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Le Quintessence

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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French, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great evening in this restaurant. The food was very tasty and good value for money. The chef was very accommodating with my pregnant wife diet. The small street is very lovely and it was pretty pleasant for our last dinner in town....Just go there if you are around!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

Amazing place with tasteful food. All dishes were delicious and with lots of variety. We will absolutely come back and can at all times recommend this place. Service was also perfect. Best food miles around.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021

I had the lowest cost set menu (€29 I think) and was amazed what good value it was given how excellent the meal was. Really very highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2020

We had dinner at the Quintessence three times and we enjoyed it ! Every dish was delicious. You can choose either fish/ sea food or meat, it comes always with various and fresh vegetables. We tested both and it was very tasty, and the desserts...are just outstanding 💓 By the way,the service was great. No bad surprises, we'll surely come back !More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

We are here on our visit to Banyuls. We liked the food very much, but the service was bad. Our meal ended with our server spilling wine all over one of our party. While we understand that accidents happen, our server then disappeared and barely...apologized. We won't return.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2019

Wow! My wife & I enjoyed our best dining experience this year at Le Quintessence last evening. A small restaurant operated as far as we could see, by just the chef (we assume the owner) a waiter and a kitchen hand. This is a slick...operation. Not full by any means last evening, but far from empty (maybe 60-65% full) - it ran like clockwork. Excellent menu. Attentive knowledgeable waiter. Our orders served promptly. But the best bit was the quality of our meals. We each had a different entree, plat & dessert. Every course was a pleasure. This guy knows how to cook. And the tariff is very reasonable. If/when we make a return visit to Banyuls ( a great Mediterranean location to visit by the way). We will absolutely be back to Le Quintessence. [PS. this is the first time in many years of eating out experiences that I’ve been motivated to take the time & trouble to write a review. There have certainly been any number of disappointing ones that I probably should have]More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

I was here last year and everything was so delicious. This year I’m not disappointed either. Very refreshing and interesting menu. I really loved carpaccio from shrimps. My friends were really happy as well. Nice atmosphere and good music.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

...because we are vegan. The chef completely bursted on us that he stopped cooking vegan food. He said it so angry and in such a unfriendly way. Felt really the hate towards us and all the ”vegan” people. I would happily help you guys getting...on your menu one good and balanced vegan meal if you ever consider it again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

Went here with the family for dinner. Very friendly and welcoming service. The chef took time to translate and explain the meny since we don’t understand french. The starters was good in flavour but a bit ”messy” in the way they where presented. Had a...good tataki tuna with seared fois gras and pickles vegetables and fruit. The tuna could have been even less cooked for real tataki style. The ceviche was also good. Main dishes was all over good, three different. The lamb was excellent with a deep smooky flavour of thyme and forrest. My wife’s dessert, white chocolate mousse with cerises amarena was realy good but my cheese would have like some company on the plate.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

Overcooked and overpriced. Overall, a big disappointment. Couldn’t finnish any of the dishes. Just tasted bad. Sorry.More

Date of visit: June 2019
lageta, Propriétaire at Le Quintessence, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Thanks for your comment! I do my apologies for the main course and like i say to your table i dont understand what happened... I sell a lot of this dish all the week and nobody was disapointed...just you in fact... I offer you the...More

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Le Quintessence is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5