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26 boulevard General Leclerc, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 17 33
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea bream” (2 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“fish” (3 reviews)
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French, Mediterranean, European
$$ - $$$
26 boulevard General Leclerc, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner for 4 at L'escentiel. 3 courses each. Service excellent and food very good. The pasta with salmon was particularly good and the puddings were all delicious. Reasonable prices. Dog friendly too!

1  Thank Ashowering
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here. As reviewers have said the restaurant is small, with some tables inside and some outside. It was full but not uncomfortably so and the small (Seemingly only the Chef and Maitre'D!) team managed perfectly. There is something honest about a...More

2  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I visit l'Essentiel again and again. The food and the service is excellent. But reserve a table because the restaurant is very small. I give credit to the friendly cook every time and look forward to the next visit.

Thank aabyship
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Over many years L'escentiel has been the restaurant I have most recommended to visitors not up for a grand-hotel feast. The chef is a true local whose training brought his methods & skills are put to excellent use in this tiny (RESERVE!!!) on the Basse...More

1  Thank M D
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant. Small, but great to have market fresh food. Good value. Excellent food. Dog friendly. Friendly and attentive service.

1  Thank Ashowering
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We had the "Caesar " salad and the asparagus starters. Both were very good, the Caesar was not typical, very different and very good. Both of us tried the fish, not sure what we were getting, but glad we ordered it. The apricot tart was...More

Thank Dave_Nantucket
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A place which goes to the roots of good cuisine fresh products, well prepared with natural taste. Be sure to book in advance.

Thank Jacques E
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The restaurant is small and unpretentious, with simple table setting. The chef is great, and the food is really top notch. The bill is more than affordable, excellent value for money. The Chef and the waiteress and very friendly, the whole atmosphre is simply right.

Thank joao p
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My wife and I visited this restaurant for lunch. With only 20 indoor seats it was difficult to get a table but when we managed this we were highly surprised over the excellent food the cook was making. We chose a socalled "module" lunch i.e....More

1  Thank aabyship
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My friend & I stopped here when the place we intended to go was not open. Serendipity. Excellent food. Small but quiet. We tried to return two times, but each time, it was already fully booked. So, make a reservation. It's worth it.

Thank renfromonte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 boulevard General Leclerc, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Beaulieu-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 01 17 33
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