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Restaurant L'Essentiel

2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 85 87 12
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cotton candy” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (29 reviews)
“pea soup” (6 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

We were among the first to arrive. Madame, the hostess and chef's wife, greeted us outside and us to a table in a pretty courtyard. We ordered the 31€ menu, eager to try the rouget(mullet). My wife's pea soup was ruined by too much salt....More

Thank M-man11
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Nice restaurant just a short distance from the main square and Papal Palace, attractively decored in tasteful modern cool colours, and furnishings which contrast well with the historic interior. The food was excellent, and being one of the early arrivals, we were served promptly, and...More

1  Thank BOUGHTON1
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Had a dinner with my fiancée. Food is good, setting is good, but staff are too busy and have no "heart" to take care of us hence mistake was made... Here is the story. My fiancée was still having jetlag, and just had a bite...More

3  Thank Frequenttravellerdi
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We had the 43 euro menu and my choice was aspargus (with pasta) and duck (barbarie) with a chocolat desert. The food was excellent ( asparagus even original), good cuison and the wines not to expensive and of very good producers. Overall price (including coffee...More

1  Thank andre_verbeemen
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

Let me start by saying the staff (every waitperson I encountered) was so sweet and very accommodating to English speakers. The restaurant has an elegant interior and courtyard. While several of the plates were tasty the duck was badly prepared. It was not seared properly...More

Thank lexaopi9
Reviewed 7 June 2013

We dined at the restaurant with our 10 month old baby and were so impressed at how accommodative and friendly the restaurant owner was towards us! She even told us that she was glad we brought him and made a special effort to make us...More

Thank RichandSav
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Went to this very impressive and well rated restaurant in Avignon last night, the decor was very modern and tasteful with a great outdoor courtyard. Can not fault the food which was very flavoursome and well presented. We chose the more expensive of the two...More

Reviewed 6 June 2013

We went there with a tour group, but despite it being a group booking, we had excellent service and great food. The staff went out out of their way to meet dietary requirements, which was very much appreciated, I would definitely return.

Thank bobCornwall
Reviewed 3 June 2013

There is no question this is a quality restaurant that offers up a gourmet, very French dining experience. That said I'm not sure it is for every one. There were two fixed price menus the night I was there and both my wife and I...More

Thank Escritor
Reviewed 3 June 2013

L'esentielle is a nice place on the heart of Avignon. Food is fresh and the owner are good and very helpful. The dessert was amazing! I cannot forget it:)))) I suggest to go and try the daily menu! Cool!

Thank Nella K
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Response from worldtravellerfrance | Reviewed this property |
You can find their address and details on their website... the owners name is dominique...
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Response from ChrilleMattson | Reviewed this property |
Shirt and nice trousers will do nicely and the bill for three courses and wine will be around €120-140 I would say.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 85 87 12
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