Fine Dining in Northern France
59140 Dunkerque (Malo-les-Bains)
Dunkirk consists of the main town
and a number of smaller villages. One of these is Malo-les-Bains
(not to be confiused with the Saint-Malo in Brittany) The Kursaal is
situated in Malo-les-Bains, a place where exhibitions and trade
fairs take place. It is near the seafont.
In the immediate vicinity are lots of restaurants and bars. Car
parking can be difficult at times, especially when there is an event
at the Kursaal.
One of the smaller restaurants is
"Bar Sucré-Salé". I went there for a quick bite, and chose a
sandwich "Le Port". This is a nearly one foot long baguette stuffed
with ham, lettuce, tomato and mayonaise. I paid €3.20 for this giant
As the name of the place does suggest, one can eat both sweet and
savory food here. Besides a large assortment of sandwiches, there
are also waffles, pancakes and ice-cream on sale.
My sandwich was well-stuffed with two slices of ham, three slices of
tomato and lots of lettuce and mayo. A pity the baguette itself was
of the pre-cooked type. An understandable choice for the owner,
since this makes him independent from any bakery, but the downside
is it has less taste than a "real" baguette.
When you visit Dunkirk and end up in Malo-les-Bains, you can take a
look at the remains of the shipwrecks from the 1940 Operation
Dynamo, the evacuation of more than three-hundred-thousand (!)
They still poke out at low tide, as seen on the panorama photograph
on top of this page. And if the fresh sea breeze made you hungry,
you can grab a bite at Sucré Salé. There is an abundace of choice,
like 30 flavours of Milkshake alone ;-)
Bar "Sucré Salé"