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Rue Roger Clement 32, Namur 5020, Belgium
+32 81 56 86 16
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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French, European, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly
Rue Roger Clement 32, Namur 5020, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

I went there a couple of times and have been delighted. Their wine pairing menu is highly advisable. Service was perfect, friendly, attentive but not making you feel uncomfortable at any point. I loved also that they had this cart with a multitude of breads.

Thank JuJu-Melot
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a family celebration at lunchtime in a charming location, in a private alcove in the restaurant. The building is an old tannery, but with a great ambience and space to enjoy your meal without being intimidated by surrounding tables. We had a 6-course...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a gem of a restaurant. We had lunch there on our way to Spa for the Belgium GP. We had a fabulous lunch outside on the patio area which was served by extremely professional and pleasant staff. The food was truly memorable and...More

1  Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Fabulous place and exquisite dishes with outstanding service. The number 1 in Namur. Every single detail is an invitation to Enchantment. A place to experience !

Thank PulcinelliRoberto
Reviewed 9 March 2016

A very pleasant surprise. We arrived there at the last moment... with a reservation made 10 minutes in advance. Nice welcome, and brilliant food. A wonderful 6 course menu for a very reasonable price. The cuisine is inventive, modern, varied, and offers a symphony of...More

1  Thank donbernardissimo
Reviewed 19 February 2016

L'essentiel is a very convivial Gastronomic Restaurant ( one Michelin) and after spending several times there, I just can confirm they certainly owe a second star ..... but as says the Boss ( dear Mrs Benedicte) she prefers keeping their regular customers "than getting a...More

1  Thank thebelgianfox
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I visited L'essentiel with a client on a thursday evening, the restaurant was full: always a good sign. We took the 'Menu Ballade' with 5 courses @ 65 EUR: great value for money for a Michelin star restaurant. Superbe service, great food, I will go...More

1  Thank Luk S
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I had an amazing vegan lunch in the Michelin starred restaurant L’Essentiel in Temploux (Wallonia). We called one day ahead to ask whether it was possible to eat a vegan menu as this wasn’t advertised on their own website nor on the ViaMichelin site. The...More

4  Thank misspurpleann
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I have been treated to dinner here on 2 occasions and both visits were out of this world. The food was divine, the wine choices spot on, the service excellent. Easily among the best meals I have ever tasted. If you get the chance to...More

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I've been to this restaurant to celebrate many special occasions and I've never been disappointed. Through the years, these couple who run this resto in such a great tandem has maintained consistency from the series of mise-en-bouche to the irresistible wide choices of well-selected "fromages"...More

1  Thank Divina H
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Jan SW W
Is there somewhere where I can see a menu with prices? I am a bit concerned that it might be too expensive for me to go there for dinner?
15 July 2015|
Response from Librefreedom |
You can find Menu and price on the website . Lessentiel.be
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24 February 2016|
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18 August 2015|
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Oui je pense que les chiens sont acceptés mais il faut prévenir lors de la réservation de la présence du toutou....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Roger Clement 32, Namur 5020, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Wallonia  >  The Ardennes  >  Namur Province  >  Namur
  • Phone Number: +32 81 56 86 16
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