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28 rue des Lombards | Between the town hall and the Monument Aux Morts, 62610 Ardres, France
+33 3 21 36 17 30
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (6 reviews)
“cold meats” (2 reviews)
“creme brulee” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
28 rue des Lombards | Between the town hall and the Monument Aux Morts, 62610 Ardres, France
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We visited here whilst staying overnight locally and, unfortunately, had limited time to sample the menu, but what we ate was splendid. We were greeted and made to feel very comfortable. We were even allowed to bring our Cocker Spaniel into the restaurant and, it...More

1  Thank tonikg
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I was on a day trip to Ardres, and had read that this restaurant was vegetarian friendly. We had a fabulous lunch sitting out in the garden. The staff could not have been more helpful. The man serving went through the menu explaining what I...More

1  Thank 186338Margaret
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We didn't have a booking, but were made to feel very welcome just after 7 pm on Friday evening. The place had a lovely buzz, and was filled with French speakers, all of whom seemed to know the staff very well. We were served quickly,...More

Thank TamlynCurrin
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We thought it looked very busy inside, and as it was way past lunchtime we just walked in. We were warmly welcomed, and seated immediately. The loo is very idiosyncratic! We ordered a tapas platter to share at 20 euro. See photo for what arrived,...More

1  Thank thewhiteheadfamily
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Ardres yesterday and were keen to try this restaurant !! We were not disappointed , incredibly well cooked authentic French cuisine in a fantastic location with friendly attentive staff> I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be returning again!!!

2  Thank DaveandRachelsgt
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Enjoyed an excellent leisurely lunch here on a day trip in February half term which necessitated a long walk around the town's lakes afterwards! The day's menu is written on roof slates forming a chalkboard; decor is understated; plenty of locals the day we were...More

1  Thank northvanexpat
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This tucked away restaurant was recommended to us by friends - the ambience comes from the excellent host and traditional interior - we had a great lunch - being well supported by locals is always a good indicator of quality.

1  Thank Marc T
Reviewed 21 November 2016

4 of us , in the course of our regular visit to Boursot's wines, ate at l'Authentique last Thursday and found it to be by far the best local restaurant in the town, and we've tried several before. Excellent local ambience, great food and a...More

1  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Normally we use another restaurant in Ardres on our trips to the town, but this time we decided to try l'Authentique based on previous reviews. We both had a very good meal at reasonable prices. Staff we pleasant and spoke English. Lot of the menu...More

2  Thank WHIZZO666
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located in a side street in Ardres, L'Authentique's exterior belies the delicious local menu, and comfortable interior. We enjoyed a delicious venison and tongue with a colourful and delicious array of vegetables and salad. Tempting on the menu were several home-made sorbets, a joy for...More

1  Thank BattleaxeKent
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21 April 2017|
Response from WHIZZO666 | Reviewed this property |
No I can't help. Sorry. Alam
18 October 2016|
Response from TheatreDreamer | Reviewed this property |
From memory they close in the afternoons, we were there on a Sunday so there is a chance that that may have been a Sunday only thing but I doubt it.
Dee M
21 August 2016|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
The chap who runs the restaurant speaks English (his wife not so much). They are so charming I reckon if you rang in advance they would put them on the menu for you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 rue des Lombards | Between the town hall and the Monument Aux Morts, 62610 Ardres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Ardres
  • Phone Number: +33 3 21 36 17 30
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