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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%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (17 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (4 reviews)
French, European
8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
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31 - 40 of 65 reviews

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

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.

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

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

Thank Linda M
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

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.

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

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

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

Thank lilywall
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We have lived in this area for over ten years and eating out is one of our passions. Dining out at these prices should be a faultless experience and with its Michelin star and the promises given on the website our expectations were high. This...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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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