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A hidden gem in the heart of the town

Located within Saint-Omer but tucked away from the crowds, Bacôve is a hub of French cuisine in a perfectly secluded setting in the old town just a short distance from the cathedral itself. The perfect getaway for couples.

Local, sustainably sourced food changes with the season, making every visit unique. Reasonably priced for its exceptional offering, this venue is perfect for a celebration, yet unfussy enough for the everyday.

Go beyond the ordinary

Chef Camille Delacroix opened Bacôve after winning ‘Top Chef’, a televised cookery competition that made him a household name.

Now he and his co-owner, his wife Carla, offer a wonderful dining experience where the food takes centre stage.

If you enjoy traditional French food with a twist, appreciate the journey from field to fork and want to uncover the true cuisine of the region, you will love Bacôve. Camille, Carla and their team love nothing more than spending time with their guests and sharing their passion for food.

Experience the unforgettable

Bacôve offers you an unforgettable yet unpretentious ‘experience gastronomique.

A must for anyone who considers themselves a ‘foodie’. One of Pasde-Calais’ leading restaurants, Bacôve offers a setting that will wow you, hosts who will welcome you and food that will truly delight you 

A hidden gem in the heart of the town
Go beyond the ordinary
Experience the unforgettable

A warm welcome awaits you

The physical space itself has been carefully curated to work in harmony with the restaurant’s ethos – inspired by nature. There is plenty of wood and soft green hues that will soothe you into an experience you may never want to end.

Pull up a chair at this elegant venue, and you’ll quickly feel like a friend. There’s no standing on ceremony, and the food will knock your socks off. No need to hurry here; the table is yours for as long as you like.

Owners Camille and Carla frequently step in to chat with guests about anything from wine pairings to decor. Ask about the artwork on the plate and the day’s catch and fully indulge your curiosity. This team is big on welcome and wants to ensure yours.

Plan your visit

Bacôve is open for lunch and evening meals, but daily hours vary depending on the season. Lunch is served from 12.00 pm to 1.45 pm, and evening meals are served from 7.00 pm to 9.45 pm. Booking is advised, and you may be asked for a booking deposit.

You can expect to pay €45 for three courses (Wed/Thu/Fri lunch only), €80 for the 4-course ‘Menu Escut’ and €95 for the 5-course ‘Menu Bacôve’.

Places to visit…

Right in the heart of Saint-Omer, Bacôve is just 150m from the historical landmark Notre Dame Cathedral, and a stone’s throw from Place Victor Hugo. Make this the centrepiece of a day in Saint-Omer spent visiting the historical city, its gothic cathedral, quaint houses, farmers markets, and charming, relaxed atmosphere.

Five reasons you’ll love this Pas-de-Calais favourite

Inspired by nature

When not in the kitchen, Delacroix is frequently found searching for his exceptional local ingredients. The mushrooms are foraged in a nearby forest, and the sea, only 20 miles away, provides fresh fish on a daily basis.

Fresh from the farmers’ market

Then, there’s the stunning Audromarois, the only remaining cultivated wetlands in France (you can even take a tour). This vast area hosts market gardens that supply fresh local produce across the region. Bacôve is even named after a low flat-bottomed boat used by the growers in the marshes to transport their produce.

Supporting to local producers

Bacôve suppliers include the gin distillers Distillerie Persyn a renowned local distillery, which is also worth a visit. Bacôve draws on the best of these fertile environs, and the ingredients are certainly the stars of this place.

Respectfully seasonal

With emphasis on serving local, seasonal produce, Bacôve has a remarkably low carbon footprint and a menu where flavour is key. The restaurant invites guests to enjoy the very best French cuisine by following the natural cycle of the seasons.

Rooted in family

For all its creativity, Bacôve is rooted in family. Recipes from Camille’s grandmother’s table showcase traditional French food adapted for the modern palate.

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How to get to Bacôve

8 Rue Caventou, 62500 Saint-Omer.
By car: Calais is just 40 minutes away, Dunkirk is 45 minutes away, and Lille is 1 hour away. There’s plenty of parking
By train: Saint-Omer station is only a 15-minute walk away.