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Le Bistrot de l'Ancien-Courrier

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3 rue de l'Ancien Courrier, 34000 Montpellier, France
+33 (0) 04 67 60 98 46
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic French restaurant... I think!

We enjoyed a good meal here. The prices are very competitive - 17.50 Euros for a main and dessert (or main and starter), both of which were delicious if not absolutely top notch. The servings are not massive, but perfectly adequate and well cooked. We ate in the little courtyard outside - a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
Andy G
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pons, France
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had a lovely meal here recently, the set menu price is really competitive and the food was stunning. I had the duck and it was sumptuous, not an once of fat on it and it melted off the bone. The wine in the carafes is cheap and inviting, but don't bother with the white. The red on the other hand... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Montpellier. It is located in a Medieval building which is decorated in a cozy atmosphere. The food is wonderful French cuisine at great prices. I was surprised how reasonable prices were. I had succulent duck confit one night and another night I had salmon with a mushroom/cream side. The owner is very knowlegedeable about... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We enjoyed a good meal here. The prices are very competitive - 17.50 Euros for a main and dessert (or main and starter), both of which were delicious if not absolutely top notch. The servings are not massive, but perfectly adequate and well cooked. We ate in the little courtyard outside - a nice, quiet atmosphere, surrounded by the tall... More 

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Bath
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Pleasant venue. Very competitive pricing which can't be achieved without making some compromises but everything we had was fine. Smallish wine list of which some are hugely expensive but the more readable offerings are very good and affordable

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South Yorkshire, England
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123 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Eating in a small courtyard, slightly unusually because of the height of the buildings, but pleasant enough. Reasonable choices for each course, but we thought the starters over-elaborate. Wine is charged by how much you drink from a bottle. Friendly and pleasant staff.

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Peaceful & authenticity, pleasant place, friendly staff. Good food at decent price (the lunch menu).

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and thought the service was friendly and efficient. Set menu has plenty of choice. The desserts were particularly delicious.

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Ontario, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

On a quiet evening mid week in October we had no problem getting a table for two in the courtyard. Service was OK early in the evening but slowed down a lot as the place filled up, as it seems one of the two young ladies was also cooking. The food was a bit below average with little flavour and... More 

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Claygate, Surrey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Very good value, offering decent (not outstanding) food at a good price, avoiding the temptation to be a straightforward tourist rip-off. And what a lovely courtyard setting! Starters had the edge over the mains, but this is good well presented. Go there

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Beverly Hills
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I spent two months in Montpellier this summer, and I ate at this restaurant multiple times for both lunch and dinner. It would be hard to duplicate the good food, nice ambiance and the very reasonable prices that this place offers. At lunch is not that busy, but it is an excellent place to enjoy a two-course meal for about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 rue de l'Ancien Courrier, 34000 Montpellier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Herault  >  Montpellier
  • Phone Number: +33 (0) 04 67 60 98 46

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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