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Au Cote d'Argent

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1 Digue Gaston Berthe, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 34 68 07
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

like lots of others we have been here many times - a great place for lunch where you can park your fully laden car outside !

Thank Andrew O
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the second year running, a group of friends (13 of us) travelled over to Calais for lunch at Au Cote d'Argent. This is such a fabulous restaurant, always busy, in a terrific spot in Calais, very close to where the Ferry boats arrive. Le Chef du Patron, Bertrand Lefebvre and his staff are always very attentive without being intrusive.... More 

1 Thank stuartberger47
Fremont, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by locals, this place had it all: delicious artful food, attentive friendly service, and lovely views. Wonderful evening!

2 Thank rlbierb
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We have been to this Restaurant on many occasions over the years since the early 1990's and ALWAYS look forward to our return. This time was no different when we visited on Easter Sunday, incorporated with a visit to the Majestic Wine Warehouse in Coquelles. We had pre-booked a table for 12 noon which was just as well as this... More 

2 Thank DenchMan
COTEDARGENT, Gérant at Au Cote d'Argent, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your kindly coment Kind regards. Bertrand with all the staff More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had but a few hours in Calais, on a swift "wine run" from Sussex, and took lunch at this rather unassuming restaurant. The somewhat bland exterior hides a characteristic interior, of olde port days in Calais, with white table cloth service. The food was excellent, cheese selection outstanding and well worth a return visit !

2 Thank Topsy-Travels
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

i have been here probably a dozen times. ALWAYS been a lovely occasion, great food, service, atmosphere. Smart, calm, just a thoroughly nice lunch.

1 Thank Tim S
Watford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is our fourth visit here. Standards have been uncompromisingly good, and Chef patron Lefebvre produces dishes which have both finesse and interest. For example, a guinea fowl breast which was mouth wateringly tender served with a toothsome sauce with delicate citrus notes. Mme Lefebvre supervises the very efficient staff with charm and poise. A short and balanced wine list... More 

1 Thank alex k
Rotherwick, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We've been going to the Restaurant for a good 15 years and it's usually our last port of call for a lunch before our return to the UK. We love the views, the food, the service and the staff and have never been disappointed. Fish and Seafood are so fresh, we wish we lived closer!

Thank PMJM6665
Devon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We arrived early for our ferry and decided to have lunch at this restaurant where we had previously had so many good meals. We had not booked but they fitted us in to one of the few tables that were unreserved and shortly thereafter diners for these appeared to fill the restaurant. Almost without exception the clientele seemed to be... More 

1 Thank Selsdon1
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely warm welcome from the proprietors. Throughout the meal the staff were attentive to our needs. We started with oysters - well you have to when you're by the sea, on continued with delicious fresh sole and monkfish. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented. I love the French way of having cheese followed by dessert and thankfully we... More 

2 Thank Peter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 44
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Digue Gaston Berthe, 62100, Calais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: +33 3 21 34 68 07
Au Cote d'Argent restaurant right on the water at Calais faces the seawall with fascinating views of the watery parade of sea ferries churning in and out. The dining room puts you in the mood for excellent seafood, with varnished wood-panelled walls, marine blue carpeting and upholstery, nautical detailing and huge plate glass windows for viewing the waves. Chef Bertrand Lefebvre trained with some of France���s greatest chefs ��� Paul Bocuse among them ��� before opening his own restaurant here. The cuisine is simple, elegant in a selection of menus that include dishes like chicken livers saut��ed with mushrooms in sherry, fillet of red mullet with rice and shellfish with saffron or half lobster without shell but with coral sauce. The service is warm, the cooking refined and sophisticated, the wines are French and the experience a delight.

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