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Essence

Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #31 of 76 Restaurants in Mellieha
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Worthing, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 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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Beverley
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We visit Malta at least 3 times a year and tend to eat out most of the time due the the great diversity of restaurants.We visited Essence some years ago and were disappointed so after reading new good reviews we tried again We booked a table but were sat uptight to a stone wall so we asked to be moved... More

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Hampshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The setting and the menu looked perfect, if a little expensive for the minute portions we heard about from others, but we could not dine there as it was closed for more evenings than it was open.

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Lovely food catering for all tastes, do fish and roasts best,noticed the Italians and Germans loved the antipasta and the pasta dishes

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The ambience is stunning but the food is out of this world and with a large selection of exquisite wines to choose from.

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