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Histoire ancienne

20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
+33 3 21 34 11 20
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On a day trip to Calais to buy wine, we were looking for somewhere close by for a Birthday lunch. Having found Histoire Ancienne on TA we made a booking in advance, but werent sure what to expect. Easy to find with free on street...More

Thank luv2holidayinthesun
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to make regular visits to the Ancienne when the Euro was like Monopoly money - LOL But now having to be a bit careful how we spend the pennies, we'd missed it for a year or so. We went back a week ago...More

Thank JohnPaulIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second time at this establishment. I found it has markably improved in service and ambience. Being a bistro eque atmosphere I think it has certainly hit the mark. The clientele was certainly more local than touristy, which is a measure of a trusted restaurant...More

Thank orient88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten at a "fine dining" establishment yesterday, this was a lovely change. It's really excellent, but they do not make a big song & dance about the food [and it's half the price]. The name is a big clue - it's french restaurant cooking...More

Thank TheCyclist42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to the restaurant after 3 years and were pleased the service and quality of food were still very good. Steaks were good perfectly and the side dishes were very tasty. Would definitely return again if passing through calais.

Thank oztraveller050
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in Calais before driving south for our holiday. We'd seen this restaurant before but not tried it. I had the prawns and then the steak from the Bib Gourmand menu, and both were excellent. My partner enjoyed an andouillette from the a la...More

Thank Gordon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with the family before going on Le Tunnel next morning. Very cozy place, almost a mix between an old brasserie and a drugstore... quite busy as well, but the welcome was warm, the price/quality of the food outstanding, and we ended up having...More

Thank Trond S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here without a reservation with two friends, ate a very, very good three course meal for 22 euros and drank a half bottle of lovely wine. Staff were friendly and helpful, food was incredible quality in itself and for the price and we all...More

Thank MajesticFrance
123ht123, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Majesticfrance, Thank you so much for your kindly post, we are si happy to know that you had appreciate your meal, Thank you very much for having notified our good value for money, Kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 19 August 2017

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
123ht123, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear LONDONBRITABROAD, Thank you so much for your kindly post, We are so happy to know that you had appreciate our food and service, We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 19 August 2017 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
123ht123, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear SUMONAN, Thank you so much for your warmly post and thank you so much for your positive position about CALAIS. Calais has changed. This is the perfect place for a shooping day and enjoy a good meal. We work hard to offer the best...More

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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
Bill W
8 November 2016|
Response from 123ht123 | Property representative |
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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7 November 2016|
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Response from 123ht123 | Property representative |
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 50
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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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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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