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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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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Dorking, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How I wish England had many more restaurants like this. Quality and knowledge run through every aspect of this operation. The warm welcome, the ambience, the decor, the integrity of the cooking, the high quality ingredients, the cookery skills, delivery of flavour and texture and the amiable, efficient service. The menu tariff is great value for this level of quality.... More 

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

Dear Normy, Thank you so much for your kindly post !!! We are so happy to know that you had a very enjoyable lunch, see you on your next trip in Calais, kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a Saturday for a family get together. The Service It was professional and personnel and owners were friendly and helpful with a good knowledge of the food they were serving. The Food The food offered was well presented with original combinations that you would never have thought of yourself. I had the Carpaccio de... More 

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

Dear Ukfrog,, Thank you so munch for your kindly post. We are glad you enjoyed the different culinary combinations of our cooking, It was a real pleasure to read you, Happy Christmas to all you family !!! Claire COMTE More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have had some very hit and miss experiences following recommendation on Trip Advisor, with highly rated restaurants serving up disappointing meals. This time, I decided to consult the Michelin, and found a selection of places that I really wanted to try. This restaurant has been revived in the last few years, and on a cold December day it was... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A bit of a change as we have been going to the same restaurant for a Fruit de Mer lunch for several years, but saw the positive reviews and thought we would give it a try. Arrived a little late, about 13:45 but welcomed warmly. A very nicely presented dining room with a late 19th century feel, not so ancient.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We had a super evening here. The staff were attentive and friendly making us feel welcome and special. The food was delicious and the wine list had a good range of wines. We will certainly eat here again!

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

Dear Liversalt, Thank you so much, your post will be share wiht our team, we hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It was such a shame because we had been eating in this restaurant two or three times a year for more than the last thirty years. We liked it under its original owners as a Burgundian flavour restaurant and we liked it even more when Patrick Comte took over, twenty years ago. He introduced more fish and fresher, more seasonal... More 

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

Dear vic m, I would like to thank you for your feedback. I truly regret to read that your experience seems to have disappointed you. We would have really appreciated if you would report your displeasure. We could have been reactive and understood a little better the reproaches you make. Concerning your wife's gluten allergy, we are aware that a... 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
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
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?