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Histoire ancienne

20 rue Royale, 62100 Calais, France
0321341120
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Ranked #6 of 108 Restaurants in Calais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Histoire Ancienne restaurant in Calais is a classic bistro with 1930���s art deco d��cor, fresco painting that recalls Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha prints, traditional zinc bar, tables laid in white linen, harlequin floor and open fireplace where local fish and meats are grilled. So far, so intriguing. Patrick Comte is a fourth-generation chef who trained in some of Paris��� most superb restaurants, including Le Crillon and Prunier, and here uses the finest local ingredients in inventive dishes like duck tartare with comfit tomatoes and parmesan shavings, grilled sea bream marinated in lemon, coriander and ginger. Order the warm chocolate cake with molten interior with pistachio cream at the beginning of your meal. There���s a proper vegetarian menu, too.

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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were pleased to get a table here on a Saturday lunchtime without a booking but worth a try. Again we were treated to a very pleasant lunch. Had a delicious cream of mushroom soup to start with and an exellent steak au poivre. And for the first time in France(in many visits) my steak was served as requested (bloody)... More

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Walmer, Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Surely one of the best restaurants in Calais. Fantastic food, plenty of choice, excellent value and wonderful atmosphere. 10/10

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Just come back from Calais having had two evenings at this restaurant. My husband and I have been eating at this restaurant for the past 15 years and it hasn't failed us yet. The staff and food are excellent. Patrick is very welcoming and we find him very amusing. I love the décor which adds to the wonderful atmosphere. We... More

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123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you so much for your kindly post on tripadvisor, it is with great pleasure that we read your satisfaction, we work every day in that direction, we thank you warmly, kinds regards Claire Comte More

Birmingham, UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We usually try to eat here on our way home. Unlike a lot of places in Calais it is a proper restaurant and seems very popular with local business people more than with tourists. Probably best to book in advance which is easily done on their website.

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123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this review

Dear Tyke, Thank you so much for your post on Tripadvisor, You're satisfaction will be share with our team, kinds regards Claire COMTE More

Derbyshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had a lovely meal here on the recommendation of the owners of the b&b we were staying in. Easy to find and friendly staff and decent value too. Food was tasty and we had a great evening.

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123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this review

Dear Theakers, Thank you so much for your kindly post, I'm very glad you enjoyed all our services, kinds regards Claire COMTE More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Would like to say I had "discovered" this gem but Mr Michelin and many others got there before me. Traditional french cooking expertly carried out. The food lingers in the memory for years until the next time a continental trip takes you through Calais. I have always wanted to be there on the 4th Thursday in the month for what... More

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123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this review

Dear Moysten, Thank you so much for your kindly post on Tripadvisor. Thank you to noticing the quality of our food and the good value for money, Kinds regards Claire More

St Pete's
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146 reviews 146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We discovered this restaurant a couple of years ago by accident and vowed, should we return to Calais, we would try it again. It was one of those moments when they day we had was average but this was the highlight of the day without doubt. A couple of useful tips first. Parking anywhere these days is always a challenge... More

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123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this review

Dear JONATHAN, Thank you so much for your nice comment, we are glad to know that your second visit to our restaurant you've enjoyed it. Our team thanks you for taking the time to share your experience on TRIPADVISOR; Kinds Regards Claire COMTE More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We visited this fantastic restaurant on Tuesday 26th August. There were eleven of us and from walking through the door our experience was brilliant. The staff were great, the food and drink was amazing and the ambience was top notch. We can't speak highly enough of this restaurant and would definitely recommend to anyone staying in Calais. Definitely worth a... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is one of the best eating places in Calais. I always go when going through. The service is spot on, the choice of food very varied always something different. Fully recommend the Gourmet Menu. Four courses including Mis en Bouche. Portions good size. Give it a try, I don't think you will be disappointed

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Dover, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I took a group of friends here for a celebration lunch knowing it would be good as I had eaten here before. Everyone not only enjoyed their meal but all commented on the ambience and the friendly staff. Several saying they have to go back. Having eaten in many Calais restaurants I would say this has to be one of... More

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123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you so much for your kindly post, we are delighted to have received your group during your trip in Calais. your post will be share with all our staff, kinds regards Claire COMTE More

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Address: 20 rue Royale, 62100 Calais, France
Phone Number: 0321341120
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
Cuisine: French

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