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“Marvellous”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Essentiel

L'Essentiel
Ranked #8 of 206 Restaurants in Perigueux
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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“Marvellous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

We had heard about this restaurant, but it exceeded all expectations. The courtyard is most attractive with one large and 2 small tables. The amuse bouche was just the beginning. Everything the 5 of us had was perfect, culminating with a delicious mixture of petit fours with the coffee. I can't wait to return.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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“Incroyable 5*”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is a fabulous restaurant with an imaginative menu, impeccable service, super wine and above all is absolutely delicious.
My girlfriend is raving about it... and so am I!

  • Visited August 2012
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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“delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

what a nice and cosy place with very friendly service and outstanding food. We've been there three times and always anjoyed the stay at L'Essentiel a lot.

  • Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A perfect lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

Seated on the quiet terrace, my meal started with a refreshing trilogy of tomatoes as an amouse bouche. The girolles in a delicate pastry was accompanied by a perfect piece of hot foie gras. The veal with girolles & truffle potato were a perfect match, and I ended my meal with a raspberry 'clafooutis'. A delicious meal.

  • Visited July 2012
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London
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We have been coming here for 5 years so our special meal yesterday was no 'flash in the pan'.
The choice at lunch included several good wines by the glass [try the honeyed Monbazillac]. Quite the most marvellous food from the tomato amuse bouche, through exquisitely prepared foie gras, to delicate veal or elegant sea bream to finish with the glorious chocolate and hazelnut cracknel cylinder topped with coffee and further enhanced with a tray of dainty chocolates, preserved orange peel and tiny Bordeaux pastries. The quantity served was judged perfectly, but when I finished I wished I could start all over again! Service was, as ever, correct and friendly.
A wonderful dining experience and well worth the bill!

  • Visited July 2012
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