Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Le Touquet

Perard

One of France's most famous seafood restaurants, frequented by a host of celebrities, 1960s-opened Perard combines a casual oyster bar with seating at high stools, a fishmonger and a restaurant with a retractable gl…
Top Choice French in Calais

Le Grand Bleu

Run by talented avantgardiste chef Matthieu Colin (formerly of Paris institution Ledoyen), royal-blue-painted Le Grand Bleu is known for its cuisine élaborée (creatively transformed versions of traditional dishes) s…
Top Choice Flemish in Cassel

'T Kasteelhof

At the 'highest estaminet (traditional Flemish restaurant) in Flanders', facing Cassel's hilltop windmill, you can quaff Flemish beer (including Kassels Bier, only available here), sip vin de chicorée (made with red…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Boulogne-sur-Mer

La Matelote

This stylish Michelin-starred establishment, with white tablecloths, paper-thin wine glasses and fine porcelain, focuses on fish, most of it landed a few blocks away on quai Gambetta. Chef Tony Lestienne's specialit…
Top Choice Bistro in Compiègne

Les Accordailles

Everything at this bistro facing the Palais de Compiègne is organic, including the wines and liqueurs. Morel-stuffed chicken breast with truffled potato gratin, and entrecôte (rib steak) with garlic butter and roast…
Top Choice Pastries in Lille

Meert

Famed for its gaufres (waffles) made with Madagascar vanilla, Meert has served kings, viceroys and generals since 1761. The sumptuous chocolate shop's coffered ceiling, painted wooden panels, wrought-iron balcony an…
Top Choice French in Lille

L'Assiette du Marché

Entered via a grand archway, a 12th-century aristocratic mansion – a mint under Louis XIV, hence the street's name, and a listed historical monument – is the romantic setting for contemporary cuisine (tuna carpaccio…
Top Choice Seafood in Côte d’Opale

La Marie Galante

All the seafood here is from the surrounding waters, including Audresselles crab and lobster. Piled-high seafood platters are the house speciality but there are also superb mains such as lobster medallions with Cham…
Top Choice Seafood in Côte d’Opale

La Sirène

At the foot of Cap Gris-Nez, this whitewashed beachfront cottage has picture windows with glorious sea views. All of the fresh seafood is sourced from Audresselles and Boulogne-sur-Mer, oysters, prawns, langoustines…
Bistro in Compiègne

La Table d'Elisa

Seafood dominates at this green awning–shaded bistro: inventive preparations might include maple syrup–marinated, sesame seed coated salmon, seared mackerel with yuzu dressing, or smoked lobster from the live tank w…