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Restaurant L'Essentiel

2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 85 87 12
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had dinner at L'Essentiel while on a trip through Avignon. The service was great and the food was delicious. It was a great dining experience and I highly recommend it!

Thank vacationhat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way to visit the Papal Palace in Avignon but decided on lunch first. We hadn't planned on a high quality lunch as we had eaten well the evening before - but we are so glad we went to L'Essentiel by chance...More

Thank Kiwi-Traveller2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant! We arrived for our dinner reservation and were given a choice of tables in the most beautiful courtyard and immediately attended to by a lovely english speaker no waitress. The evening was flawless with beautifully plated excellently prepared food which seemed reasonably priced...More

Thank susan k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated within the walled city this is a bright welcoming place that offers alfresco dining in good weather. The food is beautifully prepared and delivers on the taste and satisfaction side. The service is professional and warm and the wine list offers greta many selections...More

Thank william z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this modern and elegant restaurant on a busy Saturday night with 6 friends. All of us enjoyed the imaginative cuisine very much indeed. Portions were generous and the menus were very good value. It was some of the best food I have...More

Thank 438deborah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was wonderful, although it was a little pricey. L'Essentiel is a very upscale restaurant with great ambiance and atmosphere.

Thank Edwin A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an expensive restaurant which clearly sets out to be a fine dining establishment. The service is very good and the servers friendly. They were happy to speak to us in French or English, whichever we preferred. There are two set menus but you...More

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I sometimes eat fish and this evening I had it with aspargus and that was great, very fine food , very nicely cooked. The restaurant is small , no big noise, ideal for a romantic evening ! I loved it !

Thank Sabine T
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Warm nicely appointed restaurant in the centre of Avignon. The menu has a nice variety of dishes. We dined at l'Essntiel with friends, and all oir choises were outstanding. Both the asparagus and the foie gras appetizers were delicious. All mains were as well. The...More

Thank Printwerks
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful husband and wife run restaurant with freshest ingredients. Very small, so try for reservations.

Thank David R
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Je voudrais faire une réservation à votre restaurant pour septembre 30, pour mon fils et sa femme, qui vont passer leur lune de miel en France. Peux-je vous envoyer les détails par e-mail? Nous habitons aux États Unis, et c'est un peu difficile de vous appeler par téléphone. Veuillez me donner votre email. Merci!
31 August 2016|
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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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What is the dress code and how much is the average bill for two (3 courses) and a bottle of wine?
5 August 2016|
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Response from ChrilleMattson | Reviewed this property |
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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22 April 2015|
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
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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