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“Excellent - best in Calais”

Du Vignoble au Verre
Ranked #24 of 150 Restaurants in Calais
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $39
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: a small restaurant with a traditional french home cooking, with a great wine selection 400 on the wine list, and a selection of 15 wines by the glass on the blacboard. eric the wine waiter can help you to offer the best wine as you wish with your meal.
Stanton upon Hine Heath
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent - best in Calais”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Have now eaten here twice this year. Have also eaten at (and reveiwed) Histoire Ancienne, which is of a very similar standard.

Both times we have had the fixed menu at €31 and found the food to be fantastic.The wine list is great, with lots of well sourced wines at reasonable prices given the quality and age of some of them.

There are also regularly changing wines by the glass on a blackboard, at reasonable prices, and the owner will recommend which will best suit what you are eating. He is very knowledgeable.

The square that it is in is currently (April 2013) being renovated so looks a little rougher than it might. At this time of year it is a good idea to request a table a little further into the restaurant if possible - A little chilly otherwise when the door opens.

Would definitely recommend and will be back there again when we are next in Calais

  • Visited April 2013
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Kings Langley
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A mandatory thumbs up for wednesday dinner”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Wednesday is a pretty awful evening in Calais. The majority of the good restaurants don't open and with the (extremely fine but undeniably more expensive) exception of Le Channel, Du Vignoble au Verre is the preferred port of call in the Place d'Armes area.

When I last visited I remarked the fine food, excellent wine selection and hard on ones derriere seats. I am absolutely delighted to report that their fare remains equally grand and that they have most kindly placed soft cushions on all their chairs. From the heart of my bottom I say merci to the management.

An absolute "must try" that renders Wednesday in Calais bearable. If you have yet to visit you will, I believe, be most agreeably surprised. Go for the most expensive (which isn't especially expensive) formule and enjoy as good a dish of scallops as can be had anywhere.

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Welcoming small traditional restaurant”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This restaurant is ideal for a tasty lunch close to the port. The staff are friendly and the Patron speaks English and is very happy to discuss the food and wine choices. The food is frehsly made and I would recommend trying the Plats du Jour. The only snag is that there are major works underway on the Place D'Armes which spoils the area. They should hopefully been done by November, and don't really take away the pleasure of visiting this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly staff”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I popped in with my wife and child as it was so highly rated. We had a buggy and although it was a struggle getting in and out the Maitre'D was very helpful and assisted.

We can only review the 1 dish as we both went for the same, which I can only explain as a fish stew but the flavors were amazing. There was also a great select of wines available too.

Next time I hope to have more time to be able to have 3 courses and sample something else on the menu.

  • Visited February 2013
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Very welcoming little bistro”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We booked via email from the UK and I'm glad we did as it was very busy. The food was pleasant enough but not "to die for" - a little unadventurous - but the atmosphere more than made up for it and the service was terrifiic with a very pleasant maitre d' coping with full restaurant on his own and with no problem! I would go again if in Calais

Visited February 2013
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