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L' Ancien Theatre

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4 rue Racine, 30900 Nimes, France
+33 4 66 21 30 75
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Toronto, Canada
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1,394 reviews
776 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 816 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

There's one sitting for dinner, at 8 p.m. Four choices are available: two entrees (or appetizers in NA terms) and two plats (main courses). All were fish or shellfish. My wife and I had all four and shared them. They were all wonderful! We then had cheese, dessert (three choices), and an Armagnac for me. With half a bottle of... More 

1 Thank operalover939
Nice, France
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484 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant and had a wonderful experience. The owner welcomed us warmly and was helpful in selecting the wine. The dishes we selected were all excellent ( the brandade first i.e. codfish ) tasty, well-cooked and quite original. The desert was excellent (profiterolles). It is a bit pricey but definitely worth it in my opinion. I... More 

1 Thank Petrus61
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had a lovely lunch here today , with again the type of cooking and taste that you only tend to get from a very short menu . Both the starter and main were very good , and the service was first rate . Highly recommended

1 Thank geoffexplorer
Nimes, France
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

everything like at home with friends. good boss, with fresh food. Everyday the chief organises his menu with that he met on the market. Small place, good price. Everything made with love. Important to book before cause just 1 service and full everytime.

1 Thank nikitanimes
Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This place had wonderful food ! The owner was very attentive and although not a big choice which is fine by me ! the food was very tasty and nicely done I would recommend it , the price was reasonable and well worth a visit

Thank SusanLynne2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Very small restaurant with a very friendly owner. Quaint restaurant in a good location. We visited based on previous reviews, not the kind of place I would ever walk into ordinarily. Just two starters, main and desserts on offer. All delicious, freshly made and full of flavour. We would recommend to everyone. (P.s very clean and nice toilets - a... More 

1 Thank Tim B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

A very good friend of mine and I went to 'L' Ancien Theatre' based on the great reviews on tripadvisor. When we arrived and asked for a table for two, the waiter offered us one of the tables that were available. A few seconds later, the owner arrived and welcomed us to his restaurant. When my friend asked a question... More 

14 Thank marcus_982
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Really excellent meal, atmosphere, great wine selection and a charming host and service was all first class. Who can ask for more?

2 Thank Richard S
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

We visited this restaurant having read Trip Advisor recommendations and were so glad we went. We had to make a reservation and, at the time we went (end of October) the restaurant was not open at the weekend so best if you check. The restaurant is nicely decorated and intimate. We were made to feel welcome by the owner /... More 

4 Thank adamsfami
Victoria BC
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

This restaurant is right in the centre of Nimes, just behind the art museum and the 2000 year old Roman maison carree and yet it was full of locals, not tourists the night we ate there (except for us of course), which says a lot already. The owner, chef, host is delightfully extroverted and loves food and people. It was... More 

2 Thank Westcanada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Racine, 30900 Nimes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Gard  >  Nimes
  • Phone Number: +33 4 66 21 30 75

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?