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Histoire ancienne

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20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
0321341120
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food good wine good prices good atmosphere. O.k. Nobody appeared to speak English and that is quite alright,it isn't something to complain about,however the reason I haven't given it a four is because nobody made the effort to ensure we were enjoying the meal. Do try it,we will go back,just don't excpect to much interaction unless your French is... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the nearby Hotel Meurice, we were in search of a typical French Restaurant. We had no further to look than this fabulous bistro. Warmly welcomed, we wined and dined in the French style of a bygone age. There was a wide choice of food and wine, either a la carte or menu du jour. My wife's steak was... More 

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Thank Kevin L
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this review

Dear KEVIN, Thank you so much for your visit, it is with great pleasure that we read your post, we hope to see you on your next rip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Bologna, Italy
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277 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, has a very retro feel. We got the fixed menu which was very good and very reasonably priced. The dishes are also very well presented.

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Thank Viridiana2012
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this review

Dear Viridiana, Thank you for pointing the good value for money in our restaurant. We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

There are a lot of restaurants in Calais and this is one of the best, easy access, always polite, always good sevice, one of two we use regularly- highly recommended

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Thank Mary S
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Historie Ancienne will meet your expectations. In the middle of July, we were the only Not French customers! Lovely sign. The food was very good, the ambience also what you expect and we were flabbergasted with " La addicione"!! Escargot , Fois G., pepper stake, duck, desserts, expressos, a Bottle of nice Bordeaux!! ..... $102.00 US, yes.... Similar dinner we... More 

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

Dear HECTOR, Thank you so much to note "the good value for money" in our restaurant. Your satisfaction is our, We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Found this by accident on our way back to the tunnel. Excellent food very reasonably priced with friendly staff. Customers appeared to be a mix of French and English and everyone seemed happy. Would recommend.

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Thank Caroline G
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, Thank you so much for your kindly post, witch will be shared with our team, we hope to have the pleasure to see you on your next trip in CALAIS, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This place deserves its BIB Gourmand. Perfectly cooked Dover Sole. Couldn't fault a thing. Really nice ambiance in a traditionally decorated French brasserie. Not cheap but not ridiculously expensive either. Would return like a shot.

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

Dear KPB, Thank you so much for your post,. we are pleased that you enjoyed our food. The sole we propose is purchased in the port of Calais and cooked with all respect involved in this noble fish: gently cooked in butter accompanied by big capers of Spain ... delicious! Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended to us by friends from UK. Short walk from our hotel Le Meurice. We were warmly welcomed by the staff all of whom smiled at us every time they passed our table. The menu choice for me was more limited as offal and foie gras are no-no. However I really enjoyed the meal and a good... More 

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

Dear CoffebeanCardiff, Thank you so much for kindly post. We are located just behind the Hôtel MEURICE and we are pleased to receive at this property. Your satisfaction will be shared with our entire team, and we hope to have the pleasure to see you soon in your future move to Calais. Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

London
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164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The restaurant was recommend by our B&B Cle d"Opale and they helped out in making a reservation, it was a Saturday night and we had booked for 8pm and all the tables had reserved on them and by 8.30pm there wasn't an empty table. as soon as we walked in everyone said hello and we were warmly welcomed, the service... More 

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

Dear Varney, Thank you so much, for your kindly post. We are so happy that you had appreciate our restaurant. We hope to see you on your next trip in CALAIS, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

hastings
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149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

It is still a pleasant little heaven in the centre of Calais. Interesting set menus or A La Carte. Presentation is most attractive. More smiles from the staff could help.

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

Thank you so much for your visit in our restaurant. All the team are happy to know that you'd liked it. We hope to have the pleasure to receive you on your next trip in CALAIS , Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: 0321341120
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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