There's an old saying that it's impossible to have a bad meal in France, but throwing caution to the wind we've used our local knowledge – and the recommendations of our customers – to compile this selection of foodie havens in Calais and the surrounding area.


Many people regard Calais as nothing more than a pit stop on the road to somewhere better. What a trick they’re missing! These great recommendations are just the tip of the iceberg.

Le Grand Bleu

8 Rue Jean Pierre Avron 62100 Calais

Explosion of flavours in the mouth guaranteed! That is Mathieu Colin's motto. This young chef, who has trained at the highest level, has recently opened "Le Grand Bleu" facing the port and fresh fish market. Not only will you find the service superb, but you will also be impressed by the presentational flair of his 'cuisine modern', available at extremely reasonable prices (a 3-course set meal available for €20). Unique in Calais!

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Au Côte d'Argent

1, Digue Gaston Berthe, 62100 Calais

A fish restaurant which is worth the detour to the Calais sea-front, the interior is designed to look like the luxury ships of bygone days.

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La Sole Meunière

1 Boulevard de la Résistance, 62100 Calais

A chic fish restaurant located close to the Marina. Treat yourself to chef Pierre’s delicious seafood creations - or alternatively, a juicy steak!

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Du Vignoble au Verre

43 Place de la Resistance 62100 Calais

Owner and wine connoisseur, Eric, will certainly ensure your wine choice perfectly matches his tasty home cooking. For the true flavours of grandmère’s cuisine, go and taste his authentic dishes and I promise you will leave the place with a smile on your face!

Le Channel

3 Boulevard de la Resistance 62100 Calais

A restaurant that is often highly commended – and deservedly so! This pinnacle of Calaisien gastronomy is run by the Crespo Family and offers exceptional food in a lovely atmosphere with a distinctly impressive wine list...

Le Tonnerre de Brest

3 Place d'Armes 62100 Calais

Situated in Calais north, not too far from the beach and with a friendly and cosy atmosphere, this charming little créperie is the ideal place to enjoy some delicious pancakes, either salted or sweet with a "Bolée de cidre".

Beyond Calais

Make the time to venture beyond Calais in pursuit of foodie delights. The towns and villages of Pas-de-Calais and beyond are a gourmand's gold mine.

Au Gout de Jour

10 Route Departementale 62231 Sangatte

On your way from Calais to Blériot or Sangatte, this restaurant offers you three delicious homemade courses for only €20! Make sure you make a reservation as it is a very busy albeit cosy restaurant.

Aux Marroniers

18 Route Departementale 62610 Ardes

A mere twenty minutes drive from Calais, 'Aux Marroniers' is a must-visit in the pretty medieval town of Ardres. It is highly advisable to book in advance as it is always bustling! The cuisine is predominantly French, though it would be well worth taking the opportunity to try their delicious homemade pizzas. This modest restaurant with a jovial atmosphere would make the perfect pause on a day trip to the Calais region.

Les Falaises

18 Rue de la Mer 62179 Escalles

Only a couple of miles from Calais, close to the beach of Escalles where you can enjoy an after-lunch stroll, you will find "Les Falaises". With traditional decor and an unpretentious atmosphere, this is the place for good, honest food at the foot of le Cap Blanc Nez. Try the scallops in a béchamel sauce or the little plates of prawns or shrimps!

Drie Kalders: Les 3 Caves

18 Palce du Marechal Foch 62500 St Omer

Situated in a cellar, this restaurant is offers you a rustic cuisine from the region of Flanders. Enjoy your meal with a Belgian beer!

Les Retour des Flobards

58 Rue Marin de la Mesnee 62164 Audresselles

A family run restaurant strongly influenced by its seaside location, the menu reflects Audresselles' maritime heritage. Be sure to book when visiting in the summer months as the unassuming looking restaurant is incredibly popular with its Belgian neighbours. Closed throughout January, on Wednesday evenings and all day Thursdays.

Restaurant Francois 1er

Place d' armes, 62610 Ardres

A delightful local restaurant and favourite of our customers (and our sales director!). This is the sort of restaurant that makes sense out of schemes to emigrate if this could only be your local. Fantastic food and a fantastic atmosphere.