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L'Esquisse

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21 Rue Royale, 74000 Annecy, France
04.50.44.80.59
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12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 226
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 2
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  • 2
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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
Very special birthday dinner

Tucked away from the busy tourist area. Small, but not overcrowded. Made to feel special, not just a number. We chose the 'surprise' menu which the chef uses their inspiration for each dish, it did not disappoint. The staff were all very pleasant & welcoming, we asked them to choose the appropriate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Tucked away from the busy tourist area. Small, but not overcrowded. Made to feel special, not just a number. We chose the 'surprise' menu which the chef uses their inspiration for each dish, it did not disappoint. The staff were all very pleasant & welcoming, we asked them to choose the appropriate wine for the dishes. I think they even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I chose this restaurant from the TA list because it's in the same street as my favourite dress shop at no. 7. And the reason we went today was because the sales are on! How lovely just to wander up the road and step into this smart little restaurant of 7 tables and be greeted by the chef's wife. We... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A number of things stand out about L'Esquisse. The menu comprises of either a "surprise" meal where the owner will talk you through what is on offer for the day and makes adaptions if certain ingredients are not to your liking; or the "menu gourmand" where you have a choice of starter, fish course, meat, cheese, desert (or if you... More 

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a little hidden gem in Annecy. the place is very small and has probably no more than 5 tables, which allows for very personalized and attentive service. As many have mentioned before, the food is really good there.

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The quality and presentation of food at L'Esquisse is 150%. The menu of the day has enough selections to make it interesting and the staff ask what your likes, dislikes, favourites, allergies may be and then present your meal accordingly. I forgot to mention I'm not fond of snails so was served them as part of the first course in... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Only few tables, very small place. But let you surprise by what they are offering. Own by a couple, the lady in charge of the service, the husband being the Chef. Let them propose what they have. Is worth it. Top quality, full of savors, great wines.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

l'Esquisse, 21 rue Royal, Annecy, Haute Savoie, France Arrived early to a small empty restaurant with attractive minimal décor, six tables, sketches adorning the walls. A waitress ran up to take our coats and usher us to a table. Soon L’Esquisse was full and buzzing. Our menu choice: ‘Expression Gourmande’ Foie gras cuit au gros sel, tomate - basilic Homard... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a brilliant meal at L'Esquisse and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. We had the Inspiration menu where you are not told what you are going to get. My wife has some things that she won't eat but the lady who took our order asked what these were and assured us that we would not get... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The food was excellent, the service warm, friendly and the wine list excellent. I would go back again I'm a heartbeat, in fact I would visit Annecy again just to eat here!

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Around 8 tables makes this little gem quite small. Remember to make a reservation. Gourmet kitchen in a relaxed manner. Small wine list, maybe too small for a place that cooks this good. Relaxed and kind service but more important the food is top quality. Prepared and cooked with love, no doubt. Fair priced for what you get. Will for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Rue Royale, 74000 Annecy, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Annecy
  • Phone Number: 04.50.44.80.59

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 67
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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