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Restaurant L'Essentiel

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2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
04 90 85 87 12
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a delicious dinner in a beautiful garden setting tucked away in the city centre.Our hostess was attentive and showed real concern that we had a special and memorable evening.We would highly recommend this venue for a romantic dinner for two.

Thank Gallicwanderer
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the €48 menu and were very impressed with the quality of the dishes - sophisticated and original, but also fairly substantial. The wines we chose were very good, and the atmosphere was pleasant. Others have commented on the service. We found it efficient, but only after a very slow start. About half an hour elapsed between our arrival... More 

Thank smoothtalk
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb meal here in the beautiful courtyard (be sure to book outside if you visit in summer!). Great food and wine, excellent service. My meal of truffled egg, pigeon with cherry and Maury, cheese and roasted figs is one I'll remember for a long time (washed down with an excellent Vacqueyras!). A lovely atmosphere as well. Easily... More 

1 Thank Amy V
Dallas, Texas, United States
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138 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't be in a hurry here. Slow down. Enjoy the relaxed pace. We were the only English speakers in the restaurant but with a little help from the wait staff, we placed our order and had a lovely 3 course evening. Delicious high-end gourmet dining experience in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Bon Appetite!

Thank Helen S
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A special meal during our honeymoon. Beautiful linen and tableware, and careful attention to detail from waiting staff leant it a Michelin starred feel. We arrived without a reservation but they were happy to accommodate us, although we saw them turn away others later on as the restaurant quickly filled up. We dined very well from their (more expensive) set... More 

1 Thank k68turner
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing. However the quality of the service very very poor. The waiters ignore most customers and serve them only when they choose to stop by. If you raise a complaint or a concern about something, for example, we did not have water at our table, they act as if you created some kind of great sin. And... More 

1 Thank cycleguy20047
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be fair, the food was very decent. The hake fish was so so but the veal was very good. The beef carpaccio and tuna tartare were also delicious. Desserts were peach Charlotte and cheese cake which were light and refreshing. Only set back, perhaps it was summer or the lack of staff, Service could have been more welcoming. We... More 

Thank ticklemonster
Lowell, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We were looking for a wonderful food experience in Avignon. Due to limited time, we had not been able to reserve. They happily accommodated us. The food was very well done; creation, presentation, and execution. This is a definite GO TO and ENJOY.

Thank jackholmes181
Rochester, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful courtyard, lovely service, delicious and beautifully presented food. Every bite was fabulous. Highly recommend. Hope to return someday. This is very special place.

1 Thank TJH0828
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Kind of high end dining with food beautifully presented but sadly not particularly tasty, with service efficient but lacking in warmth.

Thank Loveday M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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

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