie gras, poached prawns, red mullet on ratatouille and duck in maury.
    • 1 Digue Gaston Berthe
    • www.cotedargent.com
  • Au Coq d'Or - A really good range of meat and fish dishes, has a reputation for brilliant kebabs and mixed grills. Also watch out for the lobsters and coq au vin. Want to try something different, what about liver pate with gin, menus from €14. In a world where reviews are available on almost every restaurant take a chance on the Coq.
    • 31 Place D'armes
    • www.aucoqdor.com

  • La Bigoudène - The Bigouden is a tiny part of Brittany brought to the centre of Calais.
    • 22 Rue De La Paix
  • La Buissonnière - A lovely French dining experience just 21 miles from Dover, the Discovery Menu of €15 offers great value. Highlights include: mushroom with Goat Cheese and Smoked Bacon, Onion Gratin, Lentil Soup with Rosemary and Bacon, Chicken Liver Fricassee, Fillet of Salmon with Wine Raspberry, Breaded Chicken Normande, Black Pudding with Mashed Potatoes and Cream Caramel.
    • 10 Rue Neuve
    • www.restaurant-calais.com
  • La Ferme Gourmande - Many dishes prepared with locally sourced produce, home made regional specialities like: ham, mushroom and cheese crêpe, kidney of beef with mustard, rabbit with bacon and mushroom sauce, cream brulée with ice cream. Well worth going out of your way for. Guines is about three miles South East of Calais.
    • RD 231 La Bien Assise - 62340 Guînes
    • www.aubergeducolombier.com
  • La Tourello - A good local bistro serving a very wide range of dishes. prices at the lower end of the range, some real value for money on offer. Diners a mixture of locals and tourists.
    • 47 Place D'armes
  • Le Blanc-Nez - This restaurant enjoys a solid reputation, if you've driven through Sangatte you may have passes it. Seafood takes pride of place but I can also recommend the steaks. Usually closed on Sunday, open from 12 noon every other day. Menus from about €13.
    • 2281 Route Nationale - 62231 Sangatte
    • www.blancnez-restaurant.com
  • Le Grand Bleu - Pound for pound this is one of the best value for money restaurants on the Cote Opal. The 'plasir' menu is not available at weekends, costs just €19 and includes treats like: fish rillettes, chicken tempura with onion marmalade and garlic mashed potatoes . Bailey's cream coffee and chicory to follow.
    • 8 rue Jean-Pierre Avron
    • www.legrandbleu-calais.com
  • Le Sésame - As strange as it may seem this North Africa restaurant in Calais seems to attract quite a few plaudits. If you enjoy tagine, couscous and mergez this may be the place for you. Menus from about €12
    • 27 Rue De La Mer
  • Le Sybilien - In a town with many seafood restaurants Le Sybilien continues to stand out. Quite traditional in style, it delivers great food in an understated atmosphere. Main courses from about €14
    • 9 Digue Gaston Berth
  • Oh! Mouettes - Gastronomic restaurant specialising in seafood, sea views and summer terrace, menus from €20, to get the best tables you'll need to book in the summer months. Highlights from the €38 Admiral's Menu included: oysters, sole meuniére, steak in a traditional pepper sauce with dessert or cheese.
    • 10 Rue Jean-Pierre Avron 62100 Calais
    • www.ohmouettes.com

Location And Contact

This is the published address (at the the time of writing ), however on our last visit there was also an office on Rue Gambetta near the Theatre, give them a call to check if you plan to make a personal visit:

  • Office de Tourisme Calais/Côte d'Opale, 12, bd Clémenceau, 62100 Calais
  • +03 21 96 62 40
  • www.calais-cotedopale.com

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