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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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“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“basil sorbet” (2 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
12:00 - 13:15 Hours
French, European
8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

I was recommended to this restaurant, and my friends and I enjoyed the food there. Excellent creation of main course and dessert, the presentation of table setting and food were pleasing to eyes. The chef's wife paid attention to every details to make our dining...More

Thank Mail4ken
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I was looking forward to my first meal at L'Essential in 2014, and I was not disappointed. The a mouse bouche was very creative, and the ensuing courses all well prepared. Fresh ingredients, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. A must for any food lover...More

Thank Condor1950
Reviewed 18 October 2013

This is a very good restaurant. Shades of cream and biscuit, proper table cloths and cutlery etc - all the simple modern elegance of a Michelin starred restaurant. Service is friendly, unstuffy and pleasant. Food is carefully prepared very good but ultimately not quite as...More

Thank FrankieSmith
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Was very pleased to find out that our group was to have the pleasure of dining in L'Essentiel. Because of the size of our group, we pre-ordered our meals in advance. We were greeted warmly by the experienced hostess and looked after so well during...More

Thank karenm642
Reviewed 27 August 2013

There are good chefs and there are clever chefs who do unexpected things with flavours and textures. This is a clever chef. I believe that he has a Michelin star, if so he deserves it. If not he deserves one. Service is excellent; effective and...More

Thank Jon63
Reviewed 17 August 2013

I can't recommend L' Essentiel highly enough. Lovely ambiance, excellent well presented food and a good wine list. I can see why this restaurant has gained many awards and accolades. I'll be back, the next time I'm in that part of the world.

Thank kingArcher
Reviewed 10 July 2013

My wife and I visited this restaurant on our most recent trip to the Perigueux region, and we were very impressed. We have been visiting this area of France in early summer for the past few years, and we have had an opportunity to try...More

1  Thank William M
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We were on a tour of the Dordogne when we stopped in Perigueux for a few nights. One of the Restaurants we had previously heard about was L'Essentiel, so a group of 9 of us booked a meal there on one of our evenings. The...More

1  Thank Foodie1947
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We always enjoy dining at L'Essential, and on this occasion we were even more impressed. The maitre d' & her team were friendly & welcoming as usual, and the amouse bouche a delightful white asparagus mousse. We all started with green asparagus & hot foie...More

1  Thank Condor1950
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We dined here in July and can only confirm the comments from other reviewers. Everything here is first-class from the warm friendly welcome by the owner to the fabulous food and very reasonable prices. Best to book but you certainly won't be disappointed

2  Thank Sheilanorthampton
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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