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Le Petit Rat Porteur

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$$ - $$$
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11 rue de la Taillerie, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 51 29 70
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
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 

Thank Terry_Marsh
Rome, Italy
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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...

Thank enj0yingit
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 

Thank stuatm
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ida737
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

Thank zebra60
Andover, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2014

Recommended by our B & B who booked a table for us as it was a Saturday night and could be busy. Small restaurant off the medieval sqaure , warmly welcomed by the staff on arrival and directed to our table. The restaurant had a few tables upstairs and more downstairs in a cellar. Very busy and within a few... More 

Thank TraceyS1964
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel. Very pleased with its food and the service was with a smile. Buzzy place. Most enjoyable evening.

Thank tonytonytony2
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lovely restaurant with good food and service. We were served by a young man who was literally doing everything but the cooking. Even under this pressure his service was with a smile. We very much enjoyed our visit.

Thank brighteye-deas
Sydney, Australia
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318 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2014

A relatively simple place with a pretty standard menu, although with a few regional specialities. Reasonably priced menus available, especially - as is common - for lunch. Nice indoor area (also a space in the cellar which we didn't see) and outside seating also available, even if the location along the street isn't as nice as right on one of... More 

Thank TheGumnuts
Deux-Sevres, France
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

After spending a few days at a very wet musical festival (Main Square) we decided to skip the festival food and try our luck in Arras town. We visited a local beer store and the owner recommended this restaurant for lunch. The waiter was very friendly and spoke English. He described all the dishes and after ordering they arrived promptly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 rue de la Taillerie, 62000, Arras, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Arras
  • Phone Number: +33 3 21 51 29 70

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?