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8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
+33 5 53 35 15 15
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European
8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

5 of us went for lunch in Nov 2015. It was fantastic. The food looked great and tasted even better. It was a wonderful experience, one which I will repeat. It was not expensive for what it is, the wine may have been a bit...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Z4036TCmichaelg
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The food was very good, the oyster starter stood out as being exceptional. Only disappointment: the tête de veau croustillant was not really croustillant! The service was professional and friendly. We found the restaurant cramped, tables very close to each other and we had to...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This restaurant si probably THE place to eat fabulous French food and drink delicious wines downtown Perigueux ! A must Go.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank JaBoKeOn
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We travelled an hour from where we were staying just to go for lunch here as we had read the reviews about its Michelin star and we were not disappointed. We had a fantastic lunch in the beautiful courtyard with a fabulous bottle of wine....More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank JennieLynnRead
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We were there for lunch, having tried and failed to get a last minute seat a few days earlier. We had the 29€ lunch which was fabulous - fish for one, and pigeon for the other of us. Of course, with a glass of wine,...More

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank C5490QLlindam
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We went here for a birthday meal, two of us, but we have been before. The food is amazing, delicious and beautiful. I don't know how it is still hot it is presented so beautifully. Several different cooking skills in each dish and everything cooked...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 4 March 2015

For little more than the price of any number of very ordinary restaurants in Perigueux one can dine Michelin star. The food and service are first class and the value for money in unbeatable. The pigeon is divine.

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank roxane13
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We ate here for lunch with some French friends we were staying with in Le Nicoulou and we were hopeful that the experience was going to be better than the restaurant, not very far from this one, we took them to the year before. We...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank rayglyn
Reviewed 15 October 2014

L'Essentiel is one of the few hundred Michelin Star rated restaurants in the whole of France. It only has One (out of 3) stars to date, I recommend this restaurant because the food, service and ambience are just right. To eat in a restaurant of...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Lysa B
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Our second visit to this place was just as good as the first. On a sunny day in Late September we were able to sit outside in the small seating area with views of the Cathedral and enjoy quite exceptional food beautifully presented. The service...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank lilywall
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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