Julian Lucas

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Les Hauts de Montreuil
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Jacques GANTIEZ will take you to his vaulted cellars, where he keeps rare wines and spirits, and ages a selection of speciality cheeses.

The oldest building in the walled town

Built in 1537, this restaurant provides an atmospheric setting for enjoying its well-known regional specialities, including "flamiche" (leek tart) and a magnificent selection of local cheeses.

There are rooms for meetings and groups, and some accommodation. The restaurant is 40 mins from Calais by the A16 autoroute.

Background information
Regional dishes

Les Hauts de Montreuil - A gorgeous hotel in lovely surroundings. The staff are friendly and will happily cater for large groups. The best place I have been on holiday...
Reviewer - George Ostridge
What a wonderful weekend. Although the accommodation is only reasonable the food is out of this world. Beware the wine prices..
Reviewer - '52 year old adventurer'
An exception to these good reports is "Francophile fom London'"s experience:
Very disappointing.Having read so much about the food, it was upsetting to eat food that seemed to patronise the English. We are not to be duped.The quality of ingredients was poor, and the price high. Service was fast and furious. The sad thing was that the majority of customers were English and appeared willing to accept the rudeness of the food.If we had paid for the E70 tasting menu I would have been livid.To experience real French cooking visit Le Grenouille. The rooms were basic, but clean, although our mattress was past its sell buy date. In addition there was a charge for parking.The overall impression was a hotel catering for the average stereotypical English tourist/golfer who knows no better. The hotel has little to recommend it , although the West Indies Bar(Cuban) was a delight. ..
Reviewer - Francophile from London
On the other hand, "Ray Wild Bon viveur" has nothing but praise:
Stayed here many times and never been disappointed with any aspect of the visit. Food and wines are exceptional. On our last visit when we entered the restaurant the waitress recognised us and ran over to us with an effusive welcome. We lost count of the number of kisses!
Reviewer - Ray Wild Bon viveur
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Location: Les Hauts de Montreuil, 21-23 rue Pierre Ledent, 62170 MONTREUIL
Information/ reservations:
Tel: 00 33 3 21 81 95 92 - Fax: 00 33 3 21 86 28 83



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