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L'Essentiel

8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
+33 5 53 35 15 15
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Hours
CUISINES
French, European
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
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1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed October 15, 2018

One star Michelin. Although the venue didn't feel like that, at least where we sat in the front near the door, the food absolutely fits. Very gracious service, nice cocktail de maison, very creative and delicious food, I had the langoustine ravioli, the lobster and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank huntejk
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Close to the cathedral is this fabulous restaurant, elegant and charming with amazing food. The tasting menu was a great choice as there were several different dishes to try and the staff was welcoming and friendly. I happened on it one night and was graciously...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tarlaa
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice place in the old town (which worth a night walk) with a decoration that could be a little more fancy. The cuisine is nice, well cooked but there is no much choice. Service is very smilly and well done but a bit slow. All...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vernonhongkong
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We had errands to do in Périgueux, some 50 kms from where we live so we decided to make the errand day pleasureable with a lunch at this Micheline one-star restaurant. The reception was as usual warm and very friendly as we have been going...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ofelia G
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Nice chic restaurant..one star... in this Small town. Make a booking. We arrived 2 minutes after opening..as did many others..so getting the ordering and a drink was a bit slow. But when it happened it was fantastic.. Wine List very good and advice from the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Georget4f
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We tried to book by email from Canada but did not receive a reply. My husband called from Bordeaux and we were lucky to get a lunch booking on one of our requisite days. The warm welcome and great service made our meal very enjoyable!...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jdVancouver
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant offers good and fair French cooking without a crazy price tag. Lunch is even better value for money.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Peter O
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We ate here in October expecting a treat and were not disappointed. The restaurant is small but well proportioned and smart. The menus are excellent with a good choice as is the wine list. We opted for the 45 euro menu which was the right...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Partner792
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Eric Vidal is a great chef .. the restaurant is a polished & refined venue. The amouse-bouche was a sublime mushroom cream, & the cèpes terrine was faultless. Wild duck as a main course was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Condor1950
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Not much more, no much less. When grounded on the Essential and mixing the four elements; earth, water, fire and air with the balance dictated by the Universal Law, everything becomes nothing and nothing becomes everything. Enjoy the Chef´s Vidal work and the exquisite attention,...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Jaume G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Perigueux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 35 15 15
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