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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 464
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  • 197
    Very good
  • 46
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  • 9
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  • 11
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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
Fantastic Restaurant!

Professional restaurant run by family. The food was great. My wife considered the best of our trip to South of France. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Professional restaurant run by family. The food was great. My wife considered the best of our trip to South of France. Highly recommended.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Few words needed. Just an excellent restaurant in the centre of Avignon. Charming service and excellent food. Try the oeuf mollet ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is the second time we have been eating at the L'Essentiel and it is still as enchanting as the first time. Do not leave Avignon without eating there! Reservation is advisable.

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Paris, France
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

this is a place to go if you want to treat yourself to fine dining, and have a good appetite; I would recommend it for dinner rather than lunch. There is a very charming courtyard but its small and I would not advise to have dinner outside in the summer, its too hot and the walls give out the heat... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

You get what you pay for, in this case super food and attentive service. We had the 45 euro lunch menu which although it has a linted choice was excellent. The prelude gourmand was a particularly cleaver combination and the starter of soft egg on a delicious fishcake was my just delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant 3 years ago but it was even better this time. Staff were very professional and friendly. We hope it is not another 3 years until we are back again.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Recently, I tried, and failed, to dine at L'Essentiel. I was checking out of a hotel in Northern Provence and traveling to Avignon. I asked to hotel to make a reservation for two of us that night at 8:30, for a table OUTSIDE!!!! The restaurant confirmed this reservation. I then drove to Avignon and, upon checking in to the next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had many excellent meals on our three-week visit to France, but we had our most refined dining experience at this restaurant. The room is sedate and nicely appointed, with tables set with lovely linens, flatware, and stemware. These may not matter to some, but we believe it enhanced an excellent meal selected from one of two set menus that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

On arrival, were greeted by the enthusiastic host and owner of the restaurant. There are two set menu options, otherwise you can take al la carte. We selected the €45 three course menu which had two choices per course. Menus available in English and most of the team can speak English or assist with poor French. Service is very good,... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was amazing for the price. The ambiance of the dining room was pleasant and inviting. The service was out of this world. I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area. The key is to make a reservation at least a day in advance.

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Additional Information about Restaurant L'Essentiel

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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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