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Histoire ancienne

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20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100 Calais, France
0321341120
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Description: Histoire Ancienne restaurant in Calais is a classic bistro with 1930���s...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cosy restaurant with excellent food

My Wife had lunch here, the menu of the day, and it was excellent. The service was good and the presentation of the food was high quality. If we ever go to Calais again we will definitely eat here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

food only 6 out of 10 choice limited and the food/ wine was expensive, could have eaten better for less, give it a miss.

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Dear Kevin, Thank you for your visit in our restaurant. We are sorry that you have not appreciated. Our menus are based on fresh ingredients, cooked the day, this explain a number of raison able choices. Our 19,90 € menu, include starter + main dish + dessert witch in majority of our customer recognized for excellent value for money. Cordialement,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We took a table for three yesterday evening on the recommendation of trip advisor. Unfortunately, we were dis appointed by the food and service. The food was very average and nothing special. The tornadoes of pork was very dry, in fact it was not tornadoes of pork at all but a stuffed roll of pork and the backed potatoes that... More 

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Dear Rosina, Thank you for your visit in our restaurant. We are sorry that you have not appreciated. We consider your comment. Cordialement, Claire COMTE More 

Bewdley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My Wife had lunch here, the menu of the day, and it was excellent. The service was good and the presentation of the food was high quality. If we ever go to Calais again we will definitely eat here again.

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dear Niticalu, Thank you so much to take time to share your experience in our restaurant on trip advisor, We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Cordialement, Claire COMTE More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love this restaurant. The food is superb and it is really good value for money. Service is prompt and friendly.

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Merci beaucoup pour votre avis laisser sur tripadvisor, il sera partager avec toute notre équipe, cordialement, Claire comte More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Dropped on here last night after arriving in Calais on our last night on a family holiday, so pleased that we did. We had 2 of the 19-90€ set menus and 2 of us had a la carte. The food was excellent, prepared freshly, and looked amazing, just as good as the pictures in the other reviews. The service was... More 

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Thank you so much for your kindly post, cordialement, Claire comte More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

When you walk into L'Histoire Ancienne, you don't just walk into a restaurant; you walk in to a clear sense that something special - something beyond good, honest food - happens there. The chef de cuisine is an artist whose epicurean passion is clear in each dish that is served. The food, the presentation, the ambience and warm welcome from... More 

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Thank you so much for your kindly feedback, It will be share with our team, kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were staying overnight in Calais and the hotel had no restaurant. A quick search on Trip Advisor revealed that this restaurant was a couple of minutes away so we went along not sure if we'd be lucky to get a table. Fortunately we got a table and what a delicious meal we had. It was a fitting end to... More 

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Thank you so much to take time to share on trip advisor, It's with pleasure that i read your post, Cordialement, Claire COMTE More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very good meals with local products. When you are lucky to be able to take the menu, the price/quality ratio is excellent. A place to remember.

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Cher Florian, Thank you so much for you kindly post, Thank you to note our good price/quality, Cordialement, Claire COMTE More 

Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you happen to be in Calais you must have dinner here! I have tried many places traveling through the EU and this gem was a wonderful surprise. I had fabulous escargot (all 12 of them) followed by an incredible preperation of sweetbreads in morrell cream sauce. Claire and her husband are doing something special here. Wish I could come... More 

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Dear Mr HOFFER, Thank you so much for your kindly post, we hope to see you on your next trip in calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We'd booked a table for 9pm, but the staff were fine when we arrived almost an hour early. Nice little restaurant serving good french food. Absolutely everything we ate was delicious, beautifully presented, and service was attentive. I can't imagine they do anything badly here, fully recommend. The bib gourmands menu at 31€ for 3 courses is great value.

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Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for your kindly post on tripadvisor, Thank you to honor the quality and price for our 31 euros menu. We hope to have the pleasure to see you on your next trip in calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100 Calais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: 0321341120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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