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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” (30 reviews)
“pea soup” (6 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Three courses all absolutely superb. I will remember the lemon and meringue dessert forever - wonderful flavours The service was also excellent, very welcoming and a very enjoyable evening

Thank JohnPerryvintage
Reviewed 1 week ago

In such an old town, the modern decor of L'Essentiel feels edgy but the menu less so. The focus was on simple food cooked well. The dishes were tasty but not exciting - I can recommend Forage and Chatter in Edinburgh as an example of...More

Thank Sheena A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a phenomenal dinner we had at this restaurant. We are going to be talking about this meal for a long time! We are very happy that our concierge recommended it. The menus were very creative, presentations of the food were works of art, and...More

Thank Snicks9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner was great, everything came out as ordered. The server was great and even made us laugh when she wanted us to try to order in French. I loved the way she was engaging with us.

Thank DustinF471
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Only fails to get five stars because service was a bit slow and we asked for ice but never got it. You can order a la crate or by one of two good value menus. Very good gazpacho and moist well cooked chicken, though helping...More

Thank Vogelgesang
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Having made a reservation well in advance we were lucky enough to be seated in a protected covered corner of the small courtyard. Unfortunately, thirty minutes later intermittent rain showers prohibited anyone else being seated outside. This led to all other guests being seated indoors....More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We took a chance and arrived at 7PM as the restaurant opened hoping we might get a table...and we did. But the restaurant filled quickly and a number of people were turned away, so make a reservation if you can. Staff professional and friendly; menu...More

Thank nikkie10
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The concierge at our hotel recommended L’Essential. We went there the first night and then again last night for dinner. The chef is unusually creative and all the dishes were delicious. The amuse bush was delicious as well as the gazpacho soup, the chicken entree,...More

Thank Judi G
Reviewed 31 May 2018

After several years between visits, we returned to Avignon and I made sure to get a reservation for L'Essentiel. Our last visit was memorable and we were delighted again at our return. While some might consider the menu limited, they are no more so than...More

1  Thank DRDTW
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

A quaint restaurant with a wonderful courtyard and very professionel staff. We tried the small menu which was good value and an interesting experience. The dishes are tasty and artistically served. But note that the meal is served on big plates with small servings.

Thank eriklorenzp
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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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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
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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