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Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
23561920
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic in Every Way and Tremendous Value

We dined in the Essence Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Resort at Golden Bay yesterday and were completely blown away. The staff were fantastic, the view amazing and the food and wine could not be improved upon. We chose three courses from the menu and also received a complimentary starter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
RayOrpington
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Orpington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orpington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We dined in the Essence Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Resort at Golden Bay yesterday and were completely blown away. The staff were fantastic, the view amazing and the food and wine could not be improved upon. We chose three courses from the menu and also received a complimentary starter plus breads. The menu had a good selection of dishes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a faultless dining experience here during out stay at the Radisson Golden Sands. Service was impeccable, and the food and wine all delicious. The ambiance was nice, and the menu was extensive - everything was fresh and tasty. It is slightly more expensive than comparable restaurants in Malta, but given it is in the hotel and the quality... More 

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KarlaCasey, Meetings & Events Executive at Essence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for visiting us and for your positive review on trip advisor. We are delighted to read that you had a good experience while dining at the Essence restaurant. We thank you again for sharing your experience with other fellow travellers and for your patronage. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Dined here on 4th April whilst staying at the Golden Sands the location is great especially if you time your meal as the sun sets, we have eaten here several times over the years, the service is to be recommended..... The menu sometimes feels limited but is always well prepared I have asked in the past to have a special... More 

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KarlaCasey, Meetings & Events Executive at Essence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for visiting us and for your positive review on trip advisor. We are delighted to read that you had a good experience while dining at the Essence restaurant. We thank you again for sharing your experience with other fellow travellers and for your patronage. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon... More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very good food, very friendly staff and loverly atmosphere. Nice and and calm feel with a beautiful view.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A wonderful restaurant, superb meal & a beautiful setting. A real treat. Special thanks to all the waiting staff who serve exceptional service. A special thanks to Daniel O, who made us feel 'extra special' from the moment we arrived.

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Mosta, Malta
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
  • Phone Number: 23561920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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