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Histoire ancienne

20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 34 11 20
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 29 min
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I last reviewed Histoire Ancienne in 2012, and our first visit was nearly 30 years ago, when it was in different ownership. It is lovely to see this delightful, traditional-with-a-twist restaurant still flourishing under the Comte team, and always a pleasure to return - just...More

Thank Filitosa96
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Filitosa 96, We sincerely thank you for your loyalty. What a pleasure for us to read that since 2012 you visit our restaurant, we are deeply happy and touched. Thank you again and see you soon, Kinds regards Claire comte

Reviewed 3 days ago

wonderful family restaurant with a good cross section of foods for everyone's taste. the staff are very accommodating to our needs particularly as my wife has an allergy to spices. It is local and within walking distance of most of the hotels. Had a wonderful...More

Thank mshaward
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear mshaward, Thank you so much for you kindly post, we hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent traditional French restaurant/brasserie. Central location. Excellent service. Lovely menu - not too adventurous but classic.

Thank QSMPEK
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Sir, Thank you to share on Tripadvisor, we hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, excellent food. Shared a starter of fois gras - marvellous. Then a sole meuniere and grilled salmon, both perfect. The staff were attentive but friendly (and I saw them dealing efficiently with some awkward customers). On my next visit to Calais, this will...More

Thank ninabailey
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ninabailey, Thank you so much, it is with great pleasure that we will welcome you the next time, kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends had been here before but it was new to us. We were quickly seated even though we hadn’t booked. The menu was varied both for the food they offered and the prices range. The English translation was a bit lacking so best to...More

Thank 30Annemarie16
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear 30Annemarie16, Thank you so much, We hope to see you on your next visit in Calais, Kinds regards Claire comte

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a 3-course meal at a very good price with plenty of choice. Food was really delicious, service was attentive and interior is quite unique. Glad we discovered this restaurant and for a next visit to Calais we will certainly return to Histoire Ancienne. Recommend...More

Thank manuelageypen
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Manuela, Thank you so much for your post, it's with a great pleasure that we will received you on your next trip in Calais, Kindly regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here as close to hotel and good reviews, really pleased we did. Busy on a Thursday night but found us a table for 2 in the back (decorated like an old fashioned sweet shop). Service was attentive despite being busy and the quality...More

Thank masboutin
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Masboutin, Thank you so much, Your post will be share with our team, We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire C OMTE

Reviewed August 15, 2018

We had had a really long day and wanted to treat ourselves to a nice meal before getting the ferry home the next morning. Histoire Ancienne was the perfect choice. The food was delicious - the best Bernaise I've ever tasted. Service was great and...More

Thank Charlotte P
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Charlotte, Thank you so much for your for your kindly post, we are are very happy to know that you had appreciate your meal in our restaurant, your satisfaction will be shared with our team, kindly regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed August 14, 2018

We,ve enjoyed HA before so it was disappointing not to be impressed again. Nothing was wrong but neither did anything 'sparkle'. Perhaps we were tired after a long drive?More

Thank rennatian
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago
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Cher Renatian, Je vous remercie de votre retour et suis désolée que nous n'ayons pas été à la hauteur de...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This was our fourth visit to this restaurant. We had lunch this time but have been for evening meals in the past. The menu is varied, interesting and different each time and the food is fresh, seasonal and beautifully prepared. The wine list is comprehensive...More

Thank AlisonNZ52
Claire C, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Dear Alison, Thank you very much for your loyalty. It was with great pleasure that we read your post, which will be shared with our entire team. We will receive you with great pleasure on your next visit with us. Kinds regards Claire COMTE

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186338Margaret
May 27, 2017|
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Response from Claire C | Property representative |
Good evening, yes we propose different vegeterian dish : Mixed-salad, sauce César, crumble parmesan (radis, tomate cerise, carottes, sucrine, asperges crues) Mixed-salad, parmesan sauce, crumble Soupe crémeuse de... More
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Bill W
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Claire C | Property representative |
Good morning BILL, On the lunch time we are open from 12h00 to 14h00, so no problems for your reservation for 2 on friday december 2nd (not lalter please), thank you so much. Claire COMTE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$22 - $49
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: +33 3 21 34 11 20
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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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