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L'Essentiel

8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
+33 5 53 35 15 15
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (16 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
“sorbet” (5 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
French, European
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm welcome followed by dishes that are well presented with interesting flavours and combinations. Extensive wine list focusing on Bordeaux and Bergerac. Weekday lunch menu good value considering what you get for it. I've not tried a la carte - maybe next time!

Thank Douglas K
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this Michelin stared restaurant for their €47 euro menu which we thought was fantastic value. Unlike a previous review the oyster starter was one of the best starters I had ever eaten. For your money you got an amuse bouche and three excellent...More

Thank Judie G
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Lunch for three cost 200 Euros. It was good but not great. There was one major disappointment. The oyster entree with gelee would have been outstanding if the oysters were really fresh. Sadly, they were not. Raw oysters with a fishy smell can ruin any...More

Thank davesmall
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place to save up for a special dinner. The restaurant is easy to get to and has a definite charm on the inside. The staff are friendly (even to Aussies!). We opted for the 3 course set menu costing €48 each. A...More

Thank Johns1951
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Having for lunch in this cosy michelin starred restraurant on the route to Cahors. The place is at chuch of the town not big size with lower and uper part sitting in conjunction to a small courtyard to go out to get fresh air if...More

Thank Tp0n
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Delicious 1 Michelin star next to the cathedral in the historic centre. Our third visit did not disappoint. First rate starter of oyster and seafood sauce, perfectly cooked pigeon for the main course and exceptional sorbet to finish. The cooking is inventive, intense and light....More

Thank gardener818
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at L'Essentiel and it was absolutely superb. The food was creative and perfectly executed. The owner was very friendly and gave excellent explainations of the various dishes. A great place. Highly recommended.

Thank new_world_travellers
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant is owned and run by a husband and wife team: she, front of house; he in the kitchen. And what a beautiful meal we had, every course perfectly cooked and the presentation of my dessert--a wonderful chocolate mousse (tower) on a poached pear...More

Thank V6542AZroberts
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had lunch at this restaurant and it was an absolute pleasure. A friendly welcome was given to us by Madame Vidal. We were seated in this small but cosy restaurant and given the menus. We chose the menu 'Gourmand' with three courses: escargots de...More

Thank LaurentPerrier
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A truly perfect meal - the service was excellent, wine recommendations were on point (particularly the Montbazillac), and each dish was inspired and perfectly executed. Truly, everything went right.

Thank ItinerantNewYorker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Perigueux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 35 15 15
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