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L'Essentiel

8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
+33 5 53 35 15 15
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“sorbet” (5 reviews)
“oysters” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
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1 - 10 of 63 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had errands to do in Périgueux, some 50 kms from where we live so we decided to make the errand day pleasureable with a lunch at this Micheline one-star restaurant. The reception was as usual warm and very friendly as we have been going...More

Thank Ofelia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice chic restaurant..one star... in this Small town. Make a booking. We arrived 2 minutes after opening..as did many others..so getting the ordering and a drink was a bit slow. But when it happened it was fantastic.. Wine List very good and advice from the...More

Thank Georget4f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to book by email from Canada but did not receive a reply. My husband called from Bordeaux and we were lucky to get a lunch booking on one of our requisite days. The warm welcome and great service made our meal very enjoyable!...More

Thank jdVancouver
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The restaurant offers good and fair French cooking without a crazy price tag. Lunch is even better value for money.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here in October expecting a treat and were not disappointed. The restaurant is small but well proportioned and smart. The menus are excellent with a good choice as is the wine list. We opted for the 45 euro menu which was the right...More

Thank Partner792
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Eric Vidal is a great chef .. the restaurant is a polished & refined venue. The amouse-bouche was a sublime mushroom cream, & the cèpes terrine was faultless. Wild duck as a main course was excellent.

Thank Condor1950
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Not much more, no much less. When grounded on the Essential and mixing the four elements; earth, water, fire and air with the balance dictated by the Universal Law, everything becomes nothing and nothing becomes everything. Enjoy the Chef´s Vidal work and the exquisite attention,...More

Thank Jaume G
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I love the food here but for crying out loud how is it possible that one must wait 90 months between courses. I specifically asked what time to arrive to accommodate the chef. Madame said 8pm so I really was not expecting to have to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The lunch menu at L'Essentiel is really great value given the quality of food you recieve. The service is attentive and extremely polite. Every course was introduced and explained and presented in such delicate manner. The setting of the restaurant is lovely, even their outside...More

Thank hille28
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Warm welcome followed by dishes that are well presented with interesting flavours and combinations. Extensive wine list focusing on Bordeaux and Bergerac. Weekday lunch menu good value considering what you get for it. I've not tried a la carte - maybe next time!

Thank Douglas K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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