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Le Bistrot de l'Ancien-Courrier

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$$ - $$$
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3 rue de l Ancien Courrier, 34000, Montpellier, France
+33 (0) 04 67 60 98 46
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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Fullerton, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank MikeB12
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Antonio M
Tampere, Finland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Menu was good and there was enough to choose from. It was also a bargain. Less than 20 euros. Also staff was speaking english. That was nice because non of us doesn't speak french. 3 course menu + wine + aqua con gassata 25€.

Thank Peura931
Oxford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We went here for a quiet meal and were so happy we chose it. The courtyard was gorgeous and the food was very nice. They have a wine of the month they choose that goes with most of the food and it was easily nicer than half the wines on the list for half the price. The duck was perfect... More 

Thank Thomas P
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

The food was top class, the service was very good and the surroundings were incredible. This restaurant is located in a former 17th century mansion belonging to the marquis de Moncalm. We had our meal in the inside courtyard, which in itself is picturesque but if you go inside, there is an incredible vaulted cellar type room which is beautiful.... More 

Thank Nathalie H
Kansas City MO
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Stumbled across this charming bistro while wandering the historic district one afternoon, and went back for dinner. The menu is very reasonably priced, and features classic French dishes. The service was friendly and attentive, and dining in the cozy courtyard made for a memorable evening. The duck confit and desserts were quite good, but the real standout was a first... More 

Thank Brian G
Pons, France
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Had a lovely meal here recently, the set menu price is really competitive and the food was stunning. I had the duck and it was sumptuous, not an once of fat on it and it melted off the bone. The wine in the carafes is cheap and inviting, but don't bother with the white. The red on the other hand... More 

Thank Chris M
Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Montpellier. It is located in a Medieval building which is decorated in a cozy atmosphere. The food is wonderful French cuisine at great prices. I was surprised how reasonable prices were. I had succulent duck confit one night and another night I had salmon with a mushroom/cream side. The owner is very knowlegedeable about... More 

Thank BarbaraGallivan
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We enjoyed a good meal here. The prices are very competitive - 17.50 Euros for a main and dessert (or main and starter), both of which were delicious if not absolutely top notch. The servings are not massive, but perfectly adequate and well cooked. We ate in the little courtyard outside - a nice, quiet atmosphere, surrounded by the tall... More 

Thank Andy G
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Pleasant venue. Very competitive pricing which can't be achieved without making some compromises but everything we had was fine. Smallish wine list of which some are hugely expensive but the more readable offerings are very good and affordable

Thank jghBath

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?