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Histoire ancienne

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20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 34 11 20
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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London
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I (with our seven year old son) ate lunch here on Valentine's Day, which is also my wife's birthday. The restaurant has many good reviews on tripadvisor so we thought we would give it a go. This is a classic French restaurant. The staff were great and provided a wonderful service. The food was fabulous - I... More 

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Thank Paul W
Heathfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere with excellent staff. The cuisine is typically French and the Plat du Jour is particularly good value. We have recommended to several of our friends who agree.

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Kent
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this place very much, my friend and I spent our annual booze trip evening here.! What a great choice. This is a proper French restaurant run by people who understand food, customers, wine and all it takes to create a experience for their guests. Top quality and the right price, a treat that will leave you with a... More 

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Thank nicolas2
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here back in October and absolutely loved it. The restaurant is a typical French establishment, nothing overly fancy but up market. All the food was fantastic and could not be faulted. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and we even had to squeeze in a desert since the starter and mains had been so good. They also... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have eaten here a few times over the past year & it never fails to impress. Reasonable prices especially the set menu's, friendly staff & good atmosphere

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We were on a day trip to Calais and I picked this from the Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. My Venison Fillet was perfectly cooked, delightfully presented and very tasty as were each of our meals. Four of us ate 3 courses plus coffee and wine for 185 Euros. We weren't hurried and spent 2 hours enjoying lunch... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

When we planned our day trip to calais from UK, it was our intention to visit histoir ancienne before heading home, having had an excellent meal there in the past. On this occasion we arrived at about 645pm, we were welcomed and quickly got to grips with the menu, which has 3 course set meal options at 22 or 32... More 

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

Dear GreG, Thank you so much, We are delighted that you have a great time in our restaurant and that you have enjoyed your dishes, we hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on 2nd January (a holiday) on the way to Eurotunnel. One of the few restaurants open. Had visited before and was again very happy. Good traditional food and always reliable at a fair price. We normally go to dedicated seafood restaurants in or around Calais but obviously a Monday after the holidays is not the right... More 

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

Dear James, Thank you so much for your kindly post, we Hope to receive you on your next trip in Calais, kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

How I wish England had many more restaurants like this. Quality and knowledge run through every aspect of this operation. The warm welcome, the ambience, the decor, the integrity of the cooking, the high quality ingredients, the cookery skills, delivery of flavour and texture and the amiable, efficient service. The menu tariff is great value for this level of quality.... More 

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

Dear Normy, Thank you so much for your kindly post !!! We are so happy to know that you had a very enjoyable lunch, see you on your next trip in Calais, kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a Saturday for a family get together. The Service It was professional and personnel and owners were friendly and helpful with a good knowledge of the food they were serving. The Food The food offered was well presented with original combinations that you would never have thought of yourself. I had the Carpaccio de... More 

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

Dear Ukfrog,, Thank you so munch for your kindly post. We are glad you enjoyed the different culinary combinations of our cooking, It was a real pleasure to read you, Happy Christmas to all you family !!! Claire COMTE More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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