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“Vegetarians welcome”
Review of L'Essentiel

L'Essentiel
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Pont-l'Abbe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Having dined a number of times at l’essentiel, Pont-l’Abbé’s newest restaurant, I wanted to report that unlike a lot of restaurants in the area, the chef Bertrand Cossec, understands vegetarian food.

There are often vegetarian dishes on the menu. On our last visit one of our party had a delicious mushroom raviole, a single large ravilo, filled with chopped mushroom and other vegetables. While the rest of the party were eating delicious locally caught fresh fish, Bertrand Cossec, who spent some time in the US, produced a tasty, elegant salad, which included avocados, cold beans, tomatoes, several different kinds of salad leaves, and eggs, accompanied by an excellent dressing.

If you are vegetarian, it would be a good idea to tell the restaurant when you’re making your reservation. However, if you arrive without reservation, let them know at once and you will be able to discuss the day’s options.

There was a surprisingly buzzy atmosphere for a cold November evening, which was cheering and combined with a delicious meal it made our evening.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Such level of resto was missing on the region, it's solved now ! Excellent food, prof service, nice deco, very relax place, intelligent business lunch during the week and reasonnable price. High level resto, yes ! Accessible resto, yes ! What to ask ? Just going back !

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Great food & friendly staff - a great Place to eat. Plat du jour excellent choice and good selection of wines

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

I really enjoyed our meal @ l'essentiel: the interior was light and tastefully decorated. The menu was quite small but varied/creative and made from fresh local produces expertly cooked (the monk fish was excellent). The wine list had a good range of French wines. The service was warm, helpful and competent. The prices were reasonable, especially for the quality on offer. In essence: a real gem. It was pretty busy so I would recommend booking in advance.

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