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Le Bistrot de l'Ancien-Courrier

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3 rue de l Ancien Courrier, 34000, Montpellier, France
+33 (0) 04 67 60 98 46
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12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Longfield
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had a Saturday lunch here. There is a very interesting courtyard here which I ate in. Inside there were lots of tables in separate rooms. Great ambience and service. One bonus was that they sold wine 'a ficelle' i.e. they brought and opened the bottle and you paid for what you drank out of it. A very nice option... More 

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York, Maine
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The staff at our hotel recommended Le Bistrot de l'Ancien-Courrier for our larger group. Very nice recommendation. Right in the middle of Montpellier, nice room for a group, good food, good service, good value. We had our own room which felt like part of a castle. Nice menu. I had a nicely prepared portion of beef.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Well hidden from the tourist crowds on the main plazas (but still just minutes from the center of town) this classic French restaurant in an old bathhouse, arcaded ceilings with big chandelier, has a lovely menu, very reasonable prices, and is a memorable evening out. We received good help from the waitress and ended up with a wonderful 3 course... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This was the best meal we had in Montpellier and certainly not the most expensive. I had veal kidneys in mustard sauce which were just perfect. (Despite the waitress warning me 'you do know these are ... Kidneys?' ) My husband's fish was beautifully cooked and the starters were also excellent. My only criticism would be how airless the courtyard... More 

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Thank Chris S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was absolutely first class. The building itself is amazing and the food is even better! The staff were very friendly and very understanding while we tried to speak the little French that we are capable of. It's situated on the oldest street in the city and if you're in Montpellier then you've got to make visiting... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Liked it so much I went twice. No fancy dining but good value wholesome French cuisine. Baked Camembert was superb as was the baked Lamb. Could not manage a third course. Very reasonable demi carafe of house red. Nice friendly service and a good number of French diners

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Thank mikeamartin
Cambridgeshire
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Found this little gem just wandering the streets during the day and decided to go back for dinner. The beautiful traditional old stone vaults made for a unique experience. The wait staff were very helpful with the English translation. The quality of food for the reasonable price couldn't be sniffed out. Froi gras, French onion soup, fish, steak and desert... More 

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Thank Tash0389
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the hotel it took a while to find in the old town. But what a find . A 'real' family run restaurant that had good varied menu using fresh ingredients. Excellent service and atmosphere. The local wine was spot on. Would go again - if I can find it :-)

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Thank StevenG2
Fullerton, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The food and service were wonderful. We were in Montpellier for 10 days. We ate here in the second night. On the last night in Montpellier we decided to return to our favorite for the visit and we chose here. Our French is very poor but they did have a menu in English.

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Thank MikeB12
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

One of the things I deplore in Montpellier is that there's a lot of restaurants, but only a few of them cook traditional French food. Le Bistrot de l'Ancien-Courrier is one of those rare places where you can sit down with friends in a classy, refined environment, and enjoy delicacies like Foie Gras and Magret de Canard while awaiting an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue de l Ancien Courrier, 34000, Montpellier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  Montpellier
  • Phone Number: +33 (0) 04 67 60 98 46

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