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Restaurant L'Essentiel

2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 85 87 12
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cotton candy” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (31 reviews)
“pea soup” (6 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant. The food was superb, even in competition with local standards; imaginative, perfectly cooked, and with just enough choice. The manageress was expert; on one of the busier evenings when we were there, she still found time to make a little friendly...More

Thank alexanderhaywhitton
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Of our three dinners in Avignon, this was the one we will hope to repeat first! It was just such pleasure in all ways. All right - the cuisine is excellent, but not at the innovative level of Christian Etienne - but the ambiance was...More

1  Thank cel2n
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The restaurant was recommended to us by the bar waiter at the Central Hotel in Avignon. He even called and booked a table for us. Fab Hotel. This restaurant is worth a visit. We were tired of seeing Steak and chips on menues. We chose...More

Thank charli901
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Elegante, inovador, amigável ... o jantar e toda uma experiência saborosa e inesquecível! Indicada pela Dona de nosso B&B e respaldado por opiniôes do TripAdvisor, acertamos no alvo a escolha para nosso jantar de 25 anos de casados! Gostamos tanto por volta como para saborear...More

Thank Myrian M
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Great meal and location. Highly recommended by our guide & hotel. Even gave us a dessert with candle in it when they found out it was our honeymoon :)

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

One of the best (and reasonably priced) French restaurants in Avignon! Had the chicken with artichokes (yum~) and my family ordered the cod dish. Loved the ganaches and desserts. Service seemed a bit hurried, so I'm giving it 4 stars. Otherwise, it would be 5....More

Thank worldtravelbug17
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Dined at this Michelin mentioned, fine-dining restaurant, a short walk from Place de l'Horlorge, and having booked that morning - the restaurant appeared full that evening, so booking in advance (at any rate at weekends is a good idea. Inside this old building one finds...More

1  Thank Rwwminstrel
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Tasty and original. Normal portions.) Fast food delivery. Reasonable prices. Our company was seated at the table right at the entrance doors, which is not very convenient. Long carried the bill.

Thank ilya-gostyaev
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is the second time we have celebrated a birthday here each time we have been a table of six friends. The food is very good but this time the ambiance was lacking and the waiting staff had their eyes on their watches and were...More

Thank Caro C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We had reservation for 7:30, spent 2 hours for dinner. We stayed 5 nights in Avignon and tried quiet a few restaurants, including more expensive La Mirande and our conclusion that L'Essentiel is #1 from all prospectives: quality of food, service, atmosphere, ... Each of...More

1  Thank Je7375
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Response from worldtravellerfrance | Reviewed this property |
You can find their address and details on their website... the owners name is dominique...
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Shirt and nice trousers will do nicely and the bill for three courses and wine will be around €120-140 I would say.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 85 87 12
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