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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” (4 reviews)
“pea soup” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (28 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2, rue Petite Fusterie, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. I really did not expect to have such great food. Anyhow, the restaurant itself is clean, sheek, contemporary with attentive service. The chicken with wild mushroom was delicious and the dessert was superb. Perhaps the only caveat is the...More

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Of course we loved the food, exquisite and pretty affordable. But, what a poor service! First, when served the "amuse bouche", a tomato soup with quenelle, the waiter did not bring the spoons...We drank it not knowing how to deal with it, and found out...More

Thank ML2011
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We have chosen this restaurant in the ViaMichelin guide, it was marked with BIB. Good advice: you can use the BIB mark to make sure you are making the right choice. The restaurant was great: the food, the service, atmosphere. the only tiny thing: it...More

Thank JR98752
Reviewed 1 May 2013

We came here and loved it. We are burgundy snobs and were concerned when they only had Rhone wines. the owner made a reccomendation and it was great. My wife altered her main course and the owner did a great job substituting veggies for potatoes....More

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to try it on our first night in Avignon. We were not disappointed by the reviews we had read. The welcome was very warm even though we came in off the street without a reservation. The...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

We went here on the first night of our short stay as the others we were looking at we're closed (it was a Tuesday). The food was absolutely beautiful and the best of our stay. The menu is small (only 2 starters, mains and deserts...More

Thank Boosmum1
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Restaurant was recommended to us by a B&B proprietor, who actually made reservation for us there for my Birthday. It was a delicious meal, fish, pigeon, foie gras and trio of chocolates for desert was amazing. Nice, courteous service, simple but pleasant decor.

Thank swetin
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Some nice touches at this very modern, up-market eaterie in Avignon. The food was the winner for me - not a lot of ambience though. So: I have rated high for the food, not the relatively crowded, clean white lines of the place.

Thank PAK777
Reviewed 20 April 2013

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by the Hotel Europe...what a great place. The food, service and conversation was fantastic. The team of people that worked our table performed as a seamless, great team...very friendly and engaging. I highly recommend that if you are...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 20 April 2013

We went for lunch and ordered the menu. This restaurant served interesting and innovative dishes fit for foodies, at a good price compared to the high quality. They were also able to accommodate a vegetarian without compromising the creativity that went into the dishes.

Thank xquezma
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:45
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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