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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 3 seperate recommendations for this retaurant; One through TA, One through a magazine article and locally we have a French Restaurant where the owners are from Avignon and we were not dissappointed. The service and the food were great. We highly recommend this...More

Thank Malea1951
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We recently dined here, and were quite disappointed. 1) Was charged 12 eruos for a glass of wine that was so meager it looked like a sample. 2) Husband ordered a mackerel starter after specifically asking if it would be cooked. He was assured that...More

Thank Meg724
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

No surprise here - this is a fantastic French restaurant. We sat in an adorable little courtyard in the center of the restaurant. The weather was perfect and te buildings kept out most of the Mistral (cold north) winds. We had a tasting menu with...More

Thank SimmonV
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Service is slow, the food was very disappointing. My meat was overcooked and the chicken of my wife dry, the starts also without personality and it is pricy. I would expect a better quality for a restaurant that works with closed menus

Thank marcior379
Reviewed 20 August 2018 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

1  Thank JohnPerryvintage
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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 5 August 2018 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 23 July 2018

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 markandrobin2
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30 August 2016|
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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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5 August 2016|
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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