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

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent meal

We had a wonderful meal at this elegant 5 star reataurant. Food was delicious, appetizers were delicious, wine selection was very good, enjoyed the Maltese Melqart of Malta and Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2006 Grand Cru CLASSIC. WE had a really an exceptionally knowledgeable waiter ,George, who gave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
Alice R
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at this elegant 5 star reataurant. Food was delicious, appetizers were delicious, wine selection was very good, enjoyed the Maltese Melqart of Malta and Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2006 Grand Cru CLASSIC. WE had a really an exceptionally knowledgeable waiter ,George, who gave great service patient, and made us really enjoy our dinner.

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Thank Alice R
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you so much for your great review. I am delighted to read that your evening with us at Essence Restaurant was a pleasant one and that you enjoyed both food and service. I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Karla More 

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The food was just amazing just give it a try, the re was nothing we could find wrong the service and the food was 100% would go every week if I could afford it ....

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Thank gail g
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, we are very pleased that you had such a great meal at Essence Restaurant. We look forward to your next visit at the Radisson Golden Sands. Kind Regards, Karla More 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

we arrived at 19.00 sharp as per booking and we where greeted by Michel who showed as to our table. after few minutes we had the menus and the wine list. all mains meat based apart from the fish of the day. I had the duck terrine to start, well presented and pleasant. we both ordered the pan fried fillet... More 

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Thank guido s
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, It is through constructive feedback like yours that we are able to continuously improve our food and service. We sincerely apologise for not reaching your expectations, I will ensure to address your points to the Head Chef for further actions and improvements. I thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your visit and... More 

Preston,Lancs
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

What a brilliant night ! Excellent quality food with impeccable service from a very attentive staff Good variety of dishes with the fillet steak absolutely cooked to perfection My wife had duck which was superb Well done to all for magical night !!!

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Thank DB1973982
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for your great review. I am delighted to read that your evening with us at Essence Restaurant was a pleasant one and that you enjoyed both food and service. I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Karla More 

Leeds,UK
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We visited Essence 3 times during our recent 2 week stay at The Golden Sands Resort. The food & service are excellent. We had the lamb, beef, chicken & pork dishes & can highly recommend them. Patrick leads a very able & efficient team.

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KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you so much for your great review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your evenings with us at Essence Restaurant. Your kind words regarding our food and service were well received and I will be sure to share your review with Patrick and the entire team. Kind Regards, Karla More 

London
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We saved our visitvto Essence for our last evening in Malta, and it really was worth the wait. The menu is well constructed and not over-fussy; the wine list is good and covers all the bases, in terms of variety and price - we chose a very acceptable Torres. The food was excellent and the service attentive and friendly.without being... More 

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Thank RGMLondon
Washington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We went here for my husbands birthday and were not disappointed. The service was good and the food delicious. Neither of us have huge appetites and had struggled with the size of the portions while we were in Malta. We found the portions just right here and we even managed to eat 3 courses which was a surprise to both... More 

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Thank catherinebernadetteh
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, we are very pleased that you had such a great meal at Essence Restaurant. We look forward to your next visit at the Radisson Golden Sands. Kind Regards, Karla More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife ate here on our 4th night of our weeks stay and can only leave a brilliant review! Staff amazing but not over intrusive and the manager was very polite, food well not a fault could be found. Sorry never caught the names of the staff working but we'll done

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Thank Trevor L
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, we are very pleased that you had such a great meal at Essence Restaurant. We look forward to your next visit at the Radisson Golden Sands. Kind Regards, Karla More 

Mosta, Malta
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Starter, main and dessert were all divine, but what made this experience really special was the service - very polite yet friendly waiter and waitress who were attentive yet gave us all the space we needed. Would definitely recommend for a romantic dinner!

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Thank Francesca_vella19
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your positive feedback with reference to your dinner at Essence Restaurant. It is a great pleasure for us to receive such positive feedback especially about our team members. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Golden Sands. Regards, Karla More 

March, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Very good food, service was very slow even though there were plenty of staff. The manager was a bit over powering, he was a bit full on

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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: Mediterranean, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?