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Restaurant L'Essentiel

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2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000 Avignon, France
04 90 85 87 12
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent restaurant at Avignon

Even that I find the restaurant completely full, witch make it a little bit noised, the food and the attention was 5* from the beginning to the end. The food was really tasty, well prepared and 5* presentation. In the menu you'll find 3 options, where I choose a beginner of salmon witch was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Monalisa1969
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Portugal
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Portugal
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Even that I find the restaurant completely full, witch make it a little bit noised, the food and the attention was 5* from the beginning to the end. The food was really tasty, well prepared and 5* presentation. In the menu you'll find 3 options, where I choose a beginner of salmon witch was very fresh and delicious and after... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Booking is essential but totally worthwhile. Madame is delightfully attentive as are the rest of the staff. Food is fantastic with some very nice wines by the glass (at good prices). If you have one night in Avignon this is the place to eat.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Visiting Avignon for just a day, a friend and I felt like a real French lunch-time treat, and my gosh, did we find it here in L'ESSENTIEL. In a back street, unobtrusive, smallish but with a buzzing atmosphere. The food was French at its best. The service, first class. It was not cheap, but money well spent.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is so nice to come back to this place, again and again... Never ever disapointed !! I love the moderne warm atmosphere, very good taste, as much as the exelente way the Chef ,Laurent, is playing with the flawors in his kitchen. With a safe hand, and a lot of great idears, he propose the clients 2 menus... (and... More 

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isle of wight
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were a bit late for our reservation. We were lead to out table in the courtyard. But the people that didn't book behind us weren't seated. So worth booking. The service was attentive and warm. The food was amazing. Outside was the best part of this restaurant. It was inmate. Will be back next time we are back in... More 

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Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very nice food and relaxing atmosphere. Prices were reasonable and value for money for what you get. Service was great!

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Kiev, Ukraine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

That evening was raining heavily, and I had a quite big group to lead to dinner. So I came to the restaurant with request to lend us umbrellas, as our hotel didn't have that much. Hope I didn't scare madame Dominique to much :) This is one the most pleasant places in Avignon we ever visited for meals. Service is... More 

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Cayman Islands
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221 reviews 221 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went here with 5 business colleagues. For dinner. It is an unassuming place from the outside but when you enter it is great. The restaurant consists of two rooms and I when we were there on Tuesday night it was nearly full...always a good sign. The mix of clients were locals and tourists. We were offered two prix fix menus... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

WOW - taste sensation ! Three courses each and could not find one fault. Each dish melted in our mouths and being from Melbourne - food capital of the world - we now give best restaurant to L'Essentiel !! From the duck terrine, to roasted partridge to the most delicious three raspberry dessert - dont ever let your head chef... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a wonderful meal a L'Essentiel. We were seated immediately upon arrival at a table located in their beautiful courtyard. The food was very creative and very good. The owner/hostess personally attended to us the entire meal, helped us choose a great wine, described the dishes, made recommendations and was genuinely interested in making our meal special--which it was.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000 Avignon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
  • Phone Number: 04 90 85 87 12

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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