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11 rue de la Taillerie, 62000 Arras, France
33 3 21 51 29 70
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, good prices, city-centre vitality

The Petit Rat Porteur is located between the two historic squares in the centre of Arras and is close to plenty of public parking. The restaurant is small but nicely decorated and comfortable with a good atmosphere. The service is friendly and professional and the food is really good. I tried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Stephen K
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Toulouse
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toulouse
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Petit Rat Porteur is located between the two historic squares in the centre of Arras and is close to plenty of public parking. The restaurant is small but nicely decorated and comfortable with a good atmosphere. The service is friendly and professional and the food is really good. I tried one of the traditional regional dishes, Waterzooi, which turned... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I visited Le Petit Rat Porteur with some friends of mine who live in a nearby village. They work in Arras and mentioned that they like to come to this restaurant for lunch. I let my friends do the ordering and enjoyed every plate that came to the table. The food at Le Petit Rat is right up my alley... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A popular restaurant with friendly, efficient service. Unfortunately, the food proved slightly disappointing. My husband ordered the cassoulet but had to send it back since, below the surface, it was stone-cold. The staff rectified this quickly but the fact that it happened at all has cost Le Petit Rat its fourth star. I should add that I had the Flemish... More 

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helensburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Not for one who likes fine French cuisine but good honest food, well presented and tasty without being expensive

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We paid a visit a couple of years ago, so decided to go again. After travelling all day we were very hungry. We had the last table in this small restaurant. We had to wait at least 45 mins for the starters to arrive as there was only one waiter on doing everything. The food was well worth the wait.... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After a morning in the Wellington Quarries, and a cold morning at that, we were ready for some lunch, and, since I own a website dedicated to French food (www.lovefrenchfood.com), this could not be missed. Because we made the effort and spoke French, we were welcomed - so many visitors overlook this courtesy. I perched myself, back to the wall,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Unfortunately, this restaurant didn't match our expectations. Despite reserving a table, we were sat next to the kitchen, and everyone knows the inconvenience of hearing plates crashing, etc. Waiters were unbelievably rude, and despite the food was nice, not worth it. Such a pity because the place is nice...

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Stafford
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Recommended to us by our Chambre d'Hote owner and definitely a great start to our holiday, Le Petit Rat Porteur offers a good menu, perfectly hilled local beer, nice wines and excellent service. Spoilt for choice but when in Arras eat the local speciality, andouillettes! Mind you that covers many French gastronomic towns and cities! An excellent meal right in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Among the enormous number of eating places around the two great squares in Arras, this one (right between the two) looked best to us, and we weren't disappointed. The food was very good in an unpretentious way (the steak with mushroms even excellent). Wine fine, too. The single waiter did his work efficiently and with a smile. Among the guests... More 

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leeds
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87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was recommended by our B and B owner too. Well placed between the 2 main squares and busy with locals and visitors. The menu doesn't really do justice to the food that was produced . We had a fish dish and a pork dish - both well cooked and served with chips/rice and salad and veg. Very reasonably priced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 rue de la Taillerie, 62000 Arras, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Arras
  • Phone Number: 33 3 21 51 29 70

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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