Le Cercle de Malines
12 rue de Malines, Calais, 62100, France
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eating in calais
Does anyone know of a cheap place to eat in Calais please? We have tried Flunches in the Auchan a couple of times and been very disappointed each time. Have heard about Buffalo grill, which is opposite, but don't know what sort of prices they charge. We can catch a bus into the town itself so that wouldn't be a problem if there is somewhere nice there. Thanks in advance
RE: eating in calais
See the notice about eating at Calais Ville Gare.
RE: RE: eating in calais
thanks, will have a look now, we actually tried flunches again and it was better this time, also tried the Flunches in Boulogne and had a great dinner there it is very cheap too, checked out the Buffalo grill but that was above our limit
Travel Tips for Calais
Where to eat on a budget
This is the restaurant we nearly always come to they do a daily luchtime special for about 8 euros, although it is where we normally have moule frites washed down with a Stella Artois or Muscadet at the end of a motoring holiday.
Although there are some good restaurants in Calais we go here unless we want to push the boat out. We have never had a meal we didn't enjoy.
A lot of French people eat here and they don't eat at bad retaurants.
A bit more than a Ferry Port
"No beauty but it has its delights"
Calais is a busy town best known for its ferry port and crossings to England.
Recently home to a refugee camp and usually overlooked by anyone looking to spend time in France.
The town square is quite ugly with box like buildings surrounding it. However, it can be the site of a typically French market on Saturday mornings and there is an impressive bell tower in one corner.
Just round the corner are some excellent restaurants specialising in seafood where we have spent some happy hours.
If we are in a hurry it is always the "station cafe" for mussels and chips washed down with a beer, can't beat it.
Near the station is the town hall with it's impressive tower.
A little out from Calais is the Cite D'Europe (or Cite Europe depending which sign you see), shopping area, often swarming with bargain hunting Brits, but it is a good shopping area, access can be a bit slow by road during busy times.
We prefer the Auchan hypermarket which is on the other side of the motorway to Cite Europe and is a good place to stock up with beers and wines. Not to forget the cheese.
The town has some really good pieces of architecture although I think it suffers from some planners from the 50s and 60s who were fond of the square box design, these buildings now look depressing and dated.