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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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was absolutely first class. The building itself is amazing and the food is even better! The staff were very friendly and very understanding while we tried to speak the little French that we are capable of. It's situated on the oldest street in the city and if you're in Montpellier then you've got to make visiting... More 

Thank samghilton
West Malling, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Liked it so much I went twice. No fancy dining but good value wholesome French cuisine. Baked Camembert was superb as was the baked Lamb. Could not manage a third course. Very reasonable demi carafe of house red. Nice friendly service and a good number of French diners

Thank mikeamartin
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Found this little gem just wandering the streets during the day and decided to go back for dinner. The beautiful traditional old stone vaults made for a unique experience. The wait staff were very helpful with the English translation. The quality of food for the reasonable price couldn't be sniffed out. Froi gras, French onion soup, fish, steak and desert... More 

Thank Tash0389
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the hotel it took a while to find in the old town. But what a find . A 'real' family run restaurant that had good varied menu using fresh ingredients. Excellent service and atmosphere. The local wine was spot on. Would go again - if I can find it :-)

Thank StevenG2
Fullerton, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

The food and service were wonderful. We were in Montpellier for 10 days. We ate here in the second night. On the last night in Montpellier we decided to return to our favorite for the visit and we chose here. Our French is very poor but they did have a menu in English.

Thank MikeB12
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

One of the things I deplore in Montpellier is that there's a lot of restaurants, but only a few of them cook traditional French food. Le Bistrot de l'Ancien-Courrier is one of those rare places where you can sit down with friends in a classy, refined environment, and enjoy delicacies like Foie Gras and Magret de Canard while awaiting an... More 

Thank Antonio M
Tampere, Finland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Menu was good and there was enough to choose from. It was also a bargain. Less than 20 euros. Also staff was speaking english. That was nice because non of us doesn't speak french. 3 course menu + wine + aqua con gassata 25€.

Thank Peura931
Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We went here for a quiet meal and were so happy we chose it. The courtyard was gorgeous and the food was very nice. They have a wine of the month they choose that goes with most of the food and it was easily nicer than half the wines on the list for half the price. The duck was perfect... More 

Thank Thomas P
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The food was top class, the service was very good and the surroundings were incredible. This restaurant is located in a former 17th century mansion belonging to the marquis de Moncalm. We had our meal in the inside courtyard, which in itself is picturesque but if you go inside, there is an incredible vaulted cellar type room which is beautiful.... More 

Thank Nathalie H
Kansas City MO
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stumbled across this charming bistro while wandering the historic district one afternoon, and went back for dinner. The menu is very reasonably priced, and features classic French dishes. The service was friendly and attentive, and dining in the cozy courtyard made for a memorable evening. The duck confit and desserts were quite good, but the real standout was a first... More 

Thank Brian G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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