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Restaurant Francois 1er

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Place d' armes, 62610 Ardres, France
+33 3 21 85 94 00
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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We could not find a restaurant in Audricq so came here and we were not disappointed. Decor superb, great ambiance and very friendly service, and the food was very good indeed. Four course lunch for 29 euros was exceptionally good value. Great amuse bouche, salmon course excellent, and chicken main was so very tasty, and sweet was a bit of... More 

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1 Thank stephen h
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016

this is not cheap, the food is very very good and the service also. Not too much English though - thoroughly recommend.

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Thank Christine K
Camberley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We regularly eat at Francois 1er on our trips to Ardres, and are never disappointed from the amuse bouche to the dessert. We have eaten both lunch and dinner here, with lunch being particularly good value. The wines are reasonably priced as well.

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UK
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Light & Airy Upmarket Restaurant with excellent food, Service not quick but everything cooked to order, not that cheap but well worth it ,for a very lazy long lunch, good wine list pleasant staff. Boursots Wine Collection opposite so you can stock up with wine before or after lunch. Easy Parking in cobbled square opposite

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Last Thursday I had one of the best meals I've ever eaten in this delightful restaurant. Friends and I chose the 29 Euro fixed price menu which involved four courses. (There were other fixed price menus available.) The setting was lovely, the food was wonderful, the table was beautifully decorated, the wine was fabulous. Madame doesn't speak any English and... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I always have lunch here when I visit Ardres to buy wine. The restaurant is 25m from Boursot's Wine Collection, the ambience is great, the menu offers good choice, and the cuisine is outstanding. The wine list is excellent, and (for drivers!) includes a good selection of half bottles. Taste and buy your wine first, to keep your palate awake,... More 

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Thank Geoffrey W
Surrey
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Five of us enjoyed an excellent Sunday lunch. and will hope to return soon. We had gone over to celebrate my father in law's 94th birthday, and the setting & food could not have been better. The amuse bouche were plentiful and really tasty. This was one of the best meals we have had this year. We were made very... More 

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Thank Missannajobelle
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We booked the Francois 1er to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday and we could not have chosen a more perfect venue. The owners specially opened the restaurant that evening just for our visit which we didn't realise when we booked. This was an enormously kind gesture which we very much appreciated. The restaurant is very tastefully decorated in warm cream... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We've been going here for lunch for several years. As in the past, the food was excellent, with very friendly service, in a calm and unhurried atmosphere. There's car parking just outside and also a particularly nice wine shop nearby.

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Thank Mike N
Home
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Fine French cuisine after stocking up on wine across the road at Boursots Wine Consultancy. Pleasant ambiance and a relaxed atmosphere lead to an enjoyable lunch, well prepared and superbly presented. The only complaint of a typical Brit abroad, despite being only 30 miles from England, only French was spoken by the waitress and written on the menu. It certainly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place d' armes, 62610 Ardres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Ardres
  • Phone Number: +33 3 21 85 94 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?