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L'Essille Hotel Restaurant

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43 route de Conde, 16120 Bassac, France
+33 5 45 81 94 13
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 13:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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Merignac, France
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Always excellent for a lunch or special occasion, reasonable menu du jour and other menus available. A good wine list, which often in this area is restricted to Bordeaux, and an excellent collection of Cognacs, great for window shopping as some of them are top end blends.

Thank Tim S
Vancouver, Canada
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179 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a gem from no where, it seems. The decor is very modern and trendy, and clientele very sophisticated. Located near or in the Cognac region, in a small town, this restaurant obviously draws people "in the know". Food was amazingly delicious, my venison in particular was fantastic. Others in the table enjoyed their own choices from the menu... More 

1 Thank Tony P
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I came her with some French friends who had eaten here before. The restaurant is set in lovely gardens and is modern and expensive. However, the service was rushed, and the food, though beautifully presented didn't deliver on taste, it was a case of 'form over substance', particularly the dessert, a trio of peach, which was artistically presented but lacked... More 

Thank Sharon J
Rouillac, France
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have eaten here twice in the last month. Once at midday, with my father and a friend, and once in the evening. The environment is exceptionally good. Beautiful dining room. Immaculate gardens to look at whilst eating. Excellent service with two different but equally attentive and charming maitre Ds on each occasion. The midday menu is great value for... More 

Thank 123courtyard
Rouillac, France
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2015

The ambiance is very chic and the food and presentation a true delight with good but restrained service.We would go more often were it not for overpriced drinks-even the local vin de pays has a mark up which is in my opinion,unreasonable.Set lunches are excellent[if one limits wine to just a glass]with desserts which are out of this world.Tables outside... More 

Thank viva114
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The L'Essille restaurant was a dinner recommendation from the owner of Chateau de Brillac and what a great choice. We were made very welcome and the service throughout was attentive but not intrusive. We chose the (cheapest) €30 Borderies menu which was superb value as the food, with its Charente emphasis was exquisite in its presentation, quality and taster. Highly... More 

Thank Bob D
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Along with Le Chateau in Jarnac the best dining experiences in and around Cognac. Lovely outside seating area under the trees and great imaginative food all served with friendly smiling service. Wonderful.

Thank Brian M
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

After staying in the area on 3 occasions this year we decided to give this establishment a whirl. We had been recommended by several people to try and as have not had any bad or indeed even average experiences with food or service on any previous vacation I was looking forwards to it! I won't waste my time writing an... More 

Thank nigelharley
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The best restaurant in the region, confirmed by many locals who recommended it, and who choose it for family celebrations.

Thank Denton W
Chicago, Illinois
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We were brought here by colleagues who advised this place was one of their favorites. The décor was quite nice, and the ceiling was made to look like the nights sky, lovely touch. The food was very good, and the service was truly fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the staff was very accommodating to make substitutions and adjustments to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$54
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 route de Conde, 16120 Bassac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente  >  Bassac
  • Phone Number: +33 5 45 81 94 13
Traditional and regional cuisine that offers Essille is not less tasty, gourmet ... A map or in the choice of menus, recipes are cooked with local products, rich palette of flavors, available in starters, main courses, cheeses and desserts ... Not forgetting to mention the wine selected by the sommelier Laurent.

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