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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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Mon 00:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 00:00 - 22:00
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South West England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Over 12 years ago we chanced on this place and ordered a neal then realised we were going to run out of time to enjoy the full service. We have often talked about it...this year with time to kill on Calais we went back and it was better than we remembered..brilliant staff superb food good wine list. Parking not too... More 

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Luxembourg
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten in over 20 countries, and hundreds of times in France. Calais seems to be a forgotten gem by visitors passing thru to points south. Boy are they missing a trick! The town is full of great eateries but this one is the best. If part of your experience is based on "authenticity", and the rest on great food... More 

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London
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

My wife and I (with our seven year old son) ate lunch here on Valentine's Day, which is also my wife's birthday. The restaurant has many good reviews on tripadvisor so we thought we would give it a go. This is a classic French restaurant. The staff were great and provided a wonderful service. The food was fabulous - I... More 

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

Dear Paul, Thank you sincerely for your feedback we are really happy to know that you enjoy our restaurant, we hope to have the pleasure of receiving you soon, Claire COMTE More 

Heathfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere with excellent staff. The cuisine is typically French and the Plat du Jour is particularly good value. We have recommended to several of our friends who agree.

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

Dear Mr and Mrs LAMBLE, Thank you sincerely for your loyalty, we hope to have the pleasure of receiving you during your next trip in CALAIS, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Kent
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I liked this place very much, my friend and I spent our annual booze trip evening here.! What a great choice. This is a proper French restaurant run by people who understand food, customers, wine and all it takes to create a experience for their guests. Top quality and the right price, a treat that will leave you with a... More 

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

THANK YOU !!! Thank you very much you have understood our culinary philosophy.... YES in calais we have a wonderful selection of good restaurants, we each propose a universe and a different "kitchen" . CALAIS is "THE" tourist destination for a good shopping and a good meal ! 👍🏻 Your post will be share with all our team, we hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had dinner here back in October and absolutely loved it. The restaurant is a typical French establishment, nothing overly fancy but up market. All the food was fantastic and could not be faulted. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and we even had to squeeze in a desert since the starter and mains had been so good. They also... More 

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

Dear Melpb89, Thant you so much !!! Your satisfaction is the best reward for our entire team, we hope to see you on your next trip in CALAIS ! Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have eaten here a few times over the past year & it never fails to impress. Reasonable prices especially the set menu's, friendly staff & good atmosphere

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

dear Simon, Thank you for your loyalty, thank you for your post ! See you on your next trip in Calais , Kinds regards CLAIRE COMTE More 

Dorking, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were on a day trip to Calais and I picked this from the Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. My Venison Fillet was perfectly cooked, delightfully presented and very tasty as were each of our meals. Four of us ate 3 courses plus coffee and wine for 185 Euros. We weren't hurried and spent 2 hours enjoying lunch... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

When we planned our day trip to calais from UK, it was our intention to visit histoir ancienne before heading home, having had an excellent meal there in the past. On this occasion we arrived at about 645pm, we were welcomed and quickly got to grips with the menu, which has 3 course set meal options at 22 or 32... More 

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

Dear GreG, Thank you so much, We are delighted that you have a great time in our restaurant and that you have enjoyed your dishes, we hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on 2nd January (a holiday) on the way to Eurotunnel. One of the few restaurants open. Had visited before and was again very happy. Good traditional food and always reliable at a fair price. We normally go to dedicated seafood restaurants in or around Calais but obviously a Monday after the holidays is not the right... More 

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

Dear James, Thank you so much for your kindly post, we Hope to receive you on your next trip in Calais, kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 43
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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