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L'Essentiel

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8, rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
05 53 35 15 15
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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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bergerac
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Whilst I am sure this gem of a restaurant does'nt need a trip advisor review,it is our favorite,and the most incredable value in the whole region, where can you eat lunch in a "Michelin starred"restaurant, for 29euro's???super service, amazing chef, very good wine list, every visit, a delight to the senses, don't take my word for it just try it,you... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had lunch here and the food and service were simply outstanding. It is worth a visit to this town just to eat here. Well deserved one star and compared favorably with other Michelin star restaurants we visited. Owner/host delightful and could not be friendlier.

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Dordogne, France
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Read all the other 5* reviews and I'll just agree with them. I felt like a judge at a masterchef final... simply a wonderful place.

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We stopped for lunch. It was worth it. The main course was delicious and the deserts amazing. The placing on the plate is a work of art Because it was lunch they offer a menu in a very reasonable price. Don't miss!

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nowhere
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Have seen this restaurant many times but never ventured in - thankfully we finally did tonight - great to see a restaurant experimenting with food without loosing the essence of the food. I would go back again, if only to try the oysters which my friend had and were delicious

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

5 of us went for lunch in Nov 2015. It was fantastic. The food looked great and tasted even better. It was a wonderful experience, one which I will repeat. It was not expensive for what it is, the wine may have been a bit pricey but then don't choose an expensive bottle. The desert was the best I have... More 

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Thank Michael G
Belfort, France
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The food was very good, the oyster starter stood out as being exceptional. Only disappointment: the tête de veau croustillant was not really croustillant! The service was professional and friendly. We found the restaurant cramped, tables very close to each other and we had to struggle to get into our seats in an alcove table. The wine prices were very... More 

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Thank Lynn F
Tunis
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant si probably THE place to eat fabulous French food and drink delicious wines downtown Perigueux ! A must Go.

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Thank JaBoKeOn
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We travelled an hour from where we were staying just to go for lunch here as we had read the reviews about its Michelin star and we were not disappointed. We had a fantastic lunch in the beautiful courtyard with a fabulous bottle of wine. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys fine food!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were there for lunch, having tried and failed to get a last minute seat a few days earlier. We had the 29€ lunch which was fabulous - fish for one, and pigeon for the other of us. Of course, with a glass of wine, coffee and water, the bill ended up at €75 but for a one star M... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8, rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Perigueux
  • Phone Number: 05 53 35 15 15

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?