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L'Essille Hotel Restaurant

43 route de Conde, 16120 Bassac, France
+33 5 45 81 94 13
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wine list” (2 reviews)
“dessert” (4 reviews)
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43 route de Conde, 16120 Bassac, France
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 10 December 2017

On a wet and windy Sunday lunchtime we entered a wonderful haven. We had a lovely welcome when we walked in the door and the excellent service continued throughout the lunch. The food is full of flavour and beautifully presented. The additional little courses are...More

Thank Den9674
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We have eaten here several times. The food and service is excellent. We had a very enjoyable meal this time and the maitre d was great fun. Majority of the group spoke very little french but we had fun with the translating! It is on...More

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It is surprising that such an amazing restaurant exists in a small town. We eat in places from 10 € 5 course lunches to Michelin starred. This is worth a visit as the chef and service are first class.

Thank ChasN
Reviewed 19 September 2017

An extensive menu with plenty of choice for all palates, and an accompanying wine list to satisfy any oenophile. If you can look away from your plate for a moment the amazing lighting system is a class act in its own.

Thank John N
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful,modern restaurant/hotel in a lovely setting. We chose the menu du jour which sounded lovely. Slow service between starter & main course & one meal was served incorrect(we asked for no salmon. This meant two of our party of three had to eat &...More

Thank debrasav
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely family meal in this superb restaurant. Lovely ambiance, great food and efficient service. We had just been on a mini cruise down the Charente river and this restaurant was recommended. On the way there the countryside was beautiful with row upon row...More

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We stayed in this hotel on our organised cycle holiday and were amazed at the lovely newly renovated rooms, bathrooms and dining room - a very sophisticated big city food and wine service in a charming small town near Vognac. Best of all, the manager...More

Thank TaranakiJim
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...More

Thank Tim S
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...More

1  Thank Tony P
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...More

Thank Sharon J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$61
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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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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