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Histoire ancienne

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20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 34 11 20
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00:00 - 22:00
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Warwickshire
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84 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and it looks pretty as well. Good service too Always an interesting menu but the wine is expensive but we will continue to visit

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really lovely evening here and the restaurant was very helpful as we had one guest with a serious fish allergy which they were careful to accommodate. Food was very french, a bit of a struggle for the vegan amongst us but again, they were good in suggesting dishes. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very attentive and friendly staff and the restaurant has a good, traditionally French atmosphere. We were delighted to receive an "amuse bouche" before the starter was served. Beautifully presented and tasty food with generous portions. We had hake, which was perfectly cooked and we are trying to work out how to make the mimosa de boeuf at home. Will definitely... More 

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

Dear Helen, Thank you sincerely for your post, which will be shared with all our team, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your menu and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you during your next visit in Calais. kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

typically good but understated good quality local french restaurant - keep the wine on your table if youre a brit as we drink faster than they pour !

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

Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for your post, We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here alone, I was only in Calais for one night and it was recommended by the receptionist at my hotel (Hotel Meurice so lovely). I wasn't very hungry so I just had the pea and ham soup which was absolutely delicious and they also gave me a few slices of toast with butter and pate. I had a... More 

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

dear Louise, Thank you so much for your feedback, it's with pleasure that we read that you had appreciate the peas creamy soup, it's a new dish in the "spring" carte. We hope to have the pleasure to receive you on your next trip in calais, kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Starter's were ok..foie gras pan~fried in Madeira sauce and foie gras with toast. Mains were confit Duck (over cooked and desperately dry), Turbot (badly over cooked and tasteless). Other main in our group of 3 was mushroom pie (very good). Deserts were an overcooked (almost burnt) Tarte Tatin, nice choccy pudding and a desperately poor cheese board (3 different slabs... More 

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

Dear Paul, We have take note of your opinion and we are suprised at somme of your comments. - First time on your rating, you only used tripadvisor to deposit 2 negative reviews of one point. - You admit that you enjoy some dishes and have been deceived by others. It is unfortunate that given the number of negative points... More 

St. Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly magnificent traditional French restaurant to be savoured by the discerning Francofile. A warm friendly welcome and attentive but discreet service accompany tasty and well- presented dishes.

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

Dear John, Thank you Sincerely for your opinion posted on tripadvisor, we are really happy to have your feedback and to know that you had appreciate our restaurant. Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Staines, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited this restaurant for lunch, several times and it just gets better and better. Food is delicious, staff excellent, and prices are good. Probably would not try anywhere else!

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

Dear Hattie, Thank you so much for your post. It will be share with all our staff, We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being half French and loving all things French we decided to find a good restaurant whilst on a day trip to Calais for some retail therapy. After researching restaurants on Trip advisor we decided to have lunch here and were very delighted by the restaurants location, décor and offerings. The restaurant offers menus in both languages and the choice of... More 

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

Dear Alex, Thank you for your so kindly post, It was with great pleasure that we discovered your feedback back, Thank you so much, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing food very well composed and balanced. Quality and taste was perfect Highly recommend would come again when in Calais, staff were friendly

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

Dear KW, Thank you so much for your post, We are happy to know that you enjoy our restaurant, 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$28 - US$45
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
00:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 22:00
Thursday
00:00 - 22:00
Friday
00:00 - 22:00
Saturday
00:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
  • Phone Number: +33 3 21 34 11 20
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?