We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great ambience”
Review of Jolly Sailor

Jolly Sailor
Ranked #16 of 116 Restaurants in Cambrai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$43
Cuisines: European, French
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 January 2014

About an hour and a quarter from Calais makes this town (Cambrai) and restaurant a good stopping place. Cambrai is historic in terms of both WW1 when it was part of the Hindenburg line and the German Headquarters, and WW2 when it was again German Headquarters.
The first tank battle took place here in 1917.
So there is much history to become aware of, and the Restaurant having David and Alain speaking both French and English makes it easy to ask questions about where to go and what to see.
Sitting outside you are alongside an arm of the St Quentin canal with barges, ducks and swans parading. The ambience is good in the Restaurant and in the evening David will play the piano and sing whilst Alain serves the drinks.
Well worth a visit to this friendly location where you will be made most welcome.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Mike M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (111)
There are newer reviews for Jolly Sailor
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

10 - 14 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2013

The foods good and well priced and the owners who run the service are friendly and attentive.
Its decor is really interesting and original...if your in the area its well worth a visit.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank thomasfilm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Had a lovely evening food great. David and Alain great hosts. David played the piano lots of fun. There were only 5 of us eating but this added to the fun as we all joined in the singing and were made to feel very welcome. A little out of town but well worth going to. Very French would love to return. Thank you guys for making our trip.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank liz l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 March 2013

This is a maritime-themed restaurant of character, with a good menu of regional dishes and a great ambience. Partners David and Alain are Anglo/French, with David singing at his piano mid-evening (hands-free pianola has to be seen by children - magic!).
Will be there next week: only dislike is that they close Sun eve and Mon/Tues, so Sat eve and Sun lunch are likely.

Thank Roderick A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 December 2012

This is probably one of the friendliest little local eateries in the area, owned and run by David and Alain. Whilst Alain tends the bar, Dave is a maestro on the keyboard to entertain guests. Meals are simple, tasty and well cooked and don't break the bank. I will eat theer again!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank davetrotteredl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Jolly Sailor also viewed

 

Been to Jolly Sailor? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing