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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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Closed
All hours
CUISINES
French, Barbecue, European, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
20 rue Royale | Calais Centre, 62100, Calais, France
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1 - 10 of 769 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had a really lovely evening here and the restaurant was very helpful as we had one guest with a serious fish allergy which they were careful to accommodate. Food was very french, a bit of a struggle for the vegan amongst us but again,...More

Thank Frannie32
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Fanny, We were very happy to receive you on this anniversary, we are pleased to know that our establishment liked you, We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, Kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Very attentive and friendly staff and the restaurant has a good, traditionally French atmosphere. We were delighted to receive an "amuse bouche" before the starter was served. Beautifully presented and tasty food with generous portions. We had hake, which was perfectly cooked and we are...More

Thank Helen L
123ht123, Manager at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Helen, Thank you sincerely for your post, which will be shared with all our team, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your menu and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you during your next visit in Calais. kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 10 May 2017

typically good but understated good quality local french restaurant - keep the wine on your table if youre a brit as we drink faster than they pour !

Thank anarov56
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for your post, We hope to see you on your next trip in Calais, kinds regards Claire COMTE

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I ate here alone, I was only in Calais for one night and it was recommended by the receptionist at my hotel (Hotel Meurice so lovely). I wasn't very hungry so I just had the pea and ham soup which was absolutely delicious and they...More

Thank louiseceeb
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

dear Louise, Thank you so much for your feedback, it's with pleasure that we read that you had appreciate the peas creamy soup, it's a new dish in the "spring" carte. We hope to have the pleasure to receive you on your next trip in...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Starter's were ok..foie gras pan~fried in Madeira sauce and foie gras with toast. Mains were confit Duck (over cooked and desperately dry), Turbot (badly over cooked and tasteless). Other main in our group of 3 was mushroom pie (very good). Deserts were an overcooked (almost...More

1  Thank Paul T
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Paul, We have take note of your opinion and we are suprised at somme of your comments. - First time on your rating, you only used tripadvisor to deposit 2 negative reviews of one point. - You admit that you enjoy some dishes and...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

A truly magnificent traditional French restaurant to be savoured by the discerning Francofile. A warm friendly welcome and attentive but discreet service accompany tasty and well- presented dishes.

Thank John P
123ht123, Propriétaire at Histoire ancienne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear John, Thank you Sincerely for your opinion posted on tripadvisor, we are really happy to have your feedback and to know that you had appreciate our restaurant. Kinds regards Claire COMTE

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186338Margaret
Do you have a vegetarian meal?
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
What are the lunch opening hours? I would like to book lunch for two at 14:00 on Friday December 2nd. Is this possible?
9 November 2016|
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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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bonnie093
Do you have English speaking staff and English menus.?
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$47
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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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