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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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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (4 reviews)
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French, European
8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place in the old town (which worth a night walk) with a decoration that could be a little more fancy. The cuisine is nice, well cooked but there is no much choice. Service is very smilly and well done but a bit slow. All...More

Thank vernonhongkong
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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 9 June 2018

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 6 June 2018 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
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

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
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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