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17 rue des Freres Bouillon | ZAC des Rodettes, 34120, Pezenas, France
+33 4 67 21 74 51
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Salad bar is gross. Not a warm environment at all. Like a school lunch room Very nice owner but thats not what I go there for.

Thank Cary M
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Any restaurant on an industrial estate opposite a budget hotel doesn't carry immediate appeal so L'Essential was a pleasant surprise for serving a few non-standard dishes prepared well and delivered relatively quickly. It also has the nicest looking sharp knives I've seen for a while although I didn't get to put them to a proper test as I chose the... More 

Thank David M
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

As our hotel was on an industrial estate we didnt really want to have to drive into town. we had booked 7 rooms and some had flown in and some driven. The receptionais at the hotel suggested the restaurant opposite. We ate outside on a lovely warm evening. we went for the set menu, as the buffet was extensive. Mains... More 

Thank lmj52
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

We were driving down France and had chosen to stop at the B&B stopover hotel. Arrived later than anticipated and expected to be in an industrial estate with no restaurant but were pleased to see L'Essential opposite and open 3 courses for 16 E Open buffet for starters 3 choices of main - mixed brochette fish or steak with potatoes... More 

1 Thank Steve M
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

This restaurant is opposite the Akena Hotel in Pezenas so not in the historic centre. However, don't miss it because it's surely one of the best the town has to offer. The food and wine are very good value for money (lunchtime it's usually packed with locals which is a very good recommendation!) & Philippe's service is friendly and helpful.... More 

3 Thank Tilly00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 rue des Freres Bouillon | ZAC des Rodettes, 34120, Pezenas, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  Pezenas
  • Phone Number: +33 4 67 21 74 51

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