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L'Esprit Sarlat

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
French, European, Healthy
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 22 November 2021

We went along for dinner and was not disappointed. Four of us had various dishes and we all came away happy. Luckily enough our waiter, a very helpful young man that wanted to practice his English helped us enormously with the menu. We are learning...French but with his help we overcame any issues we might have had. Because of the variety of food we had I will not go in to detail about every item but can honestly say that we were not disappointed with anything we ate and will definitely be going back on our next visit.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 19 November 2021

Guests are not allowed to choose a table despite a lack of reservations. It takes 10 minutes to be served; staff prefers to chit chat at the bar. Wifi is not available and it is said` like how i dare to ask for it`.After i...announce I will leave suddenly there IS wifi. With staff like this it only takes time to be bankrupt. Get rid of that cocky kid, it trully hurts your restaurant. what an idiot...More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2021

We have been visiting L'Esprit over the years and always for lunch during the weekdays. They do a very reasonably priced set lunch which changes regularly. The place is spotless, the service chirpy and proficient and the food is ALWAYS very high quality, tasty and...prompt to arrive. We love taking a break here whenever in Sarlat.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021 via mobile

Large modern restaurant on the outskirts of Sarlat, directly across from the IBIS hotel. Excellent service. Melon & Perigord ham and the mixed meats plate starters were delicious. Duck breast with mushroom sauce and the entrecôte mains were fabulous. Washed down by a chilled St...Nicholas de Bourgueil red. Wide choice on the menu. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

On a Monday, one of the few places open. Very busy. Excellent food, very pleasant ambience and friendly if occasionally rather slow service. I had a foie gras bon bon to start with followed by garlic gambas, both absolutely delicious accompanied by a glass of...white wine. Clearly very much a family oriented place and very popular. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020

We had dinner here on the last night of our stay in Sarlat. We had a lovely time; one of the best dinners we had n the Dordogne. Modern and clean decor. Excellent quality / price ratio. Ingredients of excellent quality and cooked very well....RecommendedMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020 via mobile

Really tasty food and great service. Though not in the old part of town, this restaurant was well worth the visit!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2020

Nice place in front of the Ibis Sarlat. The food quality is really good and all the measures against covid-19 seem to be taken. The waiters/waitresses were excepcionally polide and with a good level of English.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020

First time visit to L'esprit although we live locally. Went with friends and very impressed with the service and friendliness of the staff. We sat outside in the evening and it was very pleasant. Aperitif was a bit slow to arrive but the appetiser was...a pleasant and tasty surprise. We all enjoyed our food and it was presented really wellMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020

Living locally we visited for the first time in the evening and will definitely return. Sat outside which was very pleasant. Each member of staff was very welcoming, professional and attentive. We had a wonderful, relaxed evening and felt thoroughly spoilt. This is a restaurant...where the service is not rushed and you experience the joy of spending an evening dining out and not just eating and rushing off somewhere else. We all chose the 31,50 euros menu.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Yes, L'Esprit Sarlat is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

L'Esprit Sarlat is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4