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L'Essentiel

Rue Roger Clement 32 - Temploux, Namur, Belgium
+32 81 56 86 16
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Ranked #1 of 171 restaurants in Namur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have been treated to dinner here on 2 occasions and both visits were out of this world. The food was divine, the wine choices spot on, the service excellent. Easily among the best meals I have ever tasted. If you get the chance to go, you really must.

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Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been to this restaurant to celebrate many special occasions and I've never been disappointed. Through the years, these couple who run this resto in such a great tandem has maintained consistency from the series of mise-en-bouche to the irresistible wide choices of well-selected "fromages" and the array of calorie-worth-desserts that follow it. What makes l'Essentiel even more exceptional for... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

we experience a very slow service (not enough people for the number of tables) and we were very astonished with the "help yourself" remark of one of the waiter. The food was nice but without extraordinary discovering. Finally a very broad but so expensive wine choice make this evening not a remarkable one.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Expensive for what you get ... We tried 3 different main courses and 2 of them were not at the level of the expectation : the meat was not cooked at the best (poule faisande and chevreuille) and very poor quantity for the vegetables (different mixtures or puree). The restaurant is a nice place and the service was perfect. The... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Since a couple of years, I visit this restaurant with a nearby customer and every time, we are surprised of the value one gets for the price of 50€/pp for a 3 course business lunch, including wines and coffee. This restaurant should be an example!

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Brussels, Belgium
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Visited here on Valentines day the restaurant was very busy we had the Menu Dégustation with the wine selection. The restaurant interior is very pretty and creates a lovely romantic atmosphere with lit candles and red roses on the table. The food is beautifully prepared, delicious and the selection of freshly baked breads (particularly the parmesan) mouth watering. Food wise... More

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Dion-le-Mont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a one-Michelin star restaurant but deserves more! We've been here more than 10 times since we've discovered it in 2008 and never have we been disappointed. Food and wine are always exceptional and service is warm and efficient. Always better to book as every time we fancy to dine there on last minute basis, it's always fully booked.

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Belgium, Europe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

A place to discover. Away from the noise, close to Namur,not far from Brussels south airport,..Road Sombreffe-Namur, .at the end of a small sidelane. Very nice garden-terrace in case of a sunny day. Large parking place. Meals are fabulous to see (piece of art) and to eat. Price are exceptionnal for this quality ( 04/2012 : +- 60€/menu, businesslunch at... More

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Namur, belgium
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Difficult to discover ( easy with a GPS ! ) but five minutes from the crossing A 15 / A 4 or E 411 / E 42 Exact address B-5020 Temploux ( with a small GA airport ) rue Roger Clement 32 Delicious and quiet place . Fabulous outdoor meals under "tonnelles" but be careful with the Belgian showers ;-)... More

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