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8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
+33 5 53 35 15 15
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (17 reviews)
“sorbet” (6 reviews)
“oysters” (4 reviews)
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8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here in October expecting a treat and were not disappointed. The restaurant is small but well proportioned and smart. The menus are excellent with a good choice as is the wine list. We opted for the 45 euro menu which was the right...More

Thank Partner792
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Eric Vidal is a great chef .. the restaurant is a polished & refined venue. The amouse-bouche was a sublime mushroom cream, & the cèpes terrine was faultless. Wild duck as a main course was excellent.

Thank Condor1950
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Not much more, no much less. When grounded on the Essential and mixing the four elements; earth, water, fire and air with the balance dictated by the Universal Law, everything becomes nothing and nothing becomes everything. Enjoy the Chef´s Vidal work and the exquisite attention,...More

Thank Jaume G
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I love the food here but for crying out loud how is it possible that one must wait 90 months between courses. I specifically asked what time to arrive to accommodate the chef. Madame said 8pm so I really was not expecting to have to...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The lunch menu at L'Essentiel is really great value given the quality of food you recieve. The service is attentive and extremely polite. Every course was introduced and explained and presented in such delicate manner. The setting of the restaurant is lovely, even their outside...More

Thank hille28
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 16 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 5 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 13 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
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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