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26 boulevard General Leclerc, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 17 33
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Mon 19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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. entree and main course. We definitely will eat there again.

1 Thank aabyship
Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
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
Paris, France
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

What a good surprise! fells like home-cooked food with seasonal products in a friendly atmosphere. Attractive menu prices for lunch.

Thank D F
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went for dinner to L'escentiel last September with friends. An unassuming restaurant that had been recommended to us by locals. We found the menu interesting. The chef takes pride in serving dishes from the area such as a soupe au pistou, petits farcis and other specialties from Provence, very importantly using seasonal ingredients. Food was very tasty and the... More 

Thank martine e
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Food reasonably good and a relaxed environment. Too much salt in the sauce. However, friendly and helpful service.

Thank Yacht54
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is the place to eat when you've been travelling for a while and you're tired of eating typical restaurant fare. That's not to say this food is unsophisticated - quite the contrary- but it still feels homely and warm. There are perhaps 4-5 choices per course.The service is delightful, and the chef pops out of the kitchen to see... More 

Thank Tim W
United Kingdom
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The small but daily changing menu is full of unusual but well executed dishes. I very much enjoyed an excellent Fois Gras with sweet corn and onions, followed by Tripe with Chorizo, whilst my partner's Risotto with chestnuts and Butternut squash was also memorable. The Fig Tart was a great end to a very good value dinner.

Thank Mw071961
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

how the chef Charles Semeria does what he does in such a small kitchen is amazing and he has the time to come out and chat! !!!!!This is very very good cooking whatever you choose from the menu and there is always a vegetarian option even though the menu is small He makes use of local produce depending on the... More 

Thank M8957MEmartinp
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant has a limited menu as the chef cooks passionately using locally sourced available produce. What he produces he does superbly and very obviously from passion form the care he takes t check n with every table throughout the evening. Highly recommend for beautifully presented, delicious food served up in a relaxed environment.

Thank Teak B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Mediterranean, European
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?