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Restaurant L'Essentiel

2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 85 87 12
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cotton candy” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (31 reviews)
“pea soup” (6 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We had an delicious dinner in the lovely courtyard of this restaurant which was completely spoiled by the rush job we received. As soon as we finished each course, two servers arrived -- one removed the plates and the other delivered the next course. This...More

Thank Chandolin
Reviewed 10 July 2013

It's a family affair at L'Essentiel - Dad is the chef, Mom welcomes you and seats you and the daughter is the waitress. Be sure to eat in the outside courtyard. We enjoyed the roasted chicken and seared tuna and excellent crepes for dessert. The...More

1  Thank vivvitale
Reviewed 5 July 2013

We were well received by the lady owner/wife of the chef. We ordered a different menu each to test the quality. The champagne served by the glass is simply exquisite for a very reasonable price. The food plates are beautifully decorated. The staff is courteous...More

1  Thank RinDK
Reviewed 26 June 2013

The food at l'essentiel is great and the service for us was ok, however, we booked a table at 19:15 as we read that the service gets very frantic at 20:00. This is exactly what happened. Our service was fine apart from trying to get...More

1  Thank Njeffers
Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

We were among the first to arrive. Madame, the hostess and chef's wife, greeted us outside and us to a table in a pretty courtyard. We ordered the 31€ menu, eager to try the rouget(mullet). My wife's pea soup was ruined by too much salt....More

Thank M-man11
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Nice restaurant just a short distance from the main square and Papal Palace, attractively decored in tasteful modern cool colours, and furnishings which contrast well with the historic interior. The food was excellent, and being one of the early arrivals, we were served promptly, and...More

1  Thank BOUGHTON1
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Had a dinner with my fiancée. Food is good, setting is good, but staff are too busy and have no "heart" to take care of us hence mistake was made... Here is the story. My fiancée was still having jetlag, and just had a bite...More

3  Thank Frequenttravellerdi
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We had the 43 euro menu and my choice was aspargus (with pasta) and duck (barbarie) with a chocolat desert. The food was excellent ( asparagus even original), good cuison and the wines not to expensive and of very good producers. Overall price (including coffee...More

1  Thank andre_verbeemen
Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

Let me start by saying the staff (every waitperson I encountered) was so sweet and very accommodating to English speakers. The restaurant has an elegant interior and courtyard. While several of the plates were tasty the duck was badly prepared. It was not seared properly...More

Thank lexaopi9
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We dined at the restaurant with our 10 month old baby and were so impressed at how accommodative and friendly the restaurant owner was towards us! She even told us that she was glad we brought him and made a special effort to make us...More

Thank RichandSav
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Response from worldtravellerfrance | Reviewed this property |
You can find their address and details on their website... the owners name is dominique...
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5 August 2016|
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Response from ChrilleMattson | Reviewed this property |
Shirt and nice trousers will do nicely and the bill for three courses and wine will be around €120-140 I would say.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 85 87 12
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