When traveling to France one should be out of his mind to demise the
gastronomic delicacies this country is offering. In general you can
lunch (almost) as cheap in a restaurant, Estaminet or Brasserie than
in a hamburger restaurant. And in any case, you will eat healthier and
burger, then look out for
the typical restaurants of the Buffalo Grill, which are open all day,
7/7, until late at night.
These restaurants are all built in
the same "cowboy and Indian" style and all have the same menu, which
you can access on the Internet, where you will also find the
addresses. The interiors of the Buffalo Grill restaurants are all
similar, with lots of dark burgundy (fake) leather and
pictures, ornaments and artifacts that will bring you in a Far West
At Buffalo Grill everyone gets a free salad, and the cheapest
all-inclusive menu, where you have a choice of three entrees and a
dessert OR a drink, is called the "Hold Up" and costs only € 7.95.
(2018) You can even get a glass of fine wine for that humble sum!
Buffalo Grill lives to its name with a couple of dishes with Bison
Meat, and the kids ("enfants") eat for only €4.95.
"Bleu, saignant, à point, bien cuit" = near-raw, rare, medium and
At Buffalo Grill one can eat cheap, and it is a lot better and
healthier than eating at a hamburger stand. The waiters even ask how
you prefer your hamburger is cooked, and if you're in a hurry,
notify the waiter while ordering, your order will be given priority!
Another chain of restaurants where you can eat out for a fiver per
person is that of Flunch. A menu du jour is only € 9.95 and for that
amount you get "the dish of the day", with meat, vegetables and a
drink. Also a lot healthier than the chip shop.
The resto's Flunch are usually located in the shopping mall of
a hypermarket. The opening hours are the same as the associated
supermarket, usually until 8PM, sometimes until 10PM.
info on the website of FLUNCH.
Very often the same mall has a bread stand and sometimes there is a
Pizza Paï where you can eat or take-away a (slice of) pizza.
And for those you can not live without their trusty Big Mac
one can always find the addresses on the internet. Both McDonald
(in french lingo
"MacDo") and Burger King
have a number of
restaurants in Le Nord & Pas de Calais.
And finally, for those who prefer a fast chicken meal, there's now
restaurant in Calais.