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Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
23561920
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Ranked #32 of 82 Restaurants in Mellieha
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Mosta, Malta
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I booked three weeks in advance to celebrate my wife's birthday, only to turn up and find our reservation had been misplaced. Whilst we were still seated and happy with our table it was a disappointing start. The restaurant manager did come over and apologise and later on we were asked if we would like a pre dinner drink. We... More 

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San Carlos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We decided to have dinner at the ranked 5 star restaurant in Malta and we were not disappointed by both the fine food and fantastic service. We kicked off our dinner with some house wines and they were excellent to say the least. The waitress did a good job checking on us as we went through our meal. From here... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Visited with friends and whilst we had no problems with the food, my main complaint was the service. Starter and main courses arrived in acceptable time and then it all went downhill after a wedding party of about 20 people came into the restaurant. After that everthing took an eternity. The staff don't seem to understand English. Our not inexpensive... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After a few years 'in transition' Essence is back to its former glory Fine food in a relaxed atmosphere

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We thought the staff were very polite and friendly, the setting overlooking the sea beautiful and yes the food was OK, but that's it, it was just OK. We all had steak and one had to be sent back as it was not done as requested, and it took some time until it returned by which time everyone else had... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Overall fantastic experience. Fine dining at a very reasonable price. Outstanding food & service. Alfred our waiter was very knowledgable about food & wine as well as being very friendly not pompous. We ate here on two occasions & theory were both superb.i had the pheasant on the second occasion & it was to die for. We met the chef... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food is excellent and the staff do everything to make sure your meal is perfect. Cannot fault anything, about this restaurant it is exceptional.

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Evercreech, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had dinner here twice in rthe week we spent at the Raddison and both times the meal was fabulous. This restaurant is well deserving of it's excellent reputation.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This restaurant rarely opens, once during our week here. Being regular fine dining people we were looking forward to our meal. Sorry but the expectation is not being met by good food, service is very professional. I had slow cooked beef, if it had been correctly described on the menu, I would not have ordered it. It, I was later... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Essence has always had a high reputation and with there chef Andrew they are looking to build on that. He is being offered opportunities to travel the world to cook for others including the FIFA delegation in Brazil for the World Cup. Andrew takes great care that the whole of the ambience is looked after and greets his diners. We... More 

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Address: Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 23561920
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

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