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Histoire ancienne

20 rue Royale, 62100 Calais, France
0321341120
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Ranked #5 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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 NEW

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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St Pete's
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140 reviews 140 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

Wigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate here recently during a short trip to France to collect our car after a breakdown. We had an excellent lunch at this small restaurant in the Rue Royale. It was a very hot day and the air conditioning was most welcome, though it sprung a leak just above my husband and poured cold water over his shoulders -... More

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

Cher Janhwigan, Thank you very much for your review posted on tripadvisor, yet we apologize for this problem of leaks! We are delighted that you had good time in our restaurant, see you soon, kinds regards Claire Comte More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

we stayed in calais for 2 nights This restaurant was literally on the doorstep of our hotel what a find Both nights the food was.superb we wasn't rushed at all The staff spoke English and we're welcoming friendly We would highly recommend this restaurant

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

Dear Claire, We are delighted you found our restaurant and you love it, thank you so much for your kindly post, it we'll be share with allour staff, kinds regards Claire COMTE More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We saw this restaurant recommended on Trip Advisor and fortunately it turned out to be just round the corner from the Hotel Meurice. Good menu, excellent food and a good wine list. Efficient, friendly service. What more can you ask?

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Cher Ron, Merci beaucoup de votre avis, qui sera partagé avec toute notre équipe. Nous sommes en effet situé en... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were taken by friends on the first stop of our trip to Holland, we had the most delightful lunch and it was a lovely start to our trip. The atmosphere, food and service were all impeccable and it was a lovely experience.

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

Dear Sorelle, Thank you so munch for your kindly post on tripadvisor, We are happy to know that you had appreciate our restaurant, and we hope that you had good time in Holland, kinds regards Claire COMTE More

Stafford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On a recent trip to Calais my wife I had the good fortune to discover this superb restaurant on the Ru Royale in Calais. We had the Plate de Jour and were not disappointed. The meal was an absolute joy from start to finish. Good service, pleasant atmosphere and excellent food make a return visit to Calais a must for... More

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

Dear Kayak22, We are delignted that our restaurant you've enjoyed, your satisfaction we'll be share with all our staff, kinds regards Claire COMTE More

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