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Histoire ancienne

20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 34 11 20
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, Barbecue, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
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1 - 10 of 367 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had a meal here with my Family and In-laws from France whilst staying in Calais, We were a party of 6 and all had different choices from the Menu. None of us were disappointed with the quality of the food or the Service we...More

Thank LondonBritAbroad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been going to this fine restaurant for over 20 years and I have to share a secret.... it just gets better and better! The service and ambience are lovely, one could easily convince oneself that one was in a popular brasserie in one...More

Thank sumoman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner in this restaurant with my two sons, while in Calais on our way to Paris. It is really worth a try if you are in Calais. The restaurant is very nively decorated in a traditional french way. We chose the set menu...More

Thank Marco T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited for nearly one hour for the meal. Waitors never look our way. Fish ok, but no salt. We would not recommend.More

Thank hakir13
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear HAKIR13, We thank you for your visit to our restaurant and we are sincerely sorry for the wait you have subbit, it's a shame that you did not tell us at the time, this would have helped us better understand this situation. We are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here most times that we were in Calais on our way back to the UK. It was always buzzing and sometimes the food was presented in a really bold way. There was also an excellent wine list. Booked a table beforehand but...More

Thank Leslie B
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Leslie B, We thank you for your visit to our restaurant and are sorry to read that you were disappointed. I would like to say that no distinction is made in our clientele, we try to meet the preferences indicated to us at the...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Was over in Calais for the day and found this restaurant on trip advisor. Chose this restaurant as my partner is vegetarian and they have vegetarian options, which is always difficult in France. Service was spot on attentive and friendly, then there was the food!...More

Thank jamesriddiford
123ht123, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear James, The whole team joins me to thank you warmly for your post on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you on your next trip in CALAIS, Kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Seeking a quiet(er) place to eat in the middle of Midsummer street music, we liked the look of their 22Euro menu choice (and the Michelin book recommendations each year). The quality and presentation of food was superb, and the ambience excellent.More

Thank hullmick
123ht123, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear Hulmick, Thank you so much for your visit, we are happy to know the you had enjoyed our 22 euros menus. This menu is entirely representative of our know-how : cooked dishes of the day based on fresh and seasonal products; We hope to...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable lunch in this restaurant in the centre of Calais. We both ordered fish, one hake, one salmon. They were served with rice and potatoes. Both dishes were excellent. There was a good wine list at reasonable prices. The service was...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
123ht123, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear LAURA, Thank you so much for your post, We are delighted to know that you enjoy our restaurant. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you during your next visit to Calais, kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

As before had the sole meunière which was well presented and excellent quality. My wife really enjoyed her salmon as well Very typical family restaurant and the better for it - looking forward to my next visit

Thank Simon E
123ht123, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear Simon, Thank you so much for your post, we are happy to know that you'r enjoyed with your sole (Directly from the fishing port of calais), kindly regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

Thank Kimlet
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Chère KILMET, Thank you so much for your kindly post, We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE

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186338Margaret
27 May 2017|
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Response from 123ht123 | Property representative |
Good evening, yes we propose different vegeterian dish : Mixed-salad, sauce César, crumble parmesan (radis, tomate cerise, carottes, sucrine, asperges crues) Mixed-salad, parmesan sauce, crumble Soupe crémeuse de... More
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Bill W
8 November 2016|
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Good morning BILL, On the lunch time we are open from 12h00 to 14h00, so no problems for your reservation for 2 on friday december 2nd (not lalter please), thank you so much. Claire COMTE
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bonnie093
7 November 2016|
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Good afternoon, Yes we had english menu (you can check on our website) and a part of our staff speak english, we hope to have the pleasure to received you on your next trip in CALAIS; Kinds regards Claire COMTE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$49
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 13:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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
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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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